Vlad Atanasiu is software developer, paleographer, and artist, with background in handwriting biometrics, image processing, information visualization, geographical information systems, art history, linguistics, middle eastern studies, project management, as well as creative writing, and visual arts.
curriculum and skills
¶ Matlab || Non-parametric ranking and rating functions · Kernel smoothing density estimate for circular data · Frequency Domain Image Auto Filtering · Local shape outline orientation descriptor · Alphonse:Rex - Handwriting and Print Expertise · Matlab colormaps as seen by color-blind users ¶ Rex || Browser for written document retrieval ¶ Hierax || Software for the legibility enhancement of papyri ¶ AD751 || Software for measuring the densities of laid lines in papers ¶ BlueNile || FFT image filtering software ¶ Kabikadj || Database software for cataloguing manuscripts
¶ Writing history and expertise || Expert Bytes: Computer Expertise in Forensic Documents – Players, Needs, Resources, and Pitfalls | Addenda || The calligraphic phenomenon in Mamluk times (Egypt, Syria, 13th–16th centuries) || Of Letter Frequencies and Their Influence on Arabic Calligraphy || Cuckoos among Your Data: A Quality Control Method to Retrieve Mislabeled Writer Identities from Handwriting Datasets || futility subverted. The instrumentalization of calligraphy in Middle Eastern politics || Paleographers and Computer Scientists || Allographic biometrics and behavior synthesis | Les allographes comme mesure biométrique et la synthèse du comportement || Subjective realities of a 10th century paleographer || Inimitable handwriting. Graphical specificities of the Qur’ân ¶ Paper and ink || Retroinking. Finding the direction of writing from the intensity of ink || Assessing paper origin and quality through large-scale laid lines density measurements | Image analysis and its application to the history of paper. Large-scale measurement of laid lines densities ¶ Art History || Give me your gaze, I will offer you Immortality. Apologue for a sociology of the gaze || A Devil in the Gaze. Depicting social non-conformism in the Maqâmât al-Harîrî || A Japanese Gaze. Using space to represent time and meaning in Japanese animation || Book Reviews ¶ Cultural studies || 5170 steps until God. Muslim traditions concerning the Tower of Babel and the confusion of languages ¶ Linguistics || Lexical Families in the “Lisân al-‘arab” & Semantic Unity of <gh**> roots | The sounds of meaning – after “Maqâyîs al-lugha”, a dictionary by Ibn Fâris ¶ Geography || Avatars in Real Life: Placename homonymy in Iran || 7385 Swabian bulls and 2 Viennese mermaids: Interpreting the Bernstein cartography of papers and watermarks || Beautiful Japan: Visualizing subjective landscape perceptions || The Score of Death: Plague Epidemics in Europe 1347–1600
¶ Geographical Information Systems || Waqwaq. Services for mapping cultural geographies ¶ Cultural Heritage || Manuscript Heritage. Digital cataloguing and reproduction of manuscripts collections. Iranian manuscripts series ; Extra resources