This image, inspired by the artist Victor Vasarely, illustrates some illusory brightness effects in vision. (Courtesy of Prof. Edward Adelson.)
This course features study materials
associated with lecture content and readings
. A detailed overview of the subject as well as reviews of the first and second half of the term are included.
An advanced seminar on issues of current interest in human and machine vision. Topics vary from year to year. This year, the class will involve studying the perception of materials. Participants discuss current literature as well as their ongoing research. Topics are tackled from multiple standpoints, including optics, psychophysics, computer graphics and computer vision.