Tentative Schedule
8/25 Wed. 
Assignment: Written assignment 0

8/27 Fri. 
Buzzwords: Affine transformation, transformation matrix, scaling, rotation, identity matrix, translation, matrix decomposition, singular value decomposition, unitary matrix, orthogonal vector
Assignment: Written assignment 1

9/1 Wed. 
Buzzwords: Inner product, projection, Fourier Series, Fourier Transform, Discrete Fourier Transform, spectrum, lowpass filter, highpass filter

9/3 Fri. 
Buzzwords: NyquistShannon sampling theorem, signal sampling, signal reconstruction, convolution, convolution theorem, compressive sensing
Assignment: Written assignment 2

9/8 Wed. 
Buzzwords: Eyes, retina, fovea, foveated rendering, photoreceptors, cones, rods, blind spot, light spectrum, spectral power distribution, photopic vision, scotopic vision, contrast sensitivity function, luminosity efficiency function, lumen, spectral reflectance, color blindness, invisible light, visual cortex, metamerism, metamer, color matching experiment, color matching function, trichromatic theory of color, color space

9/10 Fri. 
Buzzwords: Colorimetry, equalenergy white, color cube, gamut, quantization, chromaticity, chromaticity plot, chromaticity gamut, XYZ color space, reference white, Planckian locus, sRGB, additive color model, subtractive color model, perceptual color space, HSV, HSL, HSB, hue, saturation, value, lightness, brightness, CMYK, gamma

9/15 Wed. 
Buzzwords: Pinhole camera, motion blur, convex lens, concave lens, Snell's law, refraction index, gravitational lens, waveguide, thin lens approximation, paraxial approximation, gaussian lens equation, circle of confusion, depth of field, Fnumber, magnification factor, fieldofview, think lens, optical aberration, chromatic aberration, monochromatic aberration, spherical aberration, motion from blur, depth from blur

9/17 Fri. 
Buzzwords: IR filter, UV filter, microlens, photoelectric effect, photodiodes, quantum efficiency, lightmatter interaction, energyharvesting camera, pixel well, fullwell capacity, saturation, dynamic range, high dynamic range, NIR photography, thermographic camera, IR camera, depth sensing, fill factor, chargetovoltage conversion, voltage gain, CCD sensor, CMOS sensor, rolling shutter, global shutter, analogtodigital conversion, ADC, resolution

9/22 Wed. 
Buzzwords: bayer filter, CYGM filter, aliasing, antialiasing filter, demosaic, noise, fixed pattern noise, photon shot noise, dark current noise, read noise, Poisson distribution, signal to noise ratio, signal gain, ISO, dynamic range

9/24 Fri. 
Buzzwords: demosaic, white balancing, image signal processing, ISP, camera serial interface, systemsonachip, SoC, Denoising, spatial denoising, temporal denoising, filtering, convolution, mean filter, moving average filter, Gaussian filter, lowpass filter, bilateral filter, luminance denoising, chroma denoising

9/29 Wed. 
Buzzwords: HDR imaging, tone mapping, graduated neutral density filter, GND, multiple exposures, radiance map, linear tone mapping, global tone mapping, local tone mapping, contrast, local contrast, HDR look

10/1 Fri. 
Buzzwords: Feedbackdriven optimization, color constancy, chromatic adaptation, neutral point, white point, illuminant, von Kries adaptation model, auto white balancing, AWB, active AF, passive AF, phase detection, contrast detection, PDAF, CDAF, crosscorrelation, autofocus point, dual pixel AF, timeofflight, depth from stereo, structured light, metering

10/6 Wed. 
Buzzwords: Encoder, decoder, codec, lossless, lossy, luma, chroma, chroma subsampling, Y'CbCr, JPEG, DCT, basis function, quantization matrix, entropy encoding, runlength encoding, RLE, MotionJPEG, MJPEG, MPEG, H.262, H.264, H.265, AVC, HEVC, container former, .mp4, intraframe prediction, interframe prediction, motion estimation, motion compensated interpolation, three step search, residual, macroblock, motion vector, reference frame, Iframe, Pframe, Bframe, GoP, subpixel motion, transcoding

10/8 Fri. 
Buzzwords: Color rendering index, luminous efficacy, luminous flux, fluorescent light, phosphor, emissive display, lightfiltering display, LED, LCD, liquid crystal, polarizer, pointillism, white LED, phosphorconverted LED, field sequential color, FSC, color wheel, DLP projector, digital micromirror device, DMD, color breakup, threechip projector, brightness, DCIP3

10/13 Wed. 
AstrophysicalScale Imaging (Guest Lecture by Segev BenZvi)

10/15 Fri. 
Buzzwords: Panorama, field of view, FOV, telephoto lens, longfocus lens, perspective projection, ghosting, cylindrical projection, spherical projection, distortion, equirectangular projection, cubemap projection, optical flow, camera rig, omnidirection stereo, VR tax, semanticaware streaming

10/20 Wed. 
Buzzwords: Light field, plenoptic function, extended depth of field

10/22 Fri. 
Buzzwords: Photorealism, computergenerated imagery, parametric surface, parametric curve, polygon mesh, triangle mesh, point cloud, point set, normal, polygon triangulation, bezier curve, bezier surface, basis functions, Bernstein polynomials, LiDAR, point set triangulation, Delaunay triangulation

10/27 Wed. 
Buzzwords: rasterization, ray tracing, imagecentric, objectcentric, visibility, shading, local frame, world frame, camera space, raster space, perspective projection, orthographic projection, environmental camera, nearclipping plane, farclipping plane, barycentric coordinates, depthbuffer, zbuffer

10/29 Fri. 
Buzzwords: recursive ray tracing, raytriangle intersection, acceleration structures, spacepartitioning trees, octree, kdtree, bounding volume hierarchy, BVH

11/3 Wed. 
Buzzwords: reflection, refraction, glossy, diffusion, translucent, subsurface scattering, specular, fresnel equation, Phong shading, Lambert's cosine law, Lambertian diffusion surface, albedo, reflectance, directionalhemispherical reflectance, hemesphericaldirectional reflectance

11/5 Fri. 
Buzzwords: Rendering equation, bidirectional reflectance distribution function, BRDF, emitted radiance, path tracing, MonteCarlo integration, variance, bias, MonteCarlo path tracing, specular lobe, caustic, bidirectional path tracing, texture map, texture mapping, texel, UV unwrapping, UV map, UV island, texture sampling, texture filtering, normal map

11/10 Wed. 

11/12 Fri. 
Buzzwords: shader, vertex shader, fragment shader, alpha blending, shader core, ROP, SIMD, controlflow divergence, finegrained multithreading, GPGPU, kernel, RT cores, OptiX, CUDA, tensor core, DLSS

11/17 Wed. 
Learning, Leveraging, and Optimizing Human Perception in Metaverse (Guest Lecture by Qi Sun) (Video)
Abstract: The world is becoming unprecedentedly connected thanks to emerging media and cloudbased technologies. The holy grail of metaverse requires recreating a remotely shared world as a digital twin of the physical planet. In this world, the human is probably the most complex mechanical, physical, and biological system. Unlike computers, it is remarkably challenging to model and engineer how humans perceive and react in a virtual environment. By leveraging computational advancements such as machine learning and biometric sensors, this talk will share some recent research on altering and optimizing the human visual and behavioral perception toward creating the ultimate metaverse.

11/19 Fri. 
Buzzwords: Lightparticle interaction, absorption, in/out scattering, emission, CT scan, volume rendering, surface reconstruction, splat, splatting, reconstruction kernel, ε zbuffering, level of details, LOD, qsplat, bounding sphere hierarchy

11/24 Wed. 
Thanksgiving Holiday

11/26 Fri. 
Thanksgiving Holiday

12/1 Wed. 
Buzzwords: Eye piece, eye relief, virtual display, motion to photon latency, motion tracking, DoF, IMU, gyroscope, accelerometer, insideout/outsidein tracking, teleportation, stereopsis, vergenceaccommodation conflict, multi/varifocal display, lightfield display, gaze tracking, foveated rendering, ventral metarism, foveated ray tracing

12/3 Fri. 
Buzzwords: localization, mapping, control, path planning, feedback control, RANSAC, bundle adjustment

12/8 Wed. 
Buzzwords: Herculaneum Papyri, Archimedes Palimpsest, The Old Guitarist, The Martellus Map, The HuntLenox Globe, multispectral imaging, micro CT, structure from motion
