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Lect. Dr.-Ing. Gigel Macesanu
Transilvania University of Brasov

Dr.-Ing Gigel MĂCEŞANU received the Dipl.-Eng. Degree in Control Engineering and Computer Science from Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania, in 2009, and the Ph.D. degree in System Engineering from the same university, in 2012. Since 2010 he is a mamber of ROVIS Lab and, as of February 2013, a lecturer at the Automation and Technical Informatics department in Transilvania University of Brasov. Since June 2013 he is also affiliated with Elektrobit Automotive Romania, where he is the team leader of the Driver Assistance Department. Since 2014 he is also a lecturer at Transilvania University of Brasov. His main areas of research interest are image processing techniques used in active vision systems, analysis of time delay in machine vision systems and object detection and recognition. Gigel was an exchange researcher at the Institute for Systems and Robotics at University of Coimbra, Portugal, where he worked on human facial features detection and Bayesian theory applied to human gaze estimation for human-robotic interaction. In 2011, Gigel was an exchange researcher at the Department of Information Technology, Széchenyi István University, Gyor, Hungary, where he was involved in the development of algorithms for face detection and recognition integrated in mobile robotic platforms.

Research interests

Active tracking of facial features
Object detection and recognition
Time delay in Machine Vision

Lectures

Introduction to Robotics
Introduction to Microcontrollers
Numerical Methods

Awards

2009: Second place at the Conti Auto Tuning Technical Contest organized by S.C.Continental Automotive Systems S.R.L. Sibiu, Romania..
2009: Third place at the Annual Session of the Students Scientific Gird, from Transilvania University, Faculty Of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Department of Automatics, Academic Year 2008-2009. Participated as co-author to the paper "An Autonomous Robot for an Antique Temple Construction", Brasov, Romania.
2009: Participation at The National Contest of robotics (RobotX) organized by the Polytechnic University Bucuresti, Romania.
2008: First award acquired at Technical Contest Programming an Embedded Application organized by S.C. Continental Automotive Systems S.R.L. Sibiu, Romania.
2008: Participation award at The International Contest of Robotics EuRobot organized by the Eurobot Operating Group, Heidelberg, Germany.
2008: First place at the Annual Session of the Students Scientific Gird, Transilvania University, Faculty Of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Department of Automatics, academic Year 2007-2008. Participated as co-author to the paper "An Autonomous Robot for Identifying, Collecting and Transporting Regular Shaped Objects", Brasov, Romania.
2008: Second place acquired at The National Contest of Robotics (RobotX) organized by Polytechnic University Bucuresti, Romania.

Publications
Journal papers

G. Macesanu, F. Moldoveanu and S.M. Grigorescu "A Time-Delay Control Approach for a Stereo Vision Based Human-Machine Interaction System", Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, Springer, 2013.

S.M. Grigorescu, G. Macesanu, T.T. Cocias, D. Puiu and F. Moldoveanu "Robust Camera Pose and Scene Structure Analysis for Service Robotics", Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Elsevier, Netherlands, vol. 59, no. 11, pp. 889-909, 2011.

G. Macesanu, S. Grigorescu and F. Moldoveanu, "An Object Detection and 3D Reconstruction Approach for Real-Time Scene Understanding" Bulletin of the Transilvania University of Brasov, Vol. 4 (53), 2011, Series I, Engineering Sciences, pp. 121-126, ISSN 2065-2119.

T.T Cocias, G. Macesanu and F. Moldoveanu, "On the Application of Voronoi Diagrams and Delaunay Triangulation to 3D Reconstruction" Bulletin of the Transilvania University of Brasov, Vol. 4 (53), 2011, Series I, Engineering Sciences, pp. 107-113, ISSN 2065-2119.

G. Macesanuand F. Moldoveanu, "Computer Vision Based Mobile Robot Navigation in Unknown Environments" Bulletin of the Transilvania University of Brasov, Vol. 3 (52), 2010, Series I, Engineering Sciences, pp. 259-266, ISSN 2065-2119.

Conference papers

S.M. Grigorescu, G. Macesanu, C. Tiberiu and F. Moldoveanu "Stereo Vision-based 3D Camera Pose and Object Structure Estimation: An Application to Service Robotics", Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications, Rome, Italy, February 24 - 26, 2012.

G. Macesanu, S.M. Grigorescu, J.F. Ferreira, J. Dias and F. Moldoveanu, "Real Time Facial Features Tracking using an Active Vision System," 13th International Conference on Optimization of Electrical and Electronic Equipment, Brasov, Romania, 24-26 May 2012, pp. 1493-1498.

G. Macesanu, J. F. Ferreira and J. Dias, " A Bayesian Hierarchy for Gaze Following," Proc. of the 5th Int. Conference on Cognitive Systems, TU Vienna, Austria, 2012.

G. Macesanu, S.M. Grigorescu and F. Moldoveanu, "On Facial Features Tracking using an Active Stereo Camera Control Approach," Fifth Győr Symposium & First Hungarian-Polish Joint Conference On Computational Intelligence, Győr, Hungary, 2012.

G. Macesanu, S.M. Grigorescu and F. Moldoveanu "An Active Stereo Vision Control System Based on PTZ Cameras for Robust Robotic Perception", Proceedings of the 20th Int. Workshop on Robotics in Alpe-Adria-Danube Region, Brno, Czech Republic, October 5 - 7, 2011.

G. Macesanu, S.M. Grigorescu and V. Comnac "Time-delay Analysis of a Robotic Stereo Active Vision System", Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on System Theory, Control and Computing (ICSTCC), Sinaia, Romania, October 14 - 16, 2011.

S.M. Grigorescu, G. Macesanu, C. Tiberiu and F. Moldoveanu "On the Real-time Modelling of a Robotic Scene Perception and Estimation System", Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on System Theory, Control and Computing (ICSTCC), Sinaia, Romania, October 14 - 16, 2011.

C. Suliman, C. Cruceru, G. Macesanu, and F. Moldoveanu, " Person Tracking in Video Surveillance Systems Using Kalman Filtering," Proc. of the 14th Int. Conference on System, Theory and Control, Sinaia, Romania, 2010, pp. 550-555.

G. Macesanu, T.T. Cocias, C. Suliman, and B. Tarnauca, "Development of GTBoT, a High Performance and Modular Indoor Robot," Proc. of the 2010 IEEE Int. Conference on Automation, Quality and Testing Robotics, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2010, pp. 343-348.

Contact

Dr. Ing. Gigel Macesanu
Department of Automation, Transilvania University of Brasov,
Mihai Viteazu 5, Corp V, et. 3, 500174 Brasov, Romania.
Phone: +40-268-418-836
Email: gigel.macesanu (AT) unitbv.ro
Web: http://rovis.unitbv.ro