This graduate course is about the fundamentals of computational photography, an emerging new research area which brings together the advancements in computer graphics, computer vision and image processing to overcome the limitations of conventional photography. The course covers some fundemental topics such as cameras and image formation, high dynamic range imaging, edge-aware filtering, gradient-domain processing, deconvolution, blending and compositing, visual quality assessment, deep image enhancement, neural rendering.
The aim of this course is to demonstrate students variety of different computational methods to capture, manipulate and enrich visual media. The students are expected to gain a foundational understanding and knowledge of concepts related to computational photography. The students will also be expected to gain hand-on experience via a project supplied during the semester.
The course is taught by Ahmet Selman Bozkır.
Midterm: 1 Dec 2022, Thursday at 13:30 (D5)
Final: 12 Jan 2023, Thursday at 13:15 (D5)
Lectures: Thursdays at 13:00-15:50 (D5)
Policies: All work on project must be done with pairs unless stated otherwise. You are encouraged to discuss with your classmates about the given project, but these discussions should be carried out in an abstract way. That is, discussions related to a particular solution to a specific problem (either in actual code or in the pseudocode) will not be tolerated.
In short, turning in someone else’s work, in whole or in part, as your own will be considered as a violation of academic integrity. The conducted study must be reported in a suitable format and be sent through email.
The course webpage will be updated regularly throughout the semester with lecture notes, presentations, and important deadlines.
Good math (calculus, linear algebra, statistics) and programming skills. An introductory course in image processing (BBM413), and/or computer vision (BBM416) and/or machine learning (BBM406) is highly recommended.
Grading for CMP721 will be based on
|Oct 6||Introduction, Digital photography [slides]||Brian Hayes, Computational Photography, American Scientist 96, 94-99, 2008|
|Oct 13-20||Image Formation [slides]||Camera Simulator|
|Oct 27||Camera Pipeline [slides]||Understanding Gamma Correction|
|Nov 3||Noise - Color [slides]|
|Nov 10||Exposure - High Dynamic Range - Tonemapping [slides]||
High Dynamic Range Photography
|Nov 17||Filtering - Bilateral and NL Means Filters [slides]||Bilateral Filtering - pp(1-28)|
|Nov 24||Gradient Domain Image Processing - Blending - Gradient Camera [slides]||Szeliski, Chapter 3.1.3, 3.5.5, 10.4.3
Pérez et al.,Poisson Image Editing,SIGGRAPH 2003
Tumblin et al.,Why I want a gradient camera?, CVPR 2005
|Dec 22-29||Convolutional Neural Networks and Use of Them in Computational Photography [slides]||A Comprehensive Guide to Convolutional Neural Networks|