The Course is being held every Sunday, 14:00 - 16:00 at Ziskind 1

Course Messages:

19 March 2006   Instructions for reading assignment 2 April:

  • Familiarize yourself with mincut/maxflow problem.
  • Find out its relation with the optimization described in the reading assignment paper (Fast Approximate Energy Minimization via Graph Cuts).
  • Focus on the expansion algorithm (and not the swap algorithm), i.e., focus on sections 1-3 and 5,6.
  • To verify that you understand what's going on read one application from the application section (Sec 8).
19 March 2006   Instructions for reading assignment 26 March, "Fast Egde Integration":

  • Abstract and Introduction are intimidating, Don't worry.
    Difficulty level: Even if you have no idea what’s going on, keep reading.
  • Section 2: Make sure you understand Section 2 completely.
    Difficulty level: It is a simple 1 page of notations and definitions.
  • Section 3: Similarly, read carefully section 3. Essentially, it defines the problems that the paper (and other level set methods) tries to solve.
    Difficulty level: You may want to discuss this with your friends.
  • Section 4: Provides 6 derivations for 6 different problems defined in section 3. The details are NOT crucial (do not spend time on them). Make sure that you see the generalization (i.e, understand why all 6 examples are the same step).
    Difficulty level: :-(
  • Section 5: You probably want to spend most of your time on section 5. (However, it is faster to read 2 and 3 before).
    Difficulty level: You may want to discuss this with your friends.
  • Section 6 may be skipped.
  • Section 7: Results always help to understand what is it all about.
12 March 2006   Notes regarding first lesson and first lecture:

  • The first lesson will be held on Sunday, 19 March. It will be a short meeting where an overview of the course will be given.
  • Important Note: The first lecture of the course will be on Monday, 20 March, 14:30 in Ziskind 1. The lecture will be given by A. Efros: "Estimating scene geometry and discovering objects using a soup of segments". Note that the reading material for this lecture is posted on the schedule page.
12 March 2006   Welcome to the course. Please check this page regularly for updates.

  • The requirements for the course are listed on the requirements page.
  • Select topics of interest and send an email to Yaron, we will try to match people’s requests as best as we can.
    In the email, please state your status at the Weizmann Institute (PhD., MSc., or free attendee).