《Visual Perception》Course Syllabus
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Visual Perception》Course Syllabus

Course Name

Visual Perception


Prof. Bing Xiao

Course Type

Elective Course

Prerequisite Courses

Linear Algebra, Statistics, Stochastic Process


Computer Science

Learning Method

Mentoring, discussion and programing


1st semester






1. Objective & Requirement

Visual perception is the ability to interpret the surrounding environment by processing information that is contained in visible light. The various physiological components involved in vision are referred to collectively as the visual system, and the research in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, and molecular biology, are collectively referred to as vision science.

Up to now, visual perception has been successfully applied in our daily life, which you probably use it frequently without knowing its present. In this course, you will learn many up-to-date visual perception theories, and gain access of the applications.

This course provides a broad introduction to visual perception. The objective of this course is to establish fundamental concepts on visual perception. The course will be teaching in full English, all graduate students, including thesis-based and PhD students whose discipline are related to computer science are welcome to select this course. The prerequisite courses are linear algebra, statistics, stochastic process.

2. Topics to be covered

We will cover the following core topics plus a set of selected topics:

(i) Stages in the perceptual process (The eye and forming the image/Retinal colour vision/The organisation of the visual system)

(ii) Organizational Processes in Perception (Attentional process/ Principles of Perceptual  grouping/ The fate of unattended information)

(iii) Spatial and temporal perception integration (Visual development/perceptual constancies/Object perception and recognition)

(iv) Best practices in visual perception (Identification and recognition process/Motion perception/ Depth perception)

(v) Numerous case studies for how to apply visual perception to image processing (image sampling and coding), image understanding (image quality assessment, image classification), computer vision, and other areas.

3. Textbook

M. D. Vernon, Visual Perception. Cambridge University Press; Reprint, 2013.

4. Reference Books

  1. Rogowitz, Perception and Cognition for: Imaging, Visualization, Visual Data Analysis and Computer Graphics, 2nd ed. John Wiley & Sons, 2001.

  2. Ann Marie Barry, Visual Intelligence: Perception, Image and Manipulation in Visual Communication. State University of New York Press, 1997.

  3. Martin J. Tovee, An Introduction to the Visual System. Cambridge University Press; 2nd Revised edition, 2008.

5. Course Evaluation (Tentative)

Assignments                               30%

Course Project                            40%

Midterm Exam (in-class)              30%