I'm Corneliu

Here you'll find everything about me and my interests:

Computer Vision and Graphics, UI/UX, Video-games and Art

  • PhD at UCL

    I am currently doing a PhD under the supervision of Dr. Gabriel Brostow. We are funded by the CR-Play project and as such we work on developing Image- and Video-Based Rendering techniques that can be used to produce Videogame assets. In particular, I focus on the Video-Based Rendering part of the project.

    Our paper on creative video synthesis has been accepted to CHI2017. More info can be found here.

  • Research Assistant at UCL

    Worked as a Research Assistant in computer graphics under the supervision of Prof. Tim Weyrich. Part of the Griphos cultural heritage preservasion project, my research focused on exploring crowdsourcing tecniques for aiding re-assembly of ancient frescoes.

    We have developed a mobile app that allows participants to inspet pairs of fresco pieces that have been matched together automatically. The app is designed as a game, where players receive points the more proposed matches they validate and they compete in world ranks against each other. The game is developed in Qt and can be deployed on iOS or Android. Unfortunately, while the iOS was deployed on the App Store, it is not supported anymore. More information about it can be found here.

  • Computer Graphics, Vision and Imaging MSc

    I have completed an MSc degree in Computer Graphics, Vision and Imaging from University College London. Taught courses range from Computer Graphics and Virtual Environments to Image Processing and Machine Vision.

    My final thesis, User guided automatic fresco assembly, was supervised by Prof. Tim Weyrich. It is part of the Griphos project, which aims to make restoring of damaged frescoes safe and easy by devising 3D scanning techniques and automatic assembly algorithms. Derived from jigsaw puzzle solving techniques, these algorithms struggle with such complex data as fresco pieces. My thesis investigates how introducing user interaction can benefit these automatic systems.

  • Applied Computer Science BSc

    I have completed a BSc degree in Applied Computer Science from the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. A wide variety of courses are taught, ranging from Databases to Software Engineering and Programming.

    My final thesis, Proxy-based estimation tool: predicting software size using historical data derived from source code, was supervised by Prof. Barbara Russo and was successfully defended on 22/07/2011. The resulting tool is able to automatically harvest and analyze data from software versioned source code and predict the size of future versions, along with visualizing useful code statistics.