About Me

I am currently a postdoctoral Researcher at the Databases and Information Systems group, University of Basel, working on the IMOTION project. I am one of the founders and developer of vitrivr, the open source video search engine. I have an academic background in content-based multimedia retrieval, a challenging research problem that combines computer vision, machine learning and big data.

Contact Details

Claudiu Tănase
Office O4.003
Computer Science and Maths. Dept.
University of Basel
Spiegelgasse 1
4001 Basel, Switzerland



University of Basel

Postdoctoral Researcher 2014 - 2016

As part of the core team of project IMOTION, I contributed to motion and sketch-based retrieval in large video collections. I also worked on designing and computing semantic features from convolutional neural network classifiers.


I am one of the developers of vitrivr, which is an open source web-scale content based video search and browsing engine. vitrivr has been selected for the Google Summer of Code in 2016.

I participated in the development of competing systems in the 2011 - 2013 editions of TRECVID Semantic Indexing (with Eurecom), TRECVID Ad-hoc video search 2016 (IMOTION) and 2016, 2017 editions of the Video Browser Showdown (IMOTION)


Machine Learning
  • scikit-learn
Data Science
  • NumPy
  • pandas
  • matplotlib
  • jupyter
Computer Vision
  • OpenCV
  • BoofCV
  • ffmpeg

Deep Learning
  • Caffe
  • Torch
  • TensorFlow
  • Scala
  • Apache Spark
  • PostgresSQL
  • C
  • Python
  • C++
  • Java
  • Git
  • Hg


PhD in Signal and Image

Eurecom, Sophia Antipolis, France • Télécom ParisTech • 2010 - 2014

MS in Multimeda

INP-ENSEEIHT • Toulouse, France • 2009 - 2010

BS in Computer Science

Politechnica University Bucharest • Romania • 2004 - 2009