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DD2422 Image Analysis and Computer Vision 6.0 credits

Basic course in computer science focusing on basic theory, models, and methods for computer vision, image analysis and image processing.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus DD2422 (Spring 2009–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Overview of goals and methods of image analysis and computer vision.

Introduction to biological vision and visual perception.

Basic image analysis: signal theory, filtering, image enhancement, image reconstruction, segmentation, classification, representation.

Basic computer vision: multi-scale representation, detection of contours and other features.

Perspective projection.

Illumination models. Texture. Stereo. Motion.

Object recognition.

Intended learning outcomes

After completing the course you will be able to:

  • identify basic concepts, terminology, theories, models and methods in the field of computer vision, image analysis and image processing,
  • describe known principles of human visual system,
  • develop and systematically test different basic methods of computer vision, image analysis and image processing,
  • experimentally evaluate different image analysis algorithms and summarize the results,
  • choose appropriate image processing methods for image filtering, image restauration, image reconstruction, segmentation, classification and representation,
  • describe basic methods of computer vision related to multi-scale representation, edge detection and detection of other primitives, stereo, motion and object recognition,
  • build a toolbox for image processing consisting of methods for grey-level transformations, image filtering functions and methods for edge and corner detection,
  • suggest a design of a computer vision system for a specific problem

in order to

  • get acquainted with basic possibilities and constraints of computer vision, image processing and image analysis and therefore assess which problems can be solved in the field of robotics, medical and industrial image processing, processing of satelite images and similar,
  • be able to implement, analyse and evaluate simple systems for automatic image processing and computer vision,
  • have a broad knowledge base so to easily read the related literature.

Course disposition

Lectures: 28 h
Tutorials: 4 h
Laboratory assignments: 20 h

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

The courses in the basic block on mathematics, computer science and numerical analysis on the D-, E- or F-programme. One more course on signal processing and/or numerical analysis can be recommended. We recommend the students to read the course during the fourth year because it uses prerequisites from a relative wide spectrum of applied mathematics and computer science.


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R. C. Gonzalez and R. E. Woods: Digital Image Processing Prentice Hall, 2003.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

Examination (TEN1; 3 university credits).
Laboratory assignments (LAB1; 3 university credits).

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

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Offered by

CSC/Computer Science

Main field of study

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

DD2427 Image Based Recognition and Classification and DD2428 Geometry and Visualization.


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