Front-End Vision and Multiscale Image Analysis (a new tutorial book.)

Friday, October 20, 2000 - 9:30am - 10:30am
Keller 3-180
Bart ter Haar Romeny (University Medical Center)
Both linear and nonlinear scale-space theory have booked much progress, and shown good performance in many compter vision algorithms. The field however sees a relatively small growth when compared to e.g. neural networks and wavelets. A new upcoming tutorial book on linear and nonlinear scale-space theory is presented, completely written in Mathematica 4. Computer algebra software has now reached the level that even for large datasets as multidimensional images complex mathematics can be done and presented in a fast prototyping way. Every topic is illustrated with (typically very short) code to carry out and modify all experiments. The red wire through the book is the mathematics of apertures. A thorough treatment of the front-end visual system is included. Demo's will be presented of differential invariants to 4th order, gauge coordinate systems, multiscale optic flow, steerable filters, time-scale, color differential invariants, deep structure, geometry-driven diffusion equations, winding numbers, edge focusing etc. The book and CD-ROM will appear end this year with Kluwer Academic Publishers.