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Image Processing The Fundamentals Maria Petrou, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK Panagiota Bosdogianni, Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece Image processing has been one of the most active areas of research in recent years. The techniques involved have found significant applications in areas as diverse as video-conferencing, image communication, robotics, geoscience and medicine. From intelligent cars that drive themselves to key-hole surgery, this enormous impact on society is expected to change our lives radically. Providing a step by step guide to the basic principles underlying all image processing tasks, this volume is the result of 11 years of teaching experience. * Features numerous worked examples, guiding the reader through the intricacies of reaching the solutions. * Explains the concepts introduced using small sized images that the reader can manipulate without the use of computers. * Allows the reader to appreciate the 'nuts and bolts' of each method, the issues involved and the problems that may be encountered in real applications. * Presents detailed mathematical explanations at two levels - an easy-to-follow narrative with minimum use of mathematics, and a higher level that uses mathematical rigour. Image Processing: The Fundamentals is an ideal self-teaching aide and will prove an invaluable companion for research students in related fields. Alternative techniques are demonstrated for each image allowing the reader to appreciate subtle differences between them.
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Maria Petrou FREng (Greek: Μαρία Πέτρου; 17 May 1953 – 15 October 2012) was a Greek-born British scientist who specialised in the fields of artificial intelligence and machine vision.
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