Computer Vision and Deep Learning

Lecture /w Excercise

Tuesday, 1-3pm; Thursday, 11am-1pm G29-335

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Tönnies, Johannes Steffen

This course is limited to 25 students only. Since we expect many more applicants than places are available, students have to succesfully pass an admission exam in order to be allowed to enrol in this course.

The admission exam (24 multiple choice questions testing required background knowledge – you are not expected to know everything, no worries) will take place on the 9th of October at 10am in G29-307. Please be there on time and pre-register at the LSF.

There are no excercises/project appointments in the first 2 weeks. Instead, there will be 2 lectures instead of one!

An introduction to image processing:

W. Burger & M.J. Burge. Digital Image Processing – An Algorithmic Introduction Using JAVA. 2nd edition, Springer, 2016

Computer Vision deals with the extraction of information from images or image sequences comprising, e.g., object detection and classification, pose estimation, activity recognition, semantic segmentation and many others. It has found numerous applications in industry and research. Solutions for most of these computer vision tasks have been established many years ago but are nowadays carried out using deep neural networks. Within this course, we will briefly review important aspects of classical, mostly high level computer vision tasks and then explore the different network topologies that have been developed for end-to-end learning solutions. A background in basic image processing or computer vision is expected.

Lecture topics:

  1. Introduction
  2. Features from Images
  3. Working with Features
  4. Classification with Generative Models
  5. Classification with Discriminative Models
  6. Using Neural Networks
  7. Deep Convolutional Neural Networks
  8. Learning in Deep CNNs
  9. Object Detection and Deep Learning
  10. Semantic Segmentation and Deep Learning
  11. Other Computer Vision Tasks (Pose Estimation, Activity Recognition, Object Tracking)
  12. Generative Models and Deep Learning

Courses of study:

See LSF.


This course is limited to 25 students only.

To be allowed to participate in the course, students have to succesfully pass the admission exam. Details will be announced soon.

Credits: 6

Language: Englisch

Accompanying project:

To be allowed to take part in the examination, students have to succesfully participate in an accompanying project. Details will be discussed within the first lecture.