NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
Summer 2010 - Computer Vision and Multi-Agent Systems
Department of Computer Science, Utah State University

David Isele


  David Isele


  Electrical Engineering


  The Cooper Union

About Me

 I completed my third year at Cooper Union and thought it might be fun to venture out to Utah and do some computer vision. So that's what I did. While here I enjoyed mountain climbing, rock climbing, and even tried scaling a building or two. Logan, Utah is a pretty place with a love of sprinklers. There's some nice hikes, like the trail to the windy cavern, and a few mountainside trails for running.


I created an edge detection neural network that trains on human generated base truth cases and produces results that are similar, though superior to an image generated using a Laplacian mask.

I also created an algorithm for edge detection based on using difference equations rather than the typical gradient based edge detection. It produces a thicker edge and is pretty good at ignoring patterns like grass and fur.


You can read my papers here and here and view my presentation here.

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