G. Bebis and D. Egbert (USA)
university education, computer vision, teaching, research.
College education has historically, for the most part,
focused on the products of scientific investigation. Many
students today acquire their learning of a particular field
through structured courses which restrict the students to
passive watching rather than active doing. Preparing our
students to be thinking individuals and motivating as
many of them as possible to pursue graduate studies is
absolutely vital to our society. Student research is an
invaluable tool to be used in this process. This paper
reviews recent and on-going innovative efforts to inte
grate teaching with research using computer vision
examples. In particular, we emphasize our efforts at the
University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) to integrate computer
vision examples in several undergraduate core courses.
These efforts are part of a larger project called "Com
bined Research-Curriculum Development (CRCD) in
Computer Vision" which is funded by the National Sci
ence Foundation (NSF).