COMP 4060/7950: Course project
The course project is probably the most important part of this course. The goal is to give you some flavor on how to do research. You can do the project individually, or as a group of two people. Group projects should be more substantial than individual ones. I generally do not recommend group sizes of more than two, since large groups typically create more overhead. But if you have a well-thought project that justifies larger groups, please discuss with me.
Computer vision is a very broard area, so it is impossible to cover every aspect of it in the lectures. Depending on the specific projects, you might need to do some reading ahead of the course schedule and learn materials not covered in the classroom. I can provide pointers and help if needed.
IMPORTANT: for students who are also taking the image processing course from Prof.Neil Bruce, you are allowed to use the same project for both courses, if the following conditions are met:
There are three deliverables for the course project. More details on these deliverables and how to submit them will be announced in due course.
ProposalI suggest you discuss your project with me and get my approval as early as possible. By Nov 5 (I should have already approved your project by this date), each individual/group should send me a one-page proposal. It should contain the following information:
Final reportThe final project report is due on
Project presentationEach individual/group will also be required to give a presentation of their project. The details will be announced in due course.
Making progressOne difficult aspect of doing research is that you need to have motivations to make progress. The proposal and final report due dates can help motivate you to finish certain things by certain dates, but there are no other checkpoints in between. To help you stay motivated, I will be happy to schedule regular meetings with you and your group, if you think that will help you stay on track.
Conference and workshop submissionIf you come up with good results in your course project, you are encouraged to submit them (possibly with some polishing) as a paper to a conference or workshop. Some possible choices are (more to be added):