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).

Short Biography:

He coordinates the Multimedia Lab at University Politehnica of Bucharest (UPB), research center CAMPUS, and the Video Processing Group at LAPI-UPB. He holds a double PhD in image/video processing from UPB and University of Savoie, France. He is currently a tenured Professor with ETTI-UPB and courtesy faculty member of University of Savoie. He has authored over 150 scientific publications. He serves/served as: reviewer for several journals (SPIE JEI, IS&T JIST, IEEE TPAMI, IEEE TIP, IEEE TM, IEEE TCSVT, IEEE SPL, IEEE TAC, IET CV, MTAP, ACM CS); lead editor for a Springer ACVPR book; lead guest editor for a special issue with Elsevier Image and Vision Computing and with Multimedia Tools and Applications; technical programme committee (EUSIPCO, CBMI, ACM MM & workshops, ECCV workshops, EUVIP, SIGIR workshops, IPTA, PCM, ACM ICMR, KSE, ICDM, ISM, IEEE ICME & workshops); conference committee chair for EUSIPCO (local co-chair), CBMI (publication co-chair), ACM Multimedia (proceedings co-chair), IEEE ICIP (local co-chair), general chair for CBMI 2016 and ACM ICMR 2017; organizer of workshops: "Information Fusion in Computer Vision for Concept Recognition" at ECCV 2012, "Event-based Media Integration and Processing" at ACM MM 2013, "Human-Centered Event Understanding from Multimedia" at ACM MM 2014 & 2015; as well as lead organizer/co-organizer for several benchmarking campaigns: MediaEval Retrieving Diverse Social Images, Affect Task: Violent Scenes Detection and Predicting Media Interestingness; lead organizer for ImageCLEF 2017-2018. He contributed to over 21 Romanian/EU funded research and strategic programmes, as principal investigator or as part of the research team. He is senior member of IEEE and member of SPIE, ACM, EURASIP and GDR-ISIS and technical program expert for the Horizon 2020 Programme.