CITS4402 Computer Vision

6 points
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Online timetabled 100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit includes some synchronous components, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
Computer vision is the science of automatically computing information and making decisions from an observed image, image set or an image sequence. It combines concepts from 'image processing' (in the spatial and frequency domains) and 'pattern recognition'. Computer vision has a wide number of potential applications, including satellite imaging, control and measurement, industrial inspection, surveillance (e.g. face recognition) and medical applications. This unit covers topics such as binary image analysis, greyscale image manipulation, linear and nonlinear filtering, feature extraction, image enhancement, image segmentation and recognition. It also covers camera calibration and projective geometry and how three-dimensional information can be reconstructed from single images, stereo pairs of images and motion sequences. In the future, it is anticipated that computer vision systems will become prevailing, and that vision technology will be more applied across a broad range of business and consumer products. This will result in a strong industry demand for computer vision engineers—for people who understand vision technology and know how to apply it in real-world problems.
Students are able to (1) explain computer vision problems in writing; (2) write MATLAB code to solve computer vision problems; (3) describe the theories and principles in computer vision; (4) conduct independent research on a chosen research topic, write a small research report, and give an oral presentation; (5) demonstrate logical thinking and problem-solving skills; (6) process images in both the spatial and frequency domains; (7) explain the technical theory behind formation of images; and (8) critique various methodologies for solving problems in computer vision and image processing.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) laboratory solutions (5% per lab); (2) research project; and (3) final exam. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Mohammed Bennamoun
Unit rules
enrolment in the
MJD-ARTIF Artificial Intelligence or
HON-CMSSE Computer Science and Software Engineering or
62530 Master of Data Science or
62550 Master of Professional Engineering (Biomedical Engineering or Electrical and Electronic Engineering or Software Engineering)
Advisable prior study:
CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods (ID 6013) (Note: Students must have the ability to program in a high-level programming language and the ability to reason in linear algebra and calculus.)
CITS4240 Computer Vision
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