Doctorate ACS

Theses defended publicly in 2018

The doctorate studies are finalized by defending the Ph.D. thesis in the presence of the candidate’s Public Defence Jury (Ph.D. Jury). The public defence of the thesis can take place only after the student has presented the thesis in the Doctoral school of Automatic Control and Computers (SD_AC) and her / his scientific coordinator and Advisory team agreed upon the public defence.

In 2018 there have been defended publicly 19 Ph.D. theses by Romanian students and 2 theses by foreign students. From the 21 finalized theses, 8 are in the SE domain and 13 in the CIT domain. There was 1 double Ph.D. degree thesis.

Preliminary operations to the public defence which are carried out in the SD_AC:

  1. The Ph.D. student transmits the thesis in digital format to the SD_AC secretariat, for the similarity analysis.   The student also submits a request to the SD_AC to start the procedures for similarity analysis and evaluation of the thesis by the Advisory team; the request is approved by the scientific coordinator, as a precondition for thesis presentation in the SD_AC.  The thesis director, representing the Doctoral school SD_AC performs the similarity analysis using the plagiarism detection software made available by the University Politehnica of Bucharest (UPB). The duration of the verification process cannot exceed 30 days from the moment the request of similarity analysis is issued by the Ph.D. candidate.
  2. The similarity analysis is evaluated by the scientific coordinator of the student who will write a Similarity Report.
  3. The Ph.D. student presents her / his thesis to the Advisory team in the SD_AC; this presentation can be open. Following the presentation in the Doctoral school, a report will be issued specifying the approval of the scientific coordinator and Advisory team members for official submission of the Ph.D. thesis and organizing its public defence. This report will contain the approval for public defence of the thesis expressed by the candidate’s scientific coordinator and all the members of the Advisory team. The report will be accompanied by the Declaration of thesis acceptance signed by the scientific coordinator. The duration of thesis evaluation by the Advisory team and scientific coordinator cannot exceed a period of 30 days.
  4. Upon obtaining the Declaration of thesis acceptance from the scientific coordinator and all members of the Advisory team, the Ph.D. student submits to the SD_AC and the UPB Doctorate office (room R308, UPB Rectorate) the documents for thesis submission and organization of the public defence.

I. List of documents needed for Ph.D. thesis submission at the SD_AC:

A. Printed Documents:

  1. Declaration of thesis acceptance by the scientific coordinator (1 copy);
  2. Request signed by the Ph.D. student, registered in the SD_AC Doctoral school, concerning the start of the procedures for similarity analysis and evaluation of the thesis by the Advisory team; the request is approved by the scientific coordinator, as a precondition for thesis presentation in the SD_AC (Annex 1);
  3. Complete Similarity analysis (1 copy) printed, generated by the Turnitin plagiarism detection software;
  4. Similarity Report (1 copy) signed by the scientific coordinator (Annex 2);
  5. Report of thesis presentation in the presence of the Advisory team, specifying the approval of the scientific coordinator and Advisory team members for the official submission of the Ph.D. thesis and organizing its public defence (1 copy) (Annex 3);
  6. The Ph.D. thesis and its annexes bound in a single volume in final form (2 printed copies, of which one is kept in the SD_AC);
    The printed thesis will be accompanied by a CD with the following content:

    • A PDF file containing the thesis and its annexes;
    • A PDF file containing the thesis’ abstract (½ A4 page in Romanian and ½ A4 page in English).
  7. The printed summary of the thesis in Romanian, respectively in a ww used language, including the thesis’ content, keywords, and a synthesis of its main sections (one copy from each document). The number of pages of the summary is established by the scientific coordinator of the thesis. .
  8. The declaration signed by the Ph.D. student and scientific coordinator assuming the responsibility of the thesis and accepting the legal conditions referring to Article 143 par. (4) and Article 170 of the National Education Law no. 1/2011, respectively to Article 65 par. (5) – (7) and Article 66 par. (4) of the Code of university doctorate studies modified by the Decision of the Romanian Government no.  134/2016 (1 copy) (Annex 4);
  9. Curriculum Vitae  of the Ph.D. student (updated and signed) (1 copy);
  10. Copy of 2500 lei payment receipt for the thesis’ public defence (UPB employees are excepted);
  11. Acknowledgement of the submission of one printed copy of the thesis in the UPB library;
  12. Proposal of the scientific coordinator / the principal scientific coordinator for the members of the Public Defence Jury, approved by the SD_AC Council and the UPB Senate (Annex 5);
  13. Curriculum Vitae of each member of the Public defence jury (5 members);
  14. Report released by the SD_AC attesting that the candidate has carried out all stages of the program of advanced university doctorate studies and the scientific research program (Annex 6).

B. Documents in digital format – 1 CD or DVD on which are stored:

  1. Doctorate thesis and its annexes (a PDF file containing both the integral text of the Ph.D. thesis with the annexes and its content and list of references, named [surname_name_thesis], for example: [popescu_ion_thesis]);
  2. Thesis’ summary in Romanian together with the keywords and the content (a PDF file named [surname_name_summary_rom]);
  3. Thesis’ summary in a ww used language together with the keywords and the content  (another PDF file named [surname_name_summary]);
  4. Curriculum Vitae of the Ph.D. student (a PDF file named [surname_name_cv];
  5. Curriculum Vitae of each member of the Public defence Jury (5 members, PDF files named [surname_name_cv]);
  6. Scanned copies of the publications that have resulted from the scientific research performed in the program of doctorate studies, published or accepted for publication (PDF files named [surname_name_art. 1.....n]);
  7. Similarity analysis (downloaded file generated by the plagiarism detection software Turnitin).

C. An envelope for documents attaching

The Doctoral school of Automatic Control and Computers will transmit to the UPB Doctorate office (Rectorate building, 3rd floor, room R 308) all documents listed at points A keeping the order from pt. 1 to pt. 14, respectively at points B keeping the order from pt. 1 to pt. 7 (secured in an envelope), together with the Ph.D. student’s file with which she / he was registered (to which a list of all documents will be added, signed by the secretary of SD_AC).

After the candidate is granted the Ph.D. title, the file will be sent back and stored in the Doctoral school of Automatic Control and Computers.

II.  List of documents needed by the Secretariat of University Doctorate Studies to start the procedure of Ph.D. thesis public defence

The documents will be transmitted with at least 23 days before the date proposed for public defence..

A. Printed documents

  1. Evaluation reports of the Ph.D. Jury members (1 signed copy for each member);
  2. Request for establishing the date of public thesis defence, approved by the scientific coordinator, the director of the Doctoral school and the president of the Ph.D. Jury (Annex 8). This request can be considered only if all documents specified above were already submitted;
  3. List of the publications that have resulted from the scientific research performed in the program of doctorate studies, published or accepted for publication (if any), signed by the Ph.D. student and the scientific coordinator / principal scientific coordinator (1 copy). This list corresponds to the titles of the scanned copies of the respective publications presented in digital format on CD or DVD;
  4. 4.     Declaration of the Ph.D. student of her / his option concerning the publication of the doctorate thesis (1 copy) (Annex 7);
  5. Request of the Ph.D. student signed by her / him and the scientific coordinator to receive the Ph.D. diploma (1 copy).

B. Original documents requested by CNATDCU for the validation of doctorate theses

(the documents will be scanned in the UPB Doctorate office)

  • The candidate’s identity document;
  • The administrative document certifying the surname change (wedding certificate, legal decision of surname change, etc.).

The UPB Doctorate can start the procedure of organizing the session of Ph.D. thesis public defence only after receiving the evaluation report of the scientific coordinator and of all the members of the Ph.D. Jury. The thesis public defence is approved by the CSUD Director, after which the Doctorate office will display the announcement of public defence in the UPB website www.upb.ro  with minimum 20 days before the date proposed for public defence.

The Doctorate office will send to the Doctoral school SD_AC the announcement of public defence, so that it can be posted in the Doctoral school’s website.

The Public Defence Jury has the following structure (all members are at least associate professors or scientific researchers of 2nd degree):

  • The president: a member of the executive staff of the Faculty of Automatic Control and Computers in UPB, including the SD_AC Director;
  • The scientific coordinator;
  • A member of SD_AC or of other Doctoral school in UPB;
  • Two members from other country or foreign universities or R&D institutes.

In the case of Ph.D. theses with double supervision, the Public Defence Jury has the structure established by the Agreement of double Ph.D. degree signed by UPB and the foreign university:

  • The president: the Director of the Doctoral school of the university hosting the public defence session;
  • The two scientific coordinators;
  • A number of members from the two universities, according to the Agreement of double Ph.D. and complying with the doctorate Bylaws of the two universities.

After the Public Defence Jury is approved, SD_AC sends the official appointments to the members of this jury, in the time interval established by the Code of doctorate studies in force.

The Ph.D. thesis can be written and defended in Romanian or in a ww used language. In the case of double Ph.D. degree theses, the Agreement between the two universities establishes:

  • The language of the thesis’ text and of the thesis’ public defence;
  • The location where the public thesis defence will take place;
  • The language of the thesis’ summary text; in general, the thesis and its summary will not be written in the same language;
  • The structure of the Public Defence Jury.

Useful documents

Annexes to List I and II of documents needed for public defence of the Ph.D. thesis

Recognition of Ph.D. diplomas and doctor titles obtained abroad

The University Politehnica of Bucharest recognizes Ph.D. diplomas and doctor titles obtained abroad in conformity with the methodology established through the Decision of the UPB Rector No. 85 from 26.01.2017

Ph.D. theses in the System Engineering domain finalized and defended in 2018:

  • Scientific coordinator: Prof.Dr.Eng. Theodor Borangiu
    • Ph.D. student: Octavian Andrei Silişteanu
      Thesis title: Holonic hybrid supervised control of radiopharmaceutical production with service-oriented architercture
      Date of public defence: 09.11.2018 publicity
  • Scientific coordinator: Prof.Dr.Eng. Cătălin Buiu
    • Ph.D. student:  George Andrei Florea
      Thesis title: Contributions to the control of collective robotic systems using membrane computing
      Date of public defence: 05.07.2018
  • Scientific coordinator: Acad. Florin Filip
    • Ph.D. student:  Isabela Andreea Iiescu
      Thesis title: The “Quick Progress” management method  for teams developing application software for publicity and finance performance analysis using Big Data
      Date of public defence: 29.01.2018
  • Scientific coordinator: Prof.Dr.Eng. Sergiu Stelian Iliescu
    • Ph.D. student:  Mihaela Puianu
      Thesis title: The control of distribution processes with renewable power sources

Date of public defence: 23.11.2018

  • Scientific coordinator: Prof.Dr.Eng. Costică Nitu
    • Ph.D. student:  Sabin Popescu
      Thesis title: Optimal control of renewable power source networks(photovoltaic)
      Date of public defence: 15.11.2018
  • Conducător ştiinţific: Prof.dr.ing. Cristian Oară
    • Ph.D. student:  Florin Sebastian Tudor
      Thesis title: Robust and optimal control theory for algebraic dynamical systems
      Date of public defence: 16.10.2018
  • Scientific coordinator: Prof.Dr.Eng. Dumitru Popescu
    • Ph.D. student:  Cristian Miron
      Thesis title: Robust tolerant control of power systems
      Date of public defence: 06.11.2018
  • Scientific coordinator: Prof.Dr.Eng. Valentin Sgârciu
    • Ph.D. student:  Bogdan Nedelcu
      Thesis title: Information technologies for the analysis of business processes
      Date of public defence: 04.10.2018

Ph.D. theses in the Computers and Information Technology domain finalized and defended in 2018:

  • Scientific coordinator: Prof.Dr.Eng. Valentin Cristea
    • Ph.D. student: Cătălin Gosman
      Thesis title: Security mechanisms for intelligent transportation systems
      Date of public defence: 11.10.2018
  • Scientific coordinators: Prof.Dr.Eng. Adina Magda Florea, UPB and Prof. Dr. Amal El Fallah Seghrouchni, Sorbonne University, Paris, France (double Ph.D degree)
    • Ph.D. student: Tudor Marius Benea
      Thesis title: Collective intelligence in AmI environments
      Date of public defence: 10.12.2018
    • Ph.D. student: Dan-Marius Novischi
      Thesis title: Non-holonomic self-organizing robot swarm with visual perception in support of indoor exploration applications
      Date of public defence: 12.10.2018
    • Ph.D. student: Sameer Feras Alhaijawy
      Thesis title: Automatic planning system for activity management to help people with special needs
      Date of public defence: 26.07.2018
  • Scientific coordinator: Prof.Dr.Eng. Florica Moldoveanu
    • Ph.D. student: Oana Maria Ferche
      Thesis title: A system for neuromotor rehabilitation using virtual reality
      Date of public defence: 02.11.2018
    • Ph.D. student: Oana Alexandra Voinea
      Thesis title: Augmented and virtual reality in the study of biomechanics
      Date of public defence: 02.11.2018
  • Scientific coordinator: Prof.Dr.Eng. Mircea Petrescu
    • Ph.D. student: Ciprian-Octavian Truică
      Thesis title: A scalable document-oriented architecture for text mining and analysis
      Date of public defence: 09.07.2018
    • Ph.D. student: Marius Rafailescu
      Thesis title: Consensus problem – distributed transaction commit
      Date of public defence: 09.07.2018
  • Scientific coordinator: Prof.Dr.Eng. Răzvan Rughiniş
    • Ph.D. student: Dumitru-Cristian Trancă
      Thesis title: Optimizations in Industriat Internet of Things
      Date of public defence: 30.10.2018
  • Scientific coordinator: Prof.Dr.Eng. Ştefan Trăuşan-Matu
    • Ph.D. student: Abdullah Munef Ahmed
      Thesis title: Machine learning and natural language processing for the analysis and classification of Arabic language poems
      Date of public defence: 25.09.2018
  • Scientific coordinator: Prof.Dr.Eng. Nicolae Ţăpuş
    • Ph.D. student: Răzvan Tătăroiu
      Thesis title: Optimized architectures for wireless, self-configurasble sensor networks
      Date of public defence: 10.12.2018
    • Ph.D. student: Adriana Drăghici
      Thesis title: Contributions to the management of mobility data
      Date of public defence: 10.12.2018
    • Ph.D. student: Silvia Cristina Stegaru
      Thesis title: Modeling, monitoring and optimizing energy consumption in buildings
      Date of public defence: 30.10.2018

All the theses defended in 2018 have been validated by the CNATDCU specialty commission granting doctor titles at national level in the SE and CIT domains; hence the percentage of obtaining the doctor title after public defence is 100%. For both SE and CIT domains all Ph.D. titles were validated by the CNATDCU commission without any delay or request to extend or modify the theses.

The titles of doctor have been validated in 2018 through Decision of the Ministry of National Education and Scientific Research (OMENCŞ) as follows:

  

OMENCŞ Ph.D. students to whom the PhD title has been granted, and the domain
No. Date of release
3356 21.03.2018 Gutu Marius Gabriel (CTI), Mogosanu Lucian (CTI)
4193 27.07.2018 Iliescu Andreea Isabela (IS)
5474 14.11.2018 Alhailawy Sameer Feras (CTI), Duta Cristina Loredana (CTI), Florea Andrei George (IS), Novischi Dan Marius (CTI), Paraschiv Ionut Cristian (CTI), Rafailescu Marius (CTI), Taslitchi Cristian Constantin (CTI), Truica Ciprian Octavian (CTI)
5745 28.12.2018 Nedelcu Bogdan (IS), Silisteanu Andrei Octavian (IS), Tranca Dumitru Cristian (CTI), Tudor Sebastian Florin (IS)