Curriculum vitae

Scientific professional experience

Since 2002
2004-2005
Laboratory for Integrated Advanced Robotics (LIRA-Lab), University of Genova, Italy (Project RobotCub)
2002
RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Laboratory for Behavior and Dynamic Cognition (supervisor: Jun Tani), Tokyo, Japan
2000
Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, Internet Ecologies Group (supervisor: Bernardo Huberman), California, USA
1999
Paris VI (Jussieu) University, Laboratoire des Milieux Desordonnés et Heterogenes (supervisor: Serge Galam), Paris, France
1997-1998
Babeş-Bolyai University, Faculty of Physics (supervisor: Zoltán Néda), Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Other professional experience

since 2011
Founder, Epistemio
2009-2011
Personal advisor for research to the Minister of Education, Research, Youth and Sports of Romania, Daniel Funeriu
since 2002
Ad Astra association of Romanian scientists: co-founder (2002), co-president (2002-2003), president (2003-2005), executive director (2005-2006), member (since 2002)
2006-2009
2005-2006
2000-2004
Arxia SRL, Cluj-Napoca, Romania: CEO (2000-2002), chairman (2002-2004)

Education

2002-2009
PhD (summa cum laude), Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania; advisor: Dumitru (Dan) Dumitrescu; thesis: Learning in spiking neural networks; research performed at the Center for Cognitive and Neural Studies (Coneural)
2000-2001
Master in Cognitive Science, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales / Paris VI (Jussieu) University / École Polytechnique / École Normale Supérieure, Paris, France
(interrupted for financial reasons)
1998-2000
1995-1998
1991-1995
Tiberiu Popoviciu Computer Science High School, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Other courses and qualifications

2005
Brainbench certified as IT Manager
2001
2000
1996
1993
Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT, USA

Reviewer for:

European Commission; Swiss National Science Foundation; The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research; CNMP (Romania); Neural Computation; PLoS Computational Biology; Adaptive Behavior; IEEE Transactions in Neural Networks and Learning Systems; Brain Research; Neurocomputing; International Joint Conference for Neural Networks (IJCNN); IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL); IEICE International Symposium on Nonlinear Theory and its Applications (NOLTA)