Advanced Topics in Computer Vision (048921)

Winter 2013-2014

Instructor: Lihi Zelnik-Manor
Time: Thursday 14:30-16:30
Location: Meyer 351
Office hours: Schedule by email

Welcome to the seminar on “Advanced Topics in Computer Vision”. In this course, every week we will study a different topic, presented by one or two students. Each participant in the course is required to present one or two topics as a seminar. Additionally, every week all students are expected to read one of the relevant papers and submit a one-paragraph summary, prior to the seminar.
The topics we will cover include some of latest work in computer vision.

About the class

Grading policy

Since this is a seminar, attending the class is obligatory. If you cannot attend a certain lecture, please send me an email in advance.
The final grade will be based on:

1) The quality of your presentation
2) Sending it to me in time (Sunday morning, the week before your talk)
3) Attendance
4) Sending me a one-paragraph summary every week

Choosing your topic:

  • By Sunday October 27th, send me a list of your preferred topics (with priorities). The topics will be allocated to students on the first-come-first-serve strategy (the site will be continuously updated).
  • You may also suggest a topic of interest to you.
  • You should wait for my formal confirmation before starting to work on a topic.

Your talk
Please look at these guidelines for giving a good talk:  GoodPPT


When evaluating a paper you should discuss:

  • Strengths and weaknesses
  • Does the paper make reasonable assumptions?
  • How novel is the solution?
  • Is the solution technically sound?
  • How convincing is the experimental evaluation?
  • Writing level: is the paper clearly written? Is it self-contained?
  • Any ideas for interesting future directions?