Research

Grants (director)

  1. PNCDI Partnerships, Contract No. 26/2014, code PN-II-PT-PCCA-2013-4-1153, Intelligent Medical Information System for the Diagnosis and Monitoring of the Treatment of Patients with Colorectal Neoplasm, July 2014 - June 2016.
  2. DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) Research Grant A/09/02567, Research Stays and Study Visits for University Academics and Scientists, An Evolutionary Approach for Estimating the Number and Sizes of Attraction Basins for Optimization Problems with Static and Dynamic Landscapes, TU Dortmund University (2 months) and Cologne University of Applied Sciences (1 month), 01.06-31.08.2009, Germany.
  3. DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) Research Grant for doctoral student, young academics and researchers, A/06/90461, Novel Evolutionary Algorithms for Classification. Application to e-Health, Chair of Algorithm Engineering, Faculty of Computer Science, Tehnical University of Dortmund, Germany, 01.06-30.09.2007.

Grants (member)

  1. Internal competition research grant, University of Craiova, no. 42C/2014, Prototypes Evolution in Classification using Support Vector Machines and Neural Networks, January 2014 - December 2014.
  2. PNCDI Partnerships Grant, CNMP PC - 2076, Contract Nr. 41071, Algorithm for the diagnosis and prediction of the hepatic fibrosis evolution through noninvasive ultasonographic means, optimized by stochastic analysis of images , 2007 - 2010.
  3. PNCDI Partnerships Grant, CNMP PC - 2120, Contract Nr. 11028, New models of natural computation in the study of complexity and in solving complex problems, 2007 - 2010.
  4. CNCSIS Grant Type A, CNCSIS A-322, Evolutionary computation: new paradigms, tehniques and classes. Applications in optimization, 2007 - 2009.
  5. IDEAS Grant, CNCSIS IDEI - 508, New computational paradigms in the approach of complex problems, 2007 - 2009.
  6. CNCSIS Grant Type A, CNCSIS A - 1477, Computational models inspired from nature. New paradigms and metaheuristics. Real applications , 2004 - 2006.

Reviewing activities (journals)

  1. IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation
  2. IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering
  3. Soft Computing
  4. Computers in Biology and Medicine
  5. Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
  6. Journal of Computational Science
  7. Journal of Computer Science and Technology
  8. Acta Biotheoretica
  9. Applied Computational Intelligence and Soft Computing
  10. Swarm and Evolutionary Computation
  11. Entropy
  12. Memetic Computing

Conference chair

Membership in program committees for conferences

  1. Conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature (PPSN), http://home.agh.edu.pl/~ppsn/program_c.php, http://www.dmi.unict.it/ppsn2012/program_c.php,
    http://ppsn2014.ijs.si/?show=progcommhttp://www.ppsn2016.org/conference/program-committee.
  2. Nature Inspired Cooperative Strategies for Optimization (NICSO), http://www.econ.ubbcluj.ro/~rodica.lung/nicso2011/?page_id=23
  3. International Conference on Soft Computing (MENDEL), http://www.mendel-conference.org/index.php?link=ipc.
  4. International Conference on Advances Science and Contemporary Engineering (ICASCE), http://web.binus.ac.id/icasce2012/komite.asp.
  5. International Symposium on Symbolic and Numeric Algorithms for Scientific Computing (SYNASC), Workshop on Natural Computing and Applications, http://synasc12.info.uvt.ro/workshops/nca-2012,
    http://synasc.ro/synasc2013/workshops/nca-2013/.
  6. International KES Conference on Intelligent Decision Technologies, http://idt-15.kesinternational.org/cmsIPCdisplay.php
  7. The 7th Balkan Conference in Informatics (BCI 2015), http://bci2015.bci-conferences.org/ 
  8. International Symposium on INnovations in Intelligent SysTems and Applications (INISTA), http://www.inista.org/pc.html.

Invited talks

  1. University of Malaga, Department of Electronic Technology, “Automatic Diagnosis of Colorectal Neoplasm Based on Histological Images”, May 2016.
  2. Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering Science, Technology Arts Sciences TH Koeln, University of Sciences, “Computational Support for Pathologists in the Diagnosis of Colorectal Neoplasm Based on Histological Images”, May 2016.
  3. Workshop Young Researchers in Artificial Intelligence, (Tineri Cercetatori în Inteligen?a Artificiala - TiCIA), Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, 5-8 September 2015, “Research Methodology in Artificial Intelligence”.
  4. TU Dortmund, Faculty of Computer Science, Chair of Algorithm Engineering, "Computational Intelligence for Histopathological Image Processing”, August 2015.
  5. Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Germany, “Semi-Automatic Parameter Setting when Processing Medical Images”, 2015.
  6. Romanian Association for Artificial Intelligence (ARIA), ARIA Caravan, “Research Directions in Artificial Intelligence”, November 2014.
  7. Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Germany, Computational Services in Automation (COSA) Kolloquium, “Multimodal Real-Valued Optimization Based on Topological Information”, 2009.
  8. Harrow School of Computer Science, London, UK, "Evolving Cooperative Rules for Medical Data Classification", November 2008.
  9. "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iasi, Faculty of Computer Science, Doctoral Intensive Summer School on Meta-Heuristics in Optimization and in Intelligent Data Analysis, “On Approximating the Multimodality Degree of a Function by Exploiting Landscape Topology”, 2008.
  10. TU Dortmund, Faculty of Computer Science, Chair of Algorithm Engineering, The Computational Intelligence Colloquium, “Multimodal Optimization, radii and search space topology”, July 2007.

Awards and distinctions

  • Expert for PNCDI III – Proiecte EUREKA, Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding, 2016.
  • Expert for PNCDI III - European and International Cooperation, Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding, 2016.
  • Expert for PNCDI II – Young Research Teams, Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding, 2015.
  • Honorary diploma, first place within the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Sciences, Excellence Research Gala, University of Craiova, 2016
  • Director of the Research Section, Society for Computing Technologies, since 2009.
  • The “Grigore Moisil” award of the Romanian Academy in 2008 for a collection of publications from 2006.