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Lect. Dr.-Ing. Tiberiu Teodor Cocias
Member of ROVIS Laboratory
Transilvania University of Brasov

Dr. Tiberiu Teodor Cocias received the Dipl.-Eng. Degree in Control Engineering and Computer Science from the Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania, in 2009, and the Ph.D. degree in Process Control from the Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania, in 2013. Since June 2009 he is affiliated with the Department of Automation at UTBv, where he teached several Laboratories such as: Computer Vision Systems, Microcontrollers, Robotics and Expert systems in Robotics. Since October 2013 he is also affiliated with Elektrobit Automotive Romania, where he is a project manager in the Driver Assistance Department. For 4 months, in 2011, Tiberiu Teodor Cocias was an exchange researcher at Media technology Group (Technical University Munich). In 2012 he colaborated with in a robotic project. He is a member of the Romanian Society for Automatic Control and Applied Informatics (SRAIT).

Since 14 October, 2013: Project manager - Driver Assistance Domain, Elektrobit Automotive Romania.
Since 1 October, 2010: Member of ROVIS Lab at the Institute of Automation, Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania.
Date of dissertation colloquium: 11 October 2013.
October 2009 - October 2013: PhD student at the Institute of Automation, Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania.
October 2009 - 2010: Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Transilvania University of Brasov, Master of Science Engineer.
October 2004 - 2009: Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Transilvania University of Brasov, Diploma Engineer.

Research interests

Volumetric Object Modelling: Generic Fitted Shapes (GFS)
3D Object Retrieval
3D Scene Reconstruction
Lane Detection

Lectures

Microcontrollers
Computer Vision Systems
Robotics
Expert Systems in Robotics

Awards

2009: 3nd place at the Students Scientific Session, for the work "Robot for an Ancient Temple construction"
2008: 1st place at the "Continental Automotive" - Programming an Embedded Application.
2008: Participation at EuroBot international contest. Heidelberg, Germany
2008: 1st place at the Students Scientific Session, for the work "Autonomous robot for identification and retrieval of light objects".
2008: 2nd place at the the National Robotic contest.

Publications
PhD thesis

T. T. Cocias 3D Object Volumetric Estimation Used in Robotic Grasping (in romanian), Institute of Automation, Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania, 2013.

Journal papers

S.M. Grigorescu T. Bogdan M. Liviu V. Andrei and C. Tiberiu "NeuroTrajectory: A Neuroevolutionary Approach to Local State Trajectory Learning for Autonomous Vehicles" IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters Oct. 2019

T.T. Cocias, S.M. Grigorescu, F. Moldoveanu "Generic Fitted Shapes (GFS): Volumetric Object Segmentation in Service Robotics", Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Elsevier, Nederland, Vol. 61, No. 9, pp. 960-972, ISSN: 0921-8890, 2013.

T.T. Cocias, S.M. Grigorescu, F. Moldoveanu "3D Structure Estimation from a Single View Using Generic Fitted Primitives (GFP)", Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics. Theory and Applications, Vol. 359, Springer Beriln Heidelberg, Germany, pp. 369-382, ISSN: 1868-0929, ISBN: 978-3-642-38240-6, 2011.

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.

T.T. Cocias, S.M. Grigorescu, F. Moldoveanu "On the Application of Voronoi Diagrams and Delaunay Triangulation to 3D Reconstruction", Bulletin of the Transilvania University of Braşov, Vol. 4(53), No. 1, 2011.

Conference papers

T.T. Cocias, F. Moldoveanu and S.M. Grigorescu "Generic Fitted Primitives (GFP): Towards Full Object Volumetric Reconstruction for Service Robotics", Proceedings of the 21st Int. Conf. in Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision, Plzen, Czech Republic, June 24-27, 2013.

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.

T.T. Cocias, S.M. Grigorescu and F. Moldoveanu "Object Volumetric Estimation Based on Generic Fitted Primitives for Service Robotics", Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications, Rome, Italy, February 24 - 26, 2012.

T.T. Cociaș, S.M. Grigorescu and F. Moldoveanu, "Multiple-Superquadrics based Object Surface Estimation for Grasping in Service Robotics," 13th International Conference on Optimization of Electrical and Electronic Equipment, Brasov, Romania, 24-26 May 2012, pp. 1471-1477, 2012.

T.T. Cociaș, S.M. Grigorescu and F. Moldoveanu, "3DOR based Global Pose Estimation for Service Robotics," Fifth Győr Symposium & First Hungarian-Polish Joint Conference On Computational Intelligence, Győr, Hungary, 2012.

T.T. Cocias, S.M. Grigorescu and F. Moldoveanu "On Performance Evaluation of 3D Scene Reconstruction Systems", Proceedings of the 20th Int. Workshop on Robotics in Alpe-Adria-Danube Region, Brno, Czech Republic, 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, 2011.

G. Macesanu, T.T. Cocias, C. Suliman and B. Tarnauca "Development of GTBoT, a High Performance and Modular Indoor Robot", Proceedings of AQTR, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 28 - 30 May, 2010.