CS 612 covers new state-of-the-art topics in computer vision. The course is typically structured around a reading list and semester project. The goal is to involve students in Ph.D.-level research, and to train them to become independent researchers in this area. The project will invovle the creation of a system that can respond to visual input, typically an object recognition task of some kind. The ultimate measure of success is when a student publishes a paper based on work done for this class.