Research Team

I direct the Machine Intelligence and Information Visualization Lab (MintViz), an interdisciplinary research laboratory within the MANSiD Research Center of the "Ștefan cel Mare" University of Suceava.

Our research efforts are directed toward design, development, and evaluation of new artificial intelligence (AI) and information visualization (InfoVis) technology to support innovative, rich interaction between humans, computers, and environments to advance knowledge in Human-Computer Interaction, Ambient Intelligence, and Entertainment Computing. Towards this end, we have been interested in essential topics from HCI and AmI, such as applying pattern recognition and machine learning techniques to human-computer interaction and information visualization, designing touch, free-hand, and whole-body gesture interactions, prototyping new interactive techniques for smart mobiles and wearables, designing for new user experience in smart environments, protoyping for home entertainement and the interactive TV, and explorations of ambient media concepts.

I am always looking for talented students to work on HCI related projects. If you are interested, send me an email.

Research Projects

My work has received support from UEFISCDI Romania (the Romanian Executive Agency for Funding Higher Education, Research, Development, and Innovation), Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF), Wallonie-Bruxelles International (WBI), Belgium, OeAD Austria, the Ministry of Science and Technology, China, and the European Commission through the European Social Fund, the FP7 and COST programmes, the Increase of Economic Competitiveness Fund, and for support from the EUCogIII network. My students have also benefited from SIGCHI Student Travel Grants from ACM SIGCHI.
The list of current and past research projects is available here.