MM - Multimedia

Offered By:
Faculty of Science

Below are the courses available from the MM subject code. Select a course to view the available classes, additional class notes, class times, and textbooks.

MM 801 - HCI and Applications View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(VAR, VARIABLE)

Multimedia data, e.g. image, video, static and dynamic 3D models, sound and signal, are often delivered to the users via display, haptic or other sensor-based devices. Understanding how human and computer interact can enhance application performance. The understanding of perceptual responses can be achieved by monitoring facial expression, tracking body gesture, hearing their voices and so on. Human perceptual response can be affected by prior knowledge, environment, content communicated from the computer, etc. This course discusses some of these aspects, e.g., computer vision and image processing based techniques to support human-centric individual and collaborative interactive applications, including multi-touch for real-time interaction. Human perceptual factors and user study methodologies will also be covered. Sections offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students.


MM 802 - Multimedia Communications View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(VAR, VARIABLE)

As a result of the advances in network infrastructures and increasing user participation in social media using displays ranging from IMAX theatres to home entertainment systems, and from desktops to handheld devices, problems associated with multimedia content encoding, e.g., HEVC, synchronization, scheduling and delivery, on top of potential packet loss, have increased significantly. These issues are particularly challenging in real-time applications. This course focuses on time and space optimization techniques with the goal to achieve Quality of Service (QoS) and Quality of Experience (QoE), taking perceptual quality into consideration, to support the communication and visualization of multimedia content transmitted over reliable as well as unreliable networks. Sections offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students.


MM 803 - Image and Video Processing View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(VAR, VARIABLE)

Quality assessment of image and video (or 3D data) is essential in many applications, which deliver educational content, medical images, games, movies, video-on-demand and so on. In order to generate high quality image and video, especially given the sheer volume of consumer demand and under constrained resources, e.g., time and bandwidth, it is necessary to understand the image and video processing pipeline from the initial creation limitations to the final display at the receiver. This course focuses on reviewing various image/video processing techniques, as well as the quality assessment metrics proposed in the literature. Sections offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students.


MM 804 - Graphics and Animation View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(VAR, VARIABLE)

Developing appealing graphics and animations has become a requirement in many industrial applications like entertainment, advertising and online education. Animation is effective in explaining abstract concepts in biology, physics and medicine. 3D graphics and simulation is also beneficial in surgical training and planning. This course is intended to provide in-depth discussions on graphics and animation techniques, in particular relating to 3D data acquisition, processing, transmission and rendering. Students will have the opportunity to understand and compare various state-of-the-art techniques in 3D modeling, animation and special effects. Sections offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students.


MM 805 - Computer Vision and 3DTV View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(VAR, VARIABLE)

While traditional image and video remain at the core of multimedia content, 3D video is perceived as the next generation in video technology. 3D video incorporates the depth perspective which enables viewers to feel immersed in a more realistic environment. This course provides students with the latest 3D video developments and in particular relating to stereoscopic and multi-view with or without special eye-wear. Many of the techniques proposed on 3D video inherit much of the strengths from 2D video methods and computer vision techniques. The 3D component is also included in the latest HEVC standard. This course will focus on literature review and survey of these techniques. Group studies, discussions and presentations constitute the main thrust of the course. Sections offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students.


MM 806 - Virtual Reality and Tele-Presence View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(VAR, VARIABLE)

Virtual reality and augmented reality can provide an immersive environment where many scenarios can be simulated. For example, manufacturing and engineering tasks, medical planning and training, art and design, rehabilitation, Physics, Biology and Chemistry concept exploration and many others can benefit from a virtual reality environment . This course focuses on the challenges of setting up a user friendly virtual reality scene where users can interact in an intuitive and natural way. The use of interactive techniques and sensor-based devices, such as haptic and head-mount display, in creating a virtual environment for scientific analysis, visualization exploration and Tele-presence, as well as how mobile users can participate in these applications, will be discussed. Sections offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students.


MM 807 - Multimedia Project I View Available Classes

★ 9 (fi 18)(VAR, VARIABLE)

Sections offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students.


MM 808 - Multimedia Project II View Available Classes

★ 9 (fi 18)(VAR, VARIABLE)

Sections offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students.


MM 809 - Multimedia Supplementary Project View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(VAR, VARIABLE)

Sections offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students.


MM 810 - Multimedia Supplementary Project View Available Classes

★ 6 (fi 12)(VAR, VARIABLE)

Sections offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students.


MM 811 - AI in Multimedia View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(VAR, VARIABLE)

Artificial Intelligence (AI) covers a wide range of topics. In general, it means simulating human intelligence using computer algorithms. This course introduces a high level understanding of machine learning/deep learning, which is a branch of AI. The instructor may decide to include reinforcement learning and other aspects of neural networks, as well as natural language processing depending on the course schedule. Sections offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students.


MM 812 - Multimedia Special Topic View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(VAR, VARIABLE)

Multimedia topics approved by Program coordinator and Instructor. Sections offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students.


MM 813 - Hot Topics in Multimedia I View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, VARIABLE)

The multimedia pipeline includes data acquisition, processing, transmission and visualization, as well as quality assessment. Over the years, state-of-the-art techniques have been developed in these areas. Nevertheless, emerging technologies in hardware, systems and tools necessitate continuous evolution of multimedia algorithms and inventions. Driven by industrial demands and consumer preferences, recent advances, e.g. Internet-of-Things, Cloud Computing, High Dynamic Display, visual recognition, multimedia mining and so on, have brought revolution in multimedia research and development. This course intends to introduce some latest hot topics in multimedia so that students understand industrial requirements and applications, and prepare for their careers. Sections offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students.


MM 814 - Hot Topics in Multimedia II View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, VARIABLE)

The multimedia pipeline includes data acquisition, processing, transmission and visualization, as well as quality assessment. Over the years, state-of-the-art techniques have been developed in these areas. Nevertheless, emerging technologies in hardware, systems and tools necessitate continuous evolution of multimedia algorithms and inventions. Driven by industrial demands and consumer preferences, recent advances, e.g. Internet-of-Things, Cloud Computing, High Dynamic Display, visual recognition, multimedia mining and so on, have brought revolution in multimedia research and development. This course intends to introduce some latest hot topics in multimedia so that students understand industrial requirements and applications, and prepare for their careers. Sections offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students.