Titus Zaharia received an Engineer Degree in Electronics and the Masters Degree in Electronics from University POLITECHNICA (Bucharest, Romania) in 1995 and 1996, respectively. In 2001, he obtained a Ph.D. degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from University Paris V - René Descartes (Paris, France). He then joined the ARTEMIS Department at Télécom SudParis as a research engineer, and became an Associate Professor in 2002.
¬ Research activities
His research interests concern visual content indexing and coding, and include feature extraction, image and video segmentation, motion detection and estimation, 2D/3D reconstruction, virtual character modelling and animation, virtual/augmented reality, digital interactive TV, calibration techniques, and color image processing.Titus Zaharia is a member of SPIE.
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¬ Teaching activities
Titus Zaharia has been involved in 2nd and 3rd Year courses of Telecom SudParis curriculum, including Image Processing and Applications, Multimedia Content Segmentation (CM21) and Multimedia Content Coding (CM22). He currently contributes to the Multimedia indexing course and coordinates the Image and video compression course of the High Tech Imaging programme. In addition, he coordinates the Visual communications course of the 4th Semester of Telecom SudParis curriculum. At the MSc. level, Titus Zaharia contributes to the Computer vision and Animation techniques courses linked to the "Master Recherche" Virtual Reality & Intelligent Systems (RVSI) of Evry-Val d'Essonne University, and to the Information coding course of the MSc. Computer & Communication Networks of Telecom SudParis.
¬ Institutional activities
Since 1997, Titus Zaharia has been actively involved in the ISO standardization process. A first side of his contributions concern the MPEG-4 standard, and, specifically, static and dynamic 3D mesh coding within the framework of the 3D Graphics Compression (3DGC) Group. Moreover, he has contributed to MPEG-7 development process from its early days, via technical answers to the initial MPEG-7 Call for Contributions (Lancaster, February 1998), followed by a continuous involvement in Core Experiments. At his initiative, two technologies proposed by ARTEMIS, i.e. the 3D shape descriptor and the parametric motion descriptor, are currently part of the MPEG-7 standard.