Bob Fisher - book publication

3D Shape Analysis: Fundamentals, Theory, and Applications

Bob Fisher and his co-authors are  proud to announce the publication of thier new book.

Publication Title: 3D Shape Analysis: Fundamentals, Theory, and Applications

Authors: Hamid Laga, Yulan Guo, Hedi Tabia, Robert B. Fisher, Mohammed Bennamoun

ISBN: 978-1-119-40519-1, Dec 2018.  

This book  discusses the different topics that come under the title of "3D shape analysis". It covers the theory and the major solutions that have been presented in the literature. It also establishes links between solutions proposed by different communities that studied 3D shape, such as mathematics and statistics, medical imaging, computer vision, and computer graphics. The first part of 3D Shape Analysis: Fundamentals, Theory, and Applications provides a review of the background concepts such as methods for the acquisition and representation of 3D geometries, and the fundamentals of geometry and topology. It specifically covers stereo matching, structured light, and intrinsic vs. extrinsic properties of shape. Parts 2 and 3  present a range of mathematical and algorithmic tools (e.g.  global descriptors, keypoint detectors, local feature descriptors, and algorithms) that are commonly used for the detection, registration, recognition, classification, and retrieval of 3D objects. Both also place strong emphasis on recent techniques motivated by the spread of commodity devices for 3D acquisition. Part 4 demonstrates the use of these techniques in a selection of 3D shape analysis applications. It covers 3D face recognition, object recognition in 3D scenes, and 3D shape retrieval. It also discusses examples of semantic applications and cross domain 3D retrieval, i.e. how to retrieve 3D models using various types of modalities, e.g. sketches and/or images. The book concludes with a summary of the main ideas and discussions of the future trends.

A link to the books page on the Wiley website can an be found here.