9.912 Scene Understanding Seminar
 
 

 





 

 

 

 

 

 




 

Lectures are organized by topics. Each lecture will review papers and approaches from several disciplines (behavioral, computational, neuroscience). We will select a few papers to read per class. Most classes will have matlab exercices. Matlab code will be provided.

Contact: Aude Oliva (oliva@mit.edu)

SCHEDULE Fall 2006

Mondays 4:30 - 7: 30 pm - MIT, Building 46-4054
Sept., 11 Class 1- Introducing the classics in scene and visual cognition
Sept., 18

Class 2- Introduction to Image Processing and Image Statistics: Part I

Lecture 1 - Aude Oliva - Statistics of natural images: Introduction and Torralba-Oliva 03 -slides

Lecture 2 - Barbara Hidalgo-Sotelo - Sparse coding: Olshausen-Field 96 - slides

Lecture 3 - Talia Konkle - What is the other 85% of V1 doing? Olshausen-Field 04 - slides

Sept., 25 No class
Oct., 2

Class 3 - Introduction to Image Processing and Image Statistics: Texture Synthesis and Saliency

Lecture 1 - Michelle Greene - Pyramid-based texture synthesis: Heeger-Bergen 95 - slides

Lecture 2 - Michael Siracusa- Parametric texture model: A review of Portilla-Simoncelli 2000 - slides

Lecture 3 - Kate Saenko - Texture representation in human - slides

Lecture 4 - Cheston Tan & Sharat Chikkerur - Comparison between saliency models - slides

Oct. 9 No Class
Oct., 16

Class 4 - Behavioral, computational and neuroscience views on Scene Gist

Lecture 1- Michelle Greene - Review on the Gist of the Scene - slides

Lecture 2 - Bryan Russell - Presentation of FeiFei Li et al: What do we perceive at a glance? - slides

Lecture 3 - Tim Brady - Cognitive Neuroscience of Scene Recognition: A Review - slides

Oct., 23

Class 5 -Cont' on Scene Gist and Natural Scene Analysis

Lecture 1- Aude Oliva - Spatial Envelope Theory of Scene Recognition - slides

Lecture 2- Talia Konkle - Global features of natural images - slides

Lecture 3 - Ian Fischer - Scene semantic retrieval applications - slides

Lecture 4 - Vikash Mansinghka - AClass: a simple, on line, probabilistic classifier - slides

Oct., 30

Class 6 - How attention affect scene analysis?

Lecture 1 - George Alvarez - Review of Theories & Mechanisms of Attention - slides

Lecture 2 - Tim Brady - Role of attention in natural image recognition - slides

Lecture 3 - Moin Ahmad - Presentation of Hochstein & Ahissar 2002 - slides

Lecture 5- Bryan Russell - Introduction to LabelMe - slides

Nov., 6

Class 7 - Segmenting and searching through scenes: role of clutter and complexity

Lecture 1 - Aude Oliva - Set size, clutter and complexity: A review on "Quantities"- slides

Lecture 2 - Cheston Tan - Visual search in clutter: Rosenholtz et al paper- slides

Lecture 3 - Michael Siracusa - Introduction to SIFT & - slides

Nov., 13

Class 8 - Object Recognition with and without context

Lecture 1 - Antonio Torralba - Introduction: Object recognition with and without context - slides

Lecture 2 - Moin Ahmad - Presentation of Murphy-Torralba et al 2005 - slides

Lecture 3 - Natasha Tatarchuk - Seeing without objects: Pepperell (2006) - slides

Lecture 4 - Paul Aparicio - Neuroscience studies of object recognition in natural images - slides

Nov., 20

Class 9 - Image and scene segmentation (cont' of class 7)

Lecture 1 - Bryan Russell - Image Segmentation: Presentation of Shi & Malik - slides

Lecture 2 - Kate Saenko - Learning to Detect Image Boundaries: Presentation of Martin et al - slides

Lecture 3 - Vikash Mansinghka - Image parsing & segmentation - Presentation of Yuille paper - slides

Lecture 3 - Natasha Tatarchuk - Semantic Photo Synthesis - slides

Nov., 27

Class 10 - Space Perception and navigation

Lecture 1 - Talia Konkle - Human Space and Volume Perception - slides

Lecture 2 - Michelle Greene - Cognitive Neuroscience of space perception and navigation - slides

Lecture 3 - Ian Fischer - Computer vision approaches to geometric reconstruction from images- slides

Dec., 4

Class 11 - Visual and cognitive impairments in object, scene and space understanding

Lecture 1 - Barbara Hidalgo-Sotelo - Neuropsychology of scene and space understanding - slides

Lecture 2 - Paul Aparicio - TBA

Lecture 3 - Natasha Tatarchuk - Suggestive contours- slides

Dec., 11 Wrap-up