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).

Research projects

Gesture in Human-Computer Interaction:
  • 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.
Medical imaging and systems:
  • 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 (funds ~300k Eur);
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • 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.
Content-Based Indexing of Multimedia Documents:
  • 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 (funds ~140k Eur);
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • 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.
Video Surveillance:
Cultural Heritage:
  • 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.
Software development:
  • 2010-2013: management team - project assistant, ESF - European Structural Funds, POS-CCE RECOLAND, ID519, owner University Politehnica of Bucharest (funds ~1.2M Eur).
Strategic programmes: