Dr. habil. Radu Gabriel Danescu
Associate Professor

 

Dept. Address
Technical University
of Cluj-Napoca
Computer Science Department,
Str. Memorandumului, Nr. 28 , 400 114, Cluj Napoca

ROMANIA

 

Office: Baritiu str. 26, room 37

Phone: +40 264 401457

 

E-mail:
Radu.Danescu@cs.utcluj.ro

Teaching

 

Research Interests

 

Projects

 

Publications

 

The Image Processing Research Group

 

  


Dipl. Eng, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, 2002

MSc, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, 2003

PhD CS, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, 2009

Dr. habil, CS-IT, 2014

 

Teaching (mostly in Romanian)

- Image Processing (Romanian – Procesarea imaginilor)
- Shape Recognition Systems (Romanian – Sisteme de Recunoastere a Formelor)

- Design with Microprocessors (Romanian – Proiectarea cu microprocesoare)

 

Research Interests

- Real-time image processing techniques
- Stereovision-based object recognition

- 3D Lane detection from moving vehicles
- Object tracking
Member of the Image Processing Research Group

 

Current research projects

 

Multifocal System for Real Time Tracking of Dynamic Facial and Body Features (MULTIFACE)

Funding agency: Romanian National Authority for Scientific Research, CNDI–UEFISCDI

Project type: Young Teams Research Project, Project code: PN-II-RU-TE-2014-4-1746.

Project manager: Radu Danescu

 

Automatic Medium and High Earth Orbit Observation System Based on Stereovision (AMHEOS)

Funding agency: Romanian Department of Education and Research, Joint Applied Research Project, PN-II-PT-PCCA-2011-3.2-0651.

Project coordinated by the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca

Partner institutions: BITNET CCSS and the Astronomical Observatory Cluj (AROAC)

Project manager: Radu Danescu

 

Cooperative Advanced Driving Assistance System Based on Smart Mobile Platforms and Road Side Units

Funding agency: Romanian Department of Education and Research, Joint Applied Research Project.

Project manager: Prof. Dr. Eng. Sergiu Nedevschi

 

Multi-scale multi-modal perception of dynamic 3D environments based on the fusion of dense stereo, dense optical flow and visual odometry information 

Funding agency: Romanian Department of Education and Research, PNII-IDEI Grant, PN-II-ID-PCE-2011-3-1086.

Project manager: Prof. Dr. Eng. Sergiu Nedevschi

 

Recently concluded research projects

 

Identification of 3D lane boundaries based on road limiting infrastructure and surface discontinuities using stereo measurement

Research grant funded by Robert Bosch GmbH (beneficiary), 2014.

Project manager (for UTCN): Prof. Dr. Eng. Sergiu Nedevschi

 

Cooperative Intersection Safety – INTERSAFE 2

FP7 project funded by the EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Project manager (for UTCN): Prof. Dr. Eng. Sergiu Nedevschi

Site: http://www.intersafe-2.eu/

 

Sensorial Perception, Modeling and Representation of the World Model for Driving Assistance Systems

Beneficiary: Romanian Department of Education and Research, PNII-IDEI Grant, ID1522

Project manager: Prof. Dr. Eng. Sergiu Nedevschi

Site: http://cv.utcluj.ro/persens/

 

Experimental Low Earth Orbit Surveillance Stereoscope - LEOSCOP

Beneficiary: Romanian Department of Education and Research (partnership grant)

Project coordinator: Fiz. Octavian Cristea, from BITNET CCSS

Project manager (for UTCN): Prof. Dr. Eng. Sergiu Nedevschi

Site: http://www.bitnet.info/proiecte/leoscop/leoscop.htm

 

Selected papers

 

Peer reviewed journals

 

R. Danescu, R. Itu, A. Petrovai, “Generic Dynamic Environment Perception Using Smart Mobile Devices”, Sensors, Vol. 16, No. 10, 2016, Art. No. 1721.

 

D. Borza, A. S. Darabant, R. Danescu, “Real-Time Detection and Measurement of Eye Features from Color Images”, Sensors, Vol. 16, No. 7, 2016, Art. No. 1105.

 

V. Popescu, S. Nedevschi, R. Danescu, T. Marita, “A Lane Assessment Method Using Visual Information Based on a Dynamic Bayesian Network”, Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems: Technology, Planning, and Operations, vol. 19, No. 3, 2015, pp. 225-239.

 

A. Vatavu, R. Danescu, S. Nedevschi, “Stereovision-Based Multiple Object Tracking in Traffic Scenarios using Free-Form Obstacle Delimiters and Particle Filters”, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, vol. 16, No. 1, February 2015, pp. 498-511.

 

R. Danescu, A. Ciurte, V. Turcu, "A Low Cost Automatic Detection and Ranging System for Space Surveillance in the Medium Earth Orbit Region and Beyond", Sensors, vol. 14, No. 2, February 2014, pp. 2703-2731.

 

R. Danescu, S. Nedevschi, “A Particle-Based Solution for Modeling and Tracking Dynamic Digital Elevation Maps”, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, vol. 15, No. 3, June 2014, pp. 1002-1015.

Movie file for this paper.

 

D. Borza, A. S. Darabant, R. Danescu, “Eyeglasses Lens Contour Extraction from Facial Images Using an Efficient Shape Description”, Sensors, vol. 13, No. 10, October 2013, pp. 13638-13658.

 

S. Nedevschi, V. Popescu, R. Danescu, T. Marita, F. Oniga, “Accurate Ego-Vehicle Global Localization at Intersections Through Alignment of Visual Data With Digital Map”, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, vol. 14, No. 2, June 2013, pp. 673-687.

 

O. Cristea, P. Dolea, V. Turcu, R. Danescu, “Long baseline stereoscopic imager for close to Earth objects range measurements”, Acta Astronautica, vol. 90, No. 1, September 2013, pp. 41–48.

 

R. Danescu, F. Oniga, V. Turcu, O. Cristea, “Long Baseline Stereovision for Automatic Detection and Ranging of Moving Objects in the Night Sky”, Sensors, vol. 12, No. 10, October 2012, pp. 12940-12963.

 

R. Danescu, C. Pantilie, F. Oniga, S. Nedevschi, “Particle Grid Tracking System for Stereovision Based Obstacle Perception in Driving Environments”, IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine, vol. 4, No. 1, March 2012, pp. 6-20.

 

R. Danescu, F. Oniga, S. Nedevschi, “Modeling and Tracking the Driving Environment with a Particle Based Occupancy Grid”, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, vol. 12, No. 4, December 2011, pp. 1331-1342.

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R. Danescu, S. Nedevschi, “Probabilistic Lane Tracking in Difficult Road Scenarios Using Stereovision”, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, vol. 10, No. 2, June 2009, pp. 272-282.

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S. Nedevschi, T. Marita, M. Vaida, R. Danescu, D. Frentiu, F. Oniga, C. Pocol, “Camera Calibration Method for Stereo Measurements”, Journal of Control Engineering and Applied Informatics (CEAI), vol. 4, No. 2, 2002, pp. 21-28.

 

Conference proceedings

 

A. Petrovai, R. Danescu, M. Negru, C. C. Vancea, S. Nedevschi, “A Stereovision based Rear-End Collision Warning System on Mobile Devices”, 2016 IEEE 12th International Conference on Intelligent Computer Communication and Processing (ICCP 2016), pp. 285-292.

 

M. P. Muresan, S. Nedevschi, R. Danescu, “Patch warping and local constraints for improved block matching stereo correspondence”, 2016 IEEE 12th International Conference on Intelligent Computer Communication and Processing (ICCP 2016), pp. 321-327.

 

R. Danescu, A. Petrovai, R. Itu, S. Nedevschi, “Generic obstacle detection for mobile devices using a dynamic intermediate representation”, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol. 427, 2016, pp. 629-639.

 

R. Danescu, R. Itu, A. Petrovai, “Sensing the driving environment with smart mobile devices”, 2015 IEEE 11th International Conference on Intelligent Computer Communication and Processing (ICCP 2015), pp. 271-278.

 

D. Borza, R. Danescu, A. Darabant, “Eyeglasses contour extraction using genetic algorithms”, 2015 IEEE 11th International Conference on Intelligent Computer Communication and Processing (ICCP 2015), pp. 327-333.

 

A. Petrovai, R. Danescu, S. Nedevschi, “A Stereovision Based Approach for Detecting and Tracking Lane and Forward Obstacles on Mobile Devices”, IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, 2015, pp. 634-641.

 

A. Vatavu, R. Danescu, S. Nedevschi, “Modeling and Tracking of Crowded Traffic Scenes by using Policy Trees, Occupancy Grid Blocks and Bayesian Filters”, 17th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (IEEE ITSC 2014), 2014, pp. 1948-1955.

 

R. Itu, R. Danescu, “An Efficient Obstacle Awareness Application for Android Mobile Devices”, International Conference on Intelligent Computer Communication and Processing (ICCP 2014), 2014, pp. 157-163.

 

A. Ciurte, A. Soucup, R. Danescu, “Generic Method for Real-time Satellite Detection Using Optical Acquisition System”, International Conference on Intelligent Computer Communication and Processing (ICCP 2014), 2014, pp. 179-185.

 

A. Ciurte, R. Danescu, "Automatic Detection of MEO Satellite Streaks from Single Long Exposure Astronomic Images", 9th International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications 2014 (VISAPP 2014), Lisbon, Portugal, 5-8 January 2014, Proceedings vol. 1.

 

R. Danescu, S. Nedevschi, “A Flexible Solution for Modeling and Tracking Generic Dynamic 3D Environments”, in Proc. of the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference 2013 (IEEE-ITSC 2013), October 2013, The Hague, The Netherlands, pp. 1686-1692.

 

A. Vatavu, R. Danescu, S. Nedevschi, “Tracking Multiple Objects in Traffic Scenarios using Free-Form Obstacle Delimiters and Particle Filters”, in Proc. of the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference 2013 (IEEE-ITSC 2013), October 2013, The Hague, The Netherlands, pp. 1346-1351.

 

V. Popescu, R. Danescu, S. Nedevschi, “On-road position estimation by probabilistic integration of visual cues”, IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, 2012, pp. 583-589.

 

A. Vatavu, R. Danescu, S. Nedevschi, “Real-time dynamic environment perception in driving scenarios using difference fronts”, IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, 2012, pp. 717-722.

 

R. Danescu, “Obstacle Detection Using Dynamic Particle-Based Occupancy Grids”, International Conference on Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications 2011 (DICTA 2011), pp. 585-590.

 

F. Oniga, M. Miron, R. Danescu, S. Nedevschi, “Automatic Recognition of Low Earth Orbit Objects From Image Sequences”, International Conference on Intelligent Computer Communication and Processing, 2011, pp. 335–338.

 

R. Danescu, S. Nedevschi, “New Results in Stereovision-Based Lane Tracking”, IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, 2011, pp. 230-235.

 

I. M. Chira, A. Chibulcutean, R. Danescu, “Real-Time Detection of Road Markings for Driving Assistance Applications”, IEEE International Conference on Computer Engineering and Systems, 2010, pp. 158-163, ISBN: 978-1-4244-7041-9.

 

R. Danescu, S. Nedevschi, “Detection and Classification of Painted Road Objects for Intersection Assistance Applications”, in Proc. of the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference 2010 (IEEE-ITSC 2010), September 2010, Madeira, Portugal, pp. 433-438.    Movie

 

R. Danescu, F. Oniga, S. Nedevschi, “Particle Grid Tracking System for Stereovision Based Environment Perception”, in Proc. of the IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IEEE-IV 2010), June 2010, San Diego, USA, pp. 987-992.

 

R. Danescu, F. Oniga, S. Nedevschi, M-M. Meinecke, “Tracking Multiple Objects Using Particle Filters and Digital Elevation Maps”, in Proc. of the IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IEEE-IV 2009), June 2009, Xi’An, China, pp. 88-93.

 

S. Nedevschi, R. Danescu, T. Marita, F. Oniga, C. Pocol, S. Bota, M-M. Meinecke, M. A. Obojski, “Stereovision-Based Sensor for Intersection Assistance”, book chapter in Advanced Microsystems for Automotive Applications, April 2009, Springer, ISBN 978-3-642-00744-6, pp. 129-163.

 

S. Nedevschi, R. Danescu, T. Marita, F. Oniga, C. Pocol, S. Bota and C. Vancea, “A Sensor for Urban Driving Assistance Systems Based on Dense Stereovision”, book chapter in “Stereo Vision” editor A. Bhatti, published by InTech Education and Publishing , Vienna, November 2008, ISBN 978-953-7619-22-0.

 

R. Danescu, S. Nedevschi, M. M. Meinecke, T. B. To, “A Stereovision-Based Probabilistic Lane Tracker for Difficult Road Scenarios”, Proceedings of IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium 2008 (IV2008), Eindhoven, The Netherlands, June 4-6, 2008

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R. Danescu, S. Nedevschi, T. B. To, “A Stereovision-Based Lane Detector for Marked and Non-Marked Urban Roads”, Proceedings of IEEE 3-rd International Conference on Intelligent Computer Communication and Processing (ICCP 2007), 2007, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

 

R. Danescu, S. Nedevschi, M.M. Meinecke, T.B. To, “Lane Geometry Estimation in Urban Environments Using a Stereovision System”, Proceedings of the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference (ITSC 2007), Seattle, USA, 2007.

 

R. Danescu, S. Nedevschi, M.M. Meinecke, T. Graf, “Stereovision Based Vehicle Tracking in Urban Traffic Environments”, Proceedings of the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference (ITSC 2007), Seattle, USA, 2007

 

S. Nedevschi,  R. Danescu, T. Marita,  F. Oniga, C. Pocol, S. Sobol, C. Tomiuc, C. Vancea, M.M. Meinecke, T. Graf, T. B. To, M.A. Obojski, “A Sensor for Urban Driving Assistance Systems Based on Dense Stereovision”, Proceedings of 2007 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, (IV2007), Istanbul, Turkey, June 13-15, 2006

 

R. Danescu, S. Sobol, S. Nedevschi, T. Graf, Stereovision-Based Side Lane and Guardrail Detection”, Proceedings of the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference (ITSC 2006), Toronto.

 

R. Danescu, S. Nedevschi, “Robust Real-Time Lane Delimiting Features Extraction” , in Proceedings of IEEE 2-nd International Conference on Intelligent Computer Communication and Processing (ICCP 2006), 1-2 Sept. 2006, Cluj-Napoca.

 

S. Nedevschi,  T. Marita,  R. Danescu, F. Oniga, C. Pocol, S. Sobol, C. Tomiuc, C. Vancea, S. Bota, Stereovision Sensor for Driving Assistance”, in Proceedings of IEEE 2-nd International Conference on Intelligent Computer Communication and Processing (ICCP 2006), 1-2 Sept. 2006, Cluj-Napoca

 

S. Nedevschi, F. Oniga, R. Danescu,  T. Graf, R. Schmidt, „Increased Accuracy Stereo Approach for 3D Lane Detection”, Proceedings of IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, (IV2006) , June 13-15, 2006, Tokyo

 

S. Nedevschi, R. Danescu,  T. Marita, F. Oniga, C. Pocol, S. Sobol, T. Graf, R. Schmidt, “Driving Environment Perception Using Stereovision”, Procedings of IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, (IV2005), June 2005, Las Vegas, USA, pp.331-336.

 

S. Nedevschi, R..Schmidt, T. Graf, R. Danescu, D. Frentiu, T. Marita, F. Oniga, C. Pocol, “3D Lane Detection System Based on Stereovision”, IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference (ITSC), 2004, Washington, USA

 

S. Nedevschi, R. Danescu, D. Frentiu, T. Marita, F. Oniga, C. Pocol, Thorsten Graf, Rolf Schmidt, “High Accuracy Stereovision Approach for Obstacle Detection on Non-Planar Roads”, IEEE Inteligent Engineering Systems (INES), 2004, Cluj Napoca, Romania

 

S. Nedevschi, R. Danescu, D. Frentiu, T. Marita, F. Oniga, C. Pocol, R. Schmidt, T. Graf, “Stereovision Approach For Obstacle Detection On Non-Planar Roads”, 1st International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO), 2004, Setubal, Portugal

 

S. Nedevschi, R. Danescu, D. Frentiu, T. Marita, F. Oniga, C. Pocol, R. Schmidt, T. Graf, “High Accuracy Stereo Vision System for Far Distance Obstacle Detection”, IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, 2004 (IV2004), Parma, Italy.

 

S. Nedevschi, R. Danescu, D. Frentiu, T. Marita, F. Oniga, C. Pocol , “Spatial Grouping of 3D Points from Multiple Stereovision Sensors”, International Conference of Networking, Sensing and Control, 2004, Taipei, Taiwan

 

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