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Dr. Paul Dan Cristea

University "Politehnica" of Bucharest, Biomedical Engineering Center
Spl. Independentei 313

Brief Biography:

Paul Cristea graduated the Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications (UPB - University "Politehnica" of Bucharest, 1962) and the Faculty of Physics (University of Bucharest, 1969). He obtained a Ph.D. in Technical Physics (PUB, 1970). Since then his research and teaching activities covered an extended area of Electrical Engineering and related domains including topics like Digital Signal and Image Processing, Genomic Signals, Neural and Evolutionary Systems, Computerized Medical Equipment, Evolutionary Intelligent Agents, Intelligent e-Learning Environments. He is member of the Romanian Academy, the most prestigious recognition institution of Romania, Member of Honor of the Romanian Scientists Academy, Fellow IEEE, director of the Bio-Medical Engineering Center of UPB and director of the Romanian Bioinformatics Society.

Academic positions:

• 1990-2011 – Master and PhD adviser in the domains Electrical Engineering and Information Technology Applications. • 1990- 2008 – Director of Studies at Department of Engineers Sciences (in present FILS – Faculty of Engineering in Foreign Languages at UPB, the first of its in Romania, with all courses in English, French and German (1990),having now more 1500 students. He was instrumental in developing the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Division of his new school. • 1990- 1992 – Adviser to the Secretary of State at the Department of Science, Ministry of Education and Science, involved in elaborating the department policy and priority research domains. • 1990- 1992 – Vice-Rector of the University “Politehnica” of Bucharest (1990-1992), in the PhD Studies and Research domain. • October 1, 1990 – present – Full Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Courses of Electrical Engineering, Circuit Theory, Digital Signal and Image Processing, Neural Networks, Bioinformatics, System Biology at the Faculty of Control Systems and Computer Science and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Foreign Languages. • September 1, 1973 – September 30, 1990 – Associated Professor • February 15, 1969 – August 31, 1973 – Lecturer, • October 16, 1962 – February 14, 1969 – Assistant.

Research interests:

• Electrical Engineering, • Signal and Image Processing, • Applied Informatics Technology, • Evolutionary Intelligent Agents, • Intelligent e-Learning Environments, • Bioinformatics, • Nucleotide Genomic Signals, • Discrete Events Dynamic Systems, • Computerized Medical Equipment, • Lasers, • High Performance Electrical Batteries, • Semiconductor Thin Layers.

Any other information:

Author or co-author of more then 93 papers in peer reviewed Romanian and international scientific journals, 381 papers published in the proceedings of national and international conferences in his fields of expertise, 11 patents and has contributed to more then 36 books. • Author of the chapter "Representation and Analysis of DNA sequences", in the book Genomic Signal Processing and Statistics, Editors: E.G. Dougherty, I. Shmulevici, Jie Chen, Z. Jane Wang, Book Series on Signal Processing and Communications, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, ISBN 977-5945-07-0, 2005, pp. 15-65. • "Discrete Event Systems", in Wiley Encyclopedia of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, vol.5, John Wiley & Sons, Inc, New York, Chichester, Weinheim, Brisbane, Singapore, Toronto, 1999, Editor John Webster, pp.612-632.

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