Membership and Organisation
The general organizing and working framework of the Doctoral school of Automatic Control and Computers (SD_AC) within the University Politehnica of Bucharest (UPB) is established by: the National Education Law no. 1/2011 with its subsequent modifications and add-ons; the Government’s Decision no. 681/2011 concerning the Code of Doctoral university studies modified and extended by the Government’s Decision no. 49/2013; The Decision of the Ministry of National Education and Scientific Research (OMENCS) no. 3482/2016 about the approval of the Bylaw concerning the organization and functioning of the National Council for the Attestation of Titles, Diploma and University Certificates (CNATDCU) and the Bylaw concerning the organization and functioning of CNATDCU; The Decision of the Ministry of National Education no. 5110/2018 concerning the approval of the minimal national standards for Ph.D. title granting and Annex no. 15 of the Commission of Computers, Information Technology and System Engineering about the minimal national standards for Ph.D. title granting in these doctoral domains; the Bylaw of 2011 concerning the organisation and realization of doctoral study programs in UPB, the Bylaw about the organization of Doctoral schools in UPB adopted by the Senate on 13.12.2018; the SD_AC’s own Bylaw approved on 6.02.2019.
SD_AC organizes doctoral programs in two domains: System Engineering (SE) and Computers and Information Technology (CIT). SD_AC is organized and performs doctoral activities with Ph.D. coordinators, who are legally habilitated, from the departments of the faculty of Automatic Control and Computers (A&C) within UPB: (1) Computer Science and Engineering (Computers), (2) Automatic Control and Industrial Informatics (AII), and (3) Automatic Control and System Engineering (AIS). Other scientists working in universities and research institutions abroad, being habilitated in SE, CIT or scientific domains close to these may affiliate themselves to SD_AC with the approval of UPB’s Senate.
The Doctoral school of Automatic Control and Computers has at present 43 Ph.D. coordinators, from whom 24 in the doctoral domain System Engineering and 19 in the doctoral domain Computers and Information Technology.
SD_AC has a Council which manages all doctoral activities. The SD_AC Council is led by a director. The Doctoral school SD_AC is assimilated with a Higher Education Department; the SD Council is thus assimilated with the Council of the SD_AC Department and its director with the Department director. The SD_AC Council has 11 members, from which 7 are principal members representing the Ph.D. coordinators from the three A&C departments of the A&C faculty and the doctoral students, and 4 are well-knows scientific personalities from outside UPB.