Dragoș Burileanu

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Professor, PhD, University “Politehnica” of Bucharest, Faculty of Electronics,
Telecommunications and Information Technology

E-mail: dragos.burileanu@upb.ro
Office: B030, Leu Campus – Blvd. Iuliu Maniu No. 1-3, Bucharest 061071, Romania
Tel: +4021 402 4688


Last update: February 2014

    • National research projects
    • Research stages
    • Member of Editorial Boards and reviewer for international journals
    • Member in Technical Program Committees
    • Evaluation activity
    • Membership and affiliations
  • List of Publications
    • PhD Thesis
    • Books and book chapters
    • Journal and conference papers
  • Invited Speaker

Degrees and Professional Experience

Degrees

  • PhD Degree in Electronics (April 1999), University “Politehnica” of Bucharest.
  • Engineer Degree in Electronics and Telecommunications (June 1982), Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest.
  • High School Diploma (June 1977), “Gheorghe Lazăr” National College, Bucharest.

Professional experience

  • Professor (2004 – present) at University “Politehnica” of Bucharest, Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology.
  • Associate Researcher, grade I (2003 – present) at the Romanian Academy Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Bucharest; head of the Automatic Speech Synthesis Group.
  • Associate Professor (2000 – 2004) at University “Politehnica” of Bucharest, Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology.
  • Assistant Professor (1996 – 2000) at University “Politehnica” of Bucharest, Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology.
  • Teaching Assistant (1988 – 1996) at University “Politehnica” of Bucharest, Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology.
  • R&D Engineer (1986 – 1988) at Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest, Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications; domains: analog integrated circuit simulators, speech signal analysis and coding, speech technology applications.
  • R&D Engineer (1984 – 1986) at the Scientific Research Institute in Electronics (ICSITE), Bucharest; domain: design and implementation of telecommunication solutions.
  • R&D Engineer (1982 – 1984) at Electronics Company, Bucharest; domain: design, testing and implementation in television.

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Spoken Language Technologies (text-to-speech synthesis, speech analysis, voice coding, automatic speech/ speaker recognition, keyword spotting, data corpus collection)
  • Natural Language Processing (statistical modeling, diacritics restoration, letter-to-phone conversion, syllabification, stress positioning, prosody modeling)
  • Digital Signal Processing (algorithms, software implementations, digital signal processors, advanced techniques for digital signal processing)
  • Human-Computer Interaction (intelligent speech-enabled interfaces)
  • Artificial Neural Networks (basic principles, architectures, applications in speech technology)
  • Biometric Technologies
  • Computer Programming
  • CAD for Analog Integrated Circuits

Academic Activity

Main achievements

  • The most important topics in my teaching activity are, at present, Digital Signal Processing, Advanced Techniques in Digital Signal Processing, Voice Communication Interfaces with Intelligent Systems, Biometric Technologies, and Computer Programming.
  • I introduced and organized in 2011 a new Master programme in the Faculty of Electronics: “Multimedia Technologies in Biometrics and Information Security Applications” (BIOSINF), the main objectives of the programme being the followings: acquire basic knowledge of analysis and digital processing of audio / video signals; obtain extensive knowledge, theoretical and practical, of multimedia systems and biometric technologies, with applications in authentication, information and computer security, and forensics. The programme was introduced in the framework of the project PROMISE (“An Integrated Master’s Degree Programme in the Fields of Sound, Image and Multimedia Engineering”), FSE – European Structural Funds POSDRU project, ID 61178 (2010 – 2013).
  • I introduced in 1991 the Digital Signal Processing (DSP) course at the “Microelectronics” Department for the first time in the Faculty of Electronics as an independent subject; in subsequent years, this course was followed by similar courses in the other departments of the Faculty. The approach is done in a personal manner, focusing on understanding the basic concepts and major techniques in digital signal processing, viewed from the system designer point of view, and on specific architectures used to implement real systems processing. In 2002 I introduced a new (complementary) course: Advanced Techniques in Digital Signal Processing. It was designed as a continuation of the DSP course, addressing the domain in depth and treating topics of greater complexity.
  • For all my subjects, I organized new laboratories for the application classes.
  • Since 1988, I have coordinated over 50 Diploma Projects in the fields of electronic circuit simulation, microprocessor applications, digital signal processing, spoken language technology, etc.
  • I was member in 4 national juries for PhD Theses.

Teaching

All my teaching activity takes place in the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology, University “Politehnica” of Bucharest.

– Bachelor curricula

  • Advanced Techniques in Digital Signal Processing, course and laboratory (2002 – present);
  • Speech Technology, course and laboratory (1998 – 2005);
  • Programming Languages (from 2001 Computer Programming), course (1996 – present);
  • Digital Signal Processing, course (1991 – present), seminar (1991 – 1993), and laboratory (1993 – present);
  • Analog Integrated Circuits, seminar (1990 – 2000) and laboratory (1988 – 2000).

– Master curricula

  • Voice Communication Interfaces with Intelligent Systems, course in BIOSINF and TMAM Master programmes – 2nd year (2012 – present);
  • Biometric Technologies, first half of the course “Biometric Technologies. Dynamic Signature Recognition” in BIOSINF Master programme – 1st year (2012 – present).

Books for student use

  • C. Ungurean and D. Burileanu, Interfeţe de comunicare prin voce cu sisteme inteligente. Îndrumar de laborator (Voice Communication Interfaces with Intelligent Systems. Laboratory Guide), Politehnica Press, Bucharest, 2013, ISBN: 978-606-515-486-5.
  • D. Burileanu, C. Dan, and M. Pădure, Programare în C. Culegere de probleme (Programming in C Language – Applications), Printech Publishing House, Bucharest, 2004, ISBN: 973-652-986-X.
  • D. Burileanu, D. Manea, I. Mihuţ, C. Stănescu, Circuite integrate analogice. Îndrumar de laborator (Linear Integrated Circuits – Laboratory Guidelines), C&I’94 Publishing House, Bucharest, 1996, ISBN: 973-95811.
  • A.M. Manolescu, A. Manolescu, C. Burileanu, D. Burileanu, Pachetul de programe de analiza circuitelor electronice ANACIR implementate pe minicalculatoare tip CORAL (ANACIR – Electronic Circuit Analysis Programs on PDP-like Minicomputers), User Manual, Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest, 1983.
  • Electronic support for courses and laboratories.

Strategic programmes

  • 2010 – 2013:  Project PROMISE – An Integrated Master’s Degree Programme in the Fields of Sound, Image and Multimedia Engineering, FSE – European Structural Funds POSDRU project, owner University “Politehnica” of Bucharest, ID: 61178 (Management Team and BIOSINF Master programme Coordinator).
  • 2010 – 2013: Project INSEED – Strategic Program to Promote Innovation in Services through Open, Continuous Education, FSE – European Structural Funds POSDRU project, owner University “Politehnica” of Bucharest, ID: 57748 (Implementing Expert).

Scientific Activity

Main achievements

  • Research and consulting in the areas of spoken language technologies, natural language processing, human-computer interaction, digital signal processing, biometric technologies, and artificial neural networks.
  • Worked for more than 25 years in the speech technology domain, with significant results; many important contributions to the development of speech technologies in Romanian language.
  • Contribution in organizing the scientific laboratory Speech and Dialogue (SpeeD) within the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology; work in this laboratory has resulted in solving many research contracts in different areas of speech technology.
  • Author of the first version of a Text-to-Speech (TTS) synthesis system in Romanian (1998).
  • Team-leader for a complex project concerned with the development of a high-quality TTS system in Romanian language, aiming to obtain expressive speech for various implementation types: PC, network-based, and embedded (since 2003).
  • Participant in the team which developed several experimental systems for automatic speech recognition, speaker verification, key-information retrieval from speech documents, speech detection, and speech transmission over standard communication channels.
  • Edited in 2002 a special issue of International Journal of Speech Technology on speech technology research in Romania: Vol. 5, Issue 3 – Special Issue on Recent Speech Technology Developments in Romania, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Sept. 2002.
  • Author or coauthor of over 65 books and journal/ conference papers, 4 patents, and more than 50 technical reports for scientific research contracts.

Awards

  • 2004: Romanian Academy prize “Tudor Tănăsescu” (as author of several articles in the speech technology domain).

Patents

  • 2010: “Metodă de predicţie a accentului lexical în sinteza vorbirii pornind de la text în limba română” (Lexical stress prediction method for text-to-speech synthesis in Romanian), Patent application registered at OSIM, no. A/01246 / 29.11.2010 (coauthor).
  • 2010: “Metodă de inserare automată a semnelor diacritice pentru sinteza vorbirii pornind de la text în limba română în aplicaţii ce au ca suport reţele de date” (Automatic diacritic restoration for text-to-speech synthesis in Romanian for network-based applications), Patent application registered at OSIM, no. A/01247 / 29.11.2010 (coauthor).
  • 1997: “Metodă de detecţie a frecvenţei fundamentale a semnalului de vorbire” (Pitch frequency estimation method for speech signal), OSIM – Patent no. 112450-B1 / 29.08.1997 (coauthor).
  • 1995: “Metodă de caracterizare acustico-fonetică a cuvintelor din vocabularul limbii române” (Acoustic-phonetic characterization method of Romanian vocabulary words), OSIM – Patent no. 112139-B1 / 19.09.1995 (coauthor).

International research projects

  • Project eWALL (eWALL for Active Long Living) – FP7-ICT-2013-10, no. 610658; research project funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme, 2014-2016 (Implementing Expert from the UPB partner).

National research projects

  • Grant “IDEI” no. 113 / 01.10.2007 – ID 782, funded by the Romanian Government through the National Research Authority: Platform Based on Expressive Speech Synthesis in Romanian Language for Accessing Text Information on Communication Channels, 2007-2010 (Project Manager).
  • Grant no. 27692 / 14.03.2005 – ID 289, funded by the Romanian Government through the National Research Authority: Voice Communication System with Mobile Devices, 2005-2007 (Project Coordinator).
  • Grant no. 33784 / 2002 – ID 352, funded by the Romanian Government through the National Research Authority: Integrated Systems for Intelligent Human-Machine-Environment Interfaces, 2002 (Project Manager).
  • Grant no. 15-20-18, funded by the Ministry of Research and Technology and the National Institute for Research and Development in Microtechnologies (IMT): Artificial Neural Networks-Based Simulator for Synthetic Speech Generation, 2000 (Project Manager).
  • Grant no. 334/1999/II – ID A51, funded by the Romanian Government through the National Research Authority: Intelligent System for Remotely Querying a Database, 1999-2000 (Project Manager).
  • Grant no. 15-99-12 – ID 19, funded by the Romanian Academy: Natural Language Processing Techniques for Automatic Speech Synthesis, 1999 (Project Manager).
  • Grant no. 5-93-4, funded by the Ministry of Research and Technology: Speech Analysis and Coding for Transmission over Standard Communication Channels, 1993-1996 (Project Manager).

  • Project LVCSR-ROM (Noise-Robust, Domain-Adaptable, Large-Vocabulary Automatic Speech Recognition System for the Romanian Language), funded by Romanian-American Foundation through the Applied Research, Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ARTIE) Fellowship Program, 2013-2014 (Implementing Expert).
  • Grant “IDEI” no. 114/2007 – ID 930, funded by the Romanian Government through the National Research Authority: Spontaneous Speech Recognition for the Romanian Language in the Human-Computer Dialogue System, 2007-2010 (Implementing Expert).
  • Grant “PARTENERIATE” no. 9869 / 20.09.2007, funded by the Romanian Government through the National Research Authority and by Softwin Company: LINCOR – Linguistic Correlations Infrastructure, 2007-2010 (Implementing Expert).
  • Grant “PARTENERIATE” no. 9841 / 19.09.2007, funded by the Romanian Government through the National Research Authority and by Softwin Company: SISEB – Biometric Signature Secured e-Banking System, 2007-2010 (Implementing Expert).
  • Grant no. 15-99-05 – ID A49, funded by the Romanian Government through the National Research Authority: Hierarchical and Interactive Design and Verification of Programmable Microsystems, 1999-2000 (Implementing Expert).
  • Grant nr. 14 / 1998, funded by the Romanian Academy: Interactive Interface for Man-Machine Dialogue, 1998 (Implementing Expert).
  • Grants no. 2025GR, 2964GR, and 3042GR, funded by the Romanian Academy: Text-to-Speech Synthesis System for the Romanian Language, 1996-1997 (Implementing Expert).
  • Grant no. 15-96-05, funded by the Ministry of Research and Technology: Speech Signal Analysis and Synthesis for Communication Terminal Applications, 1996-1997 (Implementing Expert).
  • Grant no. 15-95-09, funded by the Ministry of Research and Technology: Man-Machine Dialogue System Architecture, 1995-1997 (Implementing Expert).
  • Grant no. 15-91-4, funded by the Ministry of Education, Science Department: Speech Signal Processing, 1992-1993 (Implementing Expert).
  • Grant no. 12-8-20 / 1988, funded by National Informatics Institute: Studies for Evaluating the Performances of Speech Signal Processing Algorithms on a PC, 1988 (Implementing Expert).
  • Grant no. 12-7-11 / 1987, funded by National Informatics Institute: Improving the Voice Command System in order to Reduce the Processing Time for Real-Time Applications, 1987 (Implementing Expert).

Research stages

  • 1998: Institut de la Communication Parlée (ICP) de Grenoble, France, in the framework of the TEMPUS Project – PEC 12 0118-97.

Member of Editorial Boards and reviewer for international journals

  • Member of the Editorial Board for the International Journal of Speech Technology (IJST), Springer, USA, ISSN: 1381-2416 (since 2002).
  • Peer reviewer for IEEE Signal Processing Letters, ISSN: 1070-9908 (since 2008).
  • Peer reviewer for Information Sciences Journal, Elsevier, ISSN: 0020-0255 (since 2007).
  • Peer reviewer for UPB Scientific Bulletin, Series C (since 2006).
  • Peer reviewer for Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (JSCI), ISSN: 1690-4524 (since 2003).

Member in Technical Program Committees

  • EUSIPCO 2014 – the 22nd European Signal Processing Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, September 1-5, 2014.
  • COMM 2014 – the 10th International Conference on Communications, Bucharest, Romania, May 29-31, 2014.
  • SpeD 2013 (& section chair) – the 7th International Conference on Speech Technology and Human-Computer Dialogue, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, October 16-19, 2013.
  • EUSIPCO 2013 – the 21st European Signal Processing Conference, Marrakesh, Morocco, August 9-13, 2013.
  • EUSIPCO 2012 (& section chair) – the 20th European Signal Processing Conference, Bucharest, Romania, August 27-31, 2012; also member of the Organizing Committee (Publication Chair).
  • COMM 2012 – the 9th International Conference on Communications, Bucharest, Romania, June 21-23, 2012.
  • SpeD 2011 (& section chair) – the 6th International Conference on Speech Technology and Human-Computer Dialogue, Braşov, Romania, May 18-21, 2011.
  • SpeD 2009 (& section chair) – the 5th Conference on Speech Technology and Human-Computer Dialogue, Constanţa, Romania, June 18-21, 2009.
  • SpeD 2007 – the 4th International Conference on Speech Technology and Human-Computer Dialogue, Iaşi, Romania, May 10-12, 2007.
  • WMSCI 2006 – the 10th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Orlando, Florida, USA, July 15-19, 2006.
  • WMSCI 2005 – the 9th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Orlando, Florida, USA, July 10-13, 2005.
  • SpeD 2005 ­– the 3rd International Conference on Speech Technology and Human-Computer Dialogue, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, May 13-14, 2005.
  • CCCT 2004 – the International Conference on Computing, Communications and Control Technologies, Austin, Texas, USA, August 14-17, 2004.
  • WMSCI 2004 – the 8th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Orlando, Florida, USA, July 18-21, 2004.
  • SCI 2003 – the 7th Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Orlando, Florida, USA, July 27-30, 2003.

Evaluation activity

  • CNCSIS – the National Research Authority (Romanian national fundings), since 2008.

Membership and affiliations

  • EURASIP – European Association for Signal and Image Processing, since 2006.
  • Scientific Council of the Romanian Academy Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence, since 2003.
  • ELSNET – European Network of Excellence in Human Language Technologies (Directory of International Language and Speech Technology Experts), since 2002.
  • IEEE, since 1990.

List of Publications

PhD Thesis

Contributions on Text-to-Speech Synthesis in Romanian Language, University “Politehnica” of Bucharest, April 1999 (scientific coordinator: Prof. Anton Manolescu).

Books and book chapters

  • D. Burileanu, “Spoken Language Interfaces for Embedded Applications”, book chapter in Human Factors and Voice Interactive Systems (D. Gardner-Bonneau and H. Blanchard – Eds.), 2nd Edition, Springer US, New York, pp. 135-162, 2008, ISBN: 978-0-387-25482-1. http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1007/978-0-387-68439-0_5.
  • D. Burileanu, Sinteza automată a vorbirii (The Automatic Synthesis of Speech), Printech Publishing House, Bucharest, 2004, ISBN: 973-652-989-4.
  • D. Burileanu, Applications of Neural Networks in Speech Processing, IMT Publishing House, Bucharest, 2002, IST-2000-30193.
  • D. Burileanu, editor, International Journal of Speech Technology, Vol. 5, No. 3 – Special Issue on Recent Speech Technology Developments in Romania, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, Sept. 2002, 110 p., ISSN: 1381-2416.
  • D. Burileanu, “Prelucrarea iniţială a textului de intrare în cadrul unui sistem de sinteză a vorbirii pornind de la text în limba română”  (Input text preprocessing for a text-to-speech synthesis system in Romanian), book chapter in Limba Română în Societatea Informaţională – Societatea Cunoaşterii (Romanian Language in the Information Society – Knowledge Society), D. Tufiş and Fl. Gh. Filip – Eds., Romanian Academy, Expert Publishing House, Bucharest, pp. 359-379, 2002, ISBN: 973-8177-83-9.
  • D. Burileanu, C. Dan, Principii şi tehnici de bază în prelucrarea digitală a semnalelor (Fundamentals and Basic Techniques in Digital Signal Processing), Printech Publishing House, Bucharest, 2000, ISBN: 973-652-127-3.
  • C. Dan, D. Burileanu, Introducere în programarea calculatoarelor. Limbajul C (Introduction in Computer Programming. The C Language), Printech Publishing House, Bucharest, 2000, ISBN: 973-652-126-5.
  • T. Niculiu, D. Burileanu, Limbaje şi tehnici de programare. C++ Complemente (Programming Languages ​​and Techniques. C++ Complements), Foton International Publishing House, Bucharest, 2000, ISBN: 973-99385-1-5.
  • C. Burileanu, E. Oancea, M. Radu, D. Burileanu, J. Arhip, L. Vasilescu,“Text-to-Speech Synthesis for Romanian Language: Present and Future Trends”, book chapter in Recent Advances in Romanian Language Technology (D. Tufiş and P. Andersen – Eds.), Publishing House of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest, pp. 189-206, 1997, ISBN: 973-27-0626-0.

Journal and conference papers

2013

  • C. Ungurean, D. Burileanu, M. Surmei, “Statistically Augmented Preprocessing/Normalization Module for a Romanian Text-to-Speech System”, Proceedings of the 7th International Conference “Speech Technology and Human-Computer Dialogue – SpeD 2013”, Cluj-Napoca, pp. 149-154, 2013, ISBN: 978-1-4799-1063-2. IEEE Xplore – IEEE Catalog Number: CFP1355H-DVD.
  • G. Pop, D. Draghicescu, D. Burileanu, “On Forensic Speaker Recognition Case Pre-Assessment”, Proceedings of the 7th International Conference “Speech Technology and Human-Computer Dialogue – SpeD 2013”, Cluj-Napoca, pp. 169-176, 2013, ISBN: 978-1-4799-1063-2. IEEE Xplore – IEEE Catalog Number: CFP1355H-DVD.

2012

  • C. Negrescu, A. Ciobanu, D. Burileanu, D. Stanomir, “Improved Methods for Model Parameters Extraction Used in High-Quality Speech Synthesis”, UPB Scientific Bulletin, Series C, Vol. 74, No. 4, Politehnica Press, Bucharest, pp. 145-158, 2012, ISSN: 1454-234x.

2011

  • C. Ungurean, D. Burileanu, “An Advanced NLP Framework for High-Quality Text-to-Speech Synthesis”, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference “Speech Technology and Human-Computer Dialogue – SpeD 2011”, Braşov, 6 p., 2011, ISBN: 978-1-4577-0439-0. IEEE Xplore – IEEE Catalog Number: CFP1155H-DVD; http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1109/SPED.2011.5940733.
  • C. Ungurean, D. Burileanu, V. Popescu, A. Dervis, “Hybrid Syllabification and Letter-to-Phone Conversion for TTS Synthesis”, UPB Scientific Bulletin, Series C, Vol. 73, No. 3, Politehnica Press, Bucharest, pp. 129-140, 2011, ISSN: 1454-234x.

2010

  • D. Burileanu, C. Negrescu, M. Surmei, “Recent Advances in Romanian Language Text-to-Speech Synthesis”, Proceedings of the Romanian Academy, Series A – Mathematics, Physics, Technical Sciences, Information Science, Publishing House of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 92-99, 2010, ISSN: 1454-9069. Indexed in ISI Web of Science.
  • D. Burileanu, M. Surmei, C. Negrescu, C. Ungurean, A. Dervis, “Multi-Access Network-Based TTS Architectures”, Romanian Journal of Information Science and Technology, Publishing House of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest, Vol. 13, No. 3, pp. 310-320, 2010, ISSN: 1453-8245. Indexed in ISI Web of Science.

2009

  • C. Ungurean, D. Burileanu, A. Dervis, “A Statistical Approach to Lexical Stress Assignment for TTS Synthesis”, International Journal of Speech Technology, Vol. 12, Numbers 2-3 (Sept. 2009), Springer Netherlands, pp. 63-73, 2009, ISSN: 1381-2416. SpringerLink, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1007/s10772-009-9062-4.
  • M. Surmei, D. Burileanu, C. Negrescu, A. Dervis, C. Ungurean, “Real-Time Architectures for a Network-Based Text-to-Speech System Implementation”, Proceedings of the 5th Conference “Speech Technology and Human-Computer Dialogue – SpeD 2009”, Constanţa, published in From Speech Processing to Spoken Language Technology, Publishing House of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest, pp. 95-102, 2009, ISBN: 978-973-27-1808-7. IEEE Xplore – IEEE Catalog Number: CFP0955H-CDR; http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1109/SPED.2009.5156178.
  • A. Ciobanu, C. Negrescu, D. Burileanu, D. Stanomir, “Time-Frequency Processing of Partials for High-Quality Speech Synthesis”, Proceedings of the 5th Conference “Speech Technology and Human-Computer Dialogue – SpeD 2009”, Constanţa, published in From Speech Processing to Spoken Language Technology, Publishing House of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest, pp. 67-75, 2009, ISBN: 978-973-27-1808-7. IEEE Xplore – IEEE Catalog Number: CFP0955H-CDR; http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1109/SPED.2009.5156175.

2008

  • C. Ungurean, D. Burileanu, V. Popescu, C. Negrescu, A. Dervis, “Automatic Diacritic Restoration for a TTS-based E-mail Reader Application”, UPB Scientific Bulletin, Series C, Vol. 70, No. 4, Politehnica Press, Bucharest, pp. 3-12, 2008, ISSN: 1454-234x.

2007

  • M. Surmei, D. Burileanu, C. Negrescu, R. Pirvu, C. Ungurean, A. Dervis, “Text-to-Speech Engines as Telecom Service Enablers”, in Advances in Spoken Language Technology, Publishing House of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest, pp. 89-98, 2007, ISBN: 978-973-27-1516-1.
  • C. Negrescu, A. Ciobanu, D. Burileanu, D. Stanomir, “An Improved Hybrid Time-Frequency Algorithm for Time-Scale Modification of Speech/Audio Signals”, in Advances in Spoken Language Technology, Publishing House of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest, pp. 147-162, 2007, ISBN: 978-973-27-1516-1.

2006

  • D. Burileanu, C. Negrescu, “Prosody Modeling for an Embedded TTS System Implementation”, Proceedings of the 14th European Signal Processing Conference EUSIPCO 2006, Florence, Italy, pp. 715-718, Sept. 4-8, 2006, ISSN: 0018-9448.

2005

  • D. Burileanu, A. Dervis, “Key-Information Retrieval from Long Speech Documents”, Memoirs of the Scientific Sections of Romanian Academy, Series IV, Tome XXVI/2002, Publishing House of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest, pp. 253-266, 2005, ISBN: 973-27-1135-3.
  • A. Dervis, D. Burileanu, “A Fast Speaker Change Detection Method for Audio Data Processing”, in Trends in Speech Technology, Publishing House of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest, pp. 145-152, 2005, ISBN: 973-27-1178-7.

2004

  • D. Burileanu, A. Fecioru, D. Ion, M. Stoica, C. Ilas, “An Optimized TTS System Implementation Using a Motorola StarCore SC140-Based Processor”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing ICASSP 2004, Montreal, Vol. 5, pp. 317-320, 2004, ISSN: 1053-587X. Indexed in ISI Web of ScienceConference Proceedings Citation Index.
  • D. Burileanu, A. Fecioru, D. Ion, “Efficient Implementation of a Text-to-Speech Synthesis System on a DSP Platform”, UPB Scientific Bulletin, Series C, Vol. 64, No. 3/2002, Politehnica Press, Bucharest, pp. 45-58, 2004, ISSN: 1454-234X.
  • D. Burileanu, A. Dervis, “Modeling the Fundamental Frequency Contour for Text-to-Speech Synthesis in Romanian”, Proceedings of the International Conference Communications 2004, Bucharest, Vol. 1, pp. 189-192, 2004.
  • D. Burileanu, C. Negrescu, V. Croitoru, M. Sima, “On Using Simulated Data for Speech Recognition over Telephone Channels”, Acta Tehnica Napocensis – Electronics and Telecommunications Journal, Vol. 44, No. 1, Cluj-Napoca, pp. 61-68, 2004, ISSN: 1221-6542.

2003

  • D. Burileanu, A. Dervis, “An Efficient Keyword Identification Method for Continuous Speech”, Proceedings of the 30th International Conference “Modern Technologies in the XXI Century”, Bucharest, pp. 195-201, Nov. 2003 (CD-ROM Proceedings, ISBN: 973-640-012-3).
  • D. Burileanu, A. Fecioru, D. Ion, “On Automatic Speech Synthesis for Spoken Language Interfaces”, in Speech Technology and Human-Computer Dialogue, Publishing House of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest, pp. 127-138, 2003, ISBN: 973-27-0963-4.
  • D. Burileanu, M. Sima, C. Negrescu, V. Croitoru, “Robust Recognition of Small-Vocabulary Telephone-Quality Speech”, in Speech Technology and Human-Computer Dialogue, Publishing House of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest, pp. 145-154, 2003, ISBN: 973-27-0963-4.

2002

  • D. Burileanu, “Basic Research and Implementation Decisions for a Text-to-Speech Synthesis System in Romanian”, in International Journal of Speech Technology, Vol. 5, No. 3, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, pp. 211-225, Sept. 2002, ISSN: 1381-2416.
  • C. Negrescu, D. Stanomir, D. Burileanu, “On Rationally DSP Implementation of the MP-MLQ/ACELP Dual Rate Speech Encoder for Multimedia Communications”, in International Journal of Speech Technology, Vol. 5, No. 3, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, pp. 281-300, Sept. 2002, ISSN: 1381-2416.

2001

  • D. Burileanu, L. Pascalin, C. Burileanu, M. Puchiu, “Automatic Volume Control in Speech Acquisition with Application to Speaker Recognition”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Telecommunications ICT 2001, Bucharest, Vol. 2, pp. 317-322, June 2001.

2000

  • D. Burileanu, L. Pascalin, C. Burileanu, M. Puchiu, “An Adaptive and Fast Speech Detection Algorithm”, Proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Text, Speech and Dialogue TSD’2000, Brno, published in Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence – 1902 (P. Sojka, I. Kopecek, and K. Pala – Eds.), Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp. 177-182, 2000, ISBN: 3-540-41042-2. Indexed in ISI Web of ScienceConference Proceedings Citation Index.
  • C. Burileanu, M. Puchiu, D. Burileanu, D. Moraru, A. Stan, “Cohort Normalization Methods for Speaker Verification”, Proceedings of the International Conference Communications 2000, Bucharest, pp. 118-121, Dec. 2000.
  • D. Burileanu, C. Burileanu, T. Niculiu, “Connectionist Methods Applied in Automatic Speech Synthesis”, Romanian Journal of Information Science and Technology, Vol. 3, No. 3, Publishing House of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest, pp. 201-210, 2000, ISSN: 1453-8245.
  • T. Niculiu, D. Burileanu, A.M. Manolescu, A. Manolescu, “Hierarchical Behavioral Adaptable Simulation”, Romanian Journal of Information Science and Technology, Vol. 3, No. 3, Publishing House of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest, pp. 243-256, 2000, ISSN: 1453-8245.
  • D. Burileanu, C. Burileanu, A. Neagu, “Diphone Database Development for a Romanian Language TTS System”, Proceedings of the IEEE Workshop on State-of-the-Art in Speech Synthesis, London, pp. 9/1-9/6, Apr. 2000, ISBN: 0-7803-7395-2.

1999

  • T. Niculiu, D. Burileanu, A. Manolescu, J. Becker, M. Glesner, “Hierarchical Hardware/Software Co-Design”, Proceedings of the 11th European Simulation Symposium, Erlangen, pp. 697-699, Oct. 1999. Indexed in ISI Web of ScienceConference Proceedings Citation Index.
  • D. Burileanu, C. Dan, M. Sima, C. Burileanu, “A Parser-Based Text Preprocessor for Romanian Language TTS Synthesis”, Proceedings of the 6th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology EUROSPEECH’99, Budapest, Vol. 5, pp. 2063-2066, Sept. 1999, ISSN: 1018-4074.
  • D. Burileanu, M. Sima, A. Neagu, “A Phonetic Converter for Speech Synthesis in Romanian”, Proceedings of the XIVth International Congress on Phonetic Sciences ICPhS’99,San Francisco, Vol. 1, pp. 503-506, Aug. 1999, ISSN: 0001-4966.
  • D. Burileanu, “Natural Language Processing for Speech Synthesis in Romanian Language”, Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Control System and Computer Science, Bucharest, Vol. II, pp. 1-6, May 1999.
  • M. Sima, D. Burileanu, C. Burileanu, V. Croitoru, “Full-Custom Software for Start/End Point Detection of Isolated-Spoken Words”, Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Control System and Computer Science, Bucharest, Vol. II, pp. 19-24, May 1999.
  • D. Burileanu, C. Burileanu, T. Niculiu, “Speech Synthesis by Optimum Unit Selection”, UPB Scientific Bulletin, Series C, Vol. 61, No. 3-4, Ed. Politehnica Press, Bucharest, pp. 235-245, 1999, ISSN: 1454-234X.

1998

  • D. Burileanu, M. Sima, C. Burileanu, V. Croitoru, “A Neural Network-Based Speaker-Independent System for Word Recognition in Romanian Language”, Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Text, Speech and Dialogue TSD’98, Brno, pp. 177-182, Sept. 1998.
  • M. Sima, V. Croitoru, D. Burileanu, “Performance Analysis on Speech Recognition using Neural Networks”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Development and Application Systems,Suceava, pp. 259-266, 1998.
  • M. Sima, D. Burileanu, V. Croitoru, C. Burileanu, “The Application of Neural Network Paradigms in Speech Recognition for a Romanian Voice Dialing System”, Proceedings of the International Conference Communications’98,Bucharest, pp. 233-238, 1998.

1996

  •  D. Burileanu,S. Marinescu, “A Neural System Architecture for a Text-to-Speech System in Romanian Language”, Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Signal Processing, Application & Technology ICSPAT’96,Boston, Vol. 2, pp. 1363-1367, Oct. 1996.

1995

  •  C. Burileanu, L. Bojan, D. Burileanu, M. Holland, A. Racz, M. Socaciu, “Real-Time Voice Communications on Computer Networks”, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Signal Processing, Application & Technology ICSPAT’95,Boston, Vol. II, pp. 1873-1877, Oct. 1995.

1994

  • C. Burileanu, L. Bojan, D. Burileanu, “Compression Techniques for Spoken Romanian Words”, UPB Scientific Bulletin, Series C, Vol. 56, No. 1-4, pp. 111-119, Politehnica Press, Bucharest, 1994, ISSN: 1220-305X.

Invited Speaker

  • D. Burileanu, “Building a High-Quality Speech Synthesis System for Romanian: Current Status and Main Challenges”, Conference Language Technologies in Romanian and Diaspora Research, Romanian Academy, Sept. 25-28, 2012.
  • D. Burileanu, “Tehnologii multimedia în aplicaţii de biometrie şi securitatea informaţiei” (Multimedia Technologies in Biometrics and Information Security Applications), Sesiunea anuală a experţilor criminalişti “Expertizele criminalistice şi problematica generată de modificările recente în legislaţie şi metodologie” (the Annual session of forensic experts “Forensic examinations and problems caused by recent changes in legislation and methodology”), Alba Iulia, Oct. 5-6, 2011.
  • D. Burileanu, “Cercetări recente în domeniul sintezei vorbirii pornind de la text în limba română” (Recent research in the area of ​​text-to-speech synthesis in Romanian), Romanian Academy – Section of Information Science and Technology, Feb 2009.
  • D. Burileanu, “Sinteza automată a vorbirii – componentă a interfeţelor de comunicare prin voce pentru sisteme electronice portabile” (Automatic speech synthesis for voice communication interfaces with mobile devices), Romanian Academy – Section of Information Science and Technology, Apr. 2004.