The Perspective View of Three Points

Date: 
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 - 2:59pm


WILLIAM WOLFE, Department of Computer Science, California State University Channel Islands
DATE: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2007
TIME: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
PLACE: Computer Science Conference Room, Harold Frank Hall Room 1132

ABSTRACT:

The perspective view of three noncollinear points whose image-to-object correspondence is known is studied. Such measurements are known to be ambiguous, resulting in as many as four possible solutions to the perspective three-point problem. Although there can be four solutions, it is quite often the case that there are triangle configurations that cause one, two, three, or four solutions. The results also provide a justification for the common wisdom that there are usually two solutions.

BIOGRAPHY:

William J. Wolfe is currently Professor and Chair of Computer Science at California State University Channel Islands. He earned a PhD in Mathematics at the City University of New York in 1976. For the past 15 years his research has focused on mathematical analysis of Neural Networks, Genetic Algorithms, and development of related software simulations. Recently, he has shifted his emphasis to online technology (e.g., database-driven web applications) and its impact on education.

HOST: MATTHEW TURK