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  • E-postmonica.patrascu@uib.no
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    Alrek helseklynge, blokk D, Årstadveien 17
    5009 Bergen
  • Postadresse
    Postboks 7804
    5020 Bergen

Education

2012     PhD: Doctoral degree in Systems Engineering; Defense date: 09.12.2011, University Politehnica of Bucharest (UPB), Romania

2009     MSc: Master of Science in Intelligent Systems, Faculty of Automatic Control and Computers, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania, Head of Promotion

2007     Pedagogical training for teaching in higher education institutions, University Politehnica of Bucharest (UPB), Romania

2007     BSc: Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering, Faculty of Automatic Control and Computers, University Politehnica of Bucharest

Current and previous positions

2022-                Postodctoral Research Fellow, Faculty of Medicine, University of Bergen, Norway

2021-2022         Researcher, Faculty of Medicine, University of Bergen, Norway

2017-2021         Associate professor, Faculty of Automatic Control and Computers, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania

2011-                Coordinator, Complex Systems Laboratory (xLab), University Politehnica of Bucharest (http://complex.upb.ro)

2012-2017         Assistant professor/Lecturer, Faculty of Automatic Control and Computers, University Politehnica of Bucharest

2007-2012         Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Automatic Control and Computers, University Politehnica of Bucharest

2007-2021         Researcher, Center for Intelligent Control and Bioengineering, University Politehnica of Bucharest

Supervision

5 PhD candidates (1 finalized), 20 Master students, 39 Bachelor dissertations

Past projects (PI)

2016-2017     Evolutionary Algorithms for Intelligent Route Generation for Emergency Vehicles in Urban Traffic (EvoIR) – "Excellence Research Grants", University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania

2016-2018    Cylindrical Robots In a Swarm (CRIS), Complex Systems Laboratory, University Politehnica of Bucharest

2017-2018    Motor Velocity and Torque Control (MoVe), Complex Systems Laboratory, University Politehnica of Bucharest

2016-2017    Genetic Algorithms with Immune Adaptation (GAIA), Complex Systems Laboratory, University Politehnica of Bucharest

2013-2014    A Heterogenous Encoding Lifelike Genetic Algorithm (HELGA), Complex Systems Laboratory, University Politehnica of Bucharest

2006-2017    Structural Seismic Vibration Control (ViCo), Complex Systems Laboratory, University Politehnica of Bucharest

Past projects (team)

2018-2019    Control of Complex Systems using Dimension Reduction (RSCTRD), ARUT, Romania

2010-2013    Strategic program to promote innovation in services through open, continuous education (INSEED), European Social Fund for Romania

2008-2011    Development of bio-inspired cognitive architectures, Romania, Exploratory Research

2005-2006    Autonomous advanced systems for the control of structural oscillations, with University of Civil Engineering, Bucharest, Romania.

Awards and recognition of research and professional activities

2020    Five-Year Merit Award for professional excellence at the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, Faculty of Automatic Control and Computers, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania (UPB)

2019    Invited Talk, FNSSPRI 2019, Forum on Smart State, Romanian Senate, Bucharest, Romania, The Future of (Smart) Work Panel, "Smart Intelligence sau Inteligenta Desteapta"

2017     Award for Research Results (scientific articles) offered by the Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI)

2017     Elevation to the grade of IEEE Senior Member

2015    Five-Year Merit Award for professional excellence at the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, Faculty of Automatic Control and Computers, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania (UPB)

2015    Two Awards for Research Results (scientific articles) offered by the Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI)

2007    Award, 3rd place at the Student Scientific Communications Session, Faculty of Automatic Control and Computers, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania (UPB)

2006    Award, 1st place at the Student Scientific Communications Session, Faculty of Automatic Control and Computers, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania (UPB)

Outreach, organisation and management

2018-2019    Coordinator of the Workshop series "InGear for the Future" (Complex Systems Laboratory, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania) bringing together alumni and students for professional advice and guidance.

2016-2021    Development and organization of a master program in Complex Systems (in English) at the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania (UPB).

2012-2021    Coordinator of two education awareness advertising campaigns at the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, for bachelor and master studies, which include conceptual planning, live presentations, graphics and other materials (posters, banners, brochures, flyers); the campaigns are ongoing and have been designed to popularize the field of Systems Engineering among students.

2012-2021    Implementing department and faculty recognition through branding techniques (posters, flyers, photoshoots, brochures, business cards, tags and personalized department paraphernalia, book covers).

2008-2015    Organization/committee member for various conferences and workshops: CSCS-20 (20th International Conference on Control Systems and Computer Science), CSCS-19, IWoCPS (International Workshop on Cyber Physical Systems), IFAC Workshop SWIIS (Supplementary Ways for Improving International Stability), CSCS-17, IESS 1.6 (International Conference on Exploring Service Science).

Lectures (bachelor and master): Control Systems Engineering, Complex Systems Automation, Introduction to Complex Systems (in English), Control Systems in Robotics, Artificial Intelligence.

Individualized Lectures (doctoral studies): Self-organizing systems, Multi-agent systems, Complex Systems. 

Laboratory Practice and Seminars: Control Systems Engineering, Complex Systems Automation, Control Systems in Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Modelling and Simulation, Intelligent Control Systems, Basics of Automated Systems.

Founder of the Master Program in Complex Systems, University Politehnica of Bucharest (in English); Administrator and Member of the Research Advisory Committees.

Institutional Responsibilities (selected): Member of Research Advisory Committees for Doctoral Studies, Graduate Student Advisor (Masters dissertation) and Member of the Master Dissertation Examination Committee; Member of the Bachelor Thesis Examination Committee; Undergraduate Student Advisor (Bachelor dissertation); Laboratory manager (LIRA); Coordinator of summer practice stages for 3rd years.

  • Vis forfatter(e) (2022). Understanding pain and agitation through system analysis algorithms in people with dementia. A novel explorative approach by the DIGI.PAIN study. Frontiers in Pain Research.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2022). Predictive Agent-Based Crowd Model Design Using Decentralized Control Systems. IEEE Systems Journal.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2022). Engineering Emergence: A Survey on Control in the World of Complex Networks. Automation.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2022). Digital phenotyping by wearable-driven artificial intelligence in older adults and people with Parkinson's disease: Protocol of the mixed method, cyclic ActiveAgeing study. PLOS ONE. 1-19.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2021). Smith Predictor Approximation for Industrial Control Applications with Genetic Algorithms.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2021). Robust Position Control for High Slip Risk Tricycle Robots with Real-coded Genetic Algorithms. IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. Proceedings.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2021). Deterministic matrix-based radiative design using a new general formulation of exergy and exergy efficiency for hybrid solar collectors. Applied Thermal Engineering.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2021). Design of Stabilizing Predictor-based Controller for Closed Loop Traffic Control with Real-Coded Genetic Algorithms.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2020). Performance Analysis of Genetic Algorithms for Route Computation Applied to Emergency Vehicles in Uncertain Traffic. UPB Scientific Bulletin, Series C: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2019). Control System Design for Unicycle Robots Using Genetic Algorithms with Pareto Immunization.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2019). AI and Individualized Education in Phys Ed and Sport.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2019). A Scalable Algorithm for Self-Organization in Event-Triggered Networked Control Systems.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2018). Sisteme de conducere a proceselor cu timp mort (Control systems for time delay processes).
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2018). Plug-and-play Self-configuration and Integration in Swarm Robotics.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2018). On the design and optimization of constructal networks of heat exchangers by considering entropy generation minimization and thermoeconomics. Proceedings of the Romanian Academy. Series A Mathematics, Physics, Technical Sciences, Information Science.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2018). Modeling air leakage in buildings caused by the cyclic variation of the atmospheric pressure. Building Services Engineering Research & Technology.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2018). Mobile Robot Control Systems (Sisteme de Conducere pentru Roboti Mobili). Editura Politehnica.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2018). Design of Semi-Active Seismic Vibration Controllers Using Fuzzy Logic and Evolutionary Optimization.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2018). Controlling Emergency Vehicles in Urban Traffic with Genetic Algorithms.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2017). Self-Adaptation in Genetic Algorithms for Control Engineering: The Case of Time Delay Systems.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2017). Route encoding in evolutionary control systems for emergency vehicles.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2017). Encoder-based path tracking with adaptive cascaded control for a three omni-wheel robot.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2017). Consideration of a new extended power law of air infiltration through the building’s envelope providing estimations of the leakage area. Energy and Buildings.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2017). An immune evolution mechanism for the study of stress factors in supervised and controlled systems.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2017). Agent Based Modelling of Smart Structures: The Challenges of a New Research Domain.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2017). A geno-neural approach to data fusion for fixed infrared sensor arrays.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2016). MOTION-AE: an Intelligent Mobile Application for Aerobic Endurance Training. International Journal of Artificial Intelligence.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2016). Evolutionary Modeling of Industrial Plants and Design of PID Controllers.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2016). Development of a data acquisition and command board for the control of a didactic 3D crane system.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2016). Applying Agent Based Simulation to the Design of Traffic Control Systems with Respect to Real-World Urban Complexity.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2016). A Scalable Agent Based Model for Building Security Simulation. International Journal of Artificial Intelligence.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2015). Value Co-Creation In A Virtual Smart Building Service Enterprise For Energy Efficiency And Economic Sustainability. Environmental Engineering and Management Journal.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2015). Three omni-wheel ballbot optimum implementation.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2015). Self-organising socio-technical description in service systems for supporting smart user decisions in public transport. Expert Systems With Applications.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2015). Intelligent decision making tool for aiding the setting of optimal intensity in aerobic endurance training. Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai, Educatio Artis Gymnasticae.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2015). Genetic decision mechanism for reasoning and behaviour generation in adaptive intelligent agents.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2015). Controlul vibratiilor seismice cu amortizoare semi-active (Seismic Vibration Control with Semi-Active Dampers).
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2015). An Agent Based Simulation Model Applied to Emergency Vehicles in High Traffic Urban Environments.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2015). Agent based simulation applied to the design of control systems for emergency vehicles access.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2014). Real time agent based simulation for smart city emergency protocols.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2014). Nonlinear fuzzy control of human heart rate during aerobic endurance training with respect to significant model variations.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2014). Integrating Agents and Services for Control and Monitoring: Managing Emergencies in Smart Buildings. Studies in Computational Intelligence.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2014). HELGA: a heterogeneous encoding lifelike genetic algorithm for population evolution modeling and simulation. Soft Computing - A Fusion of Foundations, Methodologies and Applications.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2014). Genetically enhanced modal controller design for seismic vibration in nonlinear multi-damper configuration . Proceedings of the Institution of mechanical engineers. Part I, journal of systems and control engineering.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2014). Emergent intelligence in agents: A scalable architecture for smart cities.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2013). A Service Oriented Simulation Architecture for Intelligent Building Management. Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2012). Hybrid geno-fuzzy controller for seismic vibration control.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2012). A hybrid PID-fuzzy control for linear SISO systems with variant communication delays. Advances in Fuzzy Systems.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2012). A comparative study for advanced seismic vibration control algorithms. UPB Scientific Bulletin, Series C: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2011). Tuning of PID Controllers for Non-Linear MIMO Systems Using Genetic Algorithms. Elsevier IFAC Publications / IFAC Proceedings series.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2011). Control Engineering: Laboratory Practice (Ingineria Reglării Automate: Îndrumar de laborator). Editura Politehnica.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2011). Advanced Control Systems: Laboratory Practice (Sisteme Avansate de Conducere: Îndrumar de laborator). Editura Politehnica.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2011). A software tool for modeling and simulation of numerical P systems. Biosystems (Amsterdam. Print).

Se fullstendig oversikt over publikasjoner i CRIStin.

2021-    Digital phenotyping in Parkinson’s disease (DIGI.PARK), Reasearch Council of Norway (RCN), Norway

2020-    Robust trajectory planning for nonlinar incert systems (REPLAN), Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI), Romania

2014-    Evolutionary Computing in Control Engineering (ECCE), Complex Systems Laboratory (xLab), University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania (UPB)

2013-    Ballbots, by xLab in collaboration with the Department of Mechatronics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania (UPB)

2012-    Smart Training Systems (RunCoSy & Motion-AE), Complex Systems Laboratory (xLab), University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania (UPB), in collaboration with University Babes-Bolyai, Cluj, Romania

2011-    CitySCAPE: Citywide Synergic Control Archit. for Protection during Emergencies, Complex Systems Laboratory (xLab), University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania (UPB)