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2015/2016 Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science Master Computer Science
Seminar Selected Topics in Multimedia Computing
Responsible Instructor
Name E-mail
Prof.dr. A. Hanjalic    A.Hanjalic@tudelft.nl
Prof.dr. M.A. Larson    M.A.Larson@tudelft.nl
Contact Hours / Week x/x/x/x
Education Period
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Exam Period
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Expected prior knowledge
signal (image, audio) processing, data mining, pattern recognition
Course Contents
Through all the exciting recent advances in digital media technology and rapid growth of social media platforms where multimedia items like images, videos and music multimedia are increasingly embedded in online social communities, 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, enrich 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, the semantic analysis, integration and presentation of multimedia information, user aspects and social signals in multimedia, development of multimedia indexing, search and recommendation mechanisms and social media analytics.
Study Goals
To become acquainted with the state-of-the-art research and development activities in the field of Multimedia Computing, and to become an expert in one particular "hot topic", such that they are able to identify the "knowledge gap" (i.e., the place in which more research is needed in order to advance the state of the art).
Education Method
readings, seminar discussions, presentations, survey paper
Literature and Study Materials
Readings, possibly including video lectures.
The students demonstrate the knowledge that they have acquired by making a presentation on a pre-existing survey (10%), then writing their own survey on a new topic (65%), and finally by making a presentation on that topic (25%). The students must complete all three components.