CMP717: Image Processing
An integral part of the course is the class project (42% of the grade), which gives students a chance to apply the techniques discussed in class to a research oriented project. The students can work individually or in pairs. The course project may involve
- Design of a novel approach and its experimental analysis, or
- An extension to a recent study of non-trivial complexity and its experimental analysis.
In preparing your progress and final project reports, you should use the provided LaTeX template and submit them electronically in PDF format. Late submissions will be penalized.
- Proposals: March 26, 2019.
- Project progress reports: April 30, 2019
- Project progress presentations: April 30, 2019
- Final project presentations: May 28, 2019
- Final reports: June 14, 2019
- Proposal (4%)
- Progress report (8%)
- Progress presentation (8%)
- Project presentation (10%)
- Final report and code (12%)
Each project group should submit a half page project proposal on their specific project idea by March 26, 2019. The proposal should provide
- The research topic to be investigated,
- What data you will use,
- Design overview,
- A list of key readings.
Due: April 30, 2019
Each project group should submit a project progress report prepared using the style files provided in the course web page by April 30, 2019. The report should be 3-4 pages and should describe the following points as clearly as possible:
- Problem to be addressed. Give a short description of the problem that you will explore. Explain why you find it interesting.
- Related work. Briefly review the major works related to your research topic.
- Methodology to be employed. Describe the framework that is expected to form the basis of the project. State whether you will extend an existing method or you are going to devise your own approach.
- Experimental evaluation. Briefly explain how you will evaluate your results. State which dataset(s) you will employ in your evaluation.
- Preliminary results. Implement a simple baseline method and report its performance.
Due: April 30, 2019
Each project group will have ~6 mins to present their progresses on their projects in class. The outline for the presentations can follow that of the progress reports.
Due: May 28, 2019
Each project group will have ~10 mins to present their projects in class. The suggested outline for the presentations are as follows:
- High-level overview of the paper (main contributions)
- Problem statement and motivation (clear definition of the problem, why it is interesting and important)
- Key technical ideas (overview of the approach)
- Experimental set-up (datasets, evaluation metrics, applications)
- Strengths and weaknesses (discussion of the results obtained)
Due: June 14, 2019
As the last deliverable of the course project, each project group is expected to submit a project report prepared using the style files provided in the course web page by June 14, 2019. The report should be 6-8 pages and should be structured as a research paper. It will be graded based on clarity of presentation and technical content. A typical organization of a report might follow:
- Title, Author(s).
- Abstract. This section introduces the problem that you investigated by providing a general motivation and briefly discusses the approach(es) that you explored to solve this problem.
- Related Work. This section discusses relevant literature for your project topic.
- The Approach. This section gives the technical details about your project work. You should describe the representation(s) and the algorithm(s) that you employed or proposed as detailed and specific as possible.
- Experimental Results. This section presents some experiments in which you analyze the performance of the approach(es) you proposed and explored. You should provide a qualitative and/or quantitative analysis, and comment on your findings. You may also demonstrate the limitations of the approach(es).
- Conclusions. This section summarizes all your project work, focusing on the key results you obtained. You may also suggest possible directions for future work.
- References. This section gives a list of all related work you reviewed or used.