Tentative Schedule
8/31 
Class Canceled (Instructor Travel)

9/2 

Preliminaries
9/7 
Buzzwords: Affine transformation, transformation matrix, scaling, rotation, identity matrix, translation, camera projection, matrix decomposition, singular value decomposition, unitary matrix, orthogonal vector

9/9 
Buzzwords: Inner product, projection, Fourier Series, Fourier Transform, Discrete Fourier Transform, spectrum, lowpass filter, highpass filter

9/14 
Buzzwords: NyquistShannon sampling theorem, signal sampling, signal reconstruction, convolution, convolution theorem, compressive sensing

Human Visual System
9/16 9/21 
Buzzwords: Eyes, retina, fovea, foveated rendering, photoreceptors, cones, rods, blind spot, light spectrum, spectral power distribution, photopic vision, scotopic vision, luminous efficiency function, lumen, cone fundamentals, color blindness, dichromat, unilateral dichromat, isochrome, tetrachromacy, invisible light, visual cortex, metamerism, metamer, color matching experiment, color matching function, trichromatic theory of color, color space

9/23 
Buzzwords: Colorimetry, color cube, gamut, quantization, chromaticity, chromaticity plot, chromaticity gamut, XYZ color space, reference white, blackbody radiation, Planckian locus, color temperature, correlated color temperature, sRGB, additive color model, subtractive color model, perceptual color space, HSV, HSL, HSB, hue, saturation, value, lightness, brightness, CMYK, gamma, MacAdam ellipses

Color in Nature, Arts, and Technologies
9/28 9/30 
Buzzwords: Thermal radiation, bioluminescence, electroluminescence, biofluorescence, absorption, scattering, emission, transparent, translucent, opaque, reflectance, glazing, vanish, incomplete hiding, spectroradiometer, spectrophotometer, fluorescent light, phosphor, color rendering index, emissive display, lightfiltering display, LED, LCD, liquid crystal, polarizer, white LED, phosphorconverted LED, field sequential color, FSC, color wheel, DLP projector, digital micromirror device, DMD, color breakup, threechip projector, motion blur, solid angle, irradiance, radiance, nits, lux, brightness, dynamic range

10/5 10/7 
Buzzwords: absorption coefficient, absorption efficiency, cross section area, scattering coefficient, scattering efficiency, pigment, binder, refractive index, exponential decay, exponential growth, phase function, multiple scattering, KubelkaMunk model, subsurface scattering, glossy, specular, diffuse, mass tone, tint, saturation

Digital Camera Imaging
10/12 
Buzzwords: Pinhole camera, motion blur, convex lens, concave lens, Snell's law, refraction index, gravitational lens, waveguide, thin lens approximation, paraxial approximation, gaussian lens equation, circle of confusion, depth of field, Fnumber, magnification factor, fieldofview, think lens, optical aberration, chromatic aberration, monochromatic aberration, spherical aberration, motion from blur, depth from blur

10/14 
Buzzwords: IR filter, UV filter, microlens, photoelectric effect, photodiodes, quantum efficiency, lightmatter interaction, energyharvesting camera, pixel well, fullwell capacity, saturation, dynamic range, high dynamic range, NIR photography, thermographic camera, IR camera, depth sensing, fill factor, chargetovoltage conversion, voltage gain, CCD sensor, CMOS sensor, rolling shutter, global shutter, analogtodigital conversion, ADC, resolution

10/19 
Buzzwords: noise, temporal noise, fixed pattern noise, photon shot noise, Poisson distribution, dark current noise, read noise, reset noise, hot pixels, bias/offset voltage, noise amplification, signal to noise ratio, signal gain, ISO, ADC gain, ADC noise, ADC quantization error, correlated double sampling, recover noisefree images, darkframe subtraction, bias frame, dark frame, flatfield correction, dynamic range, stop, dB, three chip sensor, foveon sensor, bayer pattern, spectral sensitivity function, SSF

10/21 
Buzzwords: image signal processing, ISP, denoising, filtering, Gaussian filter, lowpass filter, bilateral filter, demosaic, color correction, regression, ColorChecker

10/26 
Buzzwords: HDR imaging, tone mapping, graduated neutral density filter, GND, multiple exposures, radiance map, linear tone mapping, global tone mapping, local tone mapping, contrast, local contrast, HDR look

10/28 
Buzzwords: Feedbackdriven optimization, color constancy, chromatic adaptation, neutral point, white point, illuminant, von Kries adaptation model, auto white balancing, AWB, active AF, passive AF, phase detection, contrast detection, PDAF, CDAF, crosscorrelation, autofocus point, dual pixel AF, timeofflight, depth from stereo, structured light, metering

11/2 

11/4 
Buzzwords: Encoder, decoder, codec, lossless, lossy, luma, chroma, chroma subsampling, Y'CbCr, JPEG, DCT, basis function, quantization matrix, entropy encoding, runlength encoding, RLE, MotionJPEG, MJPEG, MPEG, H.262, H.264, H.265, AVC, HEVC, container former, .mp4, intraframe prediction, interframe prediction, motion estimation, motion compensated interpolation, three step search, residual, macroblock, motion vector, reference frame, Iframe, Pframe, Bframe, GoP, subpixel motion, transcoding

11/9 11/11 
Buzzwords: Panorama, field of view, FOV, telephoto lens, perspective projection, ghosting, cylindrical projection, spherical projection, distortion, equirectangular projection, cubemap projection, spherical projection, stereo 360, omnidirection stereo, light field, extended depth of field, plenoptic camera, NeRF, photogrammetry, structure from motion, bundle adjustment, egomotion estimation

Modeling and Rendering
11/16 
Buzzwords: Photorealism, computergenerated imagery, parametric surface, parametric curve, polygon mesh, triangle mesh, point cloud, point set, normal, polygon triangulation, bezier curve, bezier surface, basis functions, Bernstein polynomials, LiDAR, point set triangulation, Delaunay triangulation

11/18 
Buzzwords: rasterization, ray tracing, imagecentric, objectcentric, visibility, shading, local frame, world frame, camera space, raster space, perspective projection, orthographic projection, environmental camera, nearclipping plane, farclipping plane, barycentric coordinates, depthbuffer, zbuffer, supersampling, GPU, shader, SIMD

11/23 
Thanksgiving Holiday

11/25 
Thanksgiving Holiday

11/30 
Buzzwords: raytriangle intersection, acceleration structures, space partition, object partition, uniform grid, octree, kd tree, binary space partitining tree, BSP, bounding volume hierarchy, BVH, recursive ray tracing, whittedstyle ray tracing

12/2 
Buzzwords: Phong model, global illumination, ambient shading, rendering equation, bidirectional reflectance distribution function, BRDF, Monte Carlo integration, Monte Carlo estimator, variance, bias, specular lobe, caustic, bidirectional subsurface scattering function, BSSDF, texture mapping, texel, UV unwrapping, UV map, UV island, texture sampling, texture filtering

Applications
12/7 
Medical Imaging (Guest Lecture by Xiao Wang)
Buzzwords: Herculaneum Papyri, Archimedes Palimpsest, Hipparchusâ€™s Star Catalogue, Scheimpflug imaging, pentimento, The Old Guitarist, The Martellus Map, The HuntLenox Globe, multispectral imaging, structure from motion

12/9 
Buzzwords: Eye piece, eye relief, virtual display, motion to photon latency, motion tracking, DoF, IMU, gyroscope, accelerometer, insideout/outsidein tracking, teleportation, stereopsis, vergenceaccommodation conflict, light field display, gaze tracking, foveated rendering, ventral metarism, foveated ray tracing, lens distortion, optical seethrough, video seethrough, waveguide

12/14 