Călin-Adrian POPA, Public Dissertation of Habilitation Thesis

  Date and Time
Friday, November 12, 2021 - 12:00 to 14:00

Thesis Title: "Complex- and hypercomplex-valued neural networks

Author: Dr. Eng. Călin-Adrian POPA

Habilitation Board:

  • Chair: Professor Habil Dr. Eng. Mihai Victor MICEA (Politehnica University of Timișoara)
  • Members:
    • Professor Dr. Eng. Vasile Ion MANTA (Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iași)
    • Professor Dr. Eng. Dorian GORGAN (Technical University of Cluj-Napoca)

Thesis Summary:

This habilitation thesis presents the most important scientific, professional, and academic achievements of its author, starting from May 29th, 2015, when the author defended his PhD thesisentitled “Learning algorithms for Clifford neural networks”, at the Politehnica University of Timișoara. In this period, the author elaborated 29 papers, all as first author, out of which 6 were journal papers, published in high impact academic journals, and 23 were conference papers, published at premiere conferences in the field of artificial intelligence, more precisely of neural networks.The author was also the director of two research grants won by competition.
The author began his academic career in October 2015 as a Teaching Assistant, then promoted to Assistant Professor in October 2016, and from October 2019, he is an Associate Professor at the Department of Computers and Information Technology, at the Politehnica University of Timișoara. He updated the course and/or the laboratory for 4 courses, and introduced 4 new courses at the Master of Machine Learning, for which he is the program coordinator. He was also the coordinator for over 70 Bachelor’s theses, over 20 Master’s theses, and is a member of the guidance commission for 7 doctoral students. More here.

Note: Those interested in participating in the defense of the habilitation thesis can request registration by e-mail : petra.csereoka (at) cs.upt.ro.