Joseph L. Mundy

Joseph L. Mundy is a Professor of Engineering at Brown University.

  • Geometric Invariance in Computer Vision

    Joseph L. Mundy and Andrew Zisserman

    These twenty-three contributions focus on the most recent developments in the rapidly evolving field of geometric invariants and their application to computer vision. The introduction summarizes the basics of invariant theory, discusses how invariants are related to problems in computer vision, and looks at the future possibilities, particularly the notion that invariant analysis might provide a solution to the elusive problem of recognizing general curved 3D objects from an arbitrary viewpoint. The remaining chapters consist of original papers that present important developments as well as tutorial articles that provide useful background material. These chapters are grouped into categories covering algebraic invariants, nonalgebraic invariants, invariants of multiple views, and applications. An appendix provides an extensive introduction to projective geometry and its applications to basic problems in computer vision.

    • Hardcover $70.00
  • Geometric Reasoning

    Deepak Kapur and Joseph L. Mundy

    The 20 contributions in this book discuss research in geometric reasoning and its applications to robot path planning, vision, and solid modeling.

    Geometry is at the core of understanding and reasoning about the form of physical objects and spatial relations which are now recognized to be crucial to many applications in artificial intelligence. The 20 contributions in this book discuss research in geometric reasoning and its applications to robot path planning, vision, and solid modeling. During the 1950s when the field of artificial intelligence was emerging, there were significant attempts to develop computer programs to mechanically perform geometric reasoning. This research activity soon stagnated because the classical AI approaches of rule based inference and heuristic search failed to produce impressive geometric, reasoning ability. The extensive research reported in this book, along with supplementary review articles, reflects a renaissance of interest in recent developments in algebraic approaches to geometric reasoning that can be used to automatically prove many difficult plane geometry theorems in a few seconds on a computer.

    Geometric Reasoning is included in the series Special Issues from Artificial Intelligence: An International Journal. A Bradford Book

    • Paperback $37.95 £32.00