Tomasz Kapuscinski

Department of Computer and Control Engineering
Rzeszow University of Technology
W. Pola 2, 35-959 Rzeszow
Poland

Room D203b
+48 (17) 8651614
tomekkap@kia.prz.edu.pl

Office hours
Office hours - exam session
Schedule
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Education

2006
Ph. D. in Computer Science (with distinction)
The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Telecommunications
University of Zielona Gora

1997
M. Sc. in Electrical Engineering (with distinction)
The Faculty of Electrical Engineering
Rzeszow University of Technology

Employment

2006 - present
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer and Control Engineering
Rzeszow University of Technology

1997 - 2006
Assistant
Department of Computer and Control Engineering
Rzeszow University of Technology

Publications

Books

1.
M. Wysocki, T. Kapuscinski: Vision systems, UR Press, 2013 (in Polish).
2.
M. Wysocki, T. Kapuscinski, J. Marnik, M. Oszust: Vision-based hand gesture recognition, RUT Press, 2011 (in Polish).

Journal Articles

1.
T. Kapuscinski, M. Oszust, M. Wysocki, D. Warchol: Recognition of Hand Gestures Observed by Depth Cameras, International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, 2015, 12(36).
2.
T. Kapuscinski, M. Wysocki M: Automatic Recognition of Signed Polish Expressions, Archives of Control Sciences, Vol. 15(LI), No. 3, 251-259, 2006.
3.
T. Kapuscinski, M. Wysocki: Hidden Markov Models and their application to vision - based event recognition, Pomiary Automatyka Kontrola, 9bis/2005, 306-308 (in Polish).
4.
T. Kapuscinski, J. Marnik, M. Wysocki: Vision-based hand gesture recognition, Pomiary, Automatyka, Kontrola 1/05, 56-59 (in Polish).
5.
T. Kapuscinski, M. Wysocki: Hand skin color identification in different color spaces, Archiwum Informatyki Teoretycznej i Stosowanej, Tom 13, z. 1, 53-68, 2001 (in Polish).
6.
T. Kapuscinski, J. Marnik, M. Wysocki: Problems of Hand Gesture Recognition, Pomiary, Automatyka, Kontrola 8/99, 22-25, 1999.
7.
M. Wysocki, T. Kapuscinski: Tuning the controller for mobile robot that follows paths observed by onboard camera, Pomiary, Automatyka, Robotyka, 5/99, 5-7, 1999 (in Polish).
8.
M. Wysocki, T. Kapuscinski, B. Kwolek: Visual Feedback Design for Mobile Robot Control, Pomiary, Automatyka, Robotyka 7/8, 13-15, 1998 (in Polish).
9.
T. Kapuscinski: Programming the TMS320C50 signal processor for vision feedback control, Pomiary Automatyka Kontrola 11/98, 410-414, 1998.

Book Chapters

1.
T. Kapuscinski, M. Oszust, M. Wysocki: Hand Gesture Recognition Using Time of Flight Camera and Viewpoint Feature Histogram, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol. 230, Intelligent Systems in Technical and Medical Diagnostics, (J. Korbicz, M. Kowal, Eds.), Springer, 2014, 403-414.
2.
T. Kapuscinski: Vision-Based Recognition of Fingerspelled Aronyms using Hierarchical Temporal Memory, LNAI: Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing (Rutkowski L., Korytkowski M., Scherer R., Tadeusiewicz R., Zadeh L. A., Zurada J. M., Eds.), Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, 2012, 527-534, part I.
3.
J. Marnik, S. Samolej, T. Kapuscinski, M. Oszust, M. Wysocki: Using Computer Graphics, Vision, and Gesture Recognition Tools for Building Interactive Systems Supporting Therapy of Children, Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing 98, Computer Systems Interaction: Backgrounds an Applications 2 (Z.S. Hippe, J. Kulikowski, T. Mroczek, Eds.), Springer, 2012, 539-553.
4.
T. Kapuscinski: Hand Shape Recognition in Real Images Using Hierarchical Temporal Memory Trained on Synthetic Data, Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing: Image Processing and Communications Challenges (Choraś R. S., Eds.), Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg 2010, 193-200, part II.
5.
T. Kapuscinski: Using Hierarchical Temporal Memory for Vision-Based Hand Shape Recognition under Large Variations in Hand's Rotation, LNAI: Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing (Rutkowski L., Scherer R., Tadeusiewicz R., Zadeh L. A., Zurada J., Eds.), Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg 2010, 272-279, part II.
6.
T. Kapuscinski, M. Wysocki: Using Hierarchical Temporal Memory for Recognition of Signed Polish Words, Computer Recognition Systems: Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing (Kurzynski M., Wozniak M, Eds.), Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg 2009, 355-362.
7.
T. Kapuscinski, M. Wysocki: Automatic Recognition of Signed Polish Expressions Using Visually Oriented Subunits, Computational Intelligence: Methods and Applications (Rutkowski L., Tadeusiewicz R., Zadeh L. A., Zurada J., Eds.), AOW EXIT, Warszawa 2008, 267-278.

Conference Proceedings

1.
T. Kapuscinski, M. Oszust, M. Wysocki: Recognition of Dynamic Hand Gestures Observed by Depth Cameras, Workshop Proceedings of IAS-13, 13th Intl. Conf. on Intelligent Autonomous Systems Padova (Italy) July 15-19, 2014, ISBN 978-88-95872-06-3, 354-359.
2.
T. Kapuscinski, M. Oszust, M. Wysocki: Recognition of Signed Dynamic Expressions Observed by ToF Camera, Signal Processing Algorithms, Architectures, Arrangements and Application, SPA 2013, Conf. Proc., Poznań 2013, 291-296, ISBN-13. 978-83-62065-15-8 (IEEE Xplore).
3.
J. Marnik, S. Samolej, T. Kapuscinski, M. Oszust, M. Wysocki, P. Szczerba, P. Ogorzalek:Computer Vision and Graphics Based System for Interaction with Mentally and Physically Disabled Children, 3rd International Conference on Human System Interaction, HSI 2010, Rzeszow 2010, 485-490 (best paper award in the area of education and training).
4.
T. Kapuscinski, M. Wysocki: Recognition of signed Polish words using visually-oriented subunits, Proc. of the 3rd Language and Technology Conference: Human Language Technologies as a Challenge for Computer Science and Linguistics, Poznan, Poland, October 5-7, 2007, 202-206.
5.
T. Kapuscinski, J. Marnik, M. Wysocki: Vision-Based Polish Sign Language Recognition, V Sympozjum Naukowe, Techniki Przetwarzania Obrazu, Serock, listopad 2006, 140-151. (in Polish)
6.
T. Kapuscinski, M. Wysocki: Automatic Recognition of Signed Polish Expressions, Proc. of the 2nd Language and Technology Conference: Human Language Technologies as a Challenge for Computer Science and Linguistics, Poznan, Poland, April 21-23, 2005, 261-264.
7.
T. Kapuscinski, M. Wysocki: Recognition of Isolated Words of the Polish Sign Language, Proc. of the CORES'05, Computer Recognition Systems, Springer, Heidelberg 2005, 697-704.
8.
T. Kapuscinski, M. Wysocki: Vision-based recognition of Polish Sign Language, Proceedings of the Symposium on Methods of Artificial Intelligence AI-METH 2003, 67-68, Gliwice, Poland, 2003.
9.
T. Kapuscinski, W. Szydelko, M. Wysocki, Controlling devices in the smart home using hands gestures, Mat. XIV KKA, Zielona Gora 2002, T2, 951-954 (in Polish).
10.
T. Kapuscinski, M. Wysocki: Hand gesture recognition for man-machine interaction, Proc. of the 2nd International Workshop on Robot Motion and Control RoMoCo'01, 91-96, Bukowy Dworek, Poland, 2001.
11.
J. Marnik, T. Kapuscinski, M. Wysocki: Recognition of Human Skin on Digital Images, Mat. V KKNT Diagnostyka Procesow Przemyslowych, 279-282, Lagow Lubuski, 2001 (in Polish).
12.
J. Marnik, T. Kapuscinski, M. Wysocki: Polish Finger Alphabet Signs Recognition, 45th International Scientific Colloquium Ilmenau Technical University, 61-66, Ilmenau, Germany, 2000.
13.
D. Hall, C. Le Gal, J. Martin, O. Chomat, T. Kapuscinski, J. L. Crowley: Magic Board: A Contribution to an Intelligent Office Environment, 7th International Symposium on Intelligent Robotic Systems (SIRS'99), 215-224, Coimbra, Portugal, 1999.
14.
B. Kwolek, T. Kapuscinski, M. Wysocki: Vision-based implementation of feedback control of unicycle robots, Proceedings of the First Workshop on Robot Motion and Control RoMoCo'99, 101-106, Kiekrz, 1999.

Awards and Honors

2015
Rzeszow University of Technology Rector's Team Award of III Degree
2014
1st place in the category "World Citizenship" in the Polish edition of Imagine Cup (mentor of the students team Power of Vision)
Participation in the World Finals in Seattle
2012
Rzeszow University of Technology Rector's Team Award of III Degree
2011
Bronze Medal of Merit by the President of Poland
2007
Rzeszow University of Technology Rector's Individual Award of II Degree
2005
Rzeszow University of Technology Rector's Team Award of III Degree

Grants and Fellowships

2015 - present
System IT supporting communication in sign language in public institutions
Project TANGO
National Science Centre & National Centre for Research and Development
Role: Contractor

2009 - 2011
Automatic vision-based recognition of sign language expressions
Ministry of Higher Education grant (N N516 369736)
Role: Main contractor

2003 - 2005
Vision-based Polish sign language recognition
State Committee for Scientific Research Grant (4T11C00625)
Role: Main contractor

1999 - 2001
Vision system for tracking and interpreting hand gestures
State Committee for Scientific Research Grant (8T11A 01117)
Role: Main contractor

1998 - 1999
French Government Scholarship
French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation
INRIA Rhone-Alpes
Grenoble, France

Talks at Other Campuses and Institutions

2016
Where is keyboard and mouse?
Talks at Children's University
Mielec, Poland
March 5
Debica, Poland
April 16
Ustrzyki Dolne, Poland
May 14
Stalowa Wola, Poland
June 25
Rzeszow, Poland
June 4

2015
UI Design
Asseco Poland S.A.
Rzeszow, Poland
October 29

2015
Problems of Human-Computer Interaction
Asseco Poland S.A.
Rzeszow, Poland
May 26

2014
1. Hierarchical Temporal Memory and its Application for Hand Gestures Recognition
2. Point Cloud Processing
Department of Industrial and Information Engineering
Second University of Naples
Naples, Italy
September 22 (Erasmus Teaching Mobility)

2013
1. Hierarchical Temporal Memory - An Emerging Biologically Inspired Computing Paradigm
2. Human-Computer Interaction: Using Computer Vision Tools for Building Systems Supporting Disabled People
Department of Information Engineering
University of Florence
Florence, Italy
May 28 (Erasmus Teaching Mobility)

2012
1. Vision-Based Hand Gestures Recognition
2. Hierarchical Temporal Memory and its application for Hand Gestures Recognition
Faculty of Communication, Architecture, Arts and Information Technology
Lusofona University of Porto
Porto, Portugal
May 17 (Erasmus Teaching Mobility)

Conference Activity/Participation

Papers Presented

2014
Recognition of Dynamic Hand Gestures Observed by Depth Cameras
Workshop on Real-Time Gesture Recognition for Human-Robot Interaction
in conjunction with the 13th International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems, IAS-13
Padova, Italy
July 15 - 19
2013
Recognition of Signed Dynamic Expressions Observed by ToF Camera
IEEE SPA'2013 Signal Processing Algorithms, Architectures, Arrangements and Application
Poznan, Poland
September 26 - 28
2013
Hand Gesture Recognition Using Time of Flight Camera and Viewpoint Feature Histogram
11th International Conference on Diagnostics of Processes and Systems, DSP 2013
Lagow Lubuski, Poland
September 8 - 11
2012
Vision-Based Recognition of Fingerspelled Aronyms using Hierarchical Temporal Memory
11th International Conference Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing, ICAISC 2012
Zakopane, Poland
April 29 - May 3
2010
Hand Shape Recognition in Real Images Using Hierarchical Temporal Memory Trained on Synthetic Data
2nd International Conference on Image Processing & Communications, IPC 2010
Bydgoszcz, Poland
October 20 - 23
2010
Using Hierarchical Temporal Memory for Vision-Based Hand Shape Recognition under Large Variations in Hand's Rotation
10th International Conference Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing, ICAISC 2010
Zakopane, Poland
June 13 - 17
2009
Using Hierarchical Temporal Memory for Recognition of Signed Polish Words
10th International Conference on Computer Recognition Systems, CORES 2009
Jelenia Gora, Poland
May 25 - 28
2008
Automatic Recognition of Signed Polish Expressions Using Visually Oriented Subunits
9th International Conference Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing, ICAISC 2008
Zakopane, Poland
June 22 - 26
2007
Recognition of signed Polish words using visually-oriented subunits
3rd Language & Technology Conference: Human Language Technologies as a Challenge for Computer Science and Linguistics, LTC'07
Poznan, Poland
October 5 - 7
2005
Automatic Recognition of Signed Polish Expressions
2nd Language & Technology Conference: Human Language Technologies as a Challenge for Computer Science and Linguistics, LTC'05
Poznan, Poland
April 21 - 23
2005
Recognition of Isolated Words of the Polish Sign Language
4th International Conference on Computer Recognition Systems, CORES 2005
Rydzyna Castle, Poland
May 22 - 25
2003
Vision-based recognition of Polish Sign Language
Symposium on Methods of Artificial Intelligence, AI-METH 2003
Gliwice, Poland
November 5 - 7

Teaching Experience

Teaching

Human-Computer Interaction (1st degree, lecture and laboratory, winter semester, 2009 - present)
Multimedia (1st degree, lecture and laboratory, summer semester, 2012 - present)
Optimization Methods (1st and 2nd degrees, laboratory, both semesters, 2013 - present)

Earlier also:
Image Processing and Recognition (lecture, laboratory and project)
Computer Vision (laboratory, project)
Process Control Systems (laboratory)
Internet and Intranet Programming (lecture and laboratory)

Supervision of MSc and BSc Theses

Over 60

Research Experience

Image Processing and Recognition
Human-Computer Interaction
Recognition of Gestures and Signed Expressions
Hierarchical Temporal Memory and its Applications in Vision
Point Cloud Processing

Extracurricular University Service

2011 - present
Scientific Supervisor
Scientific Circle of Human-Computer Interaction GEST

Links

Rzeszow University of Technology

Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Department of Computer and Control Engineering

Vision Systems and Optimization Group (in Polish)

Scientific Circle of Human-Computer Interaction GEST (in Polish)

System IT supporting communication in sign language in public institutions - Project TANGO (in Polish)

System IT supporting communication in sign language in public institutions - Project TANGO (facebook) (in Polish)