This is an introductory-level course to computer graphics. No previous knowledge on the subject is assumed. The objective of the course is to provide a comprehensive introduction to the field of computer graphics, focusing on the underlying theory, and thus providing strong foundations for both designers and users of graphical systems. The course will study the conceptual framework for interactive computer graphics, introduce the use of OpenGL as an application programming interface (API), and cover algorithmic and computer architecture issues.
CS 559:Machine Learning: Fundamentals and Applications
In many fields (e.g., computer vision, speech recognition, data mining, and bioinformatics), machine learning has become a crucial ingredient in translating research into applications. The course is intended to provide an in-depth overview of recent advances in machine learning, with applications in fields such as computer vision, data mining, natural language processing. Fundamental topics that will be covered include supervised (Bayesian) and unsupervised learning, non-parametric methods, graphical models (Bayes Nets and Markov Random Fields) and dimensionality reduction. The course will also cover several of the most important recent developments in learning algorithms, including boosting, Support Vector Machines and kernel methods, and outline the fundamental concepts behind these approaches.
Research & Education
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (2005)
M.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (2000)
Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (1998)
Binocular, multiple-view and video-based 3D reconstruction
3D shape representation and object recognition
Experience & Service
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Computer Science, Stevens Institute of Technology, 2008-present
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