Eng. Cristian Vicas

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I am currently a member of Image Processing and Pattern Recognition Group, part of the Computer Science Department from the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca.

My research areas include pattern recognition, texture analysis, supervized learning and image segmentation.

As a senior lecturer, I teach Computer Programming, Object Oriented Programming, Image Processing and Pattern Recognition Systems.

Professional Activity

Computer Science

2014 - present - Software Engineer at Catalysts

2013 - present - Senior Lecturer at Computer Science dept., Technical University of Cluj Napoca

2011 - 2013 - Lecturer at Computer Science dept., Technical University of Cluj Napoca

2010-2011 - Research assistant at Computer Science dept., Technical University of Cluj Napoca

2010 Ian/Feb - Professional visit to Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, Medical Imaging Research Center

2007-2010 - PhD student in Computer Science at Technical University of Cluj Napoca

Medicine

2003-2004 - Employee at Adult Clinical Hospital in Cluj Napoca, Romania

Education

2007-2011 - PhD degree in Computer Science at Technical University of Cluj Napoca with the research topic: “The improvement of the diagnosis value of medical imaging by the means of image processing techniques” Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Eng. Sergiu Nedevschi.

2002-2007 - Bachelor degree at Technical University of Cluj Napoca, Computer Science Department. Diploma thesis: “Software System for Diffuse Liver Diseases Identification and Classification from Ultrasound Images”

1997-2003 - Graduate degree in Medicine (doctor-physician) at University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj Napoca, Faculty of Medicine. Diploma thesis: “The incidence and genetic aspects of digestive tract congenital anomalies recorded at Oradea regional pediatric hospital”

1993-1997 - Theoretical High school “Emanuil Gojdu” Oradea, Computer Science class.

Memberships and clubs

2007 - Participation to BD competition finalized with 3 year scholarship from the “National Council of Scientific Research in Higher Education” Romania.

2003 - 2007 - Student representative in Faculty Council at Technical University of Cluj Napoca

2004 - Participation at the South Eastern European Region ACM Contest, 29'th edition

2003 - Participation at the South Eastern European Region ACM Contest, 28'th edition

2000 - 2002 - Member of MEDAX Medical Student Organization

1999 - 2000 - Member of ARDOR-Transilvania, Romanian Association of oratory and rhetoric debate

1995 - Fourth place in the National Computer Science Contest, Slatina, Romania

Trainings, courses and certificates

2013 - "Pattern-Oriented Software Architectures for Concurrent and Networked Software" – Coursera. Taught by Douglas C. Schmidt

2013 - "Introduction to Parallel Programming" – Udacity. Taught by David Luebke, John Owens, Mike Roberts and Cheng-Han Lee

2012 - 2013 - "Heterogeneous Parallel Programming" – Coursera. Taught by Wen-mei W. Hwu

2011 - 2012 - "Machine Learning" online course taught by prof. Andrew Ng from Coursera

2011 - 2012 - "Introduction to Artificial Intelligence" online course taught by prof. Sebastian Thrun and prof. Peter Norvig from Udacity

2011 April - "Level 3 English for Business/Commerce" by London Chamber of Commerce and Industry

2009 May - "Negotiating, discussing and arguing your case" by EUROED association/Xpert personal business skills

2008 March - "Introduction to Futures and Options Market" by Sibiu Stock Exchange

2006 - 2007 - "Financial Management" module (BZT643) by CODECS/The Open University Business School

Foreign languages

- English: very good. C1/B2 certificate from London Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

-German: beginner

Hobbies and sports

-Astronomy, Stock and futures trading, Sci-fi literature, Skiing, Counter-Strike

Last update: Tue, 2014 Mar 11