CS 335 Principles of Multimedia Systems, Fall 2007


Objectives

This course is to introduce principles and current technologies of multimedia systems. Topics include multimedia systems design, multimedia hardware and software, issues in effectively representing, processing and transmitting multimedia data including text, graphics, sound and music, image and video. Image, video and audio standards such as JPEG, MPEG, H.26x, Dolby Digital and AAC will be reviewed. Applications such as video conferencing, video streaming, multimedia data indexing and retrieval will also be introduced.

Instructor

Hao Jiang, Fulton 410C, hjiang@cs.bc.edu, 617-552-8983.
Office hours: M 4-5pm, F 2-3pm.

Lecture Schedule (Approximate)

# Date Topic Reference Materials
1 TU 09/04/07 Introduction  
2 TH 09/06/07 Digital Image, Audio and Video  
3 TU 09/11/07 Tutorials on Multimedia Tools and Libraries (Matlab, SDL, OpenCV and Others)  
4 TH 09/13/07 Lossless Compression Li & Drew, Ch7
5 TU 09/18/07 Lossless compression Li & Drew, Ch7
6 TH 09/20/07 Lossless Compression Applications Li & Drew, Ch7
7 TU 09/25/07 Lossy Compression Li & Drew, Sec8.1-8.4; Sayood, Ch11
8 TH 09/27/07 JPEG Standard Li & Drew, Ch9
9 TU 10/02/07 Image Processing and Analysis in Multimedia Applications  
10 TH 10/04/07 Image Processing and Analysis in Multimedia Applications  
11 TU 10/09/07 Audio Analysis, Compression and Standards  
12 TH 10/11/07 Audio Analysis, Compression and Standards  
13 TU 10/16/07 Motion Li & Drew, Ch10
14 TH 10/18/07 Video Compression Li & Drew, Ch10
15 TU 10/23/07 MPEG 1 and 2 Li & Drew, Ch11
16 TH 10/25/07 MPEG4 Li & Drew, Ch12
17 TU 10/30/07 MPEG7 and Others Li & Drew, Ch12
18 TH 11/01/07 Midterm Exam  
19 TU 11/06/07 Multimedia over Network  
20 TH 11/08/07 Media Play Out and Timing Perkins, Ch6
21 TU 11/13/07 Media Synchronization Perkins, Ch7
22 TH 11/15/07 Error and Congestion Control Perkins, Ch9
23 TU 11/20/07 Tracking  
24 TH 11/22/07 Activity Recognition  
25 TU 11/27/07 Content Based Media Retrieval Multimedia Database
26 TH 11/29/07 Content Based Media Retrieval Li & Drew, Ch18
27 TU 12/04/07 Project Report  
28 TH 12/06/07 Project Report  

Grading Assignments

Assignment 1 (written) Experimentation of image, audio and video processing using matlab and other tools. (out Sept.11, due Sept.25)
Assignment 2 (programming) Image Compression (due Oct. 16)
Assignment 3 (programming) Mutlimedia Interface (due Nov. 15)

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