I am a senior lecturer/associate professor for data structures and algorithms, programming languages (Java), semantic web technologies, systems engineering and management information systems within the Department of Engineering in Foreign Languages at University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest (UPB) and currently the vice dean of the Faculty of Engineering in Foreign Languages, UPB.
I am also a researcher in the field of applied computer science. I was a postdoctoral fellow at UPB between May 2014-October 2015, researching on collaborative e-learning on multidisciplinary groups. I defended my PhD thesis on July 2011 in the field of applied computer science (economic informatics), at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies (ASE). My thesis title was „E-Assessment in E-learning Platforms, with Applications to Project Management”. I have a Master Degree in Project Management, from ASE (2008) and a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science from the Faculty of Computer Science, Alexandru-Ioan Cuza University (UAIC), Iasi, Romania (2006).
Before teaching, I have also worked as a software developer in international companies and I am an IPMA Certified Project Management Associate (2008). I conducted a mobility stage at Erasmus Hogeschool Brussel, Belgium (October 2005 – February 2006) and a research stage at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, (October 2009 – May 2010). I was a program committee member in more than 30 scientific conferences and I was awarded 3 national research prizes for papers published in highly relevant journals (in 2014, 2015, 2016), as well as an Elsevier Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing in 2015. In 2016 I was the recipient of Danubius Young Scientist Award (international award) and in 2017 I obtained an Excellence Award in Informatics at Young Researchers in Science and Technologies Competition – Rada Mihalcea Award (national award): see my research work. I published 11 books and book chapters and more than 70 scientific papers: see my Google Scholar profile.
I was an active member (department coordinator, vice-president, president) of Computer Students’ Association from Iasi (ASII) and co-founder and editor in chief of ASII Journal. I participated at numerous competitions of Math, English and Romanian literature (county and national phases), the greatest result was the 2nd place at the National Olympiad of Romanian Language and Literature in 10th grade.
I like reading, writing poems, meeting new people, travelling and I am a strong believer in technology as facilitator for social change.
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