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Computer Vision I: Variational Methods (IN2246)

Course 0000002737 in WS 2019/20

General Data

Course Type lecture with integrated exercises
Semester Weekly Hours 6 SWS
Organisational Unit Informatics 9 - Chair of Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence (Prof. Cremers)
Lecturers Daniel Cremers
Nikolaus Demmel
Assistants:
Robert Maier
Dates Wed, 10:30–12:30, Interims II 004
Tue, 10:00–12:00, Interims I 102
Thu, 10:00–12:00, Interims I 102

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additional remarks Variational Methods are among the most classical techniques for optimization of cost functions in higher dimension. Many challenges in Computer Vision and in other domains of research can be formulated as variational methods. Examples include denoising, deblurring, image segmentation, tracking, optical flow estimation, depth estimation from stereo images or 3D reconstruction from multiple views. In this class, I will introduce the basic concepts of variational methods, the Euler-Lagrange calculus and partial differential equations. I will discuss how respective computer vision and image analysis challenges can be cast as variational problems and how they can be efficiently solved. Towards the end of the class, I will discuss convex formulations and convex relaxations which allow to compute optimal or near-optimal solutions in the variational setting.
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Equivalent Courses (e. g. in other semesters)

SemesterTitleLecturersDates
WS 2018/9 Computer Vision I: Variational Methods (IN2246) Cremers, D. Häfner, B.
Assistants: Eisenberger, M.Schubert, D.
Wed, 10:30–12:30, Interims II 004
Tue, 10:00–12:00, Interims I 102
Thu, 10:00–12:00, Interims I 102
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