Prof. Dr.-Ing. Habil. Bogdan IONESCU

Coordinator of the Multimedia Lab, Center for Advanced Research on New Materials, Products and Innovative Processes, University Politehnica of Bucharest.

Coordinator of the Video Processing Group, The Image Processing and Analysis Lab, Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology, University Politehnica of Bucharest.

Research interests: multimedia/video/image processing and analysis - multimedia content-based retrieval - machine learning for multimedia - multimedia benchmarking and evaluation - multimedia applications (e.g., video surveillance, lifelog, social media, medicine).

Curriculum vitae

Education:
  • 2014-present:habilitation for coordinating PhD research in the area of electronic engineering and telecommunications;
  • 2010-2013:postdoctoral researcher with LAPI, University Politehnica of Bucharest (ranked 3rd of 64), scholarship under European Structural Funds, project POS-DRU EXCEL, ID62557;
  • 2007:PhD degree in electronics, electrotechnics and automatics, University of Savoie, Polytech'Savoie, Annecy-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;
  • 2003:master's degree derogation (DEA) from University of Savoie, 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;
  • 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;
  • 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.
Professional experience:
  • 2016-present: full professor 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;
  • 2008-2014: lecturer with Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology, University Politehnica of Bucharest;
  • 2007-2009: senior researcher, LAPI – The Image Processing and Analysis Laboratory, Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology, University Politehnica of Bucharest;
  • 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;
  • 2005-2006: substitute teacher (vacataire), University of Savoie, ESIA - Ecole Supérieure d’Ingénieurs d’Annecy, France, conducting signal processing seminars and laboratories.
Committees:
  • 2018-present: member, European Commission, European AI Alliance - FUTURIUM;
  • 2018-present: member, Advisory Board, Video Analysis for Investigation of Criminal and TerrORIst Activities - VICTORIA Horizon 2020 project;
  • 2014-2018: administrative council member, Romanian National Institute for Research and Development in Optoelectronics;
  • 2017: IT&C expert for the National Infrastructure Roadmap, Ministry of National Education;
  • 2017-present: member of the National Council for Ethics and Management in Higher Education, Ministry of National Education;
  • 2016-present: member of the Senate and of the Committee for Scientific Research and Results Valorization, University Politehnica of Bucharest;
  • 2016-present: administrative coordinator, Center for Advanced Research on New Materials, Products and Innovative Processes - CAMPUS, University Politehnica of Bucharest;
  • 2016-present: director, Politehnica Research & Development and Innovation Institute;
  • 2014-present: technical program expert for the Horizon 2020 Programme (Romanian commission).
Experience abroad and training:
  • 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;
  • July 2012: invited researcher, KnowDive, University of Trento, Italy;
  • June 2012: invited researcher, LISTIC, Polytech Annecy-Chambéry, Université de Savoie, France;
  • 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 - July 2011: invited researcher, LISTIC, Polytech Annecy-Chambery, University of Savoie, France;
  • June 2009: invited researcher, LISTIC, Polytech'Savoie, University of Savoie, France;
  • June 2009: invited researcher, Institut Gaspard Monge, Marne-la-Vallee, Universite Paris-Est, France;
  • September 2008: invited researcher, VIVA, University of Ottawa, Canada;
  • April 2008: invited researcher, LISTIC, Polytech'Savoie, University of Savoie, France.
Didactic experience:
  • 2008-present: conducting courses on C programming language (undergraduate cycle), advanced image processing and analysis, video indexing and multidimensional digital signal processing (postgraduate cycle), Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology, University Politehnica of Bucharest;
  • 2010: conducting a course on Video Processing and Analysis at Fotonation - Tessera, Romania;
  • 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);
  • 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).
Associate Editor:
  • IET Computer Vision;
  • Academy Publisher Journal of Multimedia;
  • Romanian Journal of Information Science and Technology.
Reviewer:
  • Scientific Bulletin of University “Politehnica” of Bucharest;
  • SPIE Journal of Electronic Imaging;
  • SPIE Optical Engineering; Multimedia Systems;
  • 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;
  • IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing;
  • IEEE Signal Processing Letters;
  • IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering;
  • IEEE Access;
  • Springer Multimedia Tools and Applications;
  • Springer Journal on Evolving Systems;
  • Springer International Journal of Computer Graphics - The Visual Computer;
  • Springer Journal of the Operational Research Society;
  • ACM Computing Surveys;
  • ACM Transactions on Information Systems;
  • ACM Transactions on the Web;
  • ACM Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications;
  • Elsevier Information Processing & Management;
  • Elsevier Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation;
  • Elsevier Computer Vision and Image Understanding;
  • Elsevier Future Generation Computer Systems;
  • IET Computer Vision;
  • MDPI Sensors.
Conference Technical Program Committee:
  • IEEE International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality - AIVR 2018;
  • European Signal Processing Conference - EUSIPCO 2012-2017;
  • International Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing - CBMI 2012-2014, 2017;
  • 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 2014-2017;
  • Pacific-Rim Conference on Multimedia - PCM 2014 (outstanding reviewer award) & 2018;
  • ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval - ICMR 2015, 2016 & 2018, & International Workshop on Multimedia Artworks Analysis MMArt 2018;
  • IEEE International Symposium on Signals, Circuits and Systems - ISSCS 2013 & 2015;
  • International Conference on Knowledge and Systems Engineering - KSE 2015-2018;
  • IEEE International Conference on Data Mining - ICDM 2015, workshop on Social Media Retrieval and Analysis;
  • IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia - ISM 2015 & 2018;
  • IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo, & International Workshop on Multimedia Artworks Analysis MMArt - ICME 2016-2017;
  • International Conference on Multimedia Modeling - MMM 2017 & 2019;
  • IEEE International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing - MMSP 2017 & 2018;
  • ACM Multimedia Systems Conference - MMSys 2017;
  • ACM International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces - IUI 2018, & Workshop on Intelligent Music Interfaces for Listening and Creation - MILC 2018;
  • ACM User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization - UMAP 2018 & 2019;
  • European Conference on Information Retrieval - ECIR 2019.
Conference Area Chair:
  • Multimedia and Vision, 26th ACM International Conference on Multimedia - MM 2018.
Chair and organizer:
  • general chair for the CLEF Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum - CLEF 2021;
  • publicity chair for Europe for the 27th ACM International Conference on Multimedia - MM 2019;
  • panelist of the panel session on “AI, Data Science and the Future of Your Business” at the WeLoveDigital.forum 2018;
  • co-organizer of the workshop on "Research and Innovation for Secure Societies" at the International Conference on Communications - COMM 2018;
  • co-organizer of the Recommending Movies Using Content: Which content is key? Task @ MediaEval Benchmarking Initiative for Multimedia Evaluation 2018;
  • co-organizer of the Predicting Media Memorability Task @ MediaEval Benchmarking Initiative for Multimedia Evaluation 2018;
  • co-organizer of the special session on "Predicting User Perceptions of Multimedia Content" at the ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval - ICMR 2018;
  • co-organizer of the Multimedia Information Processing for Personality and Social Networks Analysis Challenge and Workshop at the International Conference on Pattern Recognition - ICPR 2018;
  • demo co-chair for the 16th IEEE/ACM International Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing - CBMI 2018;
  • publicity co-chair for the 13th IEEE International Workshop on Image, Video, and Multidimensional Signal Processing - IVMSP 2018;
  • lead organizer of the ImageCLEF - Multimedia Retrieval in CLEF 2017-2019;
  • general chair for the ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval - ICMR 2017;
  • general chair for the 14th IEEE/ACM International Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing - CBMI 2016;
  • lead organizer of the Retrieving Diverse Social Images Task @ MediaEval Benchmarking Initiative for Multimedia Evaluation 2013-2016 and co-organizer for 2017;
  • co-organizer of the Predicting Media Interestingness Task @ MediaEval Benchmarking Initiative for Multimedia Evaluation 2016 - 2017;
  • technical program co-chair for the 13th IEEE/ACM International Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing - CBMI 2015;
  • co-organizer of the 1st and 2nd Workshop on Human-Centered Event Understanding from Multimedia, ACM International Conference on Multimedia - MM 2014-2015;
  • co-organizer of the Affect Task: Violent Scenes Detection @ MediaEval Benchmarking Initiative for Multimedia Evaluation 2013-2015;
  • poster co-chair and resources and recognition committee for the MediaEval Benchmarking Initiative for Multimedia Evaluation 2014;
  • local arrangements co-chair for the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing - ICIP 2014;
  • 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 International Conference on Multimedia - MM 2013;
  • awards and sponsorship co-chair for the MediaEval 2013 Multimedia Benchmark Workshop, co-located with ACM Multimedia 2013;
  • chair for the “Image Processing II” session at the IEEE International Symposium on Signals, Circuits and Systems - ISSCS 2013;
  • co-organizer of the Workshop on Event-based Media Integration and Processing, co-located with ACM International Conference on Multimedia - MM 2013;
  • proceedings co-chair for the ACM International Conference on Multimedia 2013;
  • chair for doctoral symposiums, PhD POS-DRU European Structural Funds Programmes, University Politehnica of Bucharest, 2009-2013;
  • co-organizer of the workshop “Information Fusion in Computer Vision for Concept Recognition” at the European Conference on Computer Vision – ECCV 2012;
  • co-organizer and co-chair of the special session “Automatic Indexing of Internet Multimedia” at International Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing - CBMI 2012;
  • publication co-chair for the 10th International Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing - CBMI 2012;
  • chair for the “Biomedical Image Analysis” and “Remote Sensing and Geo. Signal Processing” sessions at the European Signal Processing Conference - EUSIPCO 2012;
  • local arrangements chair for the 20th European Signal Processing Conference - EUSIPCO 2012;
  • co-chair and co-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.
Membership:
  • 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.