Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Room 2120 Computer Science Instructional Center
Course Pre-Requisites: CMSC 427, CMSC 740, or equivalent. You should have taken one computer graphics course at undergraduate or graduate level.
Course Credit: This course counts towards the Visual and Geometric Computing area's requirements for PhD core, MS comps, and MS coursework.
Course Text Book: None. Just read the papers below and my lecture notes
Midterm Exam 20%
Final Exam 30%
Course Overview: This course will consist of lectures (by me) and presentations (from you, the students). At the beginning of each class I plan to discuss the theoretical foundations, the topic overview, and the general trends in that topic. I expect this to last about half the class. In the other half of the class, one student will present two papers, followed by class discussion. This is a shared learning class and active participation in these discussions is strongly encouraged. I expect each student to do two presentations during the semester. If you are just sitting in the course (auditing), I will still expect you to present twice during the semester. In addition to the class presentations, there will be a semseter-long programming project that you can do alone or in teams of two. This should be either an excellent re-implementation of an existing idea, or a bare-bones re-implementation of existing ideas with some unpublished new extensions.
- Presentations: Two 40-minute presentations.
- Slides: Send me the powerpoint slides after each presentation. I will post them to the course website
- Project: Semester-long project alone or in groups of two.
- Preliminary Report: This will be a one to two-page report due early in the semester that outlines the participant(s), project overview, what you plan to do, mid-semester and end-semester milestones, and one or two references to previous work
- Mid-Semester Report: This should discuss your project progress and milestone
- Final Report: This should discuss your project accomplishments and place them in the context of other work in the field.
- Source Code: You should upload the source code to the course directory.
- Project Presentation and Demo: We will have a course presentation and demo fest in our Dec 8 class. Send me your powerpoint presentation for this after the class.
- Midterm and Final Exams will be based on material presented in my lectures and your presentations