Summary: RANGE IMAGE SEGMENTATION THROUGH
PATTERN ANALYSIS OF THE MULTI-SCALE
Presented for the
Master of Science
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Samuel G. Burgiss Jr.
I would like to thank my parents, Samuel and Janet Burgiss, for their support. Much
gratitude goes to my ancee, Heather, for her encouragement and patience especially
during the writing of this document. Thanks to Dr. M. A. Abidi for selecting me for the
Graduate Research Assistant position in the Imaging, Robotics and Intelligent Systems
laboratory that made obtaining my master's degree nancially possible. I also wish to
thank my advisors, Dr. R. T. Whitaker and Dr. M. A. Abidi, for theirguidance throughout
my program. Thanks also to the members of my committee, Dr. R. T. Whitaker, Dr. M.
A. Abidi and Dr. J. Gregor for their help and constructive criticism.
The work in this thesis was supported by the DOE's University Research Program in