Hariton - Nicolae COSTIN
Office address :

University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iasi
Faculty of Medical Bioengineering
str. Universitatii No.16 , 6600 Iasi, Romania;
tel: +(40) 232 - 213573; fax: +(40) 232 - 213573
e-mail: hcostin@gmail.com

Romanian Academy, Iasi Branch
Institute for Computer Science
Computer Vision Laboratory
Str. T. Codrescu nr.2, cod 700481, IASI, Romania
e-mail: hariton.costin@iit.academiaromana-is.ro

  Ph.D. in Applied Informatics, Technical University of Iasi, Romania
Thesis entitled "Unified Methods in Pattern Recognition" (in Romanian)
M.B.A. (Master of Business Administration)
Technical University of Iasi, Romania
BS in Electronics and Telecommunications, June 1980
Technical University of Iasi, Romania (graduated in top 10% of CS class)
Topics of interest:

Image Processing and Analysis
Pattern Recognition
Medical electronics and instrumentation;
Digital Signal Processing
Soft-computing (neural networks, fuzzy logic, genetic algorithms)

Current projects:

Biomedical images analysis and representation using methods of soft-computing, bio-inspired models and data fusion; projects on medical informatics and instrumentation issues; telemonitoring of vital signs and of elderly people; assistive technologies; person identification using biometric features.


03/2005 to June/2021:
Full Professor, Biomedical Sciences Department
Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iasi, Faculty of Medical Bioengineering
Courses: Medical Electronics, Telemedicine and e-Health, Project management
Research:biomedical image processing and analysis, artificial intelligence, medical electronics and instrumentation, e-health/telemedicine

03/1998 to 02/2005:
Associate Professor, Informatics and Medical Electronics Dpt.
Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iasi, Faculty of Medical Bioengineering
Courses: Biomedical Image Processing and Analysis, Medical Electronics
Research: biomedical image processing and analysis, telemedicine, artificial intelligence, medical electronics

10/90 to present:
Senior Researcher in Image Processing and Pattern Recognition
Romanian Academy, Institute for Informatics,Iasi, Romania
Internet for e-Health an ECG telemonitoring system using Internet connectivity, project within Frame Programme 5 of EU (INES 2001-32316 project (www.euroines.com ; "Medcare" project) project technical leader
Biomedical imaging by means of Artificial Intelligence methods - project leader
Developed a cursive script recognition system - project leader
Designed a fingerprint identification system for medium / large data bases - project leader
Responsible for a research project concerning supervised pattern recognition / classification using fuzzy and connectionist methods
Developed object recognition methods based on structural analysis
Performed consulting for various companies and organizations
26 research reports

01/85 to 09/90:
R & D Engineer, and Researcher (09/1987)
Institute for Computer Science, Iasi Branch
Fully designed (logical and technological project) a multi-channel video inspection system for general purpose applications - project leader
Designed and implemented video converter modules for an image acquisition and processing system based on Z 8001 microprocessor
Designed and implemented a real-time tracking system for moving objects (co-author)
Programming environment based on Z 8001 microprocessor - hardware (co-author)
Implemented algorithms for image processing and analysis (co-author)
Designed a video inspection system for concrete dam supervision
Designed image acquisition and display interfaces for existing general purpose minicomputers

09/80 to 12/84:
Production Engineer; R & D Engineer
Tehnoton Iasi, Enterprise for Telecommunications Equipment
Conducted a radio receivers production equip
Performed technological assistance for CCTV equipment production
Directed quality control group of professional equipment department
Fully designed a CCTV equipment for high-temperature working environments
Designed and implemented a musical electronic synthesizer

09/82 to 06/89:
Assistant Professor and Lecturer in Electro-Acoustics
Technical University of Iasi, Faculty of Electronics and Communications

10/94 to 06/08:
Lecturer / Associate Professor
Technical University of Iasi , Faculty of Electronics and Communications
Courses: "Image Processing and Pattern Recognition" and "Biomedical Images Processing and Analysis" (Master program)
  Researched and wrote more than 200 papers and 32 research reports (see the list of papers).
Author or co-author of 11 books, e.g.: "Neural Networks. Theory and Applications", Teora Publ. House, Bucharest, 1996 (in Romanian); "Medical Informatics. Theory and Applications", Cantes Publ. House, Iasi, 1998 (in English); "Medical Electronics", Cantes Publ. House, Iasi, 2000; "Image Processing and Analysis. Applications in Biomedical Imaging", Tehnica Info Publ. House, Kishinev, 2004 (in Romanian); "Biomedical Informatics. From theory to practice", Grigore T. Popa Publ. House, Iași, 2009, 406 pp., ISBN 978-606-544-014-2; "Biomedical Signal Processing", Edit. Pontos, Chisinau, 238 pages, May 2017.
Book chapters: Biomedical Image Processing and Analysis via Artificial Intelligence and Information Fusion, in "Knowledge Based Intelligent Systems for Health Care", T. Ichimura and K. Yoshida (eds.), Advanced Knowledge International Publ. House, Australia, 2004, pp. 121-160, ISBN 0-9751004-4-0; Imagistic information representation and fusion by means of fuzzy logic, in "Intelligent Systems in Medicine" (H.N. Teodorescu, ed.), Performantica Publ. House, Iaşi, pp. 71-88, 2004, ISBN 973-7994-82-5; H. COSTIN, Al. Morega, Liliana Vereștiuc (editors), 2011 E-Health and Bioengineering Conference (EHB) (Proceedings), Grigore T. Popa Publ. House, Iași, 2011, ISBN 978-606-544-078-4, 527 pp. (on CD); "Telemedicina și Patologia Cardiovasculară", capitol (nr. 55) în V. Aursulesei, F. Mitu, I.D. Alexa (eds.), Bolile Cardiovasculare la Vârstnici, Polirom Iași, 2015, pp. 826-831 (in Romanian); "Vital Signs Telemonitoring by using Smart Body Area Networks, Mobile Devices and Advanced Signal Processing", book chapter in Advances in Biomedical Informatics, Eds. Dawn Holmes, Lakhmi Jain, Springer-Verlag, Germany, 2017.
List of publication


  IEEE Senior Member (Engineers in Medicine and Biology Society - EMBS) - 2002-present member.
Member of the Romanian Fuzzy System Society - 1990.
Founder and member of the Romanian Society for Medical Bioengineering - 1991.
Founder and member of the Romanian Society of Telemedicine - 2000.
  Multi - channel video inspection system (RO patent No. 104090/1987).
Acquisition and image processing system (RO patent No. 98826/1987).
Electronic device for sowing control (RO patent No. 86599/1984).
  "Inventa" award, of the National Society of Inventics, 1990.
"120 years of medical teaching" diploma, Iasi Univ. of Medicine, 2000.
  Scientific visibility: H index=13 (Clarivate Analytics), about 480 independent citations of my papers in WoS (World of Science Core Collection).
invited postdoc researcher at the Technical University of Lille (France, 2002) in medical imaging and University of Applied Sciences, Jena, Germany, 2013, in biosignal processing
invited talks at international conferences
general chairman of IEEE “EHB” (e-Health and Bioengineering) conference series (Iasi, 2007; Constanta, 2009; Iasi, 2011, 2013, 2015; Sinaia, 2017; Iasi, 2019, 2020, 2021) and of different conference sessions
director of the first Romanian pilot Telemedical Centre in Iasi, within the National Programme of R&D II (2007-2013) and CEEX programme – Research of excellence
director for 8 national granted projects in bioengineering and (biomedical) image processing/analysis
member of editorial board of three international journals, ISI rated
  Music, self-knowledge, traveling, chess.