VLADIMIR M. BRAJOVIC
Tel. (412) 855-8780, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Computational image sensors; Bio-inspired vision computation; Algorithms and
architectures for fine-grain parallel analog computation; Analog and mixed
mode VLSI; Computer vision; Image Processing; Robotics, Entrepreneurship.
Ph. D., 1996, Robotics, Carnegie Mellon University,
M.S., 1990, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rutgers
University, New Brunswick, NJ
M.S., 2000, Industrial Administration, Carnegie Mellon University,
B.S., 1987, Electrical Engineering, University of
Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro
2001-2002: Business Strategy Consultant, Mercer Management Consulting
2003-2004: Project Scientist, Carnegie Mellon University, The Robotics Institute
1996-2003: Research Scientist, Carnegie Mellon University,
The Robotics Institute
1990-1996: Research Assistant, Carnegie Mellon University,
The Robotics Institute
1988-1990: Research Assistant, Rutgers University, Dept.
of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Anton Philips Award for the best student paper at 1996 International.
Conference on Robotics and Automation.
Elected a team president for the "Management Game" at Graduate School
of Industrial Administration, 1999
Member of Beta Gamma Sigma honor society (inducted 2000)
IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2004
Hatch, Inc., 2002
Carnegie Mellon Technology Transfer Office, 2001
Safety Appliances, 2001
Consultant, Kaiser Engineering (now Hatch, Inc.),
and Chair, "Computational Sensors for Vision," Future of Measurement
and Control, ISA Conference and Expo, 1998
Member of the Institute
of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE).
Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse: $100,000, 9/03-8/04, Role: Co-PI (PI:
Daniel Parvod, The Western Pennsylvania Hospital)
"Patient Contour Measurement System for
National Science Foundation: $400,000, 9/01-8/04, Role: Co-PI (PI: Martial
"Capturing and Interpreting Dynamic 3D Scenes"
National Science Foundation: $335,000, 9/00-8/03, Role: PI
"Sensory Level Computation and Information Encoding
for Robust Imaging"
ABB Group: $230,000, 6/99-5/01, Role: PI
"Ultra fast Range Imaging Sensor"
Office of Naval Research: $5,000,000, 10/95-9/00. Role:
Co-PI (PI: Takeo Kanade)
"Integrated Vision and Sensing for Human Sensory
Refereed Journal Papers
- V. Brajovic and T. Kanade, "When are the
Smart Vision Sensors Smart? An example of an illumination-adaptive image
sensor," Sensor Review, Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 156 - 166, Emerald, April
2004 (Selected as one of the top three papers in the journal for the year
- N. Jankovic and V. Brajovic, "Light-Sensitive CMOS
Ring Oscillator," IEE Electronic Letters, Vol. 36, No. 15, pp.
- V. Brajovic and T. Kanade, "A VLSI Sorting Image
Sensor: Global Massively Parallel Intensity-to-time Processing for Low
Latency, Adaptive Vision," IEEE Transactions on Robotics and
Automation, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 67-75, 1999.
- V. Brajovic and T. Kanade, "Computational Sensor
for Visual Tracking with Attention," IEEE Journal of Solid-State
Circuits, Vol. 33, No. 8, pp. 1199 - 1207, 1998.
- V. Brajovic, R. Miyagawa and T. Kanade, "Temporal
Photoreception for Adaptive Dynamic Range Image Sensing and Encoding,"
(invited paper) Neural Networks, Vol. 11, No. 7-8, pp. 1149-1158, 1998.
- Jan Neumann, Cornelia Fermuller, Yiannis Aloimonos, V. Brajovic, "Compound
Eye Sensor for 3D Ego Motion Estimation," 2004 IEEE/RSJ International
Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) 2004
- V. Brajovic: "Brightness Perception, Dynamic Range and Noise: A Unifying
Model for Adaptive Image Sensors," IEEE Comp. Soc. Conf. on
Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR),
Washington, DC, 27th June - 2nd July, 2004
- V. Brajovic: "Illumination-Invariant
Imaging for Machine Vision Applications in Unconstrained Environments," Automation
and Assembly Summit, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, May 10 - 12, 2004,
Texas, (Invited paper).
- V. Brajovic, "Fast Row-Parallel CMOS Range Image Sensor," IEEE
Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2004
- V. Brajovic, "Reflectance Sensitive Retina," SPIE
International Technical Group on Electronic Imaging Newsletter, Vol. 14, No.
- V. Brajovic, "Shot Noise Suppression in Image Sensors,"
to appear in SPIE Proc., Visual Information Processing, Defense&Security
Symposium, 12-16 April, 2004, Orlando, Florida
- Ralph Gross and V. Brajovic, "An Image Preprocessing
Algorithm for Illumination Invariant Face Recognition,"
4th Int. Con. on Audio- and Video-Based Biometric Person Authentication
(AVBPA), pp. 10-18, June 9-11, 2003. Guildford, UK
- V. Brajovic, "A Model for
Reflectance Perception in Vision,"
SPIE, EMT03 - Microtechnologies for the New Millennium 2003, 19-22
May, 2003. Gran Canaria, Spain.
- V. Brajovic, "Lossless Non-Arbitrated Address-Event
Intl. Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS2003, 25-28 May,
2003, Bangkok, Thailand.
- V. Brajovic, K. Mori, and N.D. Jankovic, "100
frames/s CMOS Range Image Sensor," Digest of Technical Papers, IEEE
International Solid-State Circuits Conference, February 2001, pp. 256-257.
- V. Brajovic, "Sensory Computing," Proc.
SPIE Critical Technologies for the Future of Computing, Vol. 4019. 2001.
- V. Brajovic, "A Triangulation-based VLSI Range
Mapper," ISA EXPO '98, Houston, TX, October 21, 1998.
- V. Brajovic and T. Kanade, "Integrated Vision and
Sensing for Human Sensory Augmentation," DARPA Image Understanding
Workshop, pp. 1335-1343, May 11-14, 1997.
- V. Brajovic and T. Kanade, "Sensory Attention: A
Computational Sensor Paradigm for Low-Latency Adaptive Vision," Proc.
IEEE Intl. Conf. Robotics and Automation, pp. 1638-1643, 1996.
- V. Brajovic and T. Kanade, "A New Technique for
Global Operations in Embedded Imagers," Proc. IEEE Workshop on
Charge-Coupled Devices and Advanced Image Sensors, pp. 1995.
- V. Brajovic, "Computational Sensors for Global
Operations," DARPA Image Understanding Workshop, 1994.
- V. Brajovic, "An Object Tracking Computational
Sensors," Tech. Report CMU-RI-TR-01-40, Robotics Institute,
Carnegie Mellon University, 2001.
- V. Brajovic, "A Sorting Computational Sensor,"
Tech. Report CMU-RI-TR-96-01, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon
- V. Brajovic, "Computational Sensor for Global
Operations in Vision," Ph.D. Thesis, Tech. Report CMU-RI-TR-96-02,
Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 1996.
- V. Brajovic, "A Real-Time 3D Range Mapper Using
On-Line Structured Illumination," M.S. Thesis, Rutgers University, 1990.
title withheld -,” U.S.
Patent Application, June, 2004.
for Improving Digital Images and an Image Sensor for Sensing the Same,” U.S.
Patent Application Ser. No. 60/499,132, August 29, 2003.
- V. Brajovic, “Method and Apparatus for Rapid Range Imaging,” U.S.
Patent #6,421,132, June 16, 2002.
- V. Brajovic, “Focal Plane Processor,” U.S. Patent # 5,699,278, December
- V. Brajovic, -title withheld-, CMU Invention Disclosure 03-039,
- V. Brajovic, -title withheld-, CMU Invention Disclosure 02-081, April
- V. Brajovic, “Triangulation-Based High Resolution VLSI Range Sensor,”
CMU Invention Disclosure 98-059, 1998.
- V. Brajovic, “An Image Sensor,” CMU Invention Disclosure 96-047, 1996.
- V. Brajovic, “Winner-Take-All Tracking Array,” CMU Invention Disclosure
- V. Brajovic, “An Image Sensor with Built-in image enhancement Capability,”
CMU Invention Disclosure 94-037, 1994.
- V. Brajovic, "Computational Sensor
for Global Operations in Vision," Ph.D. Thesis,
The Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, January 1996. (Thesis advisor:
Dr. Takeo Kanade)
- V. Brajovic, "Real-Time 3D Range Mapper," M.S. Thesis, Electrical and Computer
Enginerring Department, Rutgers University, May 1990. (Thesis advisor: Dr.
- V. Brajovic, “Thermally Stable D/A Converter Module," B.S. Thesis, Electrical
and Computer Engineering Faculty, University of Belgrade, December 1987.
(Thesis advisor: Dr. Dejan Zivkovic).
- "What Should Camera be Like 20 years from now?" -- (invited pannelist),
MIT Symposium on Computational Photography, May 2005
- "Shadow Illuminator," exhibit
at the Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Systems, 2003, invited by
National Science Foundation.
- "Sensory Level Information Processing: Opportunities and
Challenges," (invited presentation), Camera Ab Initio Workshop, Darpa,
April 28-29, Washington, DC
- "From Imaging to Visual Perception," (invited presentation)
"Machine Vision & Robotics... Integrating for the Future,"
Society of Manufacturing Engineers and Machine Vision Association. April 3,
2003, Pittsburgh, PA
- "SNR Implications of Pixel Binning," (invited presentation)
DARPA, an internal brainstorming session, Washington, DC, Sep. 17, 2002.
- "Dynamic Range: The Most Critical Performance Metric for Future
Imaging Applications", (invited presentation) OIDA: Optoelectronic
Industry Development Association, Smart Sensors and Intelligent Systems
Workshop, Washington, DC, August 7-8, 2002
- "Analog Computational Sensors for Vision", (invited tutorial),
IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Washington,
DC. May 12, 2002.
- "Sensory Computing: When, Why and How," (invited presentation),
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, Spring 2001.
- "Integrated Vision and Sensing for Human Sensory
Augmentation" ONR, project closeout meeting, Washington, DC, Aug. 2-3,
- "Sensory Computing," SPIE 45th Annual Meeting,
Critical Technologies for the Future of Computing, Sep 28, 2000.
- "Non-contact Shape Sensing Technologies,"
(invited presentation) ABB PPL, Windsor, CT, June 1999.
- "Integrated Vision and Sensing," project
presentation to ONR, Nov. 1998.
- "Sensor for Low-Latency Visual Tracking,"
(invited presentation) Carnegie Mellon Research Institute, for Army
Research Laboratory, Fall 1997.
- "Sensor Level Processing for Adaptive Low-Latency
Vision" (invited presentation) Carnegie Mellon Research Institute, for
USAF Phillips Laboratory, winter 1997.
- "Agile Sensor Level Adaptation Images Difficult
scenes," (invited presentation) Write Patterson AF Base, Dayton, OH,
- "On-Chip Adaptation Makes Sensors Smart,"
(invited presentation), Smart Sensor Workshop, Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque, New
Mexico, November 1996.
- "Smart Vision Sensors", (invited presentation)
ALCATEC: Alternative Camera Technology Workshop, Copenhagen, Denmark, June
Aleksandar Veselinovic, M.S. Student Robotics., Aug. 2002.
Junichi Furukawa, M.S. Student ECE, 2002-2003.
Dr. Nebojsa Jankovic, Visiting Scientist, University of Nis, Yugoslavia,
Kenichi Mori, Visiting Researcher, Fuji Electric Co., Japan, 1999-2001.
Dr. Volker Gengenbach, Visiting Scientist, from Fraunhofer
Takaya Kinjo, Visiting Researcher, Secom Co., Japan, 1998-1999.
Eleven undergraduate summer interns since 1997.
Other Educational Activities:
Grand Awards Judge for Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).
May 13-14, 2003, Cleveland, OH
Coached a team of 8th graders for the “Let’s
Get Real” statewide competition
(teacher: Mrs. Judy
Morgan, Baldwin School District, PA).
children won the second place at the state level in the class including high
school students. 2001.
Organized a visit and live robotic demonstration for the class of 5th
graders at Markham Elementary School, Mt. Lebanon, 1998.
UNIVERSITY AND DEPARTMENT SERVICES
Institute Seminar Committee, 1997-1998
Faculty Member of
VASC Retreat Committee, 2000
Faculty Member of
VASC Facilities Committee, 2000-Present
updated May 2006