Doctorate ACS

Archive of scientific events, activities and support programs for CIT and SE doctorate

The present archive refers to: scientific events organized by- and for Ph.D. students, courses and training workshops in advanced technologies that were used in working out the doctorate theses in the CIT and SE domains as well as support activities and programs for doctoral studies through stipends obtained by SD_AC students in international competitions and by SD_AC graduates in post-doctoral research programs in the period 2012-2016.

Scientific events organized for SD_AC Ph.D. students

Courses, Workshops, Summer schools for SD_AC Ph.D. students

Summer school New Trends in Modeling and Simulation in HPC Systems, September 21-23, 2016 in UPB, faculty of Automatic Control and Computers with international participation. Trainers confirmed from Ireland, USA, France and Greece. cHIPset courses  were organized for 16 Ph.D. students from EU countries and 20 Ph.D. students from SD_AC supervised by professors Valentin Cristea, Ciprian Dobre and Florin Pop. Details about the event at: http://chipset-cost.eu/index.php/chipset-training-school-2016/

FR-RO Summer school Commande Avancée des Systèmes & Nouvelles Technologies Informatiques – CA’NTI, annual editions from 2012 to 2016, organized in UPB, faculty of Automatic Control and Computers, with international participation. The Summer school CA’NTI addresses in principal to students in the last year of licence, to master and Ph.D. students and to young researchers in Automation and Informatics. The intensive courses and practical applications are taught in French and describe the most recently developed advanced technologies in the domains of system engineering, automatic process control and applied informatics. Since 1994 when the first edition was held, CA’NTI became an annual traditional event of the Romanian scientific community of Automatic Control and Informatics. Romanian organizers: Prof. Dr. Eng. Dumitru Popescu and Prof. Dr. Eng. Dan Ştefănoiu – members of the SD_AC.

Doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships in UPB

Bylaw for doctorate stipends in UPB

Bylaw for doctoral and post-doctoral stipends in UPB from the European Social Fund, POSDRU program 2014   Doctoral stipends granted: 8; post-doctoral stipends granted: 4

 

IBM Ph.D. Fellowship stipends obtained through ww competition by SD_AC students

Ph.D. student Eliana Tirsa

Program: IBM Ph.D. Fellowhip 2011-2012
Specialization, Doctorate studies: Computer Science, Computers and Information Technology
Period: September 2011 – May 2012
Project title: Advanced techniques for enduring high availability of resources in distributed systems
Scientific coordinator: Prof. Dr. Eng. Valentin Cristea
IBM Award representative: Dr. Diem Ho

 

Ph.D. student Octavian Morariu

Program: IBM Ph.D. Fellowhip 2013-2014
Specialization, Doctorate studies: Computer Engineering, System Engineering
Period: September 2013 – May 2014
Project title: Advanced monitoring framework for elastic cloud computing environments
Scientific coordinator: Prof. Dr. Eng. Theodor Borangiu
IBM Award representative: Dr. Diem Ho

Ph.D. student Radu Ciobanu

Program: IBM Ph.D. Fellowhip 2014-2015
Specialization, Doctorate studies: Computer Science, Computers and Information Technology
Period: September 2014 – May 2015
Project title: Context-adaptive and knowledge-based middleware for mobile collaborative systems
Scientific coordinator: Prof. Dr. Eng. Valentin Cristea
IBM Award representative: Dr. Diem Ho

Burse Fulbright post doc obţinute de absolvenţi ai SD_AC

Dr. Grigore Stamatescu (http://www.cies.org/grantee/grigore-stamatescu )

Program:  Core Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program, Research
Specialization, Doctorate studies: System Engineering, System Engineering
Period: October 2015 – March 2016
Project Title: Pervasive Building Energy Monitoring and Control Over Reliable Wireless Sensor Networks
Host Institution: University of California, Merced, USA
Faculty Associate: Dr. Alberto Cerpa
Department: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

 

Dr. Mihai Dascălu (http://www.cies.org/grantee/mihai-dascalu )

Specialization, Doctorate studies: Computer Science, Computer Science
Program:  Core Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program, Research
Period: February – May 2015
Project Title: Mining Texts and Strategies to Assess Learning and Collaboration
Host Institution: Arizona State University-Tempe, USA
Faculty Associate: Dr. Danielle McNamara
Department: Learning Sciences Institute

2017 Archive

The members of the Doctoral school of Automatic Control and Computers have organized in 2017 courses and training workshops on Information and Communication Technologies, development tools and architectures of ICT and automatic control systems, which were used by Ph.D. students in their doctoral research projects:

IBM DB2 9.7 Academic Workshop

April 26-28, 2017; 3-day course, 6 hours/day in the IBM DB2 database technology. The workshop was held in the classroom of the Linux Competence Centre hosted by the faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science, University Politehnica of Bucharest, building ED, 3rd floor. Trainer: Associate Professor Dr. Florin Anton florin.anton@ro.ibm.com

Course Agenda:

  • Day 1
    • Welcome
    • The Relational Data Model
    • DB2 Fundamentals and Data Studio
    • IBM Data Studio Lab (Hands On)
    • Working with Databases and Database Objects
    • Working with Databases and Database Objects (Hands On)
    • Introduction to SQL
    • Understanding SQL Lab (Hands On)
  • Day 2
    • Data Concurrency
    • Data Concurrency Lab (Hands On)
    • Database Security in DB2
    • DB2 Security Lab (Hands On)
    • DB2 Backup and Recovery
    • Hands On)
    • DB2 pureXML
    • DB2 pureXML – Storing XML Data Made Easy Lab (Hands On)
  • Day 3
  • DB2 Programming Fundamentals
  • Accessing DB2 Databases From Applications Lab (Hands On)
  • Course Review

Linux Basics and Installation

May 2-5, 2017; 4-day course, 6 hours/day in the Linux OS, with open source distribution and software development. The workshop was held in the classroom of the Linux Competence Centre hosted by the faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science, University Politehnica of Bucharest, building ED, 3rd floor. Trainer: Associate Professor Dr. Florin Anton florin.anton@ro.ibm.com

Course Agenda::

  • Day 1
    • Unit 1: Introduction to Linux
    • Unit 2: Installing Linux
    • Exercise 1: Linux installation
    • Unit 3: Using the system
    • Exercise 2: Using the system
    • Unit 4: Working with files and directories
    • Exercise 3: Working with files and directories
  • Day 2
    • Unit 5: File and directory permissions
    • Exercise 4: File and directory permissions
    • Unit 6: Linux documentation
    • Exercise 5: Linux documentation
    • Unit 7: Editing files
    • Exercise 6: Editing files
    • Unit 8: Shell basics
    • Exercise 7: Shell basics
  • Day 3
    • Unit 9: Working with processes
    • Exercise 8: Working with processes
    • Unit 10: Linux utilities
    • Exercise 9: Linux utilities
    • Unit 11: Shell scripting
    • Exercise 10: Shell scripting
    • Unit 12: The Linux GUI
    • Exercise 11: The Linux GUI
  • Day 4
    • Unit 13: Customizing the user environment
    • Exercise 12: Customizing the user environment
    • Unit 14: Basic system configuration
    • Exercise 13: Basic system configuration
    • Unit 15: Integrating Linux in a Windows environment
    • Exercise 14: Integrating Linux in a Windows environment

IBM® Rational® DOORS® Next Generation technology

June 26-30, 2017, 5-day course, 6 hours/day in the IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation technology. The workshop held in the classroom of the Linux Competence Centre hosted by the faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science, University Politehnica of Bucharest, building ED, 3rd floor. Trainer: Adrian Doroiman, IBM Romania

Course Description:

IBM Rational DOORS includes requirements management, traceability and impact analysis capabilities for more formal, rigorous requirements engineering purposes. Continuous engineering represents a new approach to systems engineering. It retains the overall systems focus, levels of abstraction, and core activities that form the basis of systems engineering but puts a new spin on how the activities are conducted. It also adds some fresh ingredients to pull in market and operational knowledge from outside traditional processes and suggests ways to exploit strategic assets, such as engineering data and reusable code.

The IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation Workshop will offer knowledge on new technologies:

  • Linked life cycle data: Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC) defines specifications that allow development and operations tools to work together, to share data and other artefacts, and to link to resources.
  • Product line engineering (PLE): PLE enables one to increase efficiencies by developing a portfolio of products with similar features based on a core set of capabilities. By reusing design components, you eliminate redundant development and testing, avoid rework, and accelerate tailored solutions to market.
  • Analytics: The more complex and connected a product is, the more data it generates during development and operation. Analytics helps you gain actionable insights into the data, which reveals trends and other critical information that can help you make informed product decisions. Big Data analytics does this on a grand scale, scouring huge volumes of data, or data that flies by at high velocities, to
    help you uncover patterns quickly that you can use to your advantage.
  • Cognitive computing: Trained using artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques, cognitive computing systems attempt to make sense of natural language and data by making predictions and inferences. Such systems build knowledge over time based on experience, and can help your products make better decisions.

Agenda cursului:

  1. Rational DOORS – Requirements Analysis (1.5 zile)
  2. Rational DOORS – Agile development (1.5 zile)
  • Continuous Engineering – Case studies, examples, design hints, applications from automotive (2 zile)

Summer school on ”Big Data processing and analytics in the Internet of Everything Era”

Period: 20-22 September 2017. Venue: University of Novi Sad, Serbia

Description of the Summer school:

The second edition of the training school within COST Action IC1406 was positioned at the cross-roads where Big Data and High Performance Computing (HPC) meet, with a target towards applications of these areas in modern technology. The courses in this Training School aimed at presenting more intertwined connections between HPC frameworks and specific data intensive domains and applications. Big data high value use cases arising from mobile phone data, IoT, satellite data or other interesting sources will be explored.

Typical workflows in these use cases include data sensing and collecting, processing, filtering, analytics, and results visualization. Such workflows demand for high-level parallel programming models and scalable solutions, sometimes running on scarce devices. HPC frameworks exploit parallelism and distributed computing to address speed and scale issues and to enable efficient turn of massively large data into valuable information and meaningful knowledge. To cover wider application scenarios, different paradigms such as stream and batch processing or their mix will be in the scope of the training school.

The goal of the training school is to offer participants, PhD students and early stage researchers, presentations with detailed descriptions of the selected data and applications, as well as hands on experience in leveraging HPC systems on described real world Big Data problems. An additional goal is the inclusion of an industrial partner or representative of one of the EU H2020-ICT large scale pilot projects into school activities in order to create new collaborations and extend the impact of IC1406 COST Action.

Organizatorul Şcolii de vară a fost prof.dr.ing. Ciprian Dobre, Departamentul de Calculatoare, Facultatea de Automatică şi Calculatoare, UPB, ciprian.dobre@cs.pub.ro

Summer school on “Cyber Physical Systems”

Period: 3-7 July 2017. Venue: University Lucian Blaga of Sibiu

Description of the Summer school (details at http://into-cps.au.dk/summerschool/):

The 2017 edition of the summer school on “Cyber Physical Systems” is organized by the University Lucian Blaga of Sibiu during July 3-7, 2017 with support from five EU projects. “The “Cyber Physical Systems” summer school is targeted at research scientists, PhD students, and R&D experts from industry, who want to learn about advances in CPS engineering, CPS Summer School leaflet. A program of briefings, tutorials and hands-on sessions will be delivered by industry experts and leading researchers in CPS from the INTO-CPS, CPSE Labs, AMASS EU projects and the MPM4CPS EU COST Action.

Participation options:

  • 1 day: high-level understanding of CPS technologies and modelling approaches.
  • 3 days: learn about CPSs at a high-level and attend a collection of tutorials for more in depth knowledge on selected methods and technologies.
  • 5 says: overview and tutorials, plus participants have hands on with various CP

Linux System Administration

June 19-23, 2017; 5-day course, 6 hours/day in the Linux OS, with open source distribution and software development. The workshop was held in the classroom of the Linux Competence Center hosted by the faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science, University Politehnica of Bucharest, building ED, 3rd floor. Trainer: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Florin Anton – florin.anton@ro.ibm.com

Course Agenda:

  • Day 1
    • Introduction
    • Unit 1: Advanced Linux installation; Exercise 1: Advanced Linux installation
    • Unit 2: Startup and shutdown; Exercise 2: Startup and shutdown
    • Unit 3: System administration tools; Exercise 3: System administration tools
    • Unit 4: Package management; Exercise 4: Packaging tools
  • Day 2
    • Unit 5: X Window System and VNC; Exercise 5: X Window System and VNC
    • Unit 6: Logging; Exercise 6: Logging
    • Unit 7: Kernel configuration; Exercise 7: Kernel services and kernel configuration
    • Unit 8: Device management; Exercise 8: Device management
  • Day 3
    • Unit 9: Disk management, RAID and LVM; Exercise 9: Disk management, LVM, and RAID
    • Unit 10: File systems and file system quota; Exercise 10: File systems
    • Unit 11: Memory management; Exercise 11: Memory management
  • Day 4
    • Unit 12: Scheduling; Exercise 12: Scheduling
    • Unit 13: Backup and restore; Exercise 13: Backup and restore
    • Unit 14: User administration; Exercise 14: User administration
    • Unit 15: User-level security; Exercise 15: User-level security
  • Day 5
    • Unit 16: Troubleshooting; Exercise 16: Troubleshooting
    • Optional units and exercises