[UBC] UBC Computer Science

CPSC 425: Computer Vision
January - April 2007

Course Description

This 4th year undergraduate course will provide an introduction to algorithms for analyzing and interpreting the content of images. Some topics include image sensing, sampling, filtering, colour analysis, texture description, stereo imaging, motion interpretation, 3D shape recovery, and recognition.

Prerequisites: Both MATH 200 and MATH 221. Also one of (a) CPSC 216, (b) CPSC 221, or (c) both of CPSC 260, EECE 320.

Home page: http://www.cs.ubc.ca/~lowe/425



  • David Lowe (email: lowe@cs.ubc.ca)
    Office hour: Mondays, 11:00-12:00, CICSR/CS Room 111.
    Special pre-exam office hour: Wednesday, April 18, 3:30-4:30pm

Teaching Assistants

TA Office Hour: Wednesdays, 2:30-3:30pm, Learning Centre (Room X150)
  • Cheryl Lau (email: cherylsl [at] cs.ubc.ca)
  • Mohammad (MT) Khan (email: emtiyaz [at] cs.ubc.ca)

Course Schedule


The midterm exam will be held on Tuesday, March 6, during class time.


Time and location: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30--4:50pm in DMP 301.

Note that these slides are not sufficient on their own for self-directed studying, and many aspects are only explained in class. Slides from the class are provided in 3 formats: PDF files (good for viewing on-line), PDF-6up (shows 6 slides per page for printing), and PPT (original PowerPoint for presentations).


Textbook and Newsgroup

The course will be based on the following textbook, which is required:
  • D.A. Forsyth and J. Ponce, Computer Vision: A Modern Approach, First Edition, Prentice Hall, 2003.
Post questions and discussion to the course newsgroup (available on UBC news servers):

Grading Scheme

The exact formula by which your mark in this course will be calculated will not be determined until the end of the course. However, the following is an approximation: Assignments (25%), MidTerm Exam (25%), Final Exam (50%).

The midterm and final are closed book exams with no notes allowed.

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