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Winter Quarter 2004 - 2
Introduction to Computer Vision
Tuesday / Thursday 8am-10am

Fall Quarter 2004 - 1
Biologically Inspired Intelligent Systems


COURSE NEWS:

The take home Exam #1 is available HERE. The exam is due at the start of class on October 19th. The exam is closed book.

I will be at the Applied Imagery and Pattern Recognition workshop the week of October 11th. There is no class October 12  (complete Exam #1
during that time).

Guest speaker, Thursday, October 14: Dr. Roxanne Canosa. Please read Dr. Canosa's paper before her lecture. It can be found HERE

GROUP PRESENTATION INFORMATION
GROUP PRESENTATIONS
PRESENTATION DATE
TOPIC and REFERENCES
Group 1
Thursday, October 21, 2004
Motion Detection in the Human Visual System
References:
1. "Motion processing in human visual cortex,"  Randolph Blake, Robert Sekuler
2. "Fundamental mechanisms of visual motion detection: models, cells and functions," C. Clifford, M. Ibbotson
3. "A visual nervous network for moving object recognition," Noriaki Sato, M. Hagiwara
Group 2 
Thursday, October 28, 2004
Object Recognition and Visual Categorization  in Primates
References:
1. "The prefrontal cortex: categories, concepts and cognition," E. Miller, D. Freedman, J. Wallis
2. "A comparison of primate prefrontal and inferior temporal cortices during visual categorization," D. Freedman, M. Riesenhuber, T. Poggio, E. Miller
3. "Cortical analysis of visual context," Moshe. Bar, E. Aminoff
Group 3
Thursday, November 4, 2004
Somatic Processing in the Sensory Cortex
1. "Whisker Vibration Information Carried by Rat Barrel Cortex Neurons," Arabzadeh E., Panzeri S., and Diamond M.E.
2. "Investigations into the organization of information in sensory cortex,"  Diamond M.E., Petersen R.S., Harris J.A., and Panzeri S.
3. "The role of individual spikes and spike patterns in population coding of stimulus location in rat somatosensory cortex,"  Petersen R.S., Panzeri S., Diamond M.E.
Good source: Tactile Perception and Learning Lab, http://www.sissa.it/cns/tactile/index.php
Group 4
Thursday, November 11, 2004
Humanoid Robotics   (http://www.ai.mit.edu/projects/humanoid-robotics-group/index.html)
"Teaching an old robot new tricks, Learning novel tasks via interaction with people and things,"  Matthew Marjanovic
http://www.ai.mit.edu/projects/lbr/hrg/2003/AITR-2003-013.pdf

GUIDELINES FOR PRESENTATIONS:
1. As a minimum, read the papers listed as references. If necessary read the paper's references to gain a good understanding of the material in the papers. Use additional papers where appropriate. Use the Internet and RIT's library's databases as a sourse for papers.
2. Prepare a 60 - 90 minute presentation - EACH member of the group must present a portion of the presentation (with 3 members, each member should present approximately 25 minutes of material.)
3. Lead a class discussion after the presentation is completed.
4. Email powerpoint presentation to me by the end of class or before. I will post the presentations on the course webpage. The material will be used for the last exam.
5. BE SURE TO INCLUDE REFERENCES FOR ALL MATERIAL (IMAGES, DRAWINGS, PLOTS, ETC.) COPIED FROM OTHER SOURCES (TEXTS, PUBLICATIONS, WEBSITES, ETC.) .




Lecture 1
PowerPoint
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Lecture 2
PowerPoint
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Lecture 3
PowerPoint
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Lecture 4
PowerPoint
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Lecture 5
PowerPoint
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Lecture 6
PowerPoint
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Lecture 7
PowerPoint
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Lecture 8
PowerPoint
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Lecture 9
PowerPoint
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Lecture 10
PowerPoint
PDF
Lecture 11
EXAM #1
Lecture 12
Guest Speaker
Lecture 13
PowerPoint
PDF
Lecture 14
PowerPoint
PDF
Lecture 15
PowerPoint
PDF
Lecture 16
PowerPoint
PDF
Lecture 17
PowerPoint
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Lecture 18
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Lecture 19
PowerPoint
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Lecture 20
PowerPoint
PDF
Fish Visual System Presentations
GROUP 1
GROUP 2
GROUP 3
GROUP 4
First Homework Assignment
Second Homework Assignment-
See slide 45 of Lecture #9

Textbooks of interest:
Introduction to Brain and Behavior   Kolb & Whishaw

Neuroscience   Purves, Augustine, ...

Fundamentals of Computational Neuroscience   Trappenberg

A User's Guide to the Brain   Ratey