Publication Date

Spring 2018

Degree Type

Master's Project

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Computer Science


To automate the arduous task of identifying and classifying images through their domain expertise, pioneers in the field of machine learning and computer vision invented many algorithms and pre-processing techniques. The process of classification is flexible with many user and domain specific alterations. These techniques are now being used to classify marine organisms to study and monitor their populations. Despite advancements in the field of programming languages and machine learning, image segmentation and classification for unlabeled data still needs improvement. The purpose of this project is to explore the various pre-processing techniques and classification algorithms that help cluster and classify images and hence choose the best parameters for identifying the various marine species present in an image.