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Constantine Butakoff

Senior researcher-programmer,
co-author of a number of the original processing algorithms

E-mail: cbutakoff@yahoo.com

OBJECTIVE JOB EXPIRIENCE

  • Neural networks. Universal binary and multi-valued neural elements; learning algorithms.
  • Application of the neural networks to image processing and pattern recognition.
  • Digital image processing (SAR, medical and other images).
  • Programming (Delphi, Pascal, C/C++, Perl, JavaScript, HTML, Matlab, Assembler).
  • Web design.
  • PC maintenance and support (software and hardware).

EDUCATION

  • State University of Uzhgorod, Department of Mathematics, Uzhgorod, USSR (Ukraine), MD in Mathematics 1994-1999, master thesis - "Solution of the Super-Resolution Problem" (new idea of image supersampling which allows to achieve result better than all known interpolation techniques).

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE

  • Visiting Researcher in the International Center for Signal Processing of the Tampere University of Technology (Tampere, Finland), 2002 (fall semester).
    Research in the following fields: Nonlinear and Neural Image Filtering, Signal Processing in an Arbitrary Basis and its applications, Image Restoration including Blur Identification using Neural Network, Multi-Valued and Universal Binary Neurons.
  • Company Neural Networks Technologies Ltd. (Israel). Researcher in the Research Department, 2000-2002.
    Pattern Recognition Neural Network-based System "Gizmo"; Taking Part in Creation of Universal Image Processing Software System "VEGA"; Research in the field of Neural Networks, Image Processing (nonlinear filters), Pattern Recognition; Work with Matlab.
  • Company Neuro Technologies Ltd (Ukraine)
    Researcher in the Research Department, 1998-2000 Pattern Recognition Neural Network-based System "Gizmo"; Taking Part in Creation of Universal Image Processing Software System "VEGA"; Research in the field of Neural Networks, Image Processing (nonlinear filters), Pattern Recognition.
  • Company "Infosphere" (Ukraine)
    Software engineer, 1994-1998 Software engineering, PC hardware/software maintenance and technical support, web design.

THE MAIN PUBLICATIONS

2003

  1. Aizenberg I. and Butakoff C. "Sperresolution and Supersampling by Spectral Extrapolation", Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis (submitted).
  2. Aizenberg I., Astola J., Bregin T., Butakoff C., Egiazarian K. and Paliy D. "Detectors of the impulsive noise and new effective filters for impulsive noise reduction", SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5014 (accepted, to appear in May, 2003).
  3. Aizenberg I. and Butakoff C. "Effective Impulse Detectors Based on Rank-Order Criteria", IEEE Signal Processing Letters (submitted).
  4. Aizenberg I., Astola J., Butakoff C., Egiazarian K. and Paliy D. "Precise Edge Detection and its Implementation Using Threshold Boolean Filter", submitted to IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP'2003).
  5. Aizenberg I., Astola J., Butakoff C., Egiazarian K. and Paliy D. "Effective Detection and Elimination of Impulsive Noise with a Minimal Image Smoothing", submitted to IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP'2003).
  6. 2002

  7. Aizenberg I. and Butakoff C. "Median in Periodic Noise Filtering", IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (submitted).
  8. Aizenberg I. and Butakoff C. "Image Processing Using Cellular Neural Networks Based on Multi-Valued and Universal Binary Neurons", Journal of VLSI signal processing (Kluwer), Vol. 32, 2002, pp. 169-188.
  9. Aizenberg I. and Butakoff C. "Frequency Domain Median-like Filter for Periodic and Quasi-Periodic Noise Removal", SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4667 Image Processing: Algorithms and Systems, 2002, pp. 181-191 .
  10. Aizenberg I. and Butakoff C. "Median in Spatial and Frequency Domain Filtering", SPIE's International Technical Groups Newsletters on Electronic Imaging, Vol. 12, No2, June 2002, p.4.
  11. Aizenberg I., Butakoff C., Karnaukhov V., Merzlyakov N., Milukova O. "Blurred Image Restoration Using the Type of Blur and Blur Parameters Identification on the Neural Network", SPIE Proceedings vol. 4667 Image Processing: Algorithms and Systems, 2002, pp. 460-471.
  12. Aizenberg I., Butakoff C., Astola J. and Egiazarian K. "Nonlinear Frequency Domain Filter for the Quasi-Periodic Noise Removal", Proceedings of International TICSP Workshop on Spectral Methods and Multirate Signal Processing, SMMSP'2002 (K.Egiazarian, T.Saramaki , J.Astola - Eds.), TICSP Series #17, 2002, pp. 147-153.
  13. Aizenberg I., Bregin T., Butakoff C., Karnaukhov V., Merzlyakov N. and Milukova O. "Type of Blur and Blur Parameters Identification Using Neural Network and Its Application to Image Restoration". Lecture Notes in Computer Sciences , Vol. 2415, Springer, 2002, pp. 1231-1236.
  14. Aizenberg I., Butakoff C., Myasnikova E., Samsonova M., Reinitz J. "Classification of the Images of Gene Expression Patterns Using Neural Network Based on Multi-Valued Neurons with the Minimal Number of Inputs", Applications of Artificial Neural Networks in Image Processing VII, SPIE Proceedings vol. 4668, 2002, (Nasser M. Nasrabadi; Aggelos K. Katsaggelos; Eds), pp. 10-19.
  15. 2001

  16. Aizenberg I., Aizenberg N., Butakoff C. "Neural Network Based on Multi-Valued Neurons: Application in Image Recognition, Type of Blur and Blur Parameters Identification", Bio-inspired Applications of Connectionism, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol.2085 (Jose Mira, Alberto Prieto - Eds.), Springer 2001, pp. 254-261.
  17. Aizenberg I., Butakoff C. "Neural network based on multi-valued neurons and its application to image recognition and blur recognition", SPIE Proceedings, Vol. 4305, 2001, pp. 11-21.
  18. 2000

  19. Aizenberg I.N., Aizenberg N.N., Astola J., Bregin T., Butakov C., Egiazarian K. "New applications of the nonlinear cellular neural filters in image processing", SPIE Proceedings, Vol. 3961, 2000, pp.45-56.
  20. Aizenberg I., Aizenberg N., Bregin T., Butakov C., Farberov E., Merzlyakov N., Milyukova O. "Blur Recognition on the Neural Network based on Multi-Valued Neurons", Journal of Image and Graphics. Vol.5, 2000 Tianjin, China, Proceedings of the First International Conference on Image and Graphics (ICIG'2000), Tianjin, China, August 16-18, 2000, pp.127-130.
  21. Aizenberg I., Aizenberg N., Butakov C., Farberov E. "Image Recognition on the Neural Network based on Multi-Valued Neurons", Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, Barcelona, Spain September 3-8, 2000, IEEE Computer Society Press , vol. 2. pp. 993-996.
  22. Aizenberg I., Aizenberg N., Bregin T., Butakov C., Farberov E. "Image Processing Using Cellular Neural Networks Based on Multi-Valued and Universal Binary Neurons", Proceedings of IEEE 2000 International Workshop on Neural Networks for Signal Processing, Sydney, Australia, December 13-15, 2000, IEEE Computer Society Press, 2000, pp. 557-567.
  23. 1999

  24. Aizenberg I.N., Aizenberg N.N., Bregin T.R., Butakoff C.V., Farberov E. "Application of the nonlinear cellular neural filters for noise reduction, extraction of image details, edge detection and solution of the super-resolution problem", Proceedings of the 11th International Meeting on Electo-optics and Microelectronics in Israel, November 9-11, 1999 (R.Lavi, E.Azoulay - Eds.), Bristol/Philadelphia: Institute of Physics Publishing, 1999.
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