CSMVI16-Visual Intelligence

Module Provider: Computer Science
Number of credits: 10 [5 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Spring term module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded: SEMVI14 Visual Intelligence
Module version for: 2017/8

Module Convenor: Prof James Ferryman

Email: j.m.ferryman@reading.ac.uk

Summary module description:

This module covers the topics of visual perception and computer vision.

This module aims to provide students with an appreciation of human cognitive abilities in visual perception, fundamental knowledge in high level computer vision, and examples of application areas including video surveillance.

Assessable learning outcomes:
Students who complete this module will have:

basic knowledge of human perceptual skills relating to vision;
the ability to address high level issues relating to computer vision including pattern classification, geometric-based vision and appearance-based vision;
knowledge of application of computer vision including generic object recognition, cognitive computer vision and computational visual surveillance.

Additional outcomes:
C/C++ programming skills can be improved through practical work.

Outline content:
The module includes the following: introduction to natural vision (human perception); theory of image-based pattern classification; geometric-based vision; appearance-based vision; object recognition; applications of computer vision.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
Lectures supported by laboratory practicals, tutorials and a coursework assignment.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 18
Seminars 2
Practicals classes and workshops 5
Guided independent study 75
Total hours by term 100.00
Total hours for module 100.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written exam 70
Report 30

Other information on summative assessment:

Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:
Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information: http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/exams/student/exa-guidePG.aspx

Length of examination:

2 hours.

Requirements for a pass:


Reassessment arrangements:
Examination only.
One 2-hour examination paper in August/September.

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
1) Required text books:
2) Specialist equipment or materials:
3) Specialist clothing, footwear or headgear:
4) Printing and binding:
5) Computers and devices with a particular specification:
6) Travel, accommodation and subsistence:

Last updated: 31 March 2017

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