Scribner Seminar Program
How Computers See
Instructor(s): Mike Eckmann, Mathematics & Computer Science
Students will learn about applications of computer vision, both the technical details
of the algorithms as well as the societal implications of these systems. Students
will also study the history of and current trends associated with these applications.
Computer vision involves interpreting information obtained from the extraction of
content from images and video. Students will discover that computer vision entails
ideas from computer science, mathematics, biology, psychology, physics and neuroscience.
The societal implications of computer vision applications (e.g., face recognition
and surveillance) will be explored as well.