me   Welcome to my homepage! I am Doru Cristian BALCAN. Currently, I am a postdoctoral fellow with the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology.

  In June 2009, I obtained my Ph.D. degree from the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University. There, I worked under the supervision of Michael S. Lewicki and I was a member of the Laboratory for Computational Perception and Statistical Learning.

  My main research interests involve designing and studying efficient and robust adaptive representations of signals (in particular, of images). For more details, please visit my research page.

Ph.D. Thesis
  • Doru C. Balcan, Efficient and Robust Signal Representations. [pdf]

Selected Publications
  • D. C. Balcan, M. S. Lewicki. Point Coding: Sparse Image Representation with Adaptive Shiftable-Kernel Dictionaries. In SPARS 2009.[pdf]

  • D. C. Balcan, M. S. Lewicki. Adaptive coding of images via Multiresolution ICA. In IEEE ICASSP, Taipei, Taiwan, 2009.[pdf]

  • D. C. Balcan, A. Sandryhaila, J. Gross, and M. Püschel. Alternatives to the Discrete Fourier Transform. In IEEE ICASSP, Las Vegas, NV, USA, 2008.[pdf]

  • E. Doi, D. C. Balcan, and M. S. Lewicki. Robust coding over noisy overcomplete channels, IEEE Trans. Image Proc., vol. 2, no. 16, Feb. 2007, pp. 442-452.[pdf] A preliminary version appeared in NIPS, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2005.