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2012/2013 Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science Master Computer Science
IN4314
Seminar Selected Topics in Multimedia Computing
ECTS: 5
Responsible Instructor
Name E-mail
Prof.dr. A. Hanjalic    A.Hanjalic@tudelft.nl
Instructor
Name E-mail
Prof.dr.ir. J. Biemond    J.Biemond@tudelft.nl
Dr. E.A. Hendriks    E.A.Hendriks@tudelft.nl
Prof.dr.ir. R.L. Lagendijk    R.L.Lagendijk@tudelft.nl
Prof.dr.ir. M.J.T. Reinders    M.J.T.Reinders@tudelft.nl
Contact Hours / Week x/x/x/x
0/0/2/0
Education Period
3
Start Education
3
Exam Period
3
Course Language
English
Expected prior knowledge
Signal (image, audio) processing, pattern recognition, digital signal coding
Course Contents
Through all the exciting recent advances in digital signal compression, transmission and storage technology, multimedia has gained enormous potential in improving the traditional educational, professional, business, communication and entertainment processes. To be able to use this potential for transferring these processes into user-friendly multimedia applications, technology is required that can help us access, deliver, browse, search, repair (restore), manipulate, protect and share audiovisual (multimedia) content. This course provides insight into the state-of-the-art cross-disciplinary research efforts related to the development of such technology. The topics covered by the course include (but are not limited to) multimedia content indexing, fingerprinting, restoration, watermarking, multimedia content sharing (e.g. in peer-to-peer networks) and authentication, personalized multimedia content access and delivery, and multimedia communication (e.g. 3D-teleconferencing). The cross-disciplinary knowledge base of this course combines the knowledge from the fields such as image and (statistical) signal processing, information theory, digital signal coding, stochastic processes, data mining and pattern recognition.
Study Goals
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Education Method
Lectures, Assignment
Literature and Study Materials
Reader and course handouts (will be made available online)
Assessment
Students will be given a theoretical/practical assignment related to a specific problem of multimedia computing. The assignment will involve either an investigation of available theory and methods for addressing the posed problem, or development of a prototype (software) tool solving the posed problem.
The assessment wil be done on the basis of a written report and (in case of a practical assignment) a demonstration session.

Remarks
Course will be given by a team of lecturers, each of them addressing the theoretical and technological state-of-the-art and challenges regarding a particular, selected topic of multimedia computing. The team of lecturers and the precise scope of the course (selection of topics) will be adjusted every year in view of the most recent scientific and technological achievements and developments in the broad field of multimedia.