Least Squares for Programmers
Level Beginner
Event Type
This session WILL be recorded.
Interest Areas
Research & Education
Registration Levels
Ultimate Supporter
Ultimate Attendee
Exhibitor Ultimate
TimeThursday, 12 August 202110am - 10:30am PDT
DescriptionWe present how to manipulate geometric objects (curves, images, surfaces) by optimizing their characteristics using least squares methods. It is a very efficient tool that does not require too much mathematical background.
Prerequisites Anyone able to program computer graphics algorithms can learn to use least squares with this course. Attendees already using it or with a stronger mathematical background may discover some interesting relations with other domains.
Intended Audience This course is intended for students/engineers/researchers who know how to program in the traditional way: by breaking down tasks into elementary operations that manipulate combinatorial structures (trees, graphs, meshes). Here, we present a different paradigm: we describe what is a good result and let numerical optimization find it for us.