Silviu Bota

Work experience

November 2011 - current - Software Engineer, Google Inc., Zurich, Switzerland

November 2004 - October 2011 - Lecturer, Researcher and Software Developer, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca

  • Monitoring large parallel applications, part of the LarKC (FP7 founded by EU)
  • Tracking algorithm design part of the INTERSAFE II (FP7 project founded by the EU)
  • Application re-design and modularization part of the MODULAR (founded by Volkswagen AG Germany) and INTERSAFE II (FP7 project founded by the EU)
  • Team leading, various pedestrian detection algorithms design, learning appliction design, part of the STEREOCLASS, STEREOPED, MOTIONPED
  • Pedestrian detection and motion extraction algorithms and various other tasks part of the STEREOSENS, HISENSE, DESPED and DESBOR research projects for Volkswagen AG Germany.
  • Camera motion detection, part of Vidavee Analytics System project.
  • OpenGL based synthetic motion image generator for testing computer vision algorithms
  • Method and system for real time, high resolution 3D image acquisition based on trinocular stereovision (project sponsored by the Romanian Government)
  • Professional visits to Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg, Germany, October 2008, May-June 2008, October-November 2007, May-June 2007
  • Teaching: Object Oriented Programming, Logic Design, Image Processing and Design with Microprocessors

May 2005 - October 2005 - Virus Analyst, SC Softwin SRL, Cluj-Napoca Data Security Division (Bitdefender)

  • Analysis of malicious software programs (viruses, worms, exploits etc.)
  • Development of counter measures (signatures, routines etc.)

June 2002 - August 2004 - Windows Programmer (freelancer)

  • MAXCom video conferencing system (video compression and streaming algorithms, team leading)
  • Virtual encrypted drive for Quantum Digital Security
    (virtual disk driver, encryption algorithms, controlling DLL)
  • Various network statistics and firewall applications
  • Internet Cafe monitoring application

December 2002 - December 2003 - Windows System Programmer, Neobyte Solutions, Oradea, Romania

  • Virtual encrypted drive
  • Compression application
  • Firewall (windows sockets provider DLL, NDIS driver)

Education

October 2005 - October 2011 - PhD in Computer Science, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca

  • PhD in Computer Science, thesis: "Motion Detection and Tracking in 3D Images"

October 2005 - July 2006 - Master Student in Computer Science, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca

  • Master Thesis: Motion Based Pedestrian Detection in Urban Environments
  • Graduation mark: 10 (out of 10)

October 2000 - June 2005 - Student in Computer Science, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca

  • Dipl. Eng. in Computer Science, "3D reconstruction using trinocular stereovision"
  • Graduation mark: 10 (out of 10)

September 1996 - June 2000 - National College Gheorghe Sincai, Baia Mare, Romania

  • Assistant Analyst Programmer Certificate - "3D Maze Game"
  • Final mark: 9.81 (out of 10)
  • Various prises won at local at national and local programming contests

Skills

  • Programming Languages:

    Proficient in C/C++, x86 Assembly (including SIMD, AMD64), Java, SQL, LaTeX. Good knowledge of C#, Matlab, Prolog, Shell Scripting etc.
  • Operating Systems:

    Windows, Linux
  • Platforms:

    Windows DDK, Windows SDK, NT Native, MFC, J2EE etc.
  • Others:

    Software Design, Project Management

Languages

  • Romanian: native speaker
  • English: excelent reading, writing, verbal
  • German: basic reading, writing, verbal

Published Work

2011

Silviu Bota - PhD Thesis - Motion Detection and Tracking in 3D Images (rezumat in romana - Detectia si urmarirea miscarii din imagini trinoculare)

Silviu Bota, Sergiu Nedevschi - Tracking Multiple Objects in Urban Traffic Environments Using Dense Stereo and Optical Flow - 2011 14th International IEEE Conference On Intelligent Transportation Systems - Washington DC, USA (ITSC 2011)

Silviu Bota, Sergiu Nedevschi Vision Based Obstacle Tracking in Urban Traffic Environment - 2011 IEEE Conference On Intelligent Computer Communication and Processing - Cluj-Napoca 2011 (ICCP 2011)

Raluca Brehar, Carolina Fortuna, Silviu Bota, Dunja Mladenic, Sergiu Nedevschi - Spatio-temporal Reasoning for Traffic Scene Understanding - 2011 IEEE Conference On Intelligent Computer Communication and Processing Cluj-Napoca 2011 (ICCP 2011)

2010

Sergiu Nedevschi, Tiberiu Marita, Radu Danescu, Florin Oniga, Silviu Bota, Istvan Haller, Cosmin Pantilie, Marius Drulea, Catalin Golban - On-board 6D Visual Sensor for Intersection Driving Assistance - 14th International Forum on Advanced Microsystems for Automotive Applications - Advanced Microsystems for Automotive Applications 2010, Springer, pp. 253-264 ISBN: 978-3-642-12647-5

Cosmin Pantilie, Silviu Bota, Istvan Haller, Sergiu Nedevschi - Real-time obstacle detection using dense stereo vision and dense optical flow - Proceedings of 2010 IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Computer Communication and Processing (ICCP), Volume 1, pp. 191-196 ISBN: 978-1-4244-8228-3

2009

Sergiu Nedevschi, Silviu Bota, Corneliu Tomiuc - Stereo-Based Pedestrian Detection for Collision-Avoidance Applications, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, September 2009, Volume 10, Number 3 ISSN 1524-9050 (ISI)

Silviu Bota, Sergiu Nedevschi - A framework for Object Detection, Tracking and Classification in Urban Traffic Scenarios Using Stereovision - Proceedings of the 5th Conference on International Conference on Intelligent Computer Communication and Processing, 27-29 August 2009, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, pp. 153-158 ISBN: 978-1-4244-5007-7

Ion Giosan, Sergiu Nedevschi, Silviu Bota - Real Time Stereo Vision Based Pedestrian Detection Using Full Body Contours - Proceedings of the 5th Conference on International Conference on Intelligent Computer Communication and Processing, 27-29 August 2009, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, pp. 79-86 ISBN: 978-1-4244-5007-7

Sergiu Nedevschi, Tiberiu Marita, Radu Danescu, Florin Oniga, Silviu Bota - Onboard Stereo Sensor for Intersection Driving Assistance. Architecture and Speciffication - Proceedings of the 5th Conference on International Conference on Intelligent Computer Communication and Processing, 27-29 August 2009, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, pp. 409-416 ISBN: 978-1-4244-5007-7

S. Nedevschi, R. Danescu, T. Marita, F. Oniga, C. Pocol, S. Bota,M.-M. Meinecke, M. A. Obojski - Stereovision-Based Sensor for Intersection Assistance, Advanced Microsystems for Automotive Applications 2009 - Smart Systems for Safety, Sustainability and Comfort, pp.129-164 ISBN: 978-3-642-00744-6

2008

Sergiu Nedevschi, Radu Danescu, Tiberiu Marita, Florin Oniga, Ciprian Pocol, Silviu Bota and Cristian Vancea - Sensor for Urban Driving Assistance Systems Based - Chapter 14 of "Stereo Vision" book, published by the Croatian branch of I-Tech Education and Publishing KG, Vienna, Austria, pp 235-258, ISBN 978-953-7619-22-0

Silviu Bota, Sergiu Nedevschi - Camera Motion Detection Using Monocular and Stereovision, Proceedings of the IEEE 4th Conference on Intelligent Computer Comunication and Processing, pp 275-278, September 2008, Cluj Napoca, Romania, ISBN 978-1-4244-2673-7

Silviu Bota, Sergiu Nedevschi - Multi-Feature Walking Pedestrians Detection for Driving Assistance Systems, IET Inteligent Transportation Systems Journal, June 2008, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp. 92-104, ISSN: 1751-956X (ISI)

2007

Silviu Bota, Sergiu Nedevschi - Multi-Feature Walking Pedestrians Detection for Driving Assistance Systems, Proceedings of the 6th European Congress and Exhibition on Intelligent Transport Systems and Services, 18-20 June, Aalborg, Denmark, 2007

Sergiu Nedevschi, Corneliu Tomiuc, Silviu Bota - Stereo Based Pedestrian Detection for Collision Avoidance Applications, Proceedings of the Workshop on Planning, percepetion and navigation of intelligent for vehicles, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA2007) 10-14 April 2007, Roma, Italy ISBN: 1-4244-0601-3

Silviu Bota, Sergiu Nedevschi - Multi-Feature Walking Pedestrian Detection Using Dense Stereo and Motion, Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Intelligent Transportation(WIT2007), pp 113-118, 20-21 March, Hamburg, Germany, 2007

2006

Silviu Bota, Sergiu Nedevschi - GLSCENEINT: A Synthetic image generation tool for testing computer vision systems, Proceedings of IEEE 2nd International Conference on Intelligent Computer Communication and Processing, pp 39-44, 1-2 September, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2006, ISBN: 973-662-233-5

Silviu Bota, Sergiu Nedevschi - Pedestrians Detection Using Motion Field and Dense Stereo, Proceedings of IEEE 2nd International Conference on Intelligent Computer Communication and Processing, pp 45-51, 1-2 September, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2006, ISBN: 973-662-233-5

Silviu Bota, Sergiu Nedevschi - Real-time trinocular vision for driving assistance systems, Proceedings of IEEE 2nd International Conference on Intelligent Computer Communication and Processing, 1-2 September, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2006, pp. 69-76, ISBN: 973-662-233-9

Sergiu Nedevschi, Tiberiu Marita, Radu Danescu, Florin Oniga, Ciprian Pocol, Stefan Sobol, Corneliu Tomiuc, Cristian Vancea, Silviu Bota, Stereovision Sensor for Driving Assistance, Proceedings of IEEE 2nd International Conference on Intelligent Computer Communication and Processing, 1-2 September, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2006, pp. 105-112, ISBN: 973-662-233-9

Sergiu Nedevschi, Silviu Bota, Tiberiu Marita, Florin Oniga, Ciprian Pocol - Real-Time 3D Environment Reconstruction Using High Precision Trinocular Stereovision 2006 IEEE-TTTC International Conference on Automation, Quality & Testing, Robotics AQTR 2006 (THETA 15), pp 333-338, May 25-28 2006 Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Silviu Bota - Master Thesis - Motion Based Pedestrian Detection in Urban Environments

2005

Silviu Bota - Diploma Thesis - Reconstructie 3D prin viziune trinoculara (3D Reconstruction using Trinocular Vision, Romanian only)

Hobbies

Playing guitar