Professor Shree Nayar created the course, which offers an interdisciplinary approach to computer vision. The specialization is designed for learners to acquire the foundational mathematical and physical underpinnings of computer vision.
Columbia Engineering announces the launch of a new MOOC Specialization — First Principles of Computer Vision, offered on Coursera, a leading provider of massive open online courses (MOOCs). The five-course specialization is designed for learners to acquire the foundational mathematical and physical underpinnings of computer vision.
Today, computer vision has emerged as the primary form of artificial intelligence in some of the newest and most exciting technological innovations including driverless cars, medical imaging, optical character recognition, virtual reality, interactive games, and more. The expanding applications of computer vision cement it as an important aspect of the often-changing world of technology and artificial intelligence. As such, this program helps satisfy the rising demand for workers that understand computer vision and its real-world applications, opening learners to the opportunity for jobs, such as computer vision hardware engineers or computer vision researchers.
Shree Nayar, T.C. Chang Professor of Computer Science and instructor for this course, describes the implications of computer vision, “The goal of computer vision is to build machines that can see. We’ve already seen very successful applications of vision such as face recognition and driverless cars. There is much more to come. In the next decade, we can expect computer vision to have a profound impact on the way we live our lives.”
First Principles of Computer Vision Specialization consists of five courses covering topics such as Camera and Imaging, Features and Boundaries, 3D Reconstruction Single Viewpoint, 3D Recognition Multiple Viewpoints, and Perception. This specialization offers an interdisciplinary approach to computer vision, giving learners a full-spectrum view of its foundations. As Nayar describes it, “While we approach vision as an engineering discipline in this program, when appropriate, we make connections with other fields such as neuroscience, psychology, art history, and even biology.”
Find out more about First Principles of Computer Vision via the following link: https://www.coursera.org/specializations/firstprinciplesofcomputervision.
Shree K. Nayar has been awarded the prestigious Funai Achievement Award from the Information Processing Society of Japan for his seminal work on computer vision and computational imaging. Nayar will receive the award at the Forum on Information Technology (FIT) to be held in Sendai, Japan, in August 2021.