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Computer Vision - Image Understanding - Bildverstehen

Wintersemester 2018

Vorlesung: Donnerstag, 11:30 - 13:00, B006, (Dr. J. Vitay)
Übung: Montag, 19:00 - 20:30, 1/B202, (A. Al Ali)
Übung: Dienstag, 11:30 - 13:00, 1/B202, (A. Al Ali)

General Information

Prerequisites: Modules in Mathematics I to IV, basic knowledge in Python.

Exam: written examination (90 minutes), 5 credit points.

Contact: julien dot vitay at informatik dot tu-chemnitz dot de.

Language: English. The written exam can of course be done in German.

Exercises: start in the week of 15.10. You need to ask for a Linux account at FRIZ (B202), different from your URZ account, before the start of the first exercise. Register at this address on OPAL and to retrieve your password in the B202 during the opening hours.


The course is an introduction to computer vision, from basic image processing (filters, Fourier transformation) to more advanced algorithms (object recognition, movement, facial features extraction).

  1. Introduction
  2. Image formation
  3. Image processing
  4. Geometric transformations
  5. Feature detection and matching
  6. Segmentation
  7. Motion, optical flow
  8. Stereovision

The exercises are made on computers using the OpenCV computer vision library with the Python bindings.


The course is based primarily on the textbook by Richard Szeliski:

Richard Szeliski (2010). Computer Vision: Algorithms and Applications. Springer.

A free online draft is available at

The online book by Simon Prince, Computer vision: models, learning and inference (available at might also be helpful.

For German-speaking students, the book "Bildanalyse" by my predecessor Dr. Johannes Steinmueller will be very helpful.


  • How do I register for the course?
    You don't. There is no OPAL or anything, just show up to the lectures/exercises and register for the exam in December.
  • How do I register for the exam?
    Registration on SBService happens in December. Only registered students can participate to the exam.
  • I cannot assist to the exercises. Can I take the exam anyway?
    Yes. The exercises are there to help you understand the concepts seen in the lectures and get practical experience with computer vision tools. But they are not obligatory for the exam.
  • Do I have to memorize all these equations?
    No, but to understand them, which is basically the same.

Slides for the lectures

Chapter 01 - Introduction (pdf)
Chapter 02 - Image Formation (pdf)
Chapter 03 - Image processing (pdf)


To use Jupyter notebooks in the B202, follow these guidelines (pdf).

Exercise 01 - Introduction to Python and NumPy. (1-1-pdf , 1-1-nb ,1-2-pdf , 1-2-nb )