Professor, PhD, Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology, National University of Science and Technology POLITEHNICA Bucharest



Last update: April 2024


Degrees and Academic Positions



Keywords (in both academic and scientific activity)



Academic Activity:

Main Achievements

            All my teaching activity takes place in the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology, University “Politehnica” of Bucharest.

 Bachelor level:

 Master level:

Books for Student Use
Bachelor and Master Student Supervision

            Since 1975, I coordinated over 230 Diploma Projects in the fields of microprocessor applications, electronic circuit simulation, speech signal processing, speech and speaker recognition etc. (before 2005 we had only 5 year engineering studies, with a Diploma Degree equivalent with Master; after 2005, we have two kinds of Diploma Degrees: Bachelor – 4 years and Master – 2 more years). Many of my former students are now my collaborators in developing some projects in the mentioned fields.

PhD Student Supervision

            Since 1999, I coordinated 54 PhD students. Part of them already obtained the PhD Degree Diploma. The great majority of the PhD theses are in the field of spoken language technology. Some titles:

PhD Thesis and Habilitation Jury Member

Scientific activity

Main Achievements
National Research Projects
International Collaborations
National Collaborations
Prizes, affiliations

Managerial Activity in the Research Field


“SpeeD” is concerned with research in all areas of speech technology, including speech and speaker recognition, text-to-speech synthesis, speech signal processing, natural language processing, and human-computer interaction. It is one of the most important speech research collectives in Romania, being active in the whole scale of the innovation chain, from basic research to experimental prototypes, with many significant contributions to the development of spoken language technologies in Romanian language.

      After 2000, we decided to resume the organization of a Conference in the field of spoken language technology and human-computer dialogue (the first one was organized in the 80’s years). So, it was the birth of “SpeD” (“Speech and Dialogue”) Conference, which had in 2023 the 12th edition.
      Under the Aegis of the Romanian Academy, in cooperation with the European Association for Signal and Image Processing (EURASIP) and IEEE, the organizers are the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology from University “Politehnica” of Bucharest and, for each edition, another Faculty from one of the most important technical universities in the country (Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Iaşi, Constanţa, Braşov)
      The Conference will take place every two years.
      "SpeD" is bringing together academics and industry professionals from universities, government agencies and companies to present their achievements in speech technology and related fields.
      "SpeD" is a conference and international forum which will reflect some of the latest tendencies in spoken language technology and human-computer dialogue research as well as some of the most recent applications in this area.
      Topics of interest are: ● Speech Analysis, Representations and Models. ● Spoken Language Recognition and Understanding ● Text-to-Speech Synthesis. ● Prosody Models and Generation. ● Speech-to-Speech Translation. ● Emotions and Expressive Speech Analysis and Synthesis. ● Speaker Identification and Verification in Biometric Systems and Security. ● Spoken Language Processing in the World Wide Web. ● Voice-Based Human-Computer Interfaces. ● Speech Interface Design and Human Factors Engineering. ● Speech Interface Implementation for Embedded / Network-Based Applications. ● Natural Language Processing. ● Data Mining and Search in Spoken Documents. ● Spoken Dialogue Systems, Applications and Standards. ● Dialogue Management. ● Language Resources and Knowledge Representation in Spoken Dialogue Systems.
      Selected papers of the latest three editions of the Conference are indexed by the IEEE Xplore database and the Conference Proceedings Citation Index - an integrated index within Web of Science.
      Al the details about the most recent edition of the Conference could be found on the site: https//



Since 2008, as Vice-Rector of the University “Politehnica” of Bucharest, I have been concerned with the development of a new research infrastructure at the University. In 2009 we had the opportunity to apply for a European “POSCCE” funding program. I managed to set up an Advanced Research Center structure with laboratories from almost all engineering fields in the University, with the support of teams of teachers and researchers from all faculties.

The project won the national competition in the field of engineering and received funding approval in 2012. The amount of funding was initially around 15 million euros. After all the formalities to start an investment of such magnitude, we started the construction of the Center building and the endowment of the laboratories. The Center became operational in 2015.

Since 2019, the Center has become, according to the University “Carta”, a Research Institute. Thus, the first Research Institute of the University "Politehnica" of Bucharest was created, and since 2020 to 2023 I was the President. The Institute is an emblematic, green, intelligent building, on 8 levels, with an area of ​​approximately 8,500 sqm. The building houses 43 laboratories in various engineering fields: Artificial Intelligence, Telecommunications, Optoelectronics and Dielectric and Piezoelectric Materials, Robots - Autonomous and Adaptive Systems, Nanobiomaterials, Nanotechnologies, Energy Efficiency, Monitoring and Control of Energy Systems, Innovative Equipment and Processes for Renewable Energy Conversion, Food Quality Control, etc. The endowment of the laboratories is an exceptional one, I only remember an MRI system for solids and fluids worth almost 1 million euros.

I consider that the realization of this Research Institute has, in essence, two results of maximum importance for the University: maintaining teams of young researchers at the University, a phenomenon whose magnitude has never been reached before and the creation of a common space in which the most diverse teams of researchers collaborate, again a premiere in the current academic environment.


Managerial Activity in the Educational Field


List of Publications

PhD Thesis

"Automatic Speech Recognition", Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest, 1986.

Books and Book Chapters
Journal Papers

(there are also here the papers with more then 4 pages, presented at Conferences and included in printed volumes or on electronic media with ISBN or ISSN)

International Conferences & Workshops Papers
National Conferences & Workshops Papers before 1990