Note to new and prospective students
Everything you wanted to know but were
afraid to ask about studying image processing and computer vision:
If this page does not answer your questions - send me email
If you are a new graduate student interested in image processing and computer
vision as thesis or dissertation topic (assuming you are starting your
graduate studies in the Fall)
take CAP5400 - Digital Image Processing (during the Fall semester)
attend Vision Seminar which is usually on Friday at 1pm in room ENB 313.
See facebook link from the lab web page.find a research advisor - talk to me, Dr. Sarkar or Dr. Kasturi- all faculty
associated with Computer Vision and
Pattern Recognition Group (by the end of Fall semester).
Once you have found an advisor, you will decide (together with your advisor)
on possible MS thesis or PhD dissertation topic.
take CAP 6415 - Computer Vision (during the Spring Semester). Usually you should take it after CAP5400
or contact the instructor.
There are many students in Computer Vision area working with TA or RA support
(there are also many working elsewhere). However, we recommend you take
CAP5400 - Digital Image Processing before you ask for RA support
(earlier - if you entering the graduate program with background in image
processing/vision). This course will introduce you to the basics of image
processing and help you decide if you want to do research in the area.
In the second year you may be able to take
Pattern Recognition or Special Topics Computer Vision courses (those courses are offered irregularly).
Other related courses include Artificial Intelligence,
Networks, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Robotics, Computer Graphics, etc.
If you are a graduate student interested in image processing and computer
vision applications (not as thesis or dissertation topic, from any department)
take CAP5400 - Digital Image Processing (during the Fall semester), then
take CAP6410 - Computer Vision (during the Spring semester). Usually you should take it after CAP5400
or contact the instructor.
If you are applying to the department for graduate study in image processing
and computer vision, first contact CS&E
admission as well as financial aid (TA) information.
If you are interested in image processing and computer vision you can take
Intro to Image Processing (undergradutae) or
Digital Image Processing (5000-level graduate)
I recommend taking one of those courses as soon as you done with Data
Structures so that you have a year or more to explore image processing
In Computer Vision and Pattern
Recognition Group we
have many undergraduate students involved in research.
Introduction to Computational Geometry (undergraduate)
Introduction to Computer Vision (undergraduate)
Consider combined B.S./M.S. 5-year program
If you are a new USF undergraduate student with interests in image analysis
Take Department Gate courses to enter the department
Follow it up with EEL 4851 -
Data Structures to be ready for all software classes
You can talk to me about Independent Study, Senior Project, Honor Project
or REU position in Image Processing if you have some image processing
related background, such as
you have taken one of the courses above
you have excellent programming skills in C