BMI 826 / CS 838 Learning Based Methods in Computer Vision
Spring 2019, MW 1:05PM - 2:20PM, 3534 Engineering Hall
TA: Zixuan Huang
Instructor: Yin Li
Course DescriptionThe course focuses on the problems of representation and reasoning for large amounts of visual data. These data include images and videos, medical imaging data and their associated tags or text. The majority of these problems stems from computer vision and machine learning. The content of the course is organized into two main sections. The first section introduces deep learning in the context of computer vision, including its theory, models, practice and systems. In the second part, we will cover topics on visual recognition, such as image classification, object detection, human pose estimation, action recognition, 3D understanding and medical image recognition.
Discussion GroupWe will use Piazza. Please post all of your questions on the discussion board so that others may learn from your questions as well. Do not email the professor or TA directly with homework questions.
PrerequisitesStudents are strongly encouraged to have knowledge of computer vision (CS 766) or medical image analysis (BMI/CS 767). No prior experience with machine learning is assumed, although previous knowledge of basic machine learning concepts will be helpful. The following skills are necessary for this class:
- Programming: Students should have basic proficiency in programming (Python). Projects are to be completed and graded in Python. TA's will support questions about Python.
- Math: Linear algebra, vector calculus, and probability.
GradingYour final grade will be made up from
- 45% 3 homework assignments (mini-projects) that involve programming
- 40% 1 course project with several milestones
- 5% Single-page course write-up
- 10% 2 in-class quizzes
These late days are intended to cover unexpected clustering of due dates, travel commitments, interviews, hackathons, etc. Don't ask for extensions to due dates because we are already giving you a pool of late days to manage yourself.
Homework AssignmentsThe course will consist of 3 homework assignments. The second and third assignments are team based. Teams of 2 students are strongly preferred. In your submission, please clearly identify the contribution of all the team members. Please note that members in the same group will not necessarily get the same grade.
Please post all of your questions on Piazza so that others may learn from your questions as well. Do not email the professor or TA directly with homework questions.
All homeworks are to be submitted by midnight on the due date. Include all the files in a zip file named hwX_yourNetID.zip (where X is the homework number) and upload the zip file to Canvas. Late submissions should be emailed to the TA (and carbon the instructor). Please attach the zip file in your email.
All starter code and assignments will be in Python with the use of various third party libraries. We will make an effort to support MacOS, Windows, and Linux. The course includes a quick python tutorial (optional) and assumes you have enough familiarity with procedural and object-oriented programming languages to complete the projects.
ProjectsThe final project is research-oriented. It can be a pure vision project or an application of vision technique in the student's own research area. You are expected to implement one (or more) related research papers, or think of some interesting novel ideas and implement them using the techniques discussed in class. Students are encouraged to propose their own project topics. You should work on the project in groups of 2-3. In your submission, please clearly identify the contribution of both group members.
There will be four checkpoints: a project proposal, an intermediate milestone report, a final project report and a project presentation. The details are listed below.
- Project Proposal (5%, Due Mar 4th): This will be a single-page document. You will explain what problem you are trying to solve, why you want to solve it, and what are the possible steps to the solution.
- Project Mid-Term Report (5%, Due Apr 1st): This will be a single-page brief summary of current progress, including your current results, the difficulties that arise during the implementation, and how your proposal may have changed in light of current progress.
- Project Final Report (15%, Due May 1st): The final report will be a four-page document. You will describe the motivation of the project, the previous literate, your method and the results. You can reuse the materials that are presented in your proposal / mid-term report. Please include your source code in the submission.
- Project Presentation (15%, in class): Each team will be allocated a 15-min slot in class. This slot includes a 12-min presentation and a 3-min QA session.
Academic IntegrityThis course follows the University of Wisconsin-Madison Code of Academic Integrity. Unless specifically authorized by the instructor, all coursework is to be done by the student working alone. Violations of the rules will not be tolerated.
You are permitted and encouraged to discuss ideas with other students. However, you are expected to implement the core components of each assignment / project on your own. You should not view or edit anyone else's code. You should not post code to Piazza, except for starter code / helper code that isn't related to the core project.
Contact Info and Office HoursIf possible, please use Piazza to ask questions and seek clarifications before emailing the instructor or TA.
- Yin: yin[dot]li[at]wisc[dot]edu
- Zixuan: zhuang356[at]wisc[dot]edu
- Yin, email me for appointments (MSC 6730).
|Wed, Jan 23||No Class, Instructor Travel|
|Mon, Jan 28||Introduction to Visual Recognition
(Guest Lecture by Prof. Vikas Singh)
|See Canvas||Sign up for Piazza|
|Wed, Jan 30||Class Cancelled, Campus Partial Closure|
|Mon, Feb 4||Image Processing in Python
Tutorial led by the TA
|Homework 1 out|
|Wed, Feb 6||Data Driven Paradigm
(Guest Lecture by Prof. Yingyu Liang)
|Mon, Feb 11||No Class, Instructor Travel|
|Wed, Feb 13||Introduction to Deep Learning Systems
(PyTorch/TensorFlow) Led by the TA
|Mon, Feb 18||No Class, Instructor Travel||Homework 1 due|
|Wed, Feb 20||Introduction to Computational Cameras
(Guest Lecture by Prof. Mohit Gupta)
|Mon, Feb 25||Introduction to Neural Networks||Homework 2 out|
|Wed, Feb 27||Convolutional Neural Networks: Theory|
|Mon, Mar 4||Convolutional Neural Networks: Practice|
|Wed, Mar 6||Recurrent Neural Networks||Quiz 1|
|Mon, Mar 11||Image Classification||Project proposal due|
|Wed, Mar 13||Object Detection|
|Mon, Mar 18||No class, Spring Recess|
|Wed, Mar 20||No class, Spring Recess|
|Mon, Mar 25||Semantic Segmentation||Homework 2 due|
|Wed, Mar 27||Human Pose Estimation||Homework 3 out|
|Mon, Apr 1||Beyond Classification: Vision & Language|
|Wed, Apr 3||Action Recognition||Project mid-term report due|
|Mon, Apr 8||3D Scene Understanding|
|Wed, Apr 10||Deep Generative Models|
|Mon, Apr 15||Medical Image Recognition|
|Wed, Apr 17||Weak Supervision, Self Supervision and
Learning from Simulation
Homework 3 due
|Mon, Apr 22||(TBD) Introduction to Deep Learning System Design
|Wed, Apr 24||Project Presentations|
|Mon, Apr 29||Project Presentations|
|Wed, May 1||Project Presentations and Course Wrap-up||Project report due|
|Final Exam Period - not used|