Curriculum Vitae

Name Dumitru-Iulian NASTAC
Date and place of Birth 10 April 1968, Podu Turcului, Romania
Phone Office: + 40-21-402-4964
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Education 2002-2004 Post-doc. in Data Mining, Turku Center for Computer Science (TUCS), Åbo Akademi University, Finland
“Adaptive Forecasting with ANN Retraining Technique”

2000 Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Polytechnic University of Bucharest (UPB), Romania
“Contributions in Technical Systems Quality Modeling through Artificial Intelligence Methods”

1993 M.Sc. in Electronics, Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania
“Statistic Programming Tool for Feature Analysis”


Positions Held 2008 to present: Associate Professor, Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania

2004 to 2008: Lecturer (Senior Assist. Prof.), Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania

2002 (September) to 2004 (August): PhD Researcher (Postdoc), IAMSR/Turku Centre for Computer Science, Data Mining and Knowledge Management Laboratory, Åbo Akademi University, Finland

2001 to 2002: Lecturer (Senior Assist. Prof.), Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania

1996 to 2001: Assistant Professor, Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania

1994 to 1996: Preparatory Professor, Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania

1993 to 1994: Design-engineer, Railway Signalling & Automation Enterprise, Design Department, Bucharest
- "Graphical Matrix Display" - software & hardware design
- "Plasma Display Device Interface" - hardware design & implementation

1993: Co-operator - engineer, Aviation Research Institute, Board Devices Department, Bucharest
- "Board - Computer Detector of Dangerous Situations for IAR 99 Flights" - hardware design


Professional Training November 2001 to February 2002: University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
- Neural networks applications in medicine

July to August 1999: University of Paisley, Scotland
- Principal Component Analysis

June to July 1998: Institute Nationale Politechnique de Grenoble, France
- Artificial intelligence and reliability

April to July 1997: Institute Nationale Politechnique de Grenoble, France
- Neural networks


Referee / Evaluation Activities - Computers & Geosciences, Elsevier, 2014
- Revue roumaine des sciences techniques, Romanian Academy, 2013
- Neural Computing and Applications, Springer, 2012
- Computational Economics (CSEM), Springer, 2012
- Journal of Applied Operational Research, 2010 - 2012
- International Conference on Applied Operational Research (ICAOR), 2010-2012
- Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control, 2010
- UPB Scientific Bulletin, Series C: Electrical Engineering, 2005-2011
- Journal of Applied Operational Research, 2010
- 15th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), 2007
- CNCSIS Grant Competition, Romania, 2005-2006
- Seventh International Symposium on Advanced Intelligent Systems (ISIS), 2006
- IEEE International Conference on Soft Computing Applications (SOFA), 2005
- Journal of Decision Support Systems, 2003
- Assessor for Romanian Quality Award "J. M. Juran", 2001

Visiting Professor/ Researcher - 18 – 22 November 2013: Invited Professor for presenting the short course “Data Forecasting with Artificial Intelligence” at the Åbo Akademi University, Finland.
- December 2011: Invited Researcher at the University of Turku, Finland
- 1 July – 31 August 2011: Invited Researcher at the Oxford Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence (within the Oxford University Department of Experimental Psychology), University of Oxford, UK
- February 2011 (also on October-November 2007 and March-April 2005): Guest lecturer in the Seminar of Macroeconomic Modelling, Institute of Economic Forecasting, Romanian Academy.
- September 2010: Invited Professor at the Mälardalen University (MDH), Sweden, Lecture on Artificial Intelligence.
- August 2010: Invited Professor at the Institute for Advanced Management Systems Research (IAMSR), Åbo Akademi University, Finland, during the Doctoral Consortium (August, 23-24 2010) with the topic Risk assessment in financial planning, real option valuation and multiple criteria decision-making (MCDM), Lecture on Neural Networks and Optimization.
- May 2010: Invited Specialist at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the Renal Research Institute, New York, Lectures concerning Artificial Neural Networks Applications in Medicine.
- June 2009 (also on June 2006): Invited Professor at the University of Angers (ISTIA), Lectures on data forecasting for non-stationary time series and data mining, France.
- November 2004, September - December 2003 and September - October 2002: Guest lecturer in the course of Intelligent System in Business, Institute for Advanced Management System Research, Åbo Akademi University, Finland.
- March - April 2004 and March - April 2003: Guest lecturer in the course of Matlab Programming, Turku Centre for Computer Science, Finland.

Core Competence Artificial Intelligence - Neural Networks
- computer programming and algorithms, data forecasting, pattern recognition, function identification and optimisations

Professional Activities Teaching Activities:
- Course of Intelligent Systems in Business (at Åbo Akademi, Finland, 2002-2004)
- Course and laboratory of Matlab Programming (at Åbo Akademi, Finland, 2002-2004, and Polytechnic University of Bucharest – UPB, 2007-present)
- Course of Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems (at UPB, 2009-present)
- Course and laboratory of Programming Languages (at UPB, 1997-present)
- Course and laboratory of Data Structures and Algorithms (at UPB, 2004-present)
- Course and laboratory of Advanced Programming Techniques (at UPB, 1997-2002)
- Laboratory of Computer Architecture (at UPB, 1994-2000)

Academic supervision:
- supervisor of over 30 students and Master students during 1995–2002 and 2004–2010 at the Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania
- supervisor of 4 French students from the University of Angers during theirs stages (2008 and 2009) at the Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania
- co-supervisor of two PhD students (Data Mining and Predictive Tools) during 2002-2004 at IAMSR / TUCS, Åbo Akademi, Finland

PhD supervisor:
- second supervisor (co-supervisor) of PhD student Adrian Costea (Data Mining and Predictive Tools) during 2002-2004 at IAMSR / TUCS, Åbo Akademi, Finland. The first PhD Supervisor of A. Costea was Prof. Barbro Back.

Scientific/Research Activities:

A. Experience of team leadership and project management:
2011-2013 - POSDRU Project of the Romanian Academy (No. POSDRU/89/1.5/S/59758). Responsible for theme: “Intelligent processing for adaptive forecasting of multidisciplinary data”
2008-2010 – Involved in FP7 (Theme 4) CP-FP (Collaborative Focused Research Project) No. 214538 BISNES (Bio-Inspired Self-assembled Nano-Enabled Surfaces) in the framework of Romanian team coordinated by Prof. Paul Cristea at UPB.
2007–2010 – Designer for a data classification tool on the Research Project called “Fault Tolerant Resilient Socio-Technical Systems” lead by Prof. Angelica Bacivarov, Polytechnic University of Bucharest.
2007 – Involved in CNCSIS Research Project No. 293/2007 Bioengineering Study of H5N1 Variability, lead by Prof. Paul Cristea at UPB.
2005-2006 - Software algorithms team coordinator for an exchange rate forecasting tool in the section of CERES Research Programme (Exchange Rate and Competitiveness), lead by Prof. Emilian Dobrescu, Institute of Economic Forecasting (IEF), Romanian Academy.
2005 - Designer of an Artificial Intelligence-based tool for DNA sequences analysis funded by the CNCSIS (the Romanian National University Research Council) Grant No. 1448/2004 (Phase and vectorial analysis of genomic signals), lead by Prof. Paul Cristea at UPB.
2004 - Software design manager within the framework of the Breast Cancer Prediction Using Artificial Intelligence (BCPAI) project coordinated by Prof. Yrjö Collan, University of Turku, Finland.
2003 - Leader of the project team for the EUNITE Competition 2003 (European Network of Excellence on Intelligent Technologies for Smart Adaptive System) at IAMSR, Turku, Finland.
2002 - Software programming manager within the framework of the Imaging in Back-Scattered Light using Artificial Intelligence (IBLAI) project coordinated by Prof. Dr. Manfred Kessler, Inst. of Physiology and Cardiology, Univ. Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany.
2000 - Project leader of the Research Project No. T 5076-B84 (Grant of Romanian National Agency for Science and Technology) with the title Reliability Modelling of Artificial Intelligence Systems.
1999 - Project leader of the Research Project No. T 5076-A70 (Grant of Romanian National Agency for Science and Technology) with the title Development of Training Algorithms for Artificial Intelligence Models.

B. Involved as participant in several European projects such as:
2008-2011 - FP7 (Theme 4) CP-FP (Collaborative Focused Research Project) No. 214538 BISNES (Bio-Inspired Self-assembled Nano-Enabled Surfaces) in the framework of the Romanian team coordinated by Prof. Paul Cristea, Polytechnic University of Bucharest. The project includes seven research institutions and universities from Europe.
2001-2002 - Socrates No. 87574-CP-1-2000-1-RO-MINERVA-ODL (which joined Universities from 6 European countries) with the topic Artificial Intelligence and Neural Network Tools for Innovative Open Distance Learning, coordinated by Prof. Dr. Paul Cristea, Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania.
1996-1999 - TEMPUS S_JEP-11300 "EUROQUALROM" (which joined Universities from 7 European countries) coordinated by Prof. Dr. Ioan Bacivarov, Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania

C. Involved as a team member in other 9 (national) research projects


Member of the Editorial Boards - Journal of Applied Operational Research, since 2010
- Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms, since 2008

Awards - The highest award for best abstract at 11th International Conference in Dialysis - Advances in CKD January 28-30, 2009, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas.
- Winner (third prize) of the International Competition on Artificial Intelligence EUNITE 2003 (European Network of Excellence on Intelligent Technologies for Smart Adaptive System). The topic of the competition: Prediction of product quality in glass manufacturing process (the best solution in conformity with the variance of all five output errors)

Other - Member of IEEE:

Computational Intelligence Society, 2004-present
Neural Networks Society, 2002-2004
Circuits and Systems Society, 1999-2002