The Sparse Representations in Image Processing - From Theory to Practice Certificate is part of the Sparse Representations in Signal and Image Processing Professional Certificate from EdX in partnership with IsraelX.
This course is a follow-up to the first introductory course of sparse representations. Whereas the first course puts emphasis on the theory and algorithms in this field, this course shows how these apply to actual signal and image processing needs.
Models play a central role in practically every task in signal and image processing. Sparse representation theory puts forward an emerging, highly effective, and universal such model. Its core idea is the description of the data as a linear combination of few building blocks – atoms – taken from a pre-defined dictionary of such fundamental elements.
In this course, you will learn how to use sparse representations in series of image processing tasks. We will cover applications such as denoising, deblurring, inpainting, image separation, compression, super-resolution, and more. A key feature in migrating from the theoretical model to its practical deployment is the adaptation of the dictionary to the signal. This topic, known as "dictionary learning" will be presented, along with ways to use the trained dictionaries in the above mentioned applications.
What you'll learn
Length: 5 weeks Effort: 5-6 hours per week
This program is composed from two separate parts:
While we recommend taking both courses, each of them can be taken independently of the other. The duration of each course is five weeks, and each part includes: (i) knowledge-check questions and discussions, (ii) series of quizzes, and (iii) Matlab programming projects. Each course will be graded separately, using the average grades of the questions/discussions [K] quizzes [Q], and projects [P], by Final-Grade = 0.1K + 0.5Q + 0.4P.
Michael Elad - Professor of Computer Science, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
Yaniv Romano - PhD student in the Electrical Engineering Department, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
Advanced knowledge on linear algebra and optimization; basic familiarity with signal and image processing.
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