Course Syllabus for

Image Analysis for PhD Students
Bildanalys för doktorander

FMA105F, 7.5 credits

Valid from: Autumn 2013
Decided by: FN1/Anders Gustafsson
Date of establishment: 2014-04-22

General Information

Division: Mathematics
Course type: Third-cycle course
Teaching language: English


The main aim of the course is to give a basic introduction to theory and mathematical methods used in image analysis, to an extent that will allow research and industrial image processing problems to be handled. In addition the aim is to help the doctoral student develop his or her ability in problem solving, both with or without a computer. Furthermore, the aim is to prepare the postgraduate student for further studies in e.g. computer vision, multispectral image analysis and statistical image analysis.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Course Contents

Basic mathematical concepts: Image transforms, DFT, FFT. Image enhancement: Grey level transforms, filtering. Image restoration: Filterings, inverse methods. Sampling and Interpolation: Continuous versus discrete theory, interpolation. Extraction of special features: Filtering, edge and corner detection. Segmentation: graph-methods, active contours, mathematical morphology. Registration. Machine Learning: Training, testing, generalization, hypothesis spaces.

Course Literature

Szeliski, R.: Computer Vision: Algorithms and Applications. Springer, 2010. ISBN 9781848829343.
It is possible to pass the course without owning the book, using material available through the course home page.

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, project

Examination Details

Examination formats: Written report, seminars given by participants
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Assumed prior knowledge: Basic calculus and linear algebra. Higher skills in experimentation, in project work and in programming.

Course Occasion Information

Contact and Other Information

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