Based on the successful 2014 book published by Apress, this textbook edition is expanded to provide a comprehensive history and state-of-the-art survey for fundamental computer vision methods. With over 800 essential references, as well as chapter-by-chapter learning assignments, both students and researchers can dig deeper into core computer vision topics. The survey covers everything from feature descriptors, regional and global feature metrics, feature learning architectures, deep learning, neuroscience of vision, neural networks, and detailed example architectures to illustrate computer vision hardware and software optimization methods. To complement the survey, the textbook includes useful analyses which provide insight into the goals of various methods, why they work, and how they may be optimized. The text delivers an essential survey and a valuable taxonomy, thus providing a key learning tool for students, researchers and engineers, to supplement the many effective hands-on resources and open source projects, such as OpenCVand other imaging and deep learning tools. von Krig, Scott
Scott Krig is a pioneer in computer imaging, computer vision, and graphics visualization. He founded Krig Research in 1988, providing the world's first image and vision systems based on high-performance engineering workstations, super-computers, and dedicated imaging hardware, serving customers worldwide in 25 countries. Scott has provided imaging and vision solutions around the globe, and has worked closely with many industries including aerospace, military, intelligence, law enforcement, government research, and academic organizations. More recently, Scott has worked for major corporations and startups serving commercial markets, solving problems in the areas of computer vision, imaging, graphics, visualization, robotics, process control, industrial automation, computer security, cryptography, and consumer applications of imaging and machine vision to PCs, laptops, mobile phones, and tablets. Most recently, he provided direction for Intel Corporation in the area of depth-sensing and computer vision methods for embedded systems and mobile platforms. Scott is the author of many patent applications worldwide in the areas of embedded systems, imaging, computer vision, DRM, and computer security, and studied at Stanford.