The course focuses on the emerging approached and applications of digital image processing. It presents the students with the latest techniques and their impact of their application to different areas. The topics, covered in the course, include but not limited to: image acquisition and display, color models and representations, sampling and quantization, point operations, color histogram, linear image filtering, frequency-domain processing and transforms, nonlinear filtering, image segmentation, image compression, image registration, an introduction to feature extraction and recognition tasks.