The VIA research group typically offers a number of MEng project opportunities. Projects may be done by one or several students. Most projects involve developing algorithms for computer vision and require programming with the VisionX software system. Therefore, there is usually a requirement that students starting in the Fall semester also take ECE5470 at the same time to gain background knowledge in computer vision and familiarity with the VisionX programming tools.
The VIA MEng project program is in two parts with the second conditional on the first. For the first semester the student will plan the project and conduct the background research. At the end of the semester an initial report is required; the continuation of the project to the second semester will be conditional on a satisfactory report submitted at the conclusion of the first semester. If time permits the work on the project research may also be started in the Fall semester. The main activity for the second semester is to conduct the actual research and write up a final report.
Students interested in doing an MEng project should send an email with their resume and a brief description of their interest to A. P. Reeves
Topics for 2011 There is a general project theme of the annotated human. That is to take medical images, primarily of he chest, to segment major organs from these images and to establish a common framework. This framework will be used for measuring changes in a patient over time and establishing norms from a group of subjects. The projects offered for Fall 2011 include the following:
- Image registration of time separated 3D CT images and change analysis
- Modeling of vessels in the lungs to better segment pulmonary nodules.
- Image segmentation and measurement of the aorta in low-dose CT images.
- lung lobe fissure identification in CT images
- Identification of root structures in CT images of small tree root systems.
- line measuring on 3D image surfaces. (With applications in medical image measurement and cloths designing from 3D body scans).
All students doing an MEng project will be required to submit a Project Report at the end of the project. Also, in general, students who are doing a two semester project will be expected to submit an Interim Project Report at the end of the first semester.
See also MEng project presentations for ECE Bio-Electrical Engineering