School of Computer Science

Module 06-30213 (2020)

Computer Vision and Imaging

Level 3/H

Hyung Jin Chang Mohan Sridharan Masoumeh Mansouri Yixing Gao Semester 2 20 credits
Co-ordinator: Hyung Jin Chang
Reviewer: Mohan Sridharan

The Module Description is a strict subset of this Syllabus Page.


Vision is one of the major senses that enables humans to act (and interact) in (ever)changing environments, and imaging is the means by which we record visual information in a form suitable for computational processing. Together, imaging and computer vision play an important role in a wide range of intelligent systems, from advanced microscopy techniques to autonomous vehicles. This module will focus on the fundamental computational principles that enable an array of picture elements, acquired by one of a multitude of imaging technologies, to be converted into structural and semantic entities necessary to understand the content of images and to accomplish various perceptual tasks. We will study the problems of image formation, low level image processing, object recognition, categorisation, segmentation, registration, stereo vision, motion analysis, tracking and active vision. The lectures will be accompanied by a series of exercises in which these computational models will be designed, implemented and tested in real-world scenarios.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, the student should be able to:

  • Understand the main computer vision and imaging methods and computational models
  • Design, implement and test computer vision and imaging algorithms
  • Know how to synthesise combinations of imaging and vision techniques to solve real-world problems


  • 06-30175 - Data Structures & Algorithms

Cannot be taken with

  • 06-30241 - Computer Vision and Imaging (Extended)


  • Main Assessments: 1.5 hour examination (50%) and continuous assessment (50%)
  • Supplementary Assessments: 1.5 hour examination (50%) and continuous assessment (50%) over the Summer Period

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