Grants (director)

  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. DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) Research Grant A/09/02567, Research Stays and Study Visits for University Academics and Scientists, Investigation of a Support Vector Machine-based Approach for Parameter Setting in Metaheuristics, TU Dortmund University (2 months) and Cologne University of Applied Sciences (1 month), 01.06-31.08.2009, Germany.

Grants (member)

  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. 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. Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
  2. Journal of the Operational Research Society
  3. Expert Systems
  4. Computers and Operations Research
  5. Computers in Biology and Medicine
  6. Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
  7. Information Sciences
  8. Pattern Analysis and Applications
  9. IEEE Transactions and Knowledge and Data Engineering
  10. Expert Systems with Applications

Conference special session organizer

  • 14th International Work-Conference on Artificial Neural Networks, Cadiz, Spain, June 14-16 2017 (IWANN 2017), Special Session Computational Intelligence Tools and Techniques for Biomedical Applications,

Membership in program committees for conferences

  1. Conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature (PPSN 2010), Workshop on Experimental Methods for the Assessment of Computational Systems,
  2. Nature Inspired Cooperative Strategies for Optimization (NICSO),
  3. International KES Conference on Intelligent Decision Technologies,
  4. International Symposium on Symbolic and Numeric Algorithms for Scientific Computing (SYNASC), Workshop on Natural Computing and Applications,,,
  5. ACAI@CENTERIS'2016 - Applied Computational and Artificial Intelligence Workshop!committees/hzemp.

Invited talks

  1. University of Malaga, Department of Electronic Technology, May 2016.
  2. Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering Science, Technology Arts Sciences TH Cologne, University of Sciences, May 2016.
  3. Technical University of Dortmund, Faculty of Computer Science, Chair of Algorithm Engineering, Germany, 2015
    TH Cologne, Germany, 2015
  4. Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Germany, Computational Services in Automation (COSA) Kolloquium, 2009
  5. Harrow School of Computer Science, London, UK, 2008
  6. "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iasi, Faculty of Computer Science, Doctoral Intensive Summer School on Meta-Heuristics in Optimization and in Intelligent Data Analysis, 2008
  7. University of Westminster, London, UK, Health Care Computing Group, 2004.
  8. TU Dortmund, Germania, Faculty of Computer Science, Chair of Algorithm Engineering, 2003

Awards and distinctions

  • Honorary diploma, first place within the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Sciences, Excellence Research Gala, University of Craiova, 2016
  • The “Grigore Moisil” award of the Romanian Academy in 2008 for a collection of publications from 2006.