Krekovic Miranda

Audiovisual Communications Laboratory (LCAV)
School of Computer and Communication Sciences (IC)
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Office: BC 343
Address: EPFL-IC-LCAV
Station 14
CH-1015 Lausanne
Switzerland
Phone: (+41) 21 693 5125
Fax: (+41) 21 693 4312
E-mail: miranda.krekovic@epfl.ch
URL: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mirandakrekovic/

Biography

Miranda Krekovic received both her B.Sc. in Computing, information processing and multimedia systems and M.Sc. in Information and communication technology from Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, in 2012 and 2014, respectively. As an intern at Summer@EPFL 2014, she joined the Audiovisual Communications Laboratory (LCAV) at EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland. Currently she is a Ph.D. candidate at LCAV under the supervision of Prof. Martin Vetterli.

Her present research mainly addresses a study of room acoustics – inference of a room geometry from acoustic impulse responses, solving the source localization and motion tracking problems, and their usage in a sound based indoor mapping and navigation.

In fall 2016, she did her research internship at Google Mountain View with Sound Understanding team, where she worked on the blind source separation for simultaneous speech. However, as her research interest grows beyond sound and acoustics, with a few colleagues from LCAV she started a research group. They address problems in localization, microphone array calibration and seemingly different, but mathematically very related – ranking and competition design.

Apart from her PhD work, her big passion is to promote computer science and computational thinking to children and teenagers. More particularly, she wants to motivate girls at the early age to embrace technologies and a possibility of having a career in STEM fields. As a co-founder of GirlsCoding.org, she organizes hands-on workshops for girls, gives talks to parents and children on related topics, and creates a content for programming courses in private schools.

Academic education

09. 2014 – (expected 2019): Ph.D. in Communication Sciences

  • School of Computer and Communications Sciences, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
  • Advisor: Prof. Martin Vetterli
  • ​​​​​​​Tentative thesis title: Probabilistic acoustics

​​​​​​​09. 2012 – 07. 2014: Master of Science in Information and Communication Technology

  • Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb (Croatia)
  • Major GPA: 5.000. 5.000, Rank: 1 / 150. Graduated Summa Cum Laude (with highest honor)
  • Advisor: Prof. Sven Lončarić
  • MSc thesis: Perspective correction of the text before the optical character recognition process
  • Graduate project: A system for automating ophthalmologic examination

​​​​​​​09. 2009 – 07. 2012: Bachelor of Science in Computing, Information Processing and Multimedia Systems

  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb (Croatia)
  • Major GPA: 4.977. 5.000, Rank: 2 / 385
  • Advisor: Prof. Sven Lončarić
  • BSc thesis: Segmentation of blood vessels and detection of microaneurysms in fundus images

09. 2005 – 07. 2009: XV Gymnasium, Jordanovac 8, Zagreb (Croatia)

  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Major GPA: 5.000 / 5.000​​​​​​​

Teaching

  • Statistical Signal and Data Processing through Applications (spring 2015, spring 2017)
  • Audio Signal Processing and Virtual Acoustics (fall 2015, fall 2017, fall 2018)
  • Signal Processing for Communications (spring 2016, spring 2018)
  • Signals and Systems (fall 2013)
  • Multimedia Systems (fall 2013)
  • Communication Networks (spring 2011)
  • Probability and Statistics (spring 2011)
  • Mathematics 3 (fall 2011)
  • Mathematics 2 (spring 2010)
  • Mathematics 1 (fall 2010)
  • Electronics (fall 2010)
  • Digital logic (spring 2009)

Publications

Journal Articles

G. Baechler; M. Krekovic; J. Ranieri; A. Chebira; M. L. Yue et al. : Super Resolution Phase Retrieval for Sparse Signals. 2018-08-06.

Conference Papers

G. Baechler; F. Dümbgen; G. Elhami; M. Krekovic; R. Scheibler et al. : Combining Range and Direction for Improved Localization. 2018. International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, Calgary, Canada, April 15-20.
M. Krekovic; G. Baechler; I. Dokmanic; M. Vetterli : Structure from sound with incomplete data. 2018. 43rd International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, April 15–20, 2018.
M. Krekovic; I. Dokmanic; M. Vetterli : Omnidirectional bats, point-to-plane distances, and the price of uniqueness. 2017. 42nd International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, New Orleans, USA, March 5-9, 2017. p. 3261-3265.
M. Krekovic; I. Dokmanic; M. Vetterli : Look, no beacons! Optimal all-in-one EchoSLAM. 2016. 50th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, Asilomar, Pacific Grove, CA, November 6-9, 2016.
M. Krekovic; I. Dokmanic; M. Vetterli : EchoSLAM: Simultaneous Localization and Mapping with Acoustic Echoes. 2016. 41st IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2016), Shanghai, China, 20-25 March 2016. p. 11-15.
M. Krekovic; G. Krekovic; F. Grbac : Sound My Vision: Real-time Video Analysis On Mobile Platforms For Controlling Multimedia Performances. 2015. The 12th Sound and Music Computing Conference, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland, July 26 - August 1, 2015.
M. Krekovic; P. Ceric; T. Dominko; M. Ilijas; K. Ivancic et al. : A method for real-time detection of human fall from video. 2012. MIPRO, 35th International Convention, Opatija, Croatia, 21-25 May 2012. p. 1709-1712.

Student Projects

M. Krekovic; G. Baechler; G. Elhami; F. Dümbgen : 2018 FIFA World Cup: The group stage imbalance. Can we do better?. 2018.
F. Zhang : Algorithms for reconstructing geometries from echoes. 2016.
M. Krekovic : Probabilistic acoustic. 2015.