Romania’s Best Student in 2018, in Europe, graduate level

On January 8th, 2019, I had the honor to be awarded Romania’s Best Student in Europe, graduate level, during an event organized by the League of Romanian Students Abroad. The LRSA is one of the biggest Romanian NGO outside its borders and organizes every year an event where the achievements from the previous academic year are highlighted. Considering the size …

eCognition webinar on deep learning

On January 16th, 2019, I was a presenter for an eCognition webinar focused on Deep Learning, UAVs and Precision Agriculture. The presentation was focused on the methods and results from the paper published few months earlier in Drones. It was my first experience as an online presenter to a larger audience (300+ participants) and I hope I made my point …

Tropical forest carbon stocks featured in Medium

My current and first postdoctoral project I am working on, together with a great team, is now featured in Medium and Planet Pulse. We are using very high resolution Planet images in combination with airborne LiDAR data over large areas of Peru to estimate forest structural characteristics and aboveground carbon stocks. Taking advantage of high spatial and temporal resolutions of …

Deep learning for citrus trees results featured in Geo International magazine

Extremely happy to see that the work where I was using the newly integrated deep learning algorithms in eCognition (Trimble Geospatial) was featured as a head line for Geo International magazine for March-April 2019. Briefly, we were using a simple CNN architecture to detect citrus trees in a highly complex and managed citrus orchard in California. We reached more than …

Publication: Using deep learning to detect citrus trees

A new publication is now open access in Drones, a new MDPI journal. This is the first open peer-review publication for this journal, meaning that you can access the review reports and the responses to reviewers. This paper is a result of a great collaboration that was a result of my research stay at UC Berkeley in 2017, where this …