Biography
 
 
Fields of Interest
  • Signal Aquisition and Conditioning
  • Digital Signal Processing Systems and Applications
  • Embedded and Real-Time Hardware and Software Systems
  • Intelligent Sensor Networks
  • Collaborative Robotic Environments
  • Digital Image and Video Processing
  • Digital Telecommunication Systems
  • Multimedia Systems
  • Computer Aided Engineering of Digital Systems
 
 
Education
2015, Feb:Habilitation Degree (Dr. habil.) in Computers and Information Technology, Computer and Software Engineering Department, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
[Order of the Ministry of Education and Scientific Research, Romania, no. 3216/18.02.2015]
2005, Feb:PhD Degree (Cum Laude) in Computer Science, Computer and Software Engineering Department, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
[Order of the Ministry of Education and Research, Romania, no. 3184/07.02.2005]
1999 - 2005:Specialty courses in GSM and GPRS Mobile Telecommunication Standards, Alcatel GSM and GPRS Networks, Alcatel GSM and GPRS Equipments, Alcatel University Timisoara, Romania
1995 - 1996:Master in Advanced Computer Engineering, Faculty of Automation and Computers, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
1992 - 1994:Optional course in Pedagogy, Faculty of Automation and Computers, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
1990 - 1995:BSc. Engineer in Computer Systems Engineering, Faculty of Automation and Computers, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
1984 - 1989:Highschool graduate in Mathematics and Physics, Moise Nicoara Highschool, Arad, Romania
 
 
Staff Mobility
2009, Sep:Experience exchange and cooperation, at Image and Pervasive Access Lab (IPAL), Singapore, 2 weeks.
[Prof. Daniel Racoceanu - Lab co-director; Joo Hwee Lim - Lab co-director].
2008, Aug:Experience exchange and cooperation, at Sensing and Modeling Research Lab (SMR) and Video, Image, Vision, Audio Lab (VIVA), University of Ottawa, Canada, 2 weeks.
[Prof. Pierre Payeur - Director of the SMART research group; Prof. Voicu Groza - Director of the Bio MIP research group; Prof. Emil Petriu - Director of the SMR Lab and University research chair].
2007, Jul:ALNURI Summer School, Salzburg Research, Austria, 1 week.
[Prof. Ulrich Hofmann - Project director].
2002, Sep:Microsoft Embedded Crash Course, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, 2 weeks.
[Antonio M. Lacuna - Business Development Manager, Microsoft].
1998, Jul:TEMPUS S-JEP 09149-95 Staff Mobility, at Image, Video and Multimedia Systems Lab (IVML), National Technical University of Athens, Greece, 8 weeks.
[Prof. Nikolaos Ouzounoglou - Program manager; Prof. Stefanos Kollias - Lab director].
 
 
Professional Experience
2013 - pres:Professor, Computer and Software Engineering Department, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
2006 - 2013:Associate Professor, Computer and Software Engineering Department, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
2001 - 2006:Lecturer, Computer and Software Engineering Department, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
1998 - 2001:System Engineer and Network Administrator, Rectorate, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
1996 - 1998:System Engineer and Network Administrator, Internet Department, Lasting System SRL., Timisoara, Romania
1996 - 2001:Teaching Assistant, Computer and Software Engineering Department, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
1995 - 1998:System Engineer and Network Administrator, Network Operation Center (NOC), Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
1994 - 1995:Programmer and Database Manager, S.C.A. Company SRL., Timisoara, Romania
 
 
Management Experience
2016 - pres:Head of Department, Computer and Software Engineering Department, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
2012 - pres:Elected member of the University Senate, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
2011 - pres:Deputy Director, Research Center in Computing and Information Technology (CCCTI), Computer and Software Engineering Department, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
2010 - pres:Member of the Steering Committee, Politehnica Timisoara Foundation, Romania
2010 - 2015:Scientific Secretary of the Department, Computer and Software Engineering Department, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
2009 - pres:Member of the Master's Committee for the Computer and Information Technology Domain, Computer and Software Engineering Department, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
2008 - pres:Studies Program Manager for the Master of Information Technology, Faculty of Automation and Computers, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
2008 - pres:Member of the Graduation Committee for the Computer and Information Technology Domain, Computer and Software Engineering Department, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
2008 - pres:Member of the Committee of R&D, Contracts, Doctoral Programs and Faculty Image, Faculty of Automation and Computers, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
2008 - pres:Member of the Committee of Material and Financial Resources, and Scholarships, Faculty of Automation and Computers, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
2008 - pres:Elected member of the Faculty Council, Faculty of Automation and Computers, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
2005 - pres:Member of the Technical Evaluation Board for the Public aquisition procedures at the University and Faculty levels, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
2000 - pres:Elected member of the Department Council, Computer and Software Engineering Department, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
2000 - 2015:Department Public Image Manager, Computer and Software Engineering Department, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
2000 - 2009:Department Website Manager, Computer and Software Engineering Department, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
1999 - 2006:Initiator and Executive Director for the Motorola Company - Politehnica University of Timisoara Partnership Program, Computer and Software Engineering Department, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
1996 - 2015:Member of the Central Board for Bachelor Entrance Examination, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
 
 
Scientific Experience
1996 - pres:Author or instructor of more than 20 teaching modules, including Lecture Courses (5), Lab Workshops (3), Seminars (12):
  • Research Topics (Lecture Courses), Fall semester, Master of Computer Engineering and Master of Information Technology, Faculty of Automation and Computing, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
  • Multimedia Systems (Lecture Courses), 8th semester, 4th year BSc. in Computing, Faculty of Automation and Computing, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
  • Advanced Digital Signal Processing (Lecture Courses), Fall semester, Master of Computer Engineering and Master of Information Technology, Faculty of Automation and Computing, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
  • Digital Telecommunications (Lecture Courses), 7th semester, 4th year BSc. in Computing, Faculty of Automation and Computing, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
  • Digital Signal Processing (Lecture Courses), 5th semester, 3rd year BSc. in Computing, Faculty of Automation and Computing, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
1997 - pres:More than 104 published works, as single author (24), first author (24) or co-author:
  • 3  Books
  • 7  Book Chapters
  • 8  Course Notebooks
  • 1  Lab Workbooks
  • 1  Habilitation Theses
  • 1  PhD Theses
  • 3  PhD Reports
  • 31  Journal Papers
  • 45  Conference Papers
  • 4  Application Notes
These works are cited by more than 140 scientific papers, published by other authors in the field
2013 - pres:Author or co-author of 3 patents for invention and industrial IP at international or national level
1995 - pres:Involved in more than 48 research and development grants, contracts and projects at international and national level, as director (21), partner project or research theme manager (7), or project team member:
  • 3  International R&D Grants
  • 26  National R&D Grants
  • 11  R&D Contracts
  • 7  Partnership Programs
  • 1  Development Projects
Total value executed as project director or manager: + 1098904 EUR
2015 - pres:Qualification of PhD Supervisor, Computers and Information Technology, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
[Order of the Ministry of Education and Scientific Research, Romania, no. 3216/18.02.2015]
2014 - pres:General Chair, at national and international scientific conferences, including:
2010, Jul:Technical Internship Supervisor, EU Erasmus Lifelong Learning Programme, DSPLabs, Digital Signal Processing Labs Timisoara, Romania, Computer and Software Engineering Department, Politehnica University of Timisoara
[2 Master's students from ISEN Lille, France]
2008 - pres:Topic / Session Chair, at national and international scientific conferences, including:
2008 - pres:Expert Evaluator, National Council for Academic Research (CNCSIS-UEFISCSU), Ministry of Education, Research and Innovation, Bucharest, Romania
[15 R&D grant proposal evaluations]
2005 - 2008:Member of the Editorial Board, Annual Report of the Faculty of Automation and Computers, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
2002 - pres:Member of the Technical Program Committee (TPC) and Peer Reviewer, at national and international scientific conferences, including:
2001 - pres:Peer Reviewer, for scientific journals and periodicals, including:
1999 - 2006:Initiator and Executive Director, Motorola DSP Applications Lab in Timisoara (DALT), Computer and Software Engineering Department, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
1999 - 2000:Scientific Adviser, Panlatin Internet Glossary, Ministry of Public Works and Government Services, Canada, Romanian language section, ISBN 0-662-31313-5
1996 - pres:Member of the Organizing Committee, at national and international scientific conferences, including:
1995 - pres:Initiator and Coordinator, Digital Signal Processing Labs Timisoara (DSPLabs), Computer and Software Engineering Department, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
 
 
Affiliations
2002 - pres:Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), USA
2002 - pres:Professional Member, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), USA
 
 
Awards and Recognition
2017, Feb:Outstanding Reviewers of 2016, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, IEEE, Instrumentation and Measurement Society, USA, "In appreciation of outstanding service to IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement And Recognition as one of Transactions Outstanding Reviewers of 2016"
2015, Dec:Award for the Habilitation Degree, UEFISCDI, Ministry of Education and Scientific Research, Bucharest, Romania
2014, May:Third Prize, "Hard&Soft" International Computers Contest for Students, Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava, Romania, 21th Edition, as adviser of the Timisoara 2 Team
2013, May:Special Prize, "Hard&Soft" International Computers Contest for Students, Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava, Romania, 20th Edition, as adviser of the Timisoara 3 Team
2012, May:Second Prize, "Hard&Soft" International Computers Contest for Students, Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava, Romania, 19th Edition, as adviser of the Timisoara 1 team
2012, May:Special Mention, "Hard&Soft" International Computers Contest for Students, Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava, Romania, 19th Edition, as adviser of the Timisoara 2 team
2011 - 2017:Merit Award (5 years), Computer and Software Engineering Department, Faculty of Automation and Computers, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania, Merit salary increase, granted for 5 years based on competition at the faculty/department level
2010, Dec:Merit Award (1 year), Computer and Software Engineering Department, Faculty of Automation and Computers, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania, Merit salary increase, granted for 1 year based on competition at the faculty/department level
2007, May:Second Prize, "Hard&Soft" International Computers Contest for Students, Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava, Romania, 14th Edition, as first coach of the team of Timisoara
2006, Dec:Eminent Young Researcher of Timisoara Prize and Medal, National Authority for Scientific Research (ANCS), Ministry of Education, Research and Innovation, Bucharest, Romania
2006, Dec:Eminent Researcher Prize, Orizonturi Universitare Association, Timisoara, Romania
2006, Apr:Best Doctoral Thesis of the Year 2004 Prize, Romanian Academy of Technical Sciences, Timisoara Branch, Romania
2005, May:First Prize, "Hard&Soft" International Computers Contest for Students, Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava, Romania, 12th Edition, as first coach of the team of Timisoara
2005, Feb:Cum Laude Distinction, Ministry of Education and Research, Bucharest, Romania, Order No. 3184/07.02.2005, title of the PhD. Thesis: "Design and Implementation of Real-Time Systems for Critical Applications of Digital Signal Acquisition and Processing"
2002, May:Second Prize, "Hard&Soft" International Computers Contest for Students, Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava, Romania, 9th Edition, as first coach of the team of Timisoara
2000, May:Second Prize, "Hard&Soft" International Computers Contest for Students, Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava, Romania, 7th Edition, as coach of the team of Timisoara
1999, May:First Prize, "Hard&Soft" International Computers Contest for Students, Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava, Romania, 6th Edition, as coach of the team of Timisoara
1998 - 2009:Merit Salary (annual), Computer and Software Engineering Department, Faculty of Automation and Computers, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania, Merit salary increase, granted annually based on competition at the faculty/department level
1995, Jun:Special Award of the Jury, Scientific Student Communication Session, Computer and Software Engineering Department, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania, title of the project: "A Client-Server Approach of a Library Database Management in UNIX"
 
 
Other Competencies
  • English language: Fluent (5/5)
  • French language: Average (3/5)
  • German language: Low (2/5)