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CSC8628 : Image Informatics

  • Offered for Year: 2022/23
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Deepayan Bhowmik
  • Owning School: Computing
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


To introduce students to the fundamentals of image informatics and provide the essential knowledge about the main themes, so that, in the future, they will be able to readily apply their knowledge in industry or research or further enhance it by self-study.

Outline Of Syllabus

Topics will cover some or all of the following areas:
• Background, Image Model, Spatial Coordinate Digitisation: Image Sampling, Image Quality, Image Pixel Relationships
• Linear Operators, Transforms. Spatial Domain Methods (Filters), Frequency Domain Methods. Inverse Filtering.
• Image. Compression, Redundancy Types, Lossless and Lossy Compression, Image Compression
• Standards.
• Object Detection Methods, Edge and Boundary Detection.
• Thresholding Methods, Region Oriented Methods.
• Pattern Recognition
• Mathematical Morphology.
• Case Studies.
Use of Python to demonstrate Image Informatics techniques.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture101:0010:00Interactive mixed mode lectures (Hybrid in person and online)
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion101:0010:00Independent study on course content
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion201:0020:00Background reading
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical201:0020:00Interactive mixed mode practicals. 1.5 hours per week can include PiP activities. Not compulsory.
Guided Independent StudyProject work401:0040:00Main summative assignment
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures explain the underlying principles for the module and technologies that support image informatics. Lectures are complemented by supervised practical sessions to guide the application of these principles using suitable tools. The practical work builds up experience working with a computational toolset that is used to complete a substantive project working with data from a real-world context.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report1M100Extended technical project. Word count; up to 1500 words, to include detailed figures demonstrating results.
Zero Weighted Pass/Fail Assessments
Description When Set Comment
Oral ExaminationMStructured discussion inc. a software demonstration and reflection on the key learning objectives of the project work-up to 15 mins
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The report tests the students’ ability to apply image informatics techniques, using effective tools and methods to solve a real-world challenge.

Reading Lists