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This page summarizes and briefly introduces the courses that the VIPS lab offers for the two Laurea degrees of first level in Computer Science and Information Technology: Multimedia, and the two Laurea degrees of second level in Computer Science and Intelligent Systems and Multimedia at the University of Verona.

Applications of Human Computer Interaction
Computer Graphics
Computer Vision
Human Computer Interaction and Multimedia
Digital Sound and Image Processing
Image Processing
Pattern Recognition
Sound Processing

Past courses

Applications of Human Computer Interaction

Course code: 40017
Teacher: Davide Rocchesso
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Computer Graphics

Course code: 11017
Teacher: Andrea Fusiello
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Computer Vision

Among all sensing capabilities, vision has long been recognized as the one with the highest potential. The achievements of biological visual systems are formidable: they record a band of electromagnetic radiation and use it to gain knowledge about surrounding objects that emit and reflect it.
Computer vision deals with analyzing digital images in order to discover what is present in the scene and where. This course is mainly focused on the inverse Computer Graphics (or 3D photography), i.e, the recovery of 3D models from images. Starting from low-level methods, which deals with obtaining descriptions of objects from images, we will proceed to high-level processes, like segmentation, shape analysis and object recognition. The students will be provided with the conceptual and practical tools (with hands-on tutorials) needed to implement the techniques that will be illustrated.

Course code: 40015
Teacher: Andrea Fusiello
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Human Computer Interaction and Multimedia

The course supply with the theorical and technical basis for images creation and processing, as well as their usage in visual interface context.
It can be divided in three sections: first section (human-computer interaction) describes the fundamentals in terms of human factor, projecting theories, interaction styles, access peripherals and windows systems, with applications regarding hypertext, hypermedia, world wide web and VRML language. Second section (image processing) describes image creation techniques and most significant filtering and low-processing algorithms. Third section (computer graphics) describes mathematical fundamentals for graphic object visualization, including virtual reality oriented examples.

Course code: 10026
Teacher: Vittorio Murino
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Digital Sound and Image Processing

Course code: 11020
Teachers: Vittorio Murino (Image processing) and Davide Rocchesso (Sound processing)
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Image Processing

The course means to supply with image processing basis theory and fundamental methodologies.
Starting from image acquiring, filtering and analysis tecniques are described, aiming to quality improving, image recontruction, information extraction and images trasmission.
Phisics and mathematical knowlegde is required, while systems theory basic notions are recommended.

Course code: 88025
Teacher: Vittorio Murino
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Pattern Recognition

Course code: 40014
Teacher: Vittorio Murino
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Sound Processing

In multimedia systems, sound is increasingly important as a mean to convey complex information. The auditory system is a permanently-open channel that is able to discriminate or integrate acoustic events coming from various physical events.
The course, after a short introduction to psychoacoustics, introduces some techniques for the analysis, processing, and synthesis of sounds by means of computer-based techniques. The use and integration of sound processing techniques within multimedia systems is illustrated with emphasis on human-computer interaction.

Course code: 88020
Teacher: Davide Rocchesso
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