Curriculum Vitae
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The Technology Collaborative: $199,870, 6/06-5/07, Role: PI (Intrigue Technologies, Inc.)
    "RoboRetina®: Illumination-Invariant Image Processor for Security and Robotics Applications"

The Technology Collaborative: $199,870, 1/05-12/05, Role: PI (Intrigue Technologies, Inc.)
    "Ultra-Fast 3D Imaging Camera for Demanding Price/Performance Applications"

National Science Foundation: SBIR Phase II $499,995, 1/05-12/06, Role: PI (Intrigue Technologies, Inc.)
    "A Reflectance Sensitive Retina"

National Science Foundation: SBIR Phase I $100,000, 1/04-6/04, Role: PI (Intrigue Technologies, Inc.)
    "A Reflectance Sensitive Retina"

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 Radiotherapy"

National Science Foundation: $400,000, 9/01-8/04, Role: Co-PI (PI: Martial Hebert)
    "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 Augmentation"



Refereed Journal Papers

  1. 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 2004).
  2. N. Jankovic and V. Brajovic, "Light-Sensitive CMOS Ring Oscillator," IEE Electronic Letters, Vol. 36, No. 15, pp. 1281-1283, 2000.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
Conference Proceedings
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. V. Brajovic: "Illumination-Invariant Imaging for Machine Vision Applications in Unconstrained Environments," Automation and Assembly Summit, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, May 10 - 12, 2004, Fort Worth, Texas, (Invited paper).
  4. V. Brajovic, "Fast Row-Parallel CMOS Range Image Sensor," IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2004
  5. V. Brajovic, "Reflectance Sensitive Retina," SPIE International Technical Group on Electronic Imaging Newsletter, Vol. 14, No. 1, January, 2004.
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. V. Brajovic, "A Model for Reflectance Perception in Vision," SPIE, EMT03 - Microtechnologies for the New Millennium 2003, 19-22 May, 2003. Gran Canaria, Spain.
  9. V. Brajovic, "Lossless Non-Arbitrated Address-Event Coding," Intl. Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS2003, 25-28 May, 2003, Bangkok, Thailand.
  10. 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.
  11. V. Brajovic, "Sensory Computing," Proc. SPIE Critical Technologies for the Future of Computing, Vol. 4019. 2001.
  12. V. Brajovic, "A Triangulation-based VLSI Range Mapper," ISA EXPO '98, Houston, TX, October 21,  1998.
  13. V. Brajovic and T. Kanade, "Integrated Vision and Sensing for Human Sensory Augmentation," DARPA Image Understanding Workshop, pp. 1335-1343, May 11-14, 1997.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. V. Brajovic, "Computational Sensors for Global Operations," DARPA Image Understanding Workshop,  1994.
Technical Reports
  1. V. Brajovic, "An Object Tracking Computational Sensors," Tech. Report CMU-RI-TR-01-40, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2001.
  2. V. Brajovic, "A Sorting Computational Sensor," Tech. Report CMU-RI-TR-96-01, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 1996.
  3. 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.
  4. V. Brajovic, "A Real-Time 3D Range Mapper Using On-Line Structured Illumination," M.S. Thesis, Rutgers University, 1990.
  1. V. Brajovic,“- title withheld -,” U.S. Patent Application, June, 2004.
  2. V. Brajovic,“Method for Improving Digital Images and an Image Sensor for Sensing the Same,” U.S. Patent Application Ser. No. 60/499,132, August 29, 2003.
  3. V. Brajovic, “Method and Apparatus for Rapid Range Imaging,” U.S. Patent #6,421,132, June 16, 2002.
  4. V. Brajovic, “Focal Plane Processor,” U.S. Patent # 5,699,278, December 16, 1997.
Invention Disclosures
  1. V. Brajovic, -title withheld-, CMU Invention Disclosure 03-039, November 2002.
  2. V. Brajovic, -title withheld-, CMU Invention Disclosure 02-081, April 2002.
  3. V. Brajovic, “Triangulation-Based High Resolution VLSI Range Sensor,” CMU Invention Disclosure 98-059, 1998.
  4. V. Brajovic, “An Image Sensor,” CMU Invention Disclosure 96-047, 1996.
  5. V. Brajovic, “Winner-Take-All Tracking Array,” CMU Invention Disclosure 95-045, 1995.
  6. V. Brajovic, “An Image Sensor with Built-in image enhancement Capability,” CMU Invention Disclosure 94-037, 1994.
  1. 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)
  2. V. Brajovic, "Real-Time 3D Range Mapper," M.S. Thesis, Electrical and Computer Enginerring Department, Rutgers University, May 1990. (Thesis advisor: Dr. Joseph Wilder).
  3. 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).



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, 1999-2000.
Kenichi Mori, Visiting Researcher, Fuji Electric Co., Japan, 1999-2001.

Dr. Volker Gengenbach, Visiting Scientist, from Fraunhofer Institute, Germany,1997-1998.
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).
        The 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.


Faculty Senate Member, 1996-1998

Chaired Robotics Institute Seminar Committee, 1997-1998

Faculty Member of VASC Retreat Committee, 2000

Faculty Member of VASC Facilities Committee, 2000-Present

updated May 2006