CS6101 Exploration of Computer Science Research

It's All About Shape!

Shape is a very important concept in human's perception and understanding of the things in the world. Humans recognise and categorise many things according to their shapes. Therefore, shape is also an important topic of study in computer vision and computer graphics.

This training programming introduces shape and its applications in the areas of computer vision and computer graphics. It focuses primarily on shapes for human head and face, human body, etc. Neverthelss, the methods learned in this programme can be used in a large variety of applications that involve other 2D and 3D shapes.

The topics discussed in this programme include
* Representation and modeling of 2D and 3D shapes
* Registration of 3D shapes
* Low-rank matrix recovery for shapes
* 3D reconstruction
* Face recognition
* Skull and face reconstruction
* Visual substitution

Students should have undergraduate knowledge in linear algebra, probability and statistics. Some knowledge in computer vision or computer graphics is useful.

This training group will meet for 6 sessions of 2 hours each, from Week 3 to Week 7 and Mid-Term Break. In the first session, A/Prof. Leow, A/Prof. Ng Teck Khim and A/Prof. Terence Sim will excite your imagination and creativity by introducing to you the rich topics and application values in this area. A reading list of papers will be introduced and each student will be assigned a paper to study in detail.

From the third session onward, two students will present their studies of the papers assigned, and all other students will engage in discussions to learn the materials presented. To participate in discussions effectively, all students have to read the papers also. At the end of the programme, we hope that some of you will be excited to engage in research in this area.

Presentation Format
* Each student selects a paper from the reading list.
* 40-min presentation, 15-min Q&A, 5-min break.
* Every student not presenting a paper must ask at least one question about the presented materials and
   give one suggestion for improving the presentation.

Presentation Schedule

Wednesday 2-4pm at MR6

Leow Wee Kheng
It's All About Shape!
Ng Teck Khim
Feeling the Shape by Shaping the Feel
Terence Sim How to Read a Paper? (3. ASM/AAM) aam.pdf, morphable-face.pdf
Leow Wee Kheng How to Present a Paper? present.pdf, morphable-face.pdf
Cheng Yuan 1. Iterative Closest Point icp-slides.pdf
Xie Shudong 2. Skull Correspondence  
Jia Xianyan 4. Low-Rank / Fixed-Rank Matrix Recovery  
Li Guodong 6. Rank Minimization for AAM
Yang Ziqi 5. Non-rigid Motion 3D Reconstruction
Luo Yuanfu 7. Skull Completion
Souvik Kundu 8. Reconstructing Face from Skull
Ali Bora Buyukturk 9. Skull-Face Superimposition

Please download readling list here.