Dr. Vladimir Mariano (Vlad) is the Lead Faculty for Technology and Innovation at the YSEALI Academy of Fulbright University Vietnam. Vlad graduated with a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University, with research interests in machine learning and computer vision. He has worked on industrial projects with the National Robotics Engineering Center of Carnegie Mellon University and VideoMining Corporation in Pennsylvania, USA. He published three U.S. patents with VideoMining.
As an academic, Vlad has served as Director and Associate Professor of the Institute of Computer Science at the University of the Philippines Los Banos. In Vietnam, Vlad served as Lecturer and Research Coordinator of the School of Science and Technology at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. During his time in academia, Vlad also co-founded and served as Chief Technology Officer for several technology startup companies. These startups delivered various services including drone-based aerial surveys, video analysis of retail stores and mobile app development for human resource services.
On the side, Vlad teaches kids coding, assembling electronics and making robots. He enjoys traveling, art work and playing the piano.