Hello, Me My name is Nebojsa Andjelkovic and I am a MSc student of Computer Science and Informatics at the Faculty of Electronic Engeneering, University of Nis, Serbia. My currently GPA is 9.7/10 ( top 1%). Also, I have a part time job in the USA-based company MotionDSP (www.motiondsp.com) as a resercher and developer. I've been working on various image and video processing algorithms for deblurring, color and contrast enhancement(ACE, CLAHE), superresolution, motion detection, stabilization etc.I have a strong background in C/C++ programing on both windows and linux platforms. Furthermore, I took part in research activities and development of an algorithm for copyright detection of video material which we have patented last year.
Software Development skills As a employee of the MotionDSP I have been working on the flowing projects: 1. mdspproc, C/C++ command line aplication (linux and windows platforms) for video processing/enhancement ( stabilization, color/contrast enhancement, frame interpolation, superresolution, deblocking, deblurring etc) I have been working on contrat enhancement, deblurring and stabilization algorithms and their's implementation and optimization in C. Furthermore I took a part in theirs GPU (CUDA) implementations. Also I have been working on input and output file formats (video codecs, audio codecs, subtitle codecs, etc) 2. mdspproc, as a shared library (linux .so and windows .dll). I took part in building this library (making a debin intallation packet ). Also I tok a part in making an interface between this library and our two main aplications (Ikena and Vreveal). Tools that I have been using: Kdevelop, Kgdb, GNU Toolchain - gcc, gdb, make, MS Visual C++, Eclipse SDK + cdt. Software development and programming: C/C++ programming (5 years of expirience) Java, BASH, Python, Lisp. Image Manipulation Skills I use image manipulations software for some basic tasks( crop/rotate/ resize etc). Nevertheless I possess a good knowledge of image/video processing algorithms and problems. As I already said I have been working on many of enough of them. GIMP & GEGL expirience I use GIMP almost every day as a default photo editor. I heard about GEGL but I haven't used it yet. Also I downloaded GEGL source code and compiled it. Beside being a good student with strong background in image processing, I'm also very passionate about Free Software. I'm an active member of "GNU Club", a local student group of free software users, activists and enthusiasts and I can say that I'm an experienced "user member" of the community. For a long time now I've been willing to try to do some free software development, it's just that I never were daring enough to try that all by my self. Summer of Code looks like a perfect chance for me, and being a GIMP user and enthusiast, your community would be my choice. SoC Based on all this, I would like to apply for Google Summer of Code 2009 as one of the GIMP students. I have never participated in Google SoC. I have read GIMP's suggested ideas and I find some of them very interesting and related to my area of research. Also Google SoC will be a good reference for my future apliccation for the PhD studies. The one of the most atractive project to me is "Highlights/Shadow compression". I've read the paper ("A Locally Tuned Nonlinear Technique for Color Image Enhancement") and I can say that I'm alredy familiar with the idea of the project. Having in mind all my plans for the summer, I would be able (and more than happy:) to dedicate 30 hours/week to this project, which is, in my oppinion, more then enough to finish it on time. Here is my project drafts: 1. Get to know with the mentor, building GEGL 02.05.2009 - 08.05.2009 2 Reading documentation and geting familiar with the GEGL code 09.05.2009 - 15.05.2009 3 Reaserch (finding the best algorithm solution for this project in cooperation with the mentor) 16.05.2009 - 29.05.2009 Implement median filter, to compute mean image and optimize the algorithm Matlab & SciLab implementation of the choosen algorithm 4 Coding and implementing the algorithm in GEGL 30.05.2009 - 26.06.2009 (add new .c an .h files to the gegl-root/operations/common and implementing appropriate algorithm) (Tools: GNU Toolchain - gcc, gdb, and make. KDevelop and Kgdb) 5 Fine tuning appropriate parameters of the algorithm 27.06.2009 - 03.07.2009 6 First alpha version and mid-term evaluation 04.07.2009 - 10.07.2009 7 Code optimization and further impruvements of the algorithm 11.07.2009 - 24.07.2009 Dev blog, and testing algorithm with other platforms (win32/64, osx) 8 Testing and bugfix 25.07.2009 - 31.07.2009 9 Further optimization, testing and bug fixing 01.08.2009 - 09.08.2009 10 Writing documentation and final evaluation 10.08.2009 - 24.08.2009 11 Submiting code to google. 25.09.2009 - I would like to ask if you see me as a student working on this project? If you find my skills more appropriate for some other, similar project, please let me know. I will appreciate any suggestions. It will be my pleasue to answer any further questions and provide all information that you might need. I am looking forward to hearing from you. Best regards. Nebojsa Andjelkovc
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