Research and development projects

Research projects (national)
  1. 2021-2023: principal investigator, "Platform Specialized in Identifying and Evaluating Early Warning Indices for Crisis Management", owner Ferdinand I Military Technical Academy, partners University "Politehnica" of Bucharest, Soft Galaxy International, Marctel S.I.T., public beneficiary Protection and Guard Service, funded by UEFISCDI, Solutions Axis, grant 27SOL/2021 (budget ~2M Eur);
  2. 2021-2023: principal investigator, DeepVisionRomania "Identifying People in Video Streams using Silhouette Biometrics", owner University "Politehnica" of Bucharest, partners Softrust Vision Analytics, Romanian Ministry of National Defence — Military Equipment and Technologies Research Agency, public beneficiary Romanian Intelligence Service, funded by UEFISCDI, Solutions Axis, grant 28SOL/2021 (budget ~550k Eur);
  3. 2021-2023: principal investigator, IDENEO "Identifying the Unusual Behavior of People in Video Streams", owner Ovidius University of Constanța, partners University "Politehnica" of Bucharest, Softrust Vision Analytics, Ferdinand I Military Technical Academy, public beneficiary Romanian Intelligence Service, funded by UEFISCDI, Solutions Axis, grant 29SOL/2021 (budget ~550k Eur);
  4. 2020-2022: project mentor, MDM-SITS "Multimodal Data Mining in Satellite Image Time Series for Earth Observation", owner University "Politehnica" of Bucharest, funded by UEFISCDI, Postdoctoral Research Axis, grant PN-III-P1-1.1-PD-2019-0843 (budget ~50k Eur);
  5. 2020-2022: principal investigator, SMARTRetail "Enhancing and Improving Customer Experience and Services in Supermarkets via SMART Artificial Intelligence Powered Systems", owner Softrust Vision Analytics, partner University "Politehnica" of Bucharest, funded by UEFISCDI, Industry Transfer Axis, grant PN-III-P2-2.1-PTE-2019-0055 (budget ~340k Eur);
  6. 2020-2022: principal investigator, GRAVI "Virtual Guardian: Artificial Intelligence Powered Multi-Sensor System for Automatic Securing of Areas of Interest", owner Softrust Vision Analytics, partner University "Politehnica" of Bucharest, funded by UEFISCDI, Industry Transfer Axis, grant PN-III-P2-2.1-PTE-2019-0570 (budget ~350k Eur);
  7. 2017-2020: principal investigator, SPIA-VA "Technologies and Innovative Video Systems for Person Re-Identification and Analysis of Dissimulated Behavior", owner University "Politehnica" of Bucharest, partners UTI Grup, Romanian Ministry of National Defence — Military Equipment and Technologies Research Agency, public beneficiary Protection and Guard Service, funded by UEFISCDI, Solutions Axis, grant 2SOL/2017 (budget ~2.2M Eur);
  8. 2017-2018: principal investigator, SPOTTER "Real-time IP Camera-based Intelligent Video Surveillance Security System with DROP Retrieval", owner University „Politehnica” of Bucharest, partner UTI Grup, funded by UEFISCDI, PED Axis, grant 30PED/2017 (budget ~140k Eur);
  9. 2013-2016: principal investigator, UEFISCDI Innovation axis, product-oriented grant, SCOUTER "Smart Video Surveillance System with Automatic Localization of Target Events", owner UTI Grup, partner LAPI, University „Politehnica” of Bucharest (budget ~1.2M Eur);
  10. 2012-2015: researcher, UEFISCDI research grant “SRSPIRIM - New Innovative System for Radiation Safety of Patients Investigated by Radiological Imaging Methods, based on Smart Cards and PKI Infrastructures”, owner ETTI - University "Politehnica" of Bucharest with partners: S.C. CertSIGN S.A. and “Carol Davila” Military Hospital, Bucharest (budget ~300k Eur);
  11. 2010-2013: management team - project assistant, ESF - European Structural budget, POS-CCE RECOLAND, ID519, owner University "Politehnica" of Bucharest (budget ~1.2M Eur);
  12. 2008-2011: in-charge with research at UPB, CNMP research grant “Integrated System for Real-Time Assistance During the Surgical Act Through 3D Image Reconstruction and Visual Synchronization with Voice Commands”, SIATRACH, owner University of Medicine and Pharmaceuticals “Carol Davila” from Bucharest;
  13. 2007-2009: researcher, research grant „Using Dog Cancer Model as Clinical Pretrial for Human Oncology”, PRECLIN, PNCDI2, owner The Oncologic Institute from Bucharest-Romania, 51-021.2/2007, UPB EL10-07-15;
  14. 2007-2009: principal investigator, CNCSIS research grant "Content-Based Semantic Retrieval of Video Documents, Application to Navigation, Research and Automatic Content Abstraction", RP-2, owner LAPI, University „Politehnica” of Bucharest (budget ~140k Eur);
  15. 2006-2008: researcher, CEEX excellences project "The Software Infrastructure for the Data Acquisition System of the ATLAS Experiment", 17-06-19, owner "Horia Hulubei" Romanian National Institute for Nuclear Physics, partners CERN-Geneve and LAPI-Bucharest;
  16. 2006-2008: researcher, CEEX research grant “Digital Radiologic Image Analysis for the Monitorization of Orthopaedic Prosthesis”, 17-06-14, owner LAPI-Uiversity "Politehnica" of Bucharest;
  17. 2003-2007: researcher, internal project "Caracterisation Semantique de Films d’Animation", owner University of Savoie, partners: LISTIC, CONDILLAC-ESIA, Festival International du Film d’Animation d’Annecy, CICA – Cité de l’Image en Mouvement;
  18. 2004-2005: researcher, CNCSIS research grant “Objective Quantification of Color Image Similarity and Quality Through the Modelisation of the Human Visual Perception System”, 17-03-04, EL10-04-07, owner LAPI - University "Politehnica" of Bucharest;
  19. 2003-2004: researcher, BQR project "IODA – Indexation Ontologique de Documents Audiovisuels", owner University of Savoie, partners: laboratory LISTIC, ESIA, CICA – Centre International du Cinéma d’Animation, PUMMA, CITIA – Cité des Techniques de l’Image, de l’Interactivité et de l’Animation;
  20. 2002-2003: researcher, BQR project "Poste de Travail Interactif: le Geste", owner University of Savoie, French partners: laboratory LISTIC, ESIA, and IMSE - Faculty of Engineering from Japan.
Research projects (international):
  1. 2020-2024: principal investigator, H2020 AI4Media "A European Excellence Centre for Media, Society and Democracy", owner CERTH, Greece, partner University "Politehnica" of Bucharest, axis H2020 ICT-48-2020 / Towards a vibrant European network of AI excellence centres (budget ~12M Eur);
  2. 2016-2018: principal investigator, Erasmus+ CBHE, UMETECH "University & Media Technology for Cultural Heritage", owner University of Florence, Italy, partner University „Politehnica” of Bucharest (budget ~900k Eur).
Strategic programmes:
  1. 2012-2015: management team, project CAMPUS "University "Politehnica" of Bucharest - Center for Advanced Research on Materials, Products and Innovative Processes", ESF - European Structural budget POS-CCE project, owner University "Politehnica" of Bucharest, ID956 (budget ~14M Eur);
  2. 2010-2013: implementing expert, project PROMISE "An Integrated Master’s Degree Programme in the Fields of Sound, Image and Multimedia Engineering", ESF - European Structural budget POS-DRU project, owner University "Politehnica" of Bucharest, Master Programme, ID61178 (budget ~5M Eur);
  3. 2010-2013: short-term implementing expert, project ITEMS "Analysis, Modeling and Simulation Techniques for Imaging, Bioinformatics and Systems", ESF - European Structural budget POS-DRU project, owner University "Politehnica" of Bucharest, Master Programme, ID61756 (budget ~5M Eur);
  4. 2009-2012: IT expert, project ProDOC "Competitiveness and Performance in Scientific Research through High Quality PhD Programme", ESF - European Structural budget POS-DRU project, owner University "Politehnica" of Bucharest, PhD Scholarships Programme, ID61178 (budget ~5.5M Eur);
  5. 2008-2011: IT expert, project "Knowledge-Based Competitive Training of PhD Students in the Main Domains of Our Society", ESF - European Structural budget POS-DRU project, owner University "Politehnica" of Bucharest, PhD Scholarships Programme, ID7713 (budget ~5.5M Eur);
  6. 2010: project manager, project WED14 "Exploratory workshop grants", owner Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology, EL08-10-05, 5549/16-08-2010 (budget ~6k Eur).
Industry projects:
  1. December 2021 - November 2022: principal investigator, project Fotonation 2 "In Cabin Sensing Data Production and Image Quality Experiments", owner Politehnica University of Bucharest, beneficiary FotoNation Limited Ireland;
  2. April 2021 - November 2021: principal investigator, project Fotonation 1 "In Car Data Production for In Cabin Monitoring", owner "Politehnica" Research, Development and Innovation Institute, beneficiary FotoNation Limited Ireland;
  3. March 2020 - October 2020: principal investigator, project Keysight 1 "Machine Learning Techniques for Generating Network Traffic Data", owner University "Politehnica" of Bucharest, Research Center CAMPUS, beneficiary Keysight Technologies Romania (budget ~59k Eur);
  4. April 2020 - July 2020: principal investigator, project Hana 2 "Financial Data Augmentation and Forecasting Using Advanced AI Techniques", owner "Politehnica" Research, Development and Innovation Institute, beneficiary Hana Institute of Technology, Republic of Korea;
  5. August 2019 - December 2019: principal investigator, project Hana 1 "Machine Learning Techniques for the Processing and Analysis of Financial Data", owner "Politehnica" Research, Development and Innovation Institute, beneficiary Hana Institute of Technology, Republic of Korea;
  6. May 2019 - December 2019: manager, project NXP 1 "RISC V-based Hardware-Software System for Machine Learning Applications", owner University "Politehnica" of Bucharest, Research Center CAMPUS, beneficiary NXP Semiconductors Romania (budget ~136k Eur).