Dr. Tudor Barbu is currently Senior Researcher II at the Institute of Computer Science of the Romanian Academy, Iași branch. He is the coordinator of an image and video processing research collective at this institute. Mr. Barbu has a PhD degree in Computer Science, awarded by the Faculty of Automatic Control and Computers of the University “Politehnica” of Bucharest. He possess a remarkable research profile. In the last decade he published two books and four book chapters as single or main author. Also, dr. Tudor Barbu published more than 60 articles in prestigeous international journals and volumes of international scientific events (conferences, symposiums and workshops). His prolific scientific activity also includes more than 30 research reports, elaborated with the institute research team coordinated by him or related to various research projects. His scientific publications have numerous citations, according to Google-Academic. In recent years he also coordinated various research directions in 6 projects based on contracts/grants. Dr. Tudor Barbu received also several awards for his research results, the most important being the Romanian Academy Prize “Gheorghe Cartianu”, in the Information Science and Technology domain, awarded on December 18, 2008. He is a member of several conference scientific committees and also member of scientific and technical committee and editorial review boards of some journals. His main scientific areas of interest are: digital media (audio, video and image) signal processing and analysis, pattern recognition, computer vision, multimedia information storage, indexing and retrieval, and biometric authentication using voice, face and digital fingerprint recognition.