University Politehnica of Bucharest

LAPI—The Image processing and analysis laboratory

Curriculum vitae

 

Education:

 

1997: baccalaureate degree, „Grigore Moisil” college - Bucharest, informatics-math-physics department (overall appreciation 9.4/10), analyst programmer title delivered by the Ministry of Education and Research of Romania.

 

2002: engineer’s degree in electronics, University “Politehnica” of Bucharest, Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology, department of Applied Electronics, section: Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence (overall appreciation 9.56/10), graduation project developed jointly with LAMII, ESIA - Ecole Supérieure d’Ingénieurs d’Annecy, France.

 

2003: master’s degree in computational systems, University “Politehnica” of Bucharest, Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology, department of Applied Electronics, section: Computational Systems Technology (overall appreciation 9.93/10), graduation project developed jointly with LISTIC, Polytech'Savoie, Annecy-France.

 

2003: master’s degree derogation (DEA) from University of Savoie, France.

 

2007: PhD degree in electronic engineering and telecommunications, University “Politehnica” of Bucharest, Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology, with the “very well” jury appreciation and „magna cum laude” award.

 

2007: PhD degree in electronics, electrotechnics and automatics, University of Savoie, Polytech'Savoie, Annecy-France.

 

2010-2013: postdoctoral researcher with LAPI, University “Politehnica” of Bucharest (ranked 3rd of 64), scholarship under FSE - European Structural Funds POS-DRU project EXCEL, ID62557;

 

2014-present: habilitation for coordinating PhD research in the area of electronic engineering and telecommunications.

 

Professional experience:

 

2005-2006: substitute teacher (vacataire), University of Savoie, ESIA - Ecole Supérieure d’Ingénieurs d’Annecy, France, conducting signal processing seminars and laboratories.

 

2006-2007: temporary assistant professor (ATER - Attaché Temporaire d’Enseignement et de la Recherche, ranked first in Haute-Savoie region), University of Savoie, Polytech’Savoie, Annecy-France, CNU section 61: computer science and engineering, automatics and signal processing.

 

2007-2009: senior researcher, LAPI – The Image Processing and Analysis Laboratory, Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology, University “Politehnica” of Bucharest; and project director of the CNCSIS - Romanian National University Research Council, Human Resources Programme RP-2.

 

2008-2014: lecturer with Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology, University “Politehnica” of Bucharest.

 

2014-2016: associate professor with Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology, University “Politehnica” of Bucharest;

 

2016-present: full professor with Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology, University “Politehnica” of Bucharest.

 

Committees:

 

2014-present: administrative council member, Romanian National Institute for Research and Development in Optoelectronics;

 

2014-present: technical program expert for the Horizon 2020 Programme (Romanian commission);

 

2016-present: director, Politehnica Research & Development and Innovation Institute, UPB;

 

2016-present: administrative coordinator, Center for Advanced Research on New Materials, Products and Innovative Processes - CAMPUS, UPB;

 

2016-present: member of UPB Senate and of the Committee for Scientific Research and Results Valorization.

 

Experience abroad and training:

 

April 2008: invited researcher at LISTIC laboratory, Polytech'Savoie, University of Savoie.

 

September 2008: invited researcher at VIVA laboratory, University of Ottawa, Canada.

 

June 2009: invited researcher at LISTIC laboratory, Polytech'Savoie, University of Savoie and at Institut Gaspard Monge, Marne-la-Vallee, Universite Paris-Est.

 

15 June - 31 July 2011: invited researcher at LISTIC laboratory, Polytech Annecy-Chambery, University of Savoie.

 

14 - 16 May 2012: training course on “Evaluating the Impact of Development Programs: Turning Promises into Evidence”, Paul Gertler, University of California -Berkeley, Adam Ross, HDNCE, Joost de Laat, ECSH World Bank, Bucharest, Romania.

 

June 2012: invited researcher at LISTIC laboratory, Polytech Annecy-Chambéry, Université de Savoie.

 

July 2012: invited researcher at KnowDive laboratory, University of Trento, Italy.

 

27 - 28 September 2012: training course on “Evidence Informed Policy and Practice in Education in Europe”, Institute of Education, University of London, Institute of Educational Sciences, Bucharest, Romania.

 

Didactic experience:

 

2005-2006: conducting signal processing and computer vision seminars (TD) and laboratories (TP), department Automatique et Informatique Industrielle, ESIA - Ecole Supérieure d'Ingénieurs d'Annecy, University of Savoie, Annecy-France (36 TD hours and 24 TP hours).

 

2006-2007: conducting image processing, computer vision, signal processing and object oriented programming seminars (TD) and laboratories (TP), departments: Automatique et Informatique Industrielle, Physique Appliquée et Instrumentation and Génie Logiciel et Services, Polytech’Savoie, University of Savoie, Annecy-France (30 TD hours and 96 TP hours).

 

2010: conducting a course on Video Processing and Analysis at Fotonation - Tessera, Romania.

 

2008-present: conducting courses on C programming language (undergraduate cycle, license), advanced image processing and analysis, video indexing and multidimensional digital signal processing (postgraduate cycle, master's degree), Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology, University "Politehnica" of Bucharest - Romania.

 

Benchmarking:

 

2006: ARGOS – Evaluation Campaign for Surveillance Tools of Video Content;

 

2008: Trecvid - BBC Rushes Summarization Campaign;

 

2011-2016: MediaEval Benchmarking Initiative for Multimedia Evaluation (Genre Tagging Task, Affect Task: Violent Scenes Detection, Spoken Web Search Task, Retrieving Diverse Social Images Task, Affective Impact of Movies Task, Predicting Media Interestingness Task).

 

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Editor:

 

-Academy Publisher Journal of Multimedia;

 

Reviewer:

 

-Scientific Bulletin of University “Politehnica” of Bucharest;

-SPIE Journal of Electronic Imaging;

-IS&T Journal of Imaging Science & Technology;

-IEEE Transactions on Image Processing;

-IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology;

-IEEE Transactions on Multimedia;

-IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence;

-Multimedia Tools and Applications;

-IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing;

-IEEE Signal Processing Letters;

-ACM Computing Surveys;

-ACM Transactions on Information Systems;

-Elsevier Information Processing & Management;

-Elsevier Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation;

-IET Computer Vision;

-Journal on Evolving Systems;

-SPIE Optical Engineering;

-Multimedia Systems.

 

Conference Technical Program Committee:

 

-European Signal Processing Conference - EUSIPCO 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016;

-International Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing - CBMI 2012, 2013 & 2014;

-ACM International Conference on Multimedia - MM 2012 & 2014; workshop Community-Organized Multimedia Mining - MMCommons @ MM 2015 & 2016; Grand Challenge on Event Detection and Summarization @ MM 2015;

-Workshop on Information Fusion in Computer Vision for Concept Recognition, European Conference on Computer Vision - ECCV 2012;

-European Workshop on Visual Information Processing - EUVIP 2013, 2014 & 2016;

-MediaEval Benchmarking Initiative for Multimedia Evaluation 2013 & 2014;

-IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing - ICASSP 2014;

-International Workshop on Social Media Retrieval and Analysis, ACM Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval - SIGIR 2014;

-IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, Theory, Tools and Applications - IPTA 2014, 2015 & 2016;

-Pacific-Rim Conference on Multimedia - PCM 2014 (outstanding reviewer award);

-ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval - ICMR 2015 & 2016;

-IEEE International Symposium on Signals, Circuits and Systems - ISSCS 2013 & 2015;

-International Conference on Knowledge and Systems Engineering - KSE 2015 & 2016;

-IEEE International Conference on Data Mining - ICDM 2015, workshop on Social Media Retrieval and Analysis;

-IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia - ISM 2015;

-IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo & International Workshop on Multimedia Artworks Analysis MMArt - ICME 2016, ICME 2017;

-International Conference on Multimedia Modeling - MMM 2017;

-ACM Multimedia Systems Conference - MMSys 2017.

 

 

Chair and organizer:

 

-co-chair and organizer of the workshop “Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology in the World and in Romania”, Diaspora Conference on Higher Education and Scientific Research, UPB, 2010;

-chair for doctoral symposiums, PhD POS-DRU funded programmes, University Politehnica of Bucharest, 2009-2013;

-local arrangements chair for the 20th European Signal Processing Conference - EUSIPCO 2012;

-chair for “Biomedical Image Analysis” and “Remote Sensing and Geo. Signal Processing” sessions at EUSIPCO 2012;

-publication co-chair for the 10th International Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing – CBMI 2012;

-co-organizer and co-chair of the special session “Automatic Indexing of Internet Multimedia” at CBMI 2012;

-co-organizer of the workshop “Information Fusion in Computer Vision for Concept Recognition” at the European Conference on Computer Vision – ECCV 2012;

-proceedings co-chair for ACM International Conference on Multimedia 2013;

-co-organizer of the Affect Task: Violent Scenes Detection @ MediaEval Benchmarking Initiative for Multimedia Evaluation 2013 - 2015;

-co-organizer of the Predicting Media Interestingness Task @ MediaEval Benchmarking Initiative for Multimedia Evaluation 2016;

-lead organizer of the Retrieving Diverse Social Images Task @ MediaEval Benchmarking Initiative for Multimedia Evaluation 2013 - 2016;

-co-organizer of the Workshop on Event-based Media Integration and Processing, co-located with ACM Multimedia 2013;

-chair for “Image Processing II” session at IEEE ISSCS 2013;

-awards and sponsorship co-chair for MediaEval 2013 Multimedia Benchmark Workshop, co-located with ACM Multimedia 2013;

-coordinator of the panel session on “Future trends in events for media” at the Workshop on Event-based Media Integration and Processing, co-located with ACM Multimedia 2013;

-local arrangements co-chair for IEEE International Conference on Image Processing - ICIP 2014;

-co-organizer of the 1st and 2nd Workshop on Human-Centered Event Understanding from Multimedia, ACM Multimedia 2014 and 2015, respectively;

-poster co-chair and resources and recognition committee for MediaEval 2014 Benchmarking Initiative for Multimedia Evaluation;

-technical program co-chair for the 13th IEEE/ACM International Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing - CBMI 2015;

-general chair for the 14th IEEE/ACM International Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing - CBMI 2016;

-general chair for ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval - ICMR 2017;

-lead organizer of ImageCLEF - Multimedia Retrieval in CLEF 2017.

 

Other:

 

-senior member IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, IEEE Signal Processing Society membership;

-member SPIE - International Society Advancing an Interdisciplinary Approach to the Science and Application of Light;

-member ACM – Association for Computing Machinery;

-member EURASIP - European Association for Signal Processing;

-member GDR-ISIS – Groupement de Recherche Information, Signal, Images et Vision, France;

-member of the Research Commission for Creative Development, Academy of Romanian Scientists, in charge with the Electronic Engineering department;

-founding member of the Research Commission PRODUCTICA Dacia-Renault, Academy of Romanian Scientists.