I am research fellow with ARC Centre of Excellence for Robotic Vision at the Australian National University (ANU). My research interests span from low-level image processing, parallel architectures, robot vision to advanced techniques for simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) and 3D reconstruction based on cutting-edge computational tools such as graphical models, modern optimization methods and information theory.
Viorela received the Engineering degree in Industrial Engineering and Automation from the Universitatea Tehnica Cluj-Napoca, Romania, in 2000 and the Ph.D. degree in Information Technologies from the Universitat de Girona, Spain, in 2005. After the PhD studies, she joined the Robotics group at the Institut de Robótica i Informàtica Industrial, Barcelona, Spain. At IRI she led two Spanish national projects and participated in URUS EU project. In 2009 she received a MICINN/FULBRIGHT post-doctoral fellowship which allowed her to join the group of Prof. Frank Dellaert at College of Computing, Georgia Tech, Atlanta USA, one of the leading researchers in robotics and computer vision. In 2011, she joined LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France to work in the ROSACE project. Between 2012 and 2014 she was with Brno University of Technology in Czech Republic working in three EU and one national projects.