Research

Research fields

 

2D and 3D Image Processing and Recognition

• Features extraction and measurements from intensity images
• Pattern recognition
• Image texture detection and analysis
• Automatic extraction of semantic information from images and video data for annotation purposes
• Camera calibration
• Binocular and trinocular stereovision
• Stereovision for mobile robots and automotive applications
• Design and implementation of hardware solutions for stereovision using FPGA technology

 

Stereovision Based Perception for Driving Assistance Systems and Autonomous Driving

• 3D lane detection
• 3D objects detection and tracking
• 3D objects classification
• Pedestrian detection
• 3D structured/unstructured environment modeling
• Risk assessment

 

Medical Image Processing

• Texture based detection and classification of diffuse and focal illness from Ultrasound Images
• Structured reporting for medical images
• DICOM infrastructure implementation

 

 

Research projects

 

Recent research projects


  • "Autonomous parkingand driving UP-DRIVE, Horizon 2020 project (2016-2019).
  • "Reconfigurable ROS-based Resilient Reasoning Robotic Cooperating Systems - R5-COP", FP7 ARTEMIS project, (2014-2017)
  • “Measuremnet of road surface using stereo”, - research project financed by Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany (2013-2016)
  • "Co-operative Mobility Services of the Future - CoMoSeF", Celtic Plus project, (2012-2015).
  • "PAN-Robots - Plug And Navigate ROBOTS for smart factories", FP7 project (2012 – 2015). 
  • "Cooperative Advanced Driving Assistance System Based on Smart Mobile Platforms and Road Side Units – SmartCoDrive", grant funded by Romanian Ministry of Education and Research, code PN II PCCA 2011 3.2-0742 din 03.07.2012 (2012-2016).
  • "Multi-scale and multi-modal perception of the 3D dynamic environments by fusion of the dens stereo, dens optical flow and visual odometry data - MULTISENS", grant funded by Romanian Ministry of Education and Research, code PN II IDEI 2011 (2012-2016)
  • "DRIVE C2X", FP7 project (2011-2014).
  • "INSEMTIVES - Incentives for Semantics", FP7 project (2010 – 2012)
  • "LarKC - LarKC: The Large Knowledge Collider", FP7 project (2010 – 2011)
  • Cooperative Intersection Safety - INTERSAFE -2”,  FP7 project (2008 – 2011) 
  • Sensorial Perception and World Model Representation for Driving Assistance Systems”, grant founded by Romanian Ministry of Education and Research, CNCSIS, code 1522/2009, (2009-2011)
  •  “Experimental Low Earth Orbit Surveillance Stereoscope – LEOSCOP”, grant, founded by  Romanian Ministry of Education and Research, CNMP: 82-093 / 2008, (2008-2011)
  •  “Stereo System Modular Design – MODULAR”, research project funded by Volkswagen AG, Germany, (2008-2009)
  •  “Dense STEREO-Based Object Tracking and CLASSification for Pre-Crash-Applications – STEREOCLASS”, research project funded by Volkswagen AG, Germany, (2008)
  •  "DESPED - Stereo-Based Object Tracking and Pedestrian Recognition in Traffic environments" - international research project financed by Volkswagen AG, Germany (2006-2007)
  •  "DESBOR - DEnse Stereo-Based Object Recognition system for automatic cruise control (ACC) in urban traffic environments" - international research project financed by Volkswagen AG, Germany (2005-2007)
  •  "Method and system for real-time acquisition of high-resolution 3D images based on trinocular stereo-vision" - national research grant financed by Romanian Ministry of Research (2004 - 2006)
  •  "SCABOR - Stereo Camera Based Object Recognition System for Vehicle Application" - international research project financed by Volkswagen AG, Germany (2001 - 2004) 
  •  "Intelligent System for the Noninvasive Detection and Evaluation of Liver Fibrosis, Restructuration and Dysplastic Nodules, Using 2d/3D Ultrasound and Molecular Markers - SIDEF", Contract CEEX VIASAN 71/2006 (2006 - 2008)
  •  "Telemedicine Network for Ultrasound Screening and Monitoring of Hepatocellular Carcinoma - TELEHEPASCAN", Contract CEEX VIASAN 3/2005 (2005 - 2008)
  • Older Projects

    • Study and implementation of a hardware device for real-time convolution. Beneficiary: Tolmi Electronics Ltd. Ireland
    • Study of the computational matching strategies based on fitting the model to symbolic structures. Implementation of an experimental model-based recognition system for industrial objects, with application in robotics. Beneficiary: Romanian Ministry of Education and Research
    • Study and implementation of a method for symbolic representation of knowledge in model-based recognition. Beneficiary: Romanian Ministry of Education and Research
    • Model-based industrial objects recognition with application in robotics. Beneficiary: Romanian Ministry of Education and Research
    • Pattern recognition methods based on descriptors and syntactic descriptions. Beneficiary: ITC Cluj Napoca