1. Work experience (research)
    2013 Assistant Professor, Automatic Control and Systems Engineering Department, University “Politehnica” of Bucharest, Romania
    2011-2012 Postdoctoral research fellow, Department of Engineering Cybernetics, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
    supervisor Morten Hovd
    grant ERCIM Alain Bensoussan Fellowship Programme, co-funded by the European Commission under the FP7 Marie-Curie ABCDE action
    description The research programme focused on two areas: i) design of penality functions for exact soft constraints in MPC; ii) Model Predictive Control and Identification
    2008-2011 PhD student in Control Engineering, Department of Automatic Control, Ecole Superieure d'Electricite (SUPELEC), Gif sur Yvette, France
    thesis title Fault tolerant control based on set-theoretic methods
    supervisor Sorin Olaru
    grant Financed through the Carnot C3S Institute
    description The thesis studied fault detection and isolation/tolerant control mechanisms under set theoretic methods. Invariant/bounding sets were used to define the healthy and faulty functioning of a system. Various optimization-based control strategies were developed to fulfill performance and stability objectives under fault occurrences
    jury R. Bitmead (reviewer), P. Boucher, E. Cruck, J.A. DeDona, L. Dugard, J. Maciejowski (reviewer), H. Mounier, S. Olaru
    2008 Internship (research graduation project), Department of Automatic Control, Ecole Superieure d'Electricite (SUPELEC), France
    project title Multisensor control systems
    advisor Sorin Olaru

  2. Professional experience (teaching)
    Spring 2013 Laboratory supervision, 'Algorithms and Data Structures' course (1st year students of the University “Politehnica” of Bucharest)
    2011 M2 research advisor, SUPELEC, Supervision of research project as part of the Master M2.
    Fall 2007 Laboratory supervision, 'Systems Theory' course (2nd year students of the University “Politehnica” of Bucharest)

  3. Education
    2008-2011 PhD thesis in Control Engineering, Department of Automatic Control, Ecole Superieure d'Electricite (SUPELEC), Gif sur Yvette, France ((École doctorale STITS of the University Paris-Sud XI))
    2003-2008 Electrical Engineering Degree, Faculty of Automatic Control and Computers, "Politehnica" University of Bucharest, Romania, Control Systems and Applied Informatics Specialization

  4. Research interests
  5. fault tolerant control: via set-theoretic methods, with applications in multisensor schemes
    (robust) positive invariance: applications for RPI/mRPI computations, switched systems with dwell time or time-delay systems, particular cases of set families (e.g., zonotopic sets)
    mixed integer programming: efficient descriptions for non-convex and non-compact regions via hyperplane arrangements, description of complementarity conditions
    model predictive control: exact penalty functions, efficient explicit representation, geometrical interpretations

  6. Publications
    books Set-theoretic Fault-tolerant Control in Multisensor Systems (with Sorin Olaru) in FOCUS series edited by Hermes Penton-ISTE Ltd in collaboration with Wiley
    book chapters book chapter in collection "Distributed MPC Made Easy" edited by Springer
    journal papers 7 journal papers published (IJC, IJSS, JOTA, JPC, IJRNC, IET-CTA, IJC&CE)
    conferences 26 papers published in conference proceedings (IEEE ACC, IEEE CDC, IEEE ICINCO, IFAC World Congress, IEEE SysTol, IEEE MSC, IFAC TDS, IFAC NMPC, SafeProcess, Telfor, ECC)

  7. Languages
    Romanian maternal language
    English fluent (Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) from Cambridge University)
    French conversational

  8. Miscellaneous
    2012 short visits (less than 2 weeks) to the groups of Prof. J.B. Jorgenson - DTU, Denmark and Prof. M. Diehl - KUL, Belgium (as part of my postdoctoral study)
    2008, 2010 short visits (less than 2 weeks) to the College of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Belgrade, Serbia (as part of a Pavle Slavic project
    during my PhD thesis)
    2011 – Nowadays Member of the French Research Groups GT-CPNL (Commande Prédictive NonLinéaire) GDR-MACS, GT-S3 (Sûreté-Surveillance-Supervision) GDR-MACS
    2009 – Nowadays Member of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)

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