am currently a Senior Scientist at Carnegie
Mellon University West and the Intelligent
Robotics Group at NASA
Ames Research Center. Between 2000 and 2007 I was
a Senior Researcher with Intel Research Labs in Santa
Clara, California. In 2005 I was a member in the
computer vision group of the Stanford
racing team (Stanley) that won the DARPA
Autonomous Navigation Grand Challenge. I received the Electronics
Engineering Diploma in 1993 from "Politehnica" University of Bucharest,
the MS in 1995 and Ph.D. in 1999 both in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech, Atlanta.
My Ph.D. thesis focused on the
theory of two-dimensional hidden Markov models with
applications in face detection and recognition.
List of publications