Bioimaging and Biomedical data processing - BIOIMMAGINI (2015/2016)

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Teaching is organised as follows:
Activity Credits Period Academic staff Timetable
teoria 4 II semestre Gloria Menegaz
laboratorio 2 II semestre Gloria Menegaz

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

The course deals with the wavelet transform and its applications in image and signal processing. The WT can be considered as a generalization of the Fourier transform to the time/frequency (or time/scale) analysis domain. Accordingly, it allows to overcome some of the main limitations of the FT as the analysis of transient signals that can be characterized with precisely in both the time and the frequency spaces at the same time. Multiresolution analysis is particularly suitable for natural and biological signals, feature extraction for pattern recognition, denoising and image coding.


The course will be complemented by lab sessions aiming at acquiring the practical instruments that are needed in this framework as well as to solve some basic problems. This will be performed using the Matlab Wavelet toolbox.


- A wavelet tour of signal processing, Stephane Mallat, Academic Press (principale riferimento seguito nel corso)
- Wavelets and subband coding, Vetterli and Kovacevic, Prentice Hall


1) Fundamentals of signal and image processing
- Fourier transform in 1D and 2D
- Windowed FT

2) Wavelets and pyramids
- Introduction to the WT
- Wavelet basis
- Wavelet families
- Fast discrete wavelet transform (DWT)
- 2D discrete wavelet transform
- lifting-steps implementation
- Advanced concepts
- Applicatins

3) Advanced coding systems
- Entropy, information, entropy coding
- Wavelet-based coding
- JPEG2000

4) Wavelets in biomedicine

Assessment methods and criteria

Theory: oral or written


An evaluation of the Lab activities will be performed during the classes. For those who don't take part to the lab sessions the evaluation will be performed during the exam.

Teaching aids
Title Format (Language, Size, Publication date)
C1 - Signals and Systems  pdfpdf (it, 2769 KB, 08/03/16)
C2 - Fourier Transform  pdfpdf (it, 5962 KB, 22/04/16)
C3 - 2D-DFT  pdfpdf (it, 3022 KB, 22/04/16)
E1 - Lab. Session 1  mswordmsword (it, 26 KB, 08/03/16)
E3 - Lab. Session 3  rtfrtf (it, 0 KB, 04/04/16)
E4 - Lab. Session 4  docxdocx (it, 54 KB, 17/04/16)
E5- Lab. Session 5  zipzip (it, 801 KB, 23/05/16)
L1 - Introduction  pdfpdf (it, 6460 KB, 22/04/16)
L2 - MRA  pdfpdf (it, 2963 KB, 25/03/16)
L3d - Advanced Concepts  pdfpdf (it, 2678 KB, 22/04/16)
L3 - MRA  pdfpdf (it, 8013 KB, 03/05/16)
L4 - Wavelets and Filterbanks  pdfpdf (it, 6229 KB, 17/04/16)
L5 - 2D-DWT  pdfpdf (it, 3186 KB, 22/04/16)
L6 - Lifting (short)  pdfpdf (it, 3412 KB, 22/04/16)
L7 - Applications  pdfpdf (it, 1926 KB, 03/05/16)
Esercitazione 1  mswordmsword (it, 26 KB, 21/03/16)
Esercitazione 2  zipzip (it, 14 KB, 21/03/16)