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Program at a Glance

College of Engineering and Computer Science
Computer Science
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Detect, Recognize and Track Objects and Events Using Latest Computer Vision

The Master of Computer Vision program provides you with the technical skills and domain knowledge needed to succeed in this fast-growing industry. This involves acquiring, processing, analyzing and understanding images, videos, 3D data and other types of high-dimensional data of the real world employing the latest machine learning techniques.

Currently, UCF is the only public university offering a Master of Computer Vision degree in the U.S. The program builds upon our very successful research program in computer vision, which ranks among top 10 in the nation. Here, you’ll be able to take what you learn in the classroom and apply it to current research upon which future computer vision industries can be built. Plus, with local and national high-tech partners including Lockheed Martin, Elbit Systems, L3Harris, DRS, Accenture and SRI, you can experience the industry first hand through internships and networking opportunities.

As a computer vision engineer, you can help change how we examine the world and solve problems. Our computer vision graduates go on to use modern technology to benefit society, whether that’s right here at home in Central Florida or across the globe.

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Computer vision at UCF has been ranked No. 10 nationally by from 2010-2020.
The Center for Research in Computer Vision has extensive expertise and received $3.79M in research funding last year in various areas, from video surveillance and monitoring to facial recognition to biomedical image analysis.
The demand for computer and information research scientists is expected to grow 15 percent through 2029 — much faster than other industries.
Computer and information research scientists earn an annual average salary of $122K.

Application Deadlines

July 1
December 1

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Course Overview

Computer Vision

Learn about image formation, binary vision, region growing and edge detection, shape representation, dynamic scene analysis, texture, stereo and range images, and knowledge representation.

Explore the origin/evaluation of machine intelligence; machine learning concepts and their applications in problem solving, planning and “expert systems” symbolic role of human and computers.

Gain the foundation necessary for understanding, visualizing and quantifying medical images with computational methods. Topics include NeuroImaging: fMRI, DTI, MRI, Connectome, Basics of Radiological Image Modalities and their clinical use, and Medical Image Segmentation.

The world is producing more visual data than ever before, so the demand and applications for computer vision are expanding at a rapid pace. For instance, for self-driving cars, medical imaging, safety, security and national defense.”

— Niels da Vitoria Lobo, Computer Science Associate Professor, UCF

Computer Vision Skills You’ll Learn

  • Write programs to conduct and perform analysis of visual data.
  • Design and implement new algorithms for recognition, segmentation, indexing, tracking and editing.
  • Perform data acquisition for extremely large and dynamic visual sources.
  • Present and communicate expertise in a clear and concise manner accessible to the general public.

Career Opportunities

  • Research Engineer
  • Computer Vision Specialist
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Robotics Engineer
  • Medical Imaging Specialist

Computer Vision News

Science & Technology
UCF Computer Vision Team Receives Prestigious Computer Vision Award for Action Recognition Dataset
The researchers behind UCF-101, a challenging action recognition dataset, are being awarded for their impressive collection of 13,320 clips across 101 action categories. The dataset…
Science & Technology
UCF Researchers Present at Top International Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition Conference
Four UCF faculty and 32 doctoral students attended the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Conference in New Orleans this summer.
Science & Technology
UCF Researchers Awarded $4.5 Million to Develop Non-GPS Location Finder
The Army Research Lab-funded project will help ground vehicles navigate complex terrain when GPS is not available by using computer vision and artificial intelligence.
Science & Technology
UCF Starts New Master’s Degree Program in Computer Vision
The university joins Carnegie Mellon University as the only institutions in the nation to offer the specialized computer science discipline.

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