9.357 Special Topics in Vision Science

As taught in: Fall 2001

A pattern of diamond shapes in gradated colors

This image, inspired by the artist Victor Vasarely, illustrates some illusory brightness effects in vision. (Courtesy of Prof. Edward Adelson.)

Level:

Graduate

Instructors:

Prof. Edward Adelson

Course Description

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.