Editorial boards

  1. Academic Editor PLOS ONE

Grants (director)

  1. Innovation cheque, 99CI/2017, PN-III-P2-2.1-CI-2017-0469, Automated prediction of the stock values trend for customers of a Financial Services and Investments Company, July 2017 - December 2017
  2. Research grant “Ayuda para estancias de investigadores de reconocido prestigio en la UMA”, Deep Learning for Histopathological Image Processing, 12.06.2017 – 06.08.2017 (2 months), University of Malaga, Spain
  3. 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
  4. DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) Research Grant A/09/02566, 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. MINECO España, TIN2017-88728-C2-1-R, Avances en el diseño y adaptación de algoritmos de aprendizaje profundo para su aplicación a problemas en las áreas de biomedicina y contaminación atmosférica, 2018-2020
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. CNCSIS Grant Type A, CNCSIS A-322, Evolutionary computation: new paradigms, tehniques and classes. Applications in optimization, 2007 - 2009
  6. IDEAS Grant, CNCSIS IDEI - 508, New computational paradigms in the approach of complex problems, 2007 - 2009
  7. CNCSIS Grant Type A, CNCSIS A - 1477, Computational models inspired from nature. New paradigms and metaheuristics. Real applications , 2004 - 2006

Conference special session organizer

  1. 26th European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks, Computational Intelligence and Machine Learning (ESANN 2018), Special Session Deep Learning in Bioinformatics and Medicine, Deep Learning in Bioinformatics and Medicine
  2. 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, Special Session CI for Biomedical Applications

Awards and distinctions

  1. Included in "One Hundred Romanian Authors in Theoretical Computer Science", The Publishing House of the Romanian Academy, 2018.
  2. Honorary diploma, first place within the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Sciences, Excellence Research Gala, University of Craiova, 2016
  3. The “Grigore Moisil” award of the Romanian Academy in 2008 for a collection of publications from 2006.

Invited talks

  1. University of Ulster, Campus Coleraine, UK, August 2017.
  2. University of Malaga, Department of Electronic Technology, Spain, July 2017.
  3. University of Malaga, Department of Electronic Technology, Spain, May 2016.
  4. Technology Arts Sciences TH Cologne, Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering Science, Germany, May 2016.
  5. Technical University of Dortmund, Faculty of Computer Science, Chair of Algorithm Engineering, Germany, 2015
  6. Technology Arts Sciences TH Cologne, Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering Science, Germany, 2015
  7. Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Germany, Computational Services in Automation (COSA) Kolloquium, Germany, 2009
  8. Harrow School of Computer Science, London, UK, 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, 2008
  10. University of Westminster, Health Care Computing Group, London, UK,  2004.
  11. TU Dortmund, Faculty of Computer Science, Chair of Algorithm Engineering, Germany, 2003

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

Membership in program committees for conferences

  1. International Conference on Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information & Engineering Systems
  2. International KES Conference on Intelligent Decision Technologies
  3. International KES Conference on Innovation in Medicine and Healthcare
  4. International KES Conference on Smart Education and E-Learning
  5. International Symposium on Symbolic and Numeric Algorithms for Scientific Computing (SYNASC), Workshop on Natural Computing and Applications
  6. Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (FedCSIS), Workshop on Artificial Intelligence in Medical Applications (AIMA 2018)
  7. Conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature (PPSN 2010), Workshop on Experimental Methods for the Assessment of Computational Systems
  8. Nature Inspired Cooperative Strategies for Optimization (NICSO 2011)
  9. ACAI@CENTERIS'2016 - Applied Computational and Artificial Intelligence Workshop