Summary: FEATURE EXTRACTION, IMAGE SEGMENTATION,
AND SURFACE FITTING: THE DEVELOPMENT OF A
3D SCENE RECONSTRUCTION SYSTEM
Presented for the
Master of Science
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Eric D. Lester
I would like to dedicate this thesis to my mother, Mrs. Martha Jane Baird Lester.
Without her sacri ces I could have never reached this point in my life. She has done more
for me than anyone can possibly imagine, without any recognition. I have learned a great
deal in my time here at The University of Tennessee, but nothing more important than
the values and principles she taught me since I was a young boy. I hope that someday I
can repay her for all that she has done for me. Thanks Mama. I love you, Eric.
I would also like tomention in this dedication the new addition to our family, Alexander
Jace Franklin. A.J. is my little nephew who has brought so much joy into my life over
the past year and a half or so. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jason Franklin, have no idea