On February 1, 2017 I will quit my position at IDSIA to focus on my startup.

Dan Claudiu Cireșan

Senior Researcher - Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence (IDSIA) me


AI, Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition, Deep Learning with Neural Networks
Computer Vision
Document Analysis
Speech Recognition
Medical and Biological Image Analysis (joint work with Alessandro Giusti)


April 5 2016: NVIDIA awarded IDSIA with a DGX-1 supercomputer. My contribution is research with GPUs for Medical Applications, Transfer Learning and Deep Learning.
Our research with autonomous quadcopter has been featured in NVIDIA's Introduction of Opening Keynote from GTC 2016.
I will present a tutorial at VISUM 2016. Join VISion Understanding and Machine intelligence Summer School. Apply before March 21st.
See how my Deep Neural Network drives a quadcopter along forest trails in our latest work: video, paper. More info on Alessandro's webpage.

Deep Neural Networks for Academic Projects

Do you have an idea which can benefit from my Deep Neural Networks? I am looking for research partners for projects (SNSF, CTI, EU, IARPA/DARPA, etc) related to the topics listed above.

Deep Neural Networks for Industry

Competitions (all methods use my Deep NN framework)


Publications Google Scholar citations dblp linkedin

Journal papers: Book chapters: Conference papers:

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2008
Workshop papers:

Technical reports:


industry projects
Supervised Deep / Recurrent Nets, SNF grant 140399
Swiss CTI, Commission for Technology and Innovation, Project n. 9688.1 IFF: Intelligent Fill in Form (2009-2010)
Neural Dynamics, EU project

Current work

speech recognition
using NNs to solve computer vision tasks in robotics, medicine, general 3D scene understanding
cancer detection
visual data mining
improving the GPU NN framework

Results on various benchmark data sets (state of the art for: MNIST, NIST SD 19, NORB, CIFAR10, traffic signs, Chinese characters)

Simple C/C++ code for training and testing MLPs and CNNs.


+41 (0)58 666 6710
IDSIA, Galleria 2, CH-6928 Manno-Lugano, Ticino - Switzerland

PhD Thesis

Recunoașterea șirurilor numerice scrise de mână. (in Romanian) [Automatic recognition of handwritten numeral strings.] at "POLITEHNICA" University of Timișoara

PhD thesis


improve human life through scientific advancements
Last update: March 18th, 2016