Doctorate ACS

Theses defended publicly in 2016-2017

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.

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. Documente in original solicitate de CNATDCU in vederea validarii tezei de doctorat

(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

During the period 2016-2017 there have been defended 13 Ph.D. theses by Romanian students and 8 Ph.D. theses by foreign students. From the total of 21 defended theses, 3 are in the SE domain and 18 in the CIT domain. One doctorate thesis has been worked out in international double supervision.
 

Ph.D. theses in the System Engineering domain finalized and defended in the period 2016-2017:

  • Scientific coordinator: Prof.Dr.Eng. Ioan Dumitrache
    • Ph. D. Student: Daniela-Angela Parpală (Sîrbu)
      Thesis Title: Artificial systems for creativity in visual arts
      Date of public defence: 14.11.2016
  • Scientific coordinator: Prof.Dr.Eng. Bogdan Dumitrescu
    • Ph. D. Student:  Teodor Cioacă
      Thesis Title: Modelling of multivariate terrains using wavelets for graphs: representation and multi-resolution filtering
      Date of public defence: 24.11.2016
  • Scientific coordinator: Prof.Dr.Eng. Valentin Sgârciu
    • Ph. D. Student: Adriana Cristina Enache
      Thesis Title: Defensive methods for cybernetic security
      Date of public defence: 15.12.2016

Ph.D. theses in the Computers and Information Technology domain finalized and defended in the period 2016-2017:

  • Scientific coordinator: Prof.Dr.Eng. Valentin Cristea
    • Ph. D. Student: Radu Ciobanu
      Thesis Title: Middleware for collaborative mobile systems with context adaptation and knowledge extraction
      Date of public defence: 15.01.2016
    • Ph. D. Student: Nicolae-Sorin Ciolofan
      Thesis Title: Methods and tools for efficient decision-making in water pollution control systems
      Date of public defence: 23.06.2017
    • Ph. D. Student: Cătălin Negru
      Thesis Title: Resource management for cost optimization in cloud storage systems
      Date of public defence: 28.07.2016
  • Scientific coordinator: Prof.Dr.Eng. Adina Magda Florea
    • Ph. D. Student: Andrei Ciortea
      Double Ph.D. degree thesis UPB – École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Etienne
      Thesis co-director: Prof. Dr. Eng. Amal El Fallah Seghrouchni
      Thesis Title: Weaving a social Web of things: Enabling autonomous and flexible interaction in the Internet of Things
      Date of public defence: 14.01.2016
    • Ph. D. Student: Ali Salah Hussein
      Thesis Title: WATERDSS: An agent-based decision support system for water resource management
      Date of public defence: 15.01.2016
  • Scientific coordinator: Prof.Dr.Eng. Mircea Petrescu
    • Ph. D. Student: Daniela Anca Sârbu
      Thesis Title: Unwrapping telemedicine intelligence. An analytic platform for telemedicine service usage
      Date of public defence: 16.06.2017
  • Scientific coordinator: Prof.Dr.Eng. Dragos Niculescu
    • Ph. D. Student: Alexandru Agache
      Thesis Title: Improving the utilization and application performance in data center networks
      Date of public defence: 15.05.2017
  • Scientific coordinator: Prof.Dr.Eng. Florica Moldoveanu
    • Ph. D. Student: Adnan Albdelameer Alabbasi Hesham
      Thesis Title: Contributions to the human body analysis from images
      Date of public defence: 15.01.2016
    • Ph. D. Student: Ali Shhedi Zaid
      Thesis Title: A real-time monitoring system for hospital acquired infection prevention
      Date of public defence: 25.03.2016
    • Ph. D. Student: Ovidiu Poncea
      Thesis Title: Optimization of software-defined networks in modern data centers
      Date of public defence: 30.09.2016
    • Ph. D. Student: Mihail Frâncu
      Thesis Title: Unified simulation of rigid and flexible bodies using constrained dynamics
      Date of public defence: 21.06.2016
  • Scientific coordinator: Prof.Dr.Eng. Ştefan Trăuşan-Matu
    • Ph. D. Student: Ahmed Al Shana’a Raghad Jahad
      Thesis Title: Performance and security enhancement of image transmission
      Date of public defence: 15.01.2016
    • Ph. D. Student: Lucia-Larise Stavarache
      Thesis Title: Analyzing text complexity and timeline evolution in virtual collaboration environments
      Date of public defence: 27.09.2016
    • Ph. D. Student: Mihaela Balint
      Thesis Title: Analyzing RST-style discourse parsing with focus on the rhythm of written texts
      Date of public defence: 27.09.2016
    • Ph. D. Student: Denisleam Sibel (Molomer)
      Thesis Title: Analysis of chat conversations
      Date of public defence: 24.10.2016
    • Ph. D. Student: Mohammed Alaymoun
      Thesis Title: Analysis of rhetorical altruistic, convergent and divergent dimensions in CSCL chats
      Date of public defence: 14.11.2016
    • Ph. D. Student: Alina Eugenia Lascu
      Thesis Title: Critical mass in swarm systems
      Date of public defence: 13.03.2017
  • Scientific coordinator: Prof.Dr.Eng. Nicolae Ţăpuş
    • Ph. D. Student: Andrei Voinescu
      Thesis Title: Wireless sensor networks – energy consideration for protocol and application design
      Date of public defence: 14.01.2016
    • Ph. D. Student: Sergiu Costea
      Thesis Title: New cryptographic protocols for data confidentiality
      Date of public defence: 28.04.2017
    • Ph. D. Student: Mohamad Abdullah Omar Abdulwahabe
      Thesis Title: Contributions in wireless communication and applications
      Date of public defence: 5.01.2017
    • Ph. D. Student: Mihai Carabaş
      Thesis Title: Improving and extending virtualization in modern computing environments
      Date of public defence: 5.01.2017
    • Ph. D. Student: Rasha Talal Hameed Al-Jewari
      Thesis Title: Contributions on the development of health applications based on mobile and wireless devices
      Date of public defence: 16.02.2017

The theses defended in the period 2016-2017 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 was 100%. For both SE and CIT domains all Ph.D. titles were validated by the CNATDCU commission without any delay or request to extend the theses.

The titles of doctor have been granted in the period 2016-2017 through Decision of the Ministry of National Education and Scientific Research (OMENCŞ) as follows:

OMENCŞ

Ph.D. students who have been granted the doctor title, and the domain

No.

Release Date

3209 23.02.2016 Adnan Abdelameer Hesham Alabbasi (CTI), Radu Ciobanu (CTI), Andrei Ciortea (CTI),Paruyr Harutyunyan (CTI), Ali Salah Hussein (CTI), Paul Irofti (IS), Giorgian Neculoiu(IS), Ahmed Al Shama Raghad (CTI)
3867 27.05.2016 Shhedi Zaid (CTI)
4954 17.08.2016 Mihail Frâncu (CTI)
5321 29.09.2016 Cătălin Negru (CTI)
5895 28.11.2016 Ovidiu Poncea (CTI)