Interest and Competence Domains
Fellowships and Grants
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,
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, website,
DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) 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),
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, Member.
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, Member.
CNCSIS Grant Type A, CNCSIS A-322, Evolutionary computation: new paradigms,
tehniques and classes. Applications in optimization. , 2007 - 2009, Member.
IDEAS Grant, CNCSIS IDEI - 508, New computational paradigms in the approach of complex problems,
2007 - 2009, Member.
CNCSIS Grant Type A, CNCSIS A - 1477, Computational models inspired from nature. New paradigms and metaheuristics. Real applications
, 2004 - 2006, Member.
Doctoral Scholarship (BD) of the National University Research Council Romania (CNCSIS), CNCSIS BD - 113,
Evolutionary Computation. Application to Data Mining and Machine Learning, 2004 – 2007.
Socrates/Erasmus Scholarship, University of Dortmund, Faculty of Computer Science,
Chair of Systems Analysis, April-June 2003.
Member in program committees
Conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature 2010 (PPSN 2010), Workshop on Experimental Methods for the Assessment of Computational Systems
Nature Inspired Cooperative Strategies for Optimization 2011
Member in organizing committee
ACM International Conference on Intelligent Computing and Information Systems, Cairo, Egypt, 2011.
First East European Conference on Health Care Modelling and Computation - HCMC 2005, Craiova, Romania, 2005.
Zentralblatt MATH, from 2009.
Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, from 2009
Journal of the Operational Research Society, from 2009
Environmental Engineering Science, from 2009
Computers in Biology and Medicine, from 2009
Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, from 2009
Computers and Operations Research, from 2009
Environmental Engineering Science, from 2008
Expert Systems, from 2008
Annals of the University of Craiova, Mathematics and Computer Science Series, from 2009.
International Conference on Bio-Inspired Computing: Theory and Applications, BIC-TA, 18-22 September 2006, Wuhan, China
Evolutionary Computation Journal, 2005
Journal of Enterprise Information Management, 2004
Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Germany, Computational Services in Automation (COSA) Kolloquium,
"Learning by support vector machines and optimizing by evolutionary algorithms",
http://fat70s236.eto.fh-koeln.de/ait/content/e183/e893/e1127/index_ger.html, August 2009.
Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, University of Craiova,
"From Standard Support Vector Machines to Hybridization with Evolutionary
Algorithms", December 2008.
Harrow School of Computer Science, London, UK, "Hybridization of Evolutionary
Algorithms and Support Vector Machines for Medical Decision Making", November 2008.
"Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iasi, Faculty of Computer Science,
Doctoral Intensive Summer School on Meta-Heuristics in Optimisation and in
Intelligent Data Analysis, "An Evolutionary Algorithm for Emulating Support
Vector Machines", June 2008.
University of Westminster, London, Health Care Computing Group,
Talk on Evolutionary Decision-Making in Placement of the
Elderly, April 2004.
Universitaet Dortmund, Chair of Algorithm Engineering, Talk on Evolutionary
Clustering, June 2003.
Co-authors (in alphabetical order)
Colaboration with other universities (courtesy of grants)
- National grants
- International grants (DAAD)
Important journals and conferences in my research area
- IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, ISI 2011 Impact Factor: 3.341.
- Evolutionary Computation, MIT Press, 2011 ISI Impact Factor: 1.061.
- Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, Elsevier, 2011 ISI Impact Factor: 1.345.
- Computers in Biology and Medicine, Elsevier, 2011 ISI Impact Factor: 1.089.
- Pattern Recognition, Elsevier, 2011 ISI Impact Factor: 2.292.
- IEEE Transactions and Knowledge and Data Engineering, 2011 ISI Impact Factor: 1.657.
- Expert Systems with Applications, Elsevier, 2011 ISI Impact Factor: 2.455.
IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC), rank A in ERA2010
EvoSTAR (EVO), tip A in ERA2010
ACM Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO), rank A in ERA2010
Parallel Problem Solving from Nature (PPSN), rank A in ERA2010