Walter Lucetti, known on internet as Myzhar, is an Italian computer engineer with a specialization in Robotics and Robotics Perception. He received the laurea degree in 2005 studying at Research Center E. Piaggio in Pisa (Italy), with a thesis on 3D mapping of the real world using a 2D laser tilted using a servo motor, fusing 3D with RGB data. During the writing of the thesis, he was 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 software developer for a low-level embedded system and high-level desktop system. He deeply improved his knowledge about computer vision and machine learning as a researcher, for a little lapse of time, at Gustavo Stefanini Advanced Robotics Center in La Spezia (Italy), a spinoff of PERCRO Laboratory of the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna of Pisa (Italy).
Now, he works in the industry, writing firmware for embedded ARM systems and software for desktop systems based on Qt framework and intelligent algorithms for video surveillance systems based on OpenCV and CUDA.
He is also working on a personal robotics project, MyzharBot. MyzharBot is a tracked ground mobile robot that uses computer vision to detect obstacles and analyze and explore the environment. The robot is guided by algorithms based on ROS, CUDA, and OpenCV. You can follow the project on its website: http://myzharbot.robot-home.it.
He has reviewed several books on OpenCV with Packt Publishing, including OpenCV Computer Vision Application Programming Cookbook, Second Edition.
Luca Del Tongo is a computer engineer with a strong passion for algorithms, computer vision, and image processing techniques. He's the coauthor of a free eBook called Data Structures and Algorithms (DSA) with over 100k downloads to date and has published several image processing tutorials on his YouTube channel using Emgu CV. While working on his master's thesis, he developed an image forensic algorithm published in a scientific paper called Copy Move forgery detection and localization by means of robust clustering with J-Linkage. Currently, Luca works as a software engineer in the field of ophthalmology, developing corneal topography, processing algorithms, IOL calculation, and computerized chart projectors. He loves to practice sport and follow MOOC courses in his spare time. You can contact him through his blog at http://blogs.ugidotnet.org/wetblog.
Theodore Tsesmelis is an engineer working in the fields of computer vision and image processing. He holds a master of science degree with specialization in computer vision and image processing from Aalborg University in the study programme of Vision Graphics and Interactive Systems (VGIS).
His main interests lie in everything that deals with computer science and especially with computer vision and image processing. In his free time, he likes to contribute to his favorite OpenCV library as well as to consult and help others to get familiar with it through the official OpenCV forum.