Dr. Viorela Ila is currently research associate at Brno University of Technology. She 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 became part of 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 joined 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.
Viorela Ila’s current research interests include optimization techniques for simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) and bundle adjustment (BA).