Hey Andy,

My apologies - I'm a few days late on replying, but here's a rundown:
My full proposal is at https://google-melange.appspot.com/gsoc/proposal/review/google/gsoc2013/deklerkmc/1

Mmm, I'm not aware of any patent issues!! Could you point in the direction where I can find out!?
Skimage isn't really planning on going the GPU route right now, Stéfan told me they did have a GSOC student a couple years ago that worked on creating an easily-switchable GPU backend, but it didn't materialize for a number of reasons. One of the goals of this project is to see weather we should look into it again though...

That's great! I could do with a hand - which seg algorithms did you do?


On Saturday, June 29, 2013 5:00:28 PM UTC+2, amue...@ais.uni-bonn.de wrote:
Hey Marc.
I just saw that you are working on graph cuts and segmentation for skimage.
That is pretty awesome. I'm super busy at the moment so I only sort of
follow skimage at the time
and I can't see melange.
Could you shortly give an idea of what the goals of your GSOC are?
Are you also planning to implement alpha-expansion? And what are the
thoughts about the patent issues?

Also, I seem to have completely missed the fact that skimage wants to do
gpu now.
Are there any pointers on how this is planned / what is already implemented?

I implemented some of the segmentation algorithms in skimage and I'd
really like to
know what is happening and if I could help in any way.
I also did some energy minimization stuff, but was a bit bummed out by
the patent issues.

Btw, the slic implementation is not identical with the reference
If you want to work on segmentation, I think this should really be
investigated ....