Sitterson Hall, CB# 3175
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Phone: (919) 962 1981
Fax: (919) 962 1799

105 Arbutus Pl
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Cell: (919) 607 2456

Adrian Dumitru Ilie




  • January 2003 - December 2010 UNC, Chapel Hill, NC
    Ph.D., Computer Science.
  • August 2000 - December 2002 UNC, Chapel Hill, NC
    M.S., Computer Science.
  • 1995 - 2000 Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania
    B.S., Economic Informatics.




  • March 2014 - present Chapel Hill, NC
    Senior Research Scientist - "Being There Telepresence" and "Humanoid Robotic Avatar" Projects
    Investigating a wide range of problems in teleconferencing, telepresence, virtual reality, computer graphics, networking, human-computer interaction, psychology, communication, and others.
  • September 2010 - present Chapel Hill, NC
    President - Intelligent Development Corporation
    President of a small IT consulting company.
  • December 2010 - January 2015 Chapel Hill, NC
    Software Designer - "The Uncanny Valley" Play
    Programmed a system for capture and playback of motion sequences by a robot acting in a live play.
  • December 2010 - December 2012 Chapel Hill, NC
    Post-Doctoral Research Associate - "Humanoid Robotic Avatar" Project
    Working with robots to achieve better telepresence.
  • January 2010 - September 2010 Cary, NC
    Senior Software Engineer - EdMicro, Inc.
    Business analysis and prototype development for the overhaul of a school system's database application.
  • August 2007 - December 2009 Chapel Hill, NC
    Research Assistant - "BASE-IT" Project
    Worked on controlling multiple PTZ cameras for 3D reconstruction of dynamic scenes.
  • August 2006 - August 2007 Chapel Hill, NC
    Research Assistant - "CISCO" Project
    Worked on a 3D teleconferencing system, using multiple cameras and an auto-stereo display.
  • August 2004 - August 2006 Chapel Hill, NC
    Research Assistant - "3DMC" Project
    Worked on a 3D reconstruction system, and on photometric and geometric calibration of multiple cameras.
  • May 2002 - August 2004 Chapel Hill, NC
    Research Assistant - "Electronic Books" Project
    Worked on the design and implementation of a hybrid display system for surgical training; then on 3D reconstruction and photometric calibration of multiple cameras.
  • December 2002 - January 2003 Cambridge, MA
    Intern - Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories
    Worked on methods for gradient-domain enhancement of images and videos.
  • May 2001 - May 2002 Chapel Hill, NC
    Research Assistant - "Being There" Project
    Assisted in the preparation of the group publications; re-factored code into a more flexible configuration; designed and implemented a client-server configuration; ported the system from SGI to a cluster of PCs.
  • August 2000 - May 2001 Chapel Hill, NC
    Research Assistant - "EPA Modeling" Group
    Worked with and integrated the PostgreSQL DBMS, GRASS GIS, and R statistical programming language towards a unified environment model specification interface.
  • January 2000 - August 2000 Bucharest, Romania
    Lead Programmer - DentExpert SRL
    Designed and developed a dental management software system.
  • December 1998 - August 2000 Bucharest, Romania
    Programmer, Lead Programmer - Pagini Aurii SA
    Designed and developed an automatic pagination system for yellow pages books; the company's commercial CD containing the Romanian phone and business directory; and a client-server application for building customer reports.




  • Young-Woon Cha, True Price, Zhen Wei, Xinran Lu, Nicholas Rewkowski, Rohan Chabra, Zihe Qin, Hyounghun Kim, Zhaoqi Su, Yebin Liu, Adrian Ilie, Andrei State, Zhenlin Xu, Jan-Michael Frahm, Henry Fuchs (2018) "Towards Fully Mobile 3D Face, Body, and Environment Capture Using Only Head-worn Cameras", Proceedings of ISMAR (IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics), Munich, Germany. October 16-20, 2018.
  • Rohan Chabra, Adrian Ilie, Nicholas Rewkowski, Young-Woon Cha and Henry Fuchs (2017). "Optimizing placement of commodity depth cameras for known 3D dynamic scene capture", Proceedings of IEEE Virtual Reality 2017, Los Angeles, California. March 18-22, 2017.
  • Adrian Ilie and Greg Welch (2014). "On-Line Control of Active Camera Networks for Computer Vision Tasks", In Transactions on Sensor Networks, vol. 10, no. 2, January 2014.
  • Adrian Ilie and Greg Welch (2013). "Automated camera selection and control for better training support", Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. July 21-26, 2013, Las Vegas, NV. Published in Foundations of Augmented Cognition (D. Schmorrow and C. Fidopiastis, eds.), vol. 8027 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp. 50-59, Springer Berlin Heidelberg., July 2013
  • Adrian Ilie and Greg Welch (2011). "On-Line Control of Active Camera Networks for Computer Vision Tasks", Proceedings of 5th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Distributed Smart Cameras. Awarded 2nd Prize Best ICDSC 2011 Paper. August 22-25, 2011, Ghent, Belgium.
  • Greg Welch, Diane H. Sonnenwald, Henry Fuchs, Bruce Cairns, M.D., Ketan Mayer-Patel, Ruigang Yang, Andrei State, Herman Towles, Adrian Ilie, Srinivas Krishnan, and Hanna M. Soderholm (2011). Remote 3D Medical Consultation, in Virtual Realities: Dagstuhl Seminar 2008 (S. Coquillart, G. Brunnett, and G. Welch, eds.), Ch. 8, pp. 139-160, Springer, 2011.
  • Peter Lincoln, Greg Welch, Andrew Nashel, Andrei State , Adrian Ilie, and Henry Fuchs (2010). "Animatronic Shader Lamps Avatars", Virtual Reality (Springer), special issue on Augmented Reality, pp. 114, 2010
  • Peter Lincoln, Greg Welch, Andrew Nashel, Adrian Ilie, Andrei State , and Henry Fuchs (2009). "Animatronic Shader Lamps Avatars", Proceedings of 8th IEEE and ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR’09), October 19-22, 2009.
  • Peter Lincoln, Andrew Nashel, Adrian Ilie, Herman Towles, Greg Welch, and Henry Fuchs (2009). "Multi-view lenticular display for group teleconferencing", Proceedings of IMMERSCOM 2009, May 27-29, 2009.
  • Greg Welch, Diane H. Sonnenwald, Henry Fuchs, Bruce Cairns, Ketan Mayer-Patel, Hanna M. Söderholm, Ruigang Yang, Andrei State, Herman Towles, Adrian Ilie, Manoj K. Ampalam, Srinivas Krishnan, Vincent Noel, Michael Noland, and James E. Manning (2009). "3D medical collaboration technology to enhance emergency healthcare", The Journal of Biomedical Discovery and Collaboration, 4:4, 2009.
  • Adrian Ilie, Greg Welch, and Marc Macenko (2008). "A Stochastic Quality Metric for Optimal Control of Active Camera Network Configurations for 3D Computer Vision Tasks", Workshop on Multi-camera and Multi-modal Sensor Fusion Algorithms and Applications (M2SFA2), Marseille, October 2008.
  • Ram Krishan Kumar, Adrian Ilie, Jan-Michael Frahm, and Marc Pollefeys (2008). "Simple Calibration of Non-overlapping cameras with a mirror", Proceedings of the 2007 IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR' 08), 2008.
  • Hua Yang, Marc Pollefeys, Greg Welch, Jan-Michael Frahm, and Adrian Ilie (2007). "Differential camera tracking through linearizing the local appearance manifold", The 2007 IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR' 07), 2007.
  • Greg Welch, B. Danette Allen, Adrian Ilie, and Gary Bishop (2007). "Measurement Sample Time Optimization for Human Motion Tracking/Capture Systems", Trends and Issues in Tracking for Virtual Environments, Workshop at the IEEE Virtual Reality 2007 Conference (Charlotte, NC USA) (Gabriel Zachmann, ed.), Shaker, March 11 2007.
  • Greg Welch, Vincent Noel, Hua Yang, Andrei State, Adrian Ilie, Ruigang Yang, Marc Pollefeys, and Henry Fuchs (2006). "GPU-Based View Synthesis Using an Orbital Reconstruction Frustum", The 2006 Workshop on Edge Computing Using New Commodity Architectures (EDGE 2006), May 23-24, Chapel Hill, NC, USA.
  • Andrei State, Greg Welch, and Adrian Ilie (2006). "An Interactive Camera Placement and Visibility Simulator for Image-Based VR Applications", Proceedings of the Engineering Reality of Virtual Reality 2006 (3D Imaging, Interaction, and Measurement; IS&T/SPIE 18th Annual Symposium on Electronic Imaging Science and Technology), San Jose, CA, January 2006.
  • Adrian Ilie and Greg Welch (2005). "Ensuring Color Consistency across Multiple Cameras," The 10th IEEE Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), Beijing, China, 2:1268-1275, October 17-20, 2005.
  • Greg Welch, Ruigang Yang, Sascha Becker, Adrian Ilie, Dan Russo, Jesse Funaro, Andrei State, Kok-Lim Low, Anselmo Lastra, Herman Towles, Bruce Cairns, M.D., Henry Fuchs, and Andy van Dam (2005). "Immersive Electronic Books for Surgical Training", IEEE Multimedia, 12(3):22-35, July-September 2005.
  • Ramesh Raskar, Adrian Ilie and Jingyi Yu (2004). "Image Fusion for Context Enhancement", the 3rd International Symposium on Non-Photorealistic Animation and Rendering (NPAR), Annecy, France. June 7-9, 2004.
  • Adrian Ilie (2004). "Ensuring Color Consistency across Multiple Cameras," UNC-CH Department of Computer Science Technical Report 04-012, April 2004.
  • Adrian Ilie, Kok-Lim Low, Greg Welch, Anselmo Lastra, Henry Fuchs, and Bruce Cairns (2004). "Combining Head-Mounted and Projector-Based Displays for Surgical Training," Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, vol. 13, issue 2, pp. 128-145.
  • Adrian Ilie, Ramesh Raskar and Jingyi Yu (2004). "Gradient Domain Context Enhancement for Fixed Cameras," Proceedings of ACCV 2004, Jeju Island, Korea, January 27-30, 2004.
  • Kok-Lim Low and Adrian Ilie (2003). "Computing a View Frustum to Maximize an Object's Image Area, " Journal of Graphics Tools, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 3-15.
  • Kok-Lim Low, Adrian Ilie, Greg Welch, and Anselmo Lastra (2003). "Combining Head-Mounted and Projector-Based Displays for Surgical Training," Proceedings of IEEE Virtual Reality 2003, Los Angeles, California. March 22-26, 2003.
  • Andries van Dam, Henry Fuchs, Sascha Becker, Loring Holden, Adrian Ilie, Kok-Lim Low, Anne Morgan Spalter, Ruigang Yang, and Greg Welch (2002). "Immersive Electronic Books for Teaching Surgical Procedures," Pre-ICAT CREST Symposium on Telecommunication, Teleimmersion, and Telexistence. The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, JAPAN. December 3, 2002.




  • Richard Feins, Hadley Wilson, Adrian Ilie (2014). "Radiation-free simulator system and method for simulating medical procedures"
  • Ramesh Raskar, Jingyi Yu, Adrian Ilie (2004). "Reducing Texture Details in Images"
  • Ramesh Raskar, Adrian Ilie, Jingyi Yu (2004). "Enhancing low quality images of naturally illuminated scenes"



Research interests

  • Computer vision
  • Telepresence
  • Medical training
  • Augmented reality
  • Real-time active camera management
  • Computer graphics
  • Networking



Computer skills

  • Programming languages: C#, C, C++, Matlab, Delphi, Assembler, Java.
  • User interface toolkits: Qt, GLUI.
  • Graphics programming: OpenGL, GLUT.
  • Web programming: HTML, JavaScript, PhP, socket programming.
  • DBMS: SQL, MySQL, Oracle, Microsoft Access, Interbase, PostgreSQL.




  • Greg Welch,
  • Henry Fuchs,
  • Anselmo Lastra,
  • Ramesh Raskar,