Date of Award

2020

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Computer Science

Committee Chair

Timothy S. Newman

Committee Member

Ramazan Aygun

Committee Member

Max Bonamente

Committee Member

Haeyong Chung

Committee Member

Heggere S Ranganath

Subject(s)

Curvature., Surfaces., Image processing--Digital techniques--Software.

Abstract

Determination of surface and hypersurface curvature is considered here. Focus is on the (1) introduction of four new methods for determining surface curvature in range images, (2) introduction of three new methods for determining surface curvature in volumes, (3) introduction of two new methods for determining hypersurface curvature in volumes, and (4) evaluative studies of such types of methods. The evaluative studies include evaluations of existing and new methods based on the accuracy of the determined curvatures, run times, and results on a set of curvature-based tasks.

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