Walter Lucetti, known on the Internet as Myzhar, is an Italian computer engineer with a specialization in Robotics and Robotics Perception. He received a Laurea degree in 2005 while studying at Research Center "E.Piaggio" in Pisa (Italy). He wrote a thesis on the 3D mapping of the real world using a 2D Laser tilted using a servo motor, fusing 3D with RGB data. During the writing of his thesis, he got introduced to OpenCV for the first time. It was early 2004 and OpenCV was at its larval stage.
After the Laurea, he started working as a software developer for low-level embedded systems and high-level desktop systems. He deeply improved his knowledge about Computer Vision and Machine Learning as a researcher at Gustavo Stefanini Advanced Robotics Research Center in La Spezia (Italy), which is a spinoff of PERCRO Laboratory of the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna of Pisa (Italy).
Now, he is working in the industry, developing firmware for embedded ARM systems and intelligent algorithms for video surveillance systems.
He is also working on a personal project: MyzharBot. MyzharBot is a tracked ground mobile robot that uses stereo vision to detect obstacles and analyze and explore the environment.
You can find more information about Walter, his project, and a lot of tutorials on computer vision at www.robot-home.it and http://myzharbot.robot-home.it.
Anton Sukhinov graduated from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. He has a PhD degree in Physics and Mathematics.
Anton has experience in mathematical modeling, numerical simulation, image processing and analysis, machine learning, and electronics.
During the reviewing of this book, Anton was a senior developer in CVisionLab, which is a small Russian R&D firm dedicated to image processing, analysis, machine learning, and related fields.
Currently, he works as a research scientist at Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Russia).
Tao Wu graduated from University of Maryland with a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering in 2013. He received his MS and BE degrees in Electrical Engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, in 2008 and 2005, respectively.
He has more than 7 years of experience in C/C++ and OpenCV. His research interests include computer vision, pattern recognition, machine learning, and image and video processing.
Currently, he is working for Microsoft.