Saša Cvetković

Dr Saša Cvetković, MSc EE
Research Assistant

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Fields of interest

Signal processing, image processing, data science and analysis,  nanotechnology, biomedical engineering


2011. Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e), Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Title: Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering, Ph.D.

2000. Faculty of Electrical Engineering,  Univ. of Belgrade, Belgrade,  Serbia

Title: Master of Science in Electrical Engineering.


2023. Research Assistant


  1. 2022-2026 - COST Action CA21169: Information, Coding and Biological Function: The Dynamics of Life (DYNALIFE)
  2. PANORAMA Ultra Wide Context Aware Imaging ENIAC Call 2012-2015. Grand challenge addressed: Hospital Healthcare and Evolution to a Digital Lifestyle. 

    PANORAMA handles three main developments in the imaging area:

    1. Ultra Wide Imaging: Multiple imaging sources and images from different angles; Multi modalities; Inter-camera calibration; Algorithms to merge many views to a panorama or 3D representation
    2. Content Aware Imaging: What: More intelligent image acquisition about what data to acquire (e.g. automatic ROI); How: how to optimally image the material of interest by analyzing the video content.
    3. Context Aware Imaging: Cameras become aware of higher-level user needs and the existence of other cameras; Jointly optimized imaging in multi-camera systems; Combine multiple video streams in a more useful and drastically simplified representation
  3. Bosch Security Systems: Team leader of global Bosch center of competence for camera algorithms (having team members from various business units: video systems, automotive and corporate research)


Category M20 - papers in journals of international significance

Paper published in excellent international journal (M21a)

  1. S. Cvetkovic, J. Schirris and P. H. N. de With, “Efficient Operator for Local Energy Measurements to Enhance an Image Signal”, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, Vol. 4, Issue 6, No. 99, pp. 1-12, year 2011. DOI: 10.1109/JSTSP.2010.2055831, ISSN: 1932-4553 (IF= 2.880/2011, 21/245)

Paper published in top international journal (M21)

  1. R. Yan, L. Shao, S. Cvetkovic and J. Klijn, “Improved Nonlocal Means Based on Pre-classification and Invariant Block Matching”, IEEE/OSA Journal of Display Technology, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 212-218, April 2012. DOI: 10.1109/JDT.2011.2181487, ISSN: 1551-319X (IF=2.280/2011, 37/245)

Paper published in prominent international journal (M22)

  1. S. Cvetkovic, J. Klijn and P. H. N. de With, “Tone-Mapping Functions and Multiple-Exposure Techniques for High Dynamic-Range Images”, IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, year 2008, Vol. 54, Issue 2, pp. 904-911. DOI10.1109/TCE.2008.4560177, ISSN: 0098-3063 (IF=0.985/2008, 121/229)
  2. S. Cvetkovic, J. Schirris and P. H. N. de With, “Non-Linear Locally-Adaptive Video Contrast Enhancement Algorithm Without Artifacts”, IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, year 2008, Vol. 54, Issue 1, pp. 1-9. DOI10.1109/TCE.2008.4470016, ISSN: 0098-3063 (IF=0.985/2008, 121/229)

Paper published in international journal (M23)3

  1. S. Cvetkovic, H. W. Jellema and P. H. N. de With, “Automatic level control for video cameras towards HDR techniques”, EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing- Special issue on Emerging Methods for Color Image and Video Quality Enhancement, Vol. 2010, Article ID 197194, 30 pages, 2010. DOI: 10.1155/2010/197194, ISSN: 1687-5176 (IF= 0.701/2010, 158/247)

Category M30 - Papers from international conferences

Papers at international conferences published In full (M33)

  1. S. Cvetković, J. Schirris and J. Klijn, "Unsupervised Lateral Chromatic Aberration (LCA) detection and correction for improved image fidelity," 2023 22nd International Symposium INFOTEH-JAHORINA (INFOTEH), East Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2023, pp. 1-6, DOI: 10.1109/INFOTEH57020.2023.10094086.
  2. S. Cvetkovic, J. Schirris and P. H. N. de With, “Enhancement tuning and control for high dynamic range images in multi-scale locally adaptive contrast enhancement algorithms”, Proc. of SPIE-IS&T, VCIP 2009, Vol. 7257, pp. 725717_1 -  725717_12. DOI: 10.1117/12.805979
  3. S. Cvetkovic, J. Klijn and P. H. N. de With “Optimization of tone-mapping functions in video cameras for high dynamic range images”, Proc. of SPIE-IS&T Electronic Imaging, Real Time Image Processing 2008, Vol. 68110Q_1 - 68110Q_7. DOI: 10.1117/12.765126
  4. S. Cvetkovic, J. Schirris and P. H. N. de With, “Multi-band locally-adaptive contrast enhancement algorithm with built-in noise and artifact suppression mechanisms”, Proc. of SPIE-IS&T Electronic Imaging, VCIP 2008, Vol. 6822, pp. 68221C_1 - 68221C_9. DOI: 10.1117/12.753791
  5. S. Cvetkovic, J. Schirris and P. H. N. de With, “Locally-Adaptive Image Contrast enhancement without noise and ringing artifacts”, Proc. of ICIP 2007, pp. III 557 – 560. DOI: 10.1109/ICIP.2007.4379370
  6. S. Cvetkovic, P. Bakker, J. Schirris and P. H. N. de With, “Background estimation and adaptation model with light-change removal for heavily down-sampled video surveillance signals”, Proc. of ICIP 2006, pp. 1829-1832. DOI10.1109/ICIP.2006.312602
  7. S. Cvetkovic and P. H. N. de With, “Image enhancement circuit using non-linear processing curve and constrained histogram range equalization”, Proc. of SPIE-IS&T Electronic Imaging, VCIP 2004, Vol. 5308, pp. 1106-1116. DOI: 10.1117/12.526814
  8. S. Cvetkovic and P. H. N. de With, “Improved Embedded Non-Linear Processing of Video for Camera Surveillance”, Proc. of PROGRESS 2003, pp. 52 - 59. ISBN 90-73461-37-5

Paper published as an extract in proceedings of an int. conferences (M34)

  1. S. Cvetkovic, J. Schirris and P. H. N. de With, “Real-Time Local Contrast Enhancement Algorithm for Video Cameras with Built-in Noise and Artifact Suppression”, Proc. of ICCE 2008, pp. 1 – 2. DOI: 10.1109/ICCE.2008.4587907
  2. S. Cvetkovic, J. Klijn and P. H. N. de With, “Adaptive Tone-Mapping Transfer Functions for High Dynamic Range Video Cameras”, Proc. of ICCE 2008, pp. 1 - 2. DOI: 10.1109/ICCE.2008.4587909


Registered international patents (M91)

  1. S. Cvetkovic, H. Jellema, J. Klijn, “Process, apparatus and computer program for enhancing detail visibility in an input”,  WO/2008/061567, US 2010/0092104.
  2. S. Cvetkovic, P. Biezen, J. Schirris, “Image processing system, method and computer program for contrast enhancement of images”WO/2008/046450, US 2009/0238486.
  3. J. Klijn, J. Schirris, S. Cvetkovic, P. Sturm, “Method for processing an image signal for double or multiple exposure cameras”, US 2011/0267506.
  4. S. Cvetkovic, J. Schirris, “Detection and/or enhancement of contrast differences in digital image data”,  WO/2011/134490, US 2013/0114912.
  5. S. Cvetkovic, J. Klijn, “Method for binning of a subset of colour-pixels and system”,  WO/2011/023229.
  6. S. Cvetkovic, J. Schirris, “Method for lateral chromatic aberration detection and correction”,  WO/2012/007061.
  7. S. Cvetkovic, J. Klijn, “Method for lateral chromatic aberration detection and correction”,  WO2012007059A1.
Development solutions
  1. ASML (2018-2022): cooperation with Intel's technology development center in Hillsboro, USA. Working on a range of Intel process nodes (2018-2022): Intel 20A, Intel 3, Intel 4, P1272/1274 (14nm and 10nm) as a consultant and data analysis team leader, which significantly helped Intel to achieve its development goals.
  2. ASML (2017-2018): As project architect responsible for the integration of "In Device Metrology" performance metrics on the Yield Star 1375 and supporting HW upgrades at customers in Japan and Taiwan, including system qualification and machine validation test development.
  3. ASML (2015-2017): BMMO NXE NXE Scanner Drift Control Project, where I worked as overlay expert to design and qualify a drift control product that maintains scanner performance within specification, after commissioning. This product includes in-loop calibration and mathematical modeling of the obtained results to update machine conditions and reduce parameter deviations.
  4. ASML (2014-2015): print quality (overlay) improvements in NXE photolithography, among other things to qualify the correction of exposure dose errors. By applying mathematical modeling of physical systems, statistics and model verification, specify, test and analyze the overlay with qualification and calibration tests, design new calibration and qualification methods to improve the overlay. Using statistical methods to show improvements or problems and deliver products that work to customers.
  5. Bosch Security Systems (2001-2014): Algorithm development for high-end video cameras, which should provide excellent images/video in all imaging conditions/applications. I worked in a multidisciplinary environment on all important aspects of development: problem analysis, simulations, algorithm development, testing, integration, manufacturing, new product development and innovation, etc. All the algorithms I have designed and developed were implemented in software or ICs/FPGAs and used in various cameras.
  1. PANORAMA was awarded with the Exhibition Award at the 2015 European Nanoelectronics Forum held 1-2 December in Berlin, Germany
  2. Award-winning range of cameras for its outstanding innovative imaging performance, in which I did major work on image and video processing as part of the Bosch team. These awards are given by specialized test houses and magazines for security imaging.
    • The DinionXF Day/ Night Camera won the “NSCA Innovations in Technology” Award 2005.
    • The Dinion 2X (HDR) video camera won the “CPSE Golden Excellence Award” in 2009, and “Product of the Year 2010 PSI Premier Award”.
    • Dinion HD 1080p Day/Night surveillance camera won “Red Dot design award” in 2012.
  3. Won Chester W. Sell award for the second best paper in IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics for year 2008. S. Cvetkovic, J. Schirris and P. H. N. de With, “Non-Linear Locally-Adaptive Video Contrast Enhancement Algorithm Without Artifacts”, IEEE Trans. on Consumer Electronics, year 2008, Vol. 54, Issue 1, pp. 1-9.
Languages English, Dutch, Serbian