MAT 594CP Open Projects in Optical/Motion-Computational Processes

George Legrady
Andres Burbano

Elings Hall, lab 2611, CNSI Building 2nd floor - Wednesday: 2pm/6pm
Course wiki: click here | Experimental Visualization Lab

Course Description

M594CP is a student defined research projects course focused on optical, or any other imaging/sensing device interfaced with a computer such as anamorphs, experiments in multiple exposure, spatial & virtual exploration, distance/presence, reflection and penetration (x-ray, infrared, etc.), medical (MRI, PET), and astronomy, cameras that function as sensors, recording, and vision devices.

Workload consists of project proposal with research focus worked out with the instructor, realization, presentation of work-in-progress through the quarter, followed by an online documentation that describes the research and results.

Final Projects

Reza Syed Ali
Ben Alun-Jones
Javier Villegas
Perh Hovey
Andres Burbano TA

Multi-User Interactions for Large-Scale Interactive Systems
Gestural Recognition for Mobile Devices
Mapping Exploration on Video Signals
Twitter Data
Research for New Dunites Project

Special Emphasis

Exploration of 3D with the new groundbreaking autostereoscopic Fuji 3D pixel camera. The camera has 2 CCD sensors, and 2 Fujinon precision lenses with 3x optical zoom. This Fuji camera introduces the new multi-picture MPO standard

Technical work can focus on creating software that can translate the MPO standard so that the images can be used in other applications such as the MAT Allosphere system, Nvidia 3D vision , and interfaces to image softwares (Photoshop, After Effects, etc.) Image viewer

Relevant Resources
Lenticular 3D Screen Technology | Autostereoscopic Display System

Image Formation, Dartmouth | Seid, UWash [Photosynth] | CRCA [labs], UCSD | LightField Photography, [video] Stanford | Computational Vision, CalTech | icinema, AU | Camera Culture, MIT

Abstract photography | Synthetic Tracking | the rest to come from students' specific projects

[3.31]...... Course Overview

Individual meetings (Quarter schedules and work-in-progress)

2:00 Reza Syed Ali | Multi-User Interactions for Large-Scale Interactive Systems |
2:30 Ben Alun-Jones | Gestural Recognition for Mobile Devices |
3:00 Javier Villegas | Mapping Exploration on Video Signals |
3:30 Perh Hovey | Twitter data |
4:00 Andres Burbano | Research for New Dunites Project |

[4.14]...... Group: Project Proposal & Schedule Presentations

Individual meetings

[4.28]...... Group: MidTerm Presentation

Individual meetings

[5.12]...... Group: Advanced Work-In-Progress Presentation

Individual meetings

[5.26]...... Individual meetings

[6.02]...... Dead week Individual meetings TBD

Final Presentation

Grading Participation and Literature Review 30%
Completion of project 30%
Research Value 10%
OnLine final webpage 30%

The course is designed to acommodate both beginning and advanced students. All students will be expected to perform at the level of their expertise.