CMSC 498W: Introduction to Virtual and Augmented Reality

Spring 2016


Professors
Amitabh Varshney
2119 A. V. Williams Bldg
Phone: (301)405-6722
Email: varshney @ umiacs.umd.edu


Derek Juba
2107 A. V. Williams Bldg
Phone: (301)405-2321
Email: juba @ umiacs.umd.edu

Lecture Time & Place
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Room 2120 Computer Science Instructional Center

Course Structure

Course Text Book: None. All required reading and lecture notes will be posted on the class web page.

Course Grading:
Assignments 20%
Project 30%
Midterm Exam 20%
Final Exam 30%


Course Links
  • Course Policies

  • Course Plan

  • Jan 28: Course Overview (2, 6)

  • Feb 2: Graphics Pipeline I: Projections and Transformations (2, 6)

  • Feb 4: Introduction to Unity3D (Slides, Notes)

  • Assignment 1

  • Feb 9: Graphics Pipeline II: Textures and Meshes (2, 6)

  • Feb 11: Generating Virtual Worlds - I (Slides, Notes)

  • Feb 16: Human Pereption and the VR Pipeline (Slides, Notes)

  • Feb 18: Generating Virtual Worlds -II (Slides)

  • Assignment 2

  • Feb 23: Tracking: Head, Hands, and Bodies (2, 6)

  • Feb 25: Displays (2, 6)

  • March 1: Stereo rendering and latency(2, 6)

  • March 3: Distributed Virtual Worlds(Slides, Notes)

  • March 8: Eye tracking and Visual saliency(2, 6)

  • March 10: Midterm Exam

  • March 15 and 17: Spring Break

  • March 22: User Interaction (Slides, Notes)

  • March 24: Tracking and Registration for AR(2, 6)

  • March 29: Displays and Immersion(2, 6)

  • March 31: Haptics Rendering (Slides, Notes)

  • April 5: Augmentarium Demos

  • April 7: Aural Rendering: Guest lecture by Professor Ramani Duraiswami (Slides)

  • April 12: Case Study: Augmented Navigation(2, 6)

  • April 14: Case Study: Cinematic VR (Slides)

  • April 19: Case Study: VR in Gaming (Slides)

  • April 21: Case Study: VR/AR in Medical Education and Training (2, 6)

  • April 26: Case Study: Sports Training and Rehabilitation (2, 6, additional sports training slides, rehabilitation paper)

  • April 28: Case Study: Spatial Augmented Reality (2, 6)

  • May 3: Wrap-up Review