Summer School BICV 2015 - Program

Location: Northeastern University, central building, room 4.02 (4th floor).
No. 11, Lane 3, Wenhua Road, Heping District
110819 Shenyang, PR China

Main speakers:

Prof. Bart M. ter Haar Romeny, PhD,
- Northeastern University, Shenyang, China,
- Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands


Dr. George Azzopardi, PhD,
- Malta University, Malta,
- Groningen University, Groningen, the Netherlands

All lectures are in English.

  Time Contents
8:00 Registration & poster mounting
9:00 Opening and welcome
Overview and goal of the Summer School - Introduction of the speakers and participants
Prof. Yan Kang, PhD
Vice-Dean, Sino-Dutch Biomedical and Information Engineering School of Northeastern University
9:15 The modern role and impact of computer vision (PPT)
Medical computer-aided diagnosis, automotive, robotics, maps, weather.

Prof. Bart ter Haar Romeny
10:00 Coffee/tea break
10:15 Human vision: overview, retina and the brain (PPT)
Brain mechanisms for front-end vision: what can we learn?

Prof. Bart ter Haar Romeny
11:00 Coffee/tea break
  Computational models for the primary visual cortex V1
Gabor and CORF
PDF: V1_Models.pdf
Dr, George Azzopardi
U/Malta - RUG
12:00 12:00 Group picture will be taken

Free choice

14:00 Introduction to Mathematica 10
Prof. Bart ter Haar Romeny

Notebook: Mathematica10-Tutorial.nb
URL: Wolfram Technology Guide

15:30 Computer lab (Mathematica 10 & Matlab software is provided)
Playing with mathematics and interactive computer vision.
Functional programming, Manipulate, graphics, pattern matching.
Designing computer vision algorithms interactively.

Mathematica training, lesson 1 of 3
Mathematica training, lesson 2 of 3
Mathematica training, lesson 3 of 3

Notebook: HandyFunctions.nb
Notebook: Camera.nb
Notebook: SomeMathematica10TopFeatures.nb

18:00 End
19:00 Welcome dinner
                           Restaurant: Hao Kou Wei (near South gate NEU)
  Time Contents
8:00 Poster mounting
9:00 State-of-the-art differential operators
Gaussian derivatives, invariant features, gauge coordinates
Corners, T-junctions, shape detection
Mathematica notebook: DifferentialInvariantStructureMMA10.nb
Prof. Bart ter Haar Romeny
9:45 Coffee/tea break
10:00 Inhibition in V1
Non-classical receptive field and push-pull inhibition
PDF: V1_Inhibition.pdf

Dr. George Azzopardi
U/Malta - RUG

Matlab code:

1. Gabor functions with and without surround suppression:

2. CORF model with and without inhibition:

3. Vessel delineation:

4. Object detection and recognition with COSFIRE:

10:45 Coffee/tea break
11:00 Image enhancement and denoising
PPT: Deblurring.ppt
Notebook: Deblurring-MMA10.nb
Prof. Bart ter Haar Romeny
12:00 Lunch
Free choice
14:00 The visual system II
Modern insights from optical imaging & modeling, a mathematical model for the visual front-end
Prof. Bart ter Haar Romeny

15:00 What comes after V2?
Computational model of shape selective neurons in area V4, with application to the detection of blood vessel bifurcations in retinal fundus images
PDF: VesselDelineation.pdf
Dr. George Azzopardi
U/Malta - RUG
15:45 Coffee/tea break
16:00-18:00 Computer lab
Exercise with Gaussian derivatives
19:00 Dinner
                           Free Choice
  Time Contents
09:00 The Wires in our Brain
Special: lecture on brain tractography.
Modern brain diffusion tensor imaging methods, brain connectivity and visualization
Surgery applications: epilepsy, deep brain stimulation
Powerpoint: Brain_tractography.ppt

Prof. Bart ter Haar Romeny
10:00 Visit to Neusoft Medical Systems - CT Production & Testing Plant
(We start from the entrance of the BMIE school, bus is provided)
12:00 Lunch at Neusoft Medical Systems
14:00 Visit to Bei Ling Park, Shenyang
It is easy to travel back by Shenyang subway, or taxi.
17:00 End
  Time Contents
8:00 Poster Mounting
9:00 Edge preserving smoothing
Adaptive filters, Perona & Malik, coherence enhancement
Geometry-driven diffusion
Powerpoint: Geometry-DrivenDiffusion.ppt
Notebook: Geometry-drivenDiffusion-MMA10.nb
Prof. Bart ter Haar Romeny

9:45 Coffee/tea break
10:00 Multi-scale (deep) structure of images
Multi-scale keypoints, SIFT/SURF
Edge focusing, watershed, winding numbers
Powerpoint: Limits.ppt
Notebook: NaturalLimitsOnDifferentiationMMA10.nb
Powerpoint: EdgeFocusing.ppt.
Powerpoint: Multi-ScaleKeypoints.ppt.
Prof. Bart ter Haar Romeny
10:45 Coffee/tea break
11:00 Applications of COSFIRE contextual operators
PDF: BeyondV1-COSFIRE.pdf
Dr.George Azzopardi
U/Malta - RUG
12:00 Lunch
Free choice
14:00-18:00 Computer lab
Edge preserving smoothing, face and car detection
Vessel delineation in retinal images (Matlab)
19:00 Dinner
Free choice
  Time Contents
9:00 Context, multi-orientation analysis
Crossing structures, road and vessel tracking
Powerpoint: ContextualOperators.ppt
Prof. Bart ter Haar Romeny
9:45 Coffee/tea break
10:00 Computer Aided Diagnosis: automated retina analysis
Large-scale screening for diabetes in China
Micro-vessel tracking, micro-bleeds, fractal dimensions,
curvature, bifurcations, drusen, exudates 

Powerpoint (with movies): RetinaCheck2015.pptx (216 MB)
Prof. Bart ter Haar Romeny
10:45 Coffee/tea break
11:00 Brain-Inspired Algorithms for Retinal Image Analysis - perspectives
Prof. Bart ter Haar Romeny / Dr. George Azzopardi
12:00 Lunch
Free choice
14:00 Question & Answer session
Any topic of last week
15:00-17:00 Computer lab
Any topic of last week
18:00 Farewell dinner, certificates hand-out.
Restaurant: Su Xiang Yu Fu (near North gate NEU)
Dinner lecture: Visual Illusions (pdf)
Prof. Bart ter Haar Romeny
20:00 End