CS414: Multimedia Systems

Course Syllabus

Supplemental Readings

 
Week 1 W   January 17 Introduction [ppt]

  F   January 19

Perception of Images and Audio [ppt]
The Eye, Ear, Color, Perspective - how this translates to a discrete components.

Week 2 M  January 22 Images [ppt]
Representation
  W  January 24

Images and Audio [ppt]
Sampling Theorem, Aliasing, Reconstruction

  F   January 26

Images and Audio [ppt]

Week 3 M  January 29 Images
Filters: Edge detection, non-photorealistic rendering [ppt]

(Read up to p. 45 in the Shannon and Weaver book.)

  W  January 31

Images [ppt]
Compression, JPEG, GIF
(Matlab problem set should be submitted by midnight before this class.)

  F   February 2

MPEG [ppt]

Week 4 M  February 5 Images and Audio - Applications [ppt]
  W  February 7 Images and Audio - Applications [ppt]
  F   February 9

Guest Lecturer: Braden Kowitz, Google
Braden spent three years working at Beckman on data visualization, eye-tracking, and clustered virtual reality. At Google since 2005, he has led the interaction design on Google Trends, Google Spreadsheets, and Google’s application hosting service.

Week 5 M  February 12 Entropy, Noise Information Theory [ppt]
  W  February 14 no class
  F   February 16 Entropy, Noise Information Theory [ppt]
Huffman encoding
Week 6 M  February 19 Entropy, Noise Information Theory, Error Correction [ppt]
Arithmetic encoding
  W  February 21

Class Discussion
Review homework, discuss potential projects.

  F   February 23

Z-Transforms, Poles-Zeros
(Homework #4 should be submitted by midnight before this class.)

Week 7 M  February 26 Fourier Series, Convolution [ppt]
  W  February 28

Class Discussion (cont), Color, Web Design, Networking Into [ppt]

  F   March 2

The Network  -  a media history [ppt]

Week 8 M  March 5 MM Transport and Quality of Service [pdf] [ppt]
(Homework #5 should be submitted by midnight before this class.)
  W  March 7 MM Process Management  [ppt]
(Homework #6 should be submitted by midnight before this class.)
  F   March 9 MM File Management [ppt]
(Have chapters 1, 2, and 3 read in the "Multimedia Systems" book for  this class.)
Week 9 M  March 12 Synchronization [ppt]
(Have chapters 4, 5, and 6 read in the "Multimedia Systems" book for  this class.)
  W  March 14 Digital Rights Management, Midterm Review [ppt]
  F   March 16

MIDTERM

Week 10 M  March 19 Spring Break
  W  March 21 Spring Break
  F   March 23 Spring Break
Week 11 M  March 26 Interactive Media: active and passive
  W  March 28

Task Centered User Interfaces [ppt]
(Half page project proposals due by midnight before this class.)

  F   March 30

Low Fidelity Prototyping [pdf]

Week 12 M  April 2 Inhabiting Physical Space [ppt]
  W  April 4

Communication Interfaces [ppt]
(Have Chapters 1, 4, and 5 from the "Multimedia Applications" book read before this class.)

  F   April 6

Quantitative Analysis [ppt]

Week 13 M  April 9 Group Project Discussion - Design, the User [ppt]
(Half page project proposals version 2.0 due by midnight before this class.)
  W  April 11 Vinton Cerf Talk
  F   April 13

Group Project Discussion - goms and action analysis [ppt]

Week 14 M  April 16 Group Project Discussion - Walkthroughs, Wizard of Oz  [ppt]
  W  April 18 Group Project Discussion - in class work
  F   April 20

Group Project Discussion  - in class work

Week 15 M  April 23 Group Project Discussion - in class work
  W  April 25 Group Project Discussion - in class work
  F   April 27 Group Project Discussion - in class work
Week 16 M  April 30 Group Project Discussion - in class work
  W  May 2 Final Project Presentations  (Papers due on Finals Day)