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Deep learning added a huge boost to the already rapidly developing field of computer vision. With deep learning, a lot of new applications of computer vision techniques have been introduced and are now becoming parts of our everyday lives. These include face recognition and indexing, photo stylization or machine vision in self-driving cars. The goal of this course is to introduce students to computer vision, starting from basics and then turning to more modern deep learning models. We will cover both image and video recognition, including image classification and annotation, object recognition and image search, various object detection techniques, motion estimation, object tracking in video, human action recognition, and finally image stylization, editing and new image generation. In course project, students will learn how to build face recognition and manipulation system to understand the internal mechanics of this technology, probably the most renown and oftenly demonstrated in movies and TV-shows example of computer vision and AI....
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
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3 hours to complete

Introduction to image processing and computer vision

Welcome to the "Deep Learning for Computer Vision“ course! In the first introductory week, you'll learn about the purpose of computer vision, digital images, and operations that can be applied to them, like brightness and contrast correction, convolution and linear filtering. These simple image processing methods solve as building blocks for all the deep learning employed in the field of computer vision. Let’s get started!...
Reading
8 videos (Total 54 min), 2 quizzes
Video8 videos
Digital images3m
Structure of human eye and vision6m
Color models15m
Image processing goals and tasks2m
Contrast and brightness correction5m
Image convolution7m
Edge detection8m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Basic image processing10m
Week
2
Clock
4 hours to complete

Convolutional features for visual recognition

Module two revolves around general principles underlying modern computer vision architectures based on deep convolutional neural networks. We’ll build and analyse convolutional architectures tailored for a number of conventional problems in vision: image categorisation, fine-grained recognition, content-based retrieval, and various aspect of face recognition. On the practical side, you’ll learn how to build your own key-points detector using a deep regression CNN. ...
Reading
12 videos (Total 91 min), 2 quizzes
Video12 videos
AlexNet, VGG and Inception architectures11m
ResNet and beyond10m
Fine-grained image recognition5m
Detection and classification of facial attributes6m
Content-based image retrieval7m
Computing semantic image embeddings using convolutional neural networks8m
Employing indexing structures for efficient retrieval of semantic neighbors9m
Face verification6m
The re-identification problem in computer vision5m
Facial keypoints regression6m
CNN for keypoints regression5m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Convolutional features for visual recognition24m
Week
3
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3 hours to complete

Object detection

In this week, we focus on the object detection task — one of the central problems in vision. We start with recalling the conventional sliding window + classifier approach culminating in Viola-Jones detector. Tracing the development of deep convolutional detectors up until recent days, we consider R-CNN and single shot detector models. Practice includes training a face detection model using a deep convolutional neural network....
Reading
13 videos (Total 46 min), 2 quizzes
Video13 videos
Sliding windows3m
HOG-based detector2m
Detector training3m
Viola-Jones face detector5m
Attentional cascades and neural networks3m
Region-based convolutional neural network3m
From R-CNN to Fast R-CNN5m
Faster R-CNN4m
Region-based fully-convolutional network2m
Single shot detectors3m
Speed vs. accuracy tradeoff1m
Fun with pedestrian detectors1m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Object Detection16m
Week
4
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4 hours to complete

Object tracking and action recognition

The fourth module of our course focuses on video analysis and includes material on optical flow estimation, visual object tracking, and action recognition. Motion is a central topic in video analysis, opening many possibilities for end-to-end learning of action patterns and object signatures. You will learn to design computer vision architectures for video analysis including visual trackers and action recognition models....
Reading
11 videos (Total 74 min), 2 quizzes
Video11 videos
Optical flow5m
Deep learning in optical flow estimation5m
Visual object tracking5m
Examples of visual object tracking methods13m
Multiple object tracking5m
Examples of multiple object tracking methods8m
Introduction to action recognition6m
Action classification7m
Action classification with convolutional neural networks5m
Action localization6m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Video Analysis16m
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Top Reviews

By SJJun 12th 2018

Excellent course! Quiz questions are conceptual and challenging and assignments are pretty rigorous and 100% practical application oriented.

Instructors

Anton Konushin

Senior Lecturer
HSE Faculty of Computer Science

Alexey Artemov

Senior Lecturer
HSE Faculty of Computer Science

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About the Advanced Machine Learning Specialization

This specialization gives an introduction to deep learning, reinforcement learning, natural language understanding, computer vision and Bayesian methods. Top Kaggle machine learning practitioners and CERN scientists will share their experience of solving real-world problems and help you to fill the gaps between theory and practice. Upon completion of 7 courses you will be able to apply modern machine learning methods in enterprise and understand the caveats of real-world data and settings....
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