Head of the Department
Associate Professor, PhD in Technique
Address: 9/7, Studentilor str., block of study nr. 3
Tel: +373 22 50-99-15
I. GENERAL INFORMATION
The Department of Computers (the original title – “Computing Machines”) was established in the autumn of 1974 by the division of the Department of Automation and Computing Machines into the Department of Automation and Department of Computing Machines. Later, in 1990, there was a new division of the department in one of profile – Department of Computing Machine and another, a general one – Department of Computing Mathematics and Programming. In 2005 Department of Computing Machines obtained its present name – Department of Computers of the Technical University of Moldova. The founder and first head of the chair was univ. prof., PhD. Severin ROTARI (1974-1986, 1994-1995). Later this position was occupied by assoc. prof., PhD. Vasile GASCA (1995-2005),. univ. prof, dr.hab. Emilian GUTULEAC (2005-2015). From July 2015, the Department is headed by assoc. Prof., Dr. Viorica SUDACEVSCHI. In 2016 Department of Computers obtained its present name – Department of Computer Science and Systems Engineering.
With a tradition of over 40 years, the Department prepares competitive specialists on the national and international labor market in Systems Engineering and Computers based on modern study programs, in which the theoretical aspects are combined with practical skills. The Department offers programs for Bachelor, Master and PhD at the specialty 526.1 “Computers”, organized with the full-time and reduced attendancy studies for all programs.
Table 1. Key features of the specialty “Computers”
|Studies duration||4 years||1,5 years||3 years|
|ESTC study credits||240 credits||90 credits||180 credits|
|Form of organization||Full-time and reduced attendancy (+1 year)||Full-time and reduced attendancy||Full-time, reduced attendancy (+1 year)|
|Registration requirements||The BAC diploma, college degree, university degree||License diploma in the field 526 ” Systems Engineering and computers”||Master Diploma|
|Certification||License diploma||Master Diploma||Dr. Diploma|
|Awarded title||Bachelor of Engineering||Master in Engineering||PhD in Technique|
Graduates Fields of Activity
Fields of professional activity of the graduates of Department of Computer Science and Systems Engineering cover a wide range of occupations, the basic advantage of the specialty being combining knowledge related to hardware and software aspects of computing systems and their relationship. Graduates can be employed at companies and organizations in the various fields, especially in positions that involve the following activities:
- Elaboration, implementation, development and maintenance of information systems for different organizations (businesses, companies, banks, etc.); development and database administration, web applications programming; programming the applications in real-time;
- Designing and administration of computer networks; operation and maintenance of computer systems; assembling and setting of computing machines; technical support; ensuring the functionality of computer components and information security through hardware and software methods;
- Design, implementation and operation of incorporated systems based on microprocessors, microcontrollers, FPGA and CPLD circuits; programming the industrial applications; design and maintenance of technological lines and computerized production.
II. DIDACTIC-METHODICAL ACTIVITY
A prompt organization and holding of the educational process within the department is of particular importance in the formation of qualified and competent specialists. The factors that determine the main objectives in this field are: increasing the quality of teaching and methodical activities, focusing on competences and needs of the economic environment, alignment to demands of the European standards.
Education plan at the specialty 526.1 “Computers” is at large extent similar to the plans of European and American universities. The plan includes Basic Training Courses (Higher Mathematics, Physics, Mechanics), Common Courses for the profile Electronics or Computer’s domain (Circuits and Electronic Devices, Computer Programming, Data Structures and Algorithms, Discrete Mathematics); Theoretical Courses specific to the domain (Systems Modelling, Stochastic Processes, Performance Evaluation), Operating Systems (Windows platforms, Linux, Unix); Languages and Programming Environments (C, C ++, Java, Assembler etc.), Web Programming Techniques and Technologies; Data Transmission and Technologies, Communication Protocols in Networks; Network Design: Architecture, Configuration Management, Security; Internet Applications Design Technologies etc .;
The plan is updated regularly in accordance with the requirements and changes occurring in Computer Science.
Didactic-methodical objectives of the department:
- Training of engineers to work in the fields of research, design, programming, maintenance and administration of computers, computer systems and computer networks;
- Postuniversity training through Master and PhD studies of the specialists level advanced and the staff requalification in the field, for the national economy.
The Department pays a special attention to developing and publishing of didactic and methodical materials necessary to ensure the educational process in accordance with standard and educational plan for the specialty “Computers”. For this purpose the titulare department staff have elaborated and published 60 didactic materials for theoretical and practical courses, guide books for year projecting and laboratory projecting, including e-learning format.
III. SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ACTIVITY
The scientific activity at the Department of Computer Science and Systems Engineering is conducted mostly through:
- Investigations within the scientific research contracts;
- Investigations within the doctoral themes;
- Fundamental researches;
- Technical creativity activities.
The main areas of research within the department are:
- Verification, security and performance evaluation of computing systems and computer networks,
- data acquisition and virtual instrumentation,
- designing, testing and validation of computer systems with reconfigurable architectures,
- intelligent computing systems,
- computing systems with concurrent data processing.
Nowadays the majority of department collaborators are involved in institutional and bilateral research projects. The obtained results are presented in publications at various national and international conferences, in journals, monographs, etc. During more than 40 years since its foundation, the department has been published about 1,000 scientific and didactic works, there were registered 35 inventions.
The research directions of the department staff were focused on the most actual problems of computer science. The latest realized projects are:
- 2014-2015 –Republic of Moldova – Ukraine Bilateral Project “Networks of sensors distributed with reconfigurable computing nodes”, scientific coordinator: univ. prof., dr. hab. Emilian GUTULEAC;
- 2015-2018 – Institutional Project “Models, methods and interfaces for the management and optimization of intelligent manufacturing systems”, scientific coordinator: associate prof., dr. Sergiu ZAPOROJAN;
- 2016-2017 –Estonia – Republic of Moldova Bilateral Project “Training Lab and Curriculum for Network Administrators” within NATO program “Science for Peace and Security”, national co-director: associate prof., dr. Viorica SUDACEVSCHI.
At present within the department activate 5 doctors of technical science entitled with the right of doctoral supervisors.
The Department provides doctoral studies in the following specialties:
- 13.05 – Elements and Devices of Computing Machines and Control Systems.
- 13.13 – Computers, Computer Systems and Networks.
- 05.05 – Informational Systems.
A special attention is given to the department student involvement in the scientific research and their preparation to participate in various conferences and technical and scientific competitions. During several years, UTM teams, consisting of students of the specialty “Computers”, won the first places in the following competitions:
- Annual editions of the International Student Contest “Hard & Soft”, organized by “Stefan cel Mare” University, Suceava, Romania, since 1995;
- Annual editions of international competition of robotic systems “3L & 3M” FCIM (first edition in 2012);
- Annual editions of of the International Student Contest “Microelectronic Systems Engineering – Sergiu Radautan” CIM Faculty (first edition – in 2011);
- Annual editions of of the International Student Contest “Earth Rover” FCIM (first edition in 2011);
- Exhibition of TUM students creative works ” Creation Opens the Universe “;
- International Informatics Competitions in Romania, Ukraine and Azerbaijan.
IV. MATERIAL AND TECHNICAL BASE
The Department has two laboratories with local area networks and Internet access that are available to students for laboratory works.
Within the structure of the department there are three specialized research platforms:
- Scientific and Didactic Laboratory “Severin ROTARU”, founded in 1996;
- Laboratory for Research and Development in Computer Engineering, founded in 2007;
- Laboratory of Technical Creativity, designed to prepare students for national and international competitions.
The Department disposes of technical and material resources for laboratory works on the following subjects:
- Advanced Architectures,
- Computer Architecture,
- Basis of Data Transmission,
- Digital Integrated Circuits, Analogue and of Conversion,
- Numeric Devices,
- Software Engineering,
- Concurrent and Distributed Programming,
- System and Network Programming,
- Computer-Aided Design,
- Design with Programmable Devices,
- Embedded Systems Design,
- Design of Computer Networks,
- Acquisition Systems and Data Processing,
- Operating Systems and Network Technologies,
- Microprocessor Systems,
- Advanced Programming Techniques,
- Network Technologies,
- WEB Technologies,
- Computer Systems Testing.
The Department has collaborative relationships in partnership with the following universities, scientific centers and companies:
- Institute of Mathematics and Informatics of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova,
- Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania,
- Technical University “Gh. Asachi “Iasi, Romania,
- “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, Romania,
- Polytechnic University of Timisoara, Romania,
- University of Craiova, Romania,
- “Stefan cel Mare” University, Suceava, Romania,
- Aviation Institute (Technical University), Moscow, Russia,
- National Technical University “Polytechnic Institute”, Kiev, Ukraine,
- University “Joseph Fourier”, Grenoble, France,
- Lille I University – Sciences et Technologies, France,
- Endava Moldova Republic,
- Pentalog, Moldova Republic,
- Allied Testing, Moldova Republic,
- Starnet, Moldova Republic,
- Orange, Moldova Republic.
VI. STRUCTURE OF THE DEPARTMENT
|1||Guţuleac Emilian||univ. prof., dr. hab.|
|2||Sudacevschi Viorica||head of the department, dr, associate professor|
|3||Negură Valentin||dr, associate professor|
|4||Ababii Victor||dr, associate professor|
|5||Moraru Victor||dr, associate professor|
|6||Zaporojan Sergiu||dr, associate professor|
|7||Ţurcanu Iurie||associate professor|
|8||Moraru Vasile||dr, associate professor|
|9||Bobicev Victoria||dr, associate professor|
|10||Buzurniuc Stepan||dr, associate professor|
|11||Carcea Liviu||dr, associate professor|
|12||Kulev Mihail||dr, associate professor|
|13||Luchianova Ludmila||dr, associate professor|
|14||Falico Nicolae||dr, associate professor|
|15||Marusic Galina||dr, associate professor|
|16||Maxim Victoria||dr, associate professor|
|17||Objelean Nicolae||dr, associate professor|
|18||Perebinos Mihail||dr, associate professor|
|19||Stadler Lucia||dr, associate professor|
|20||Tutunaru Eleonora||dr, associate professor|
|21||Andrieş Ion||dr, associate professor||ion|
|22||Rotaru Lilia||senior lecturer|
|23||Calmîcov Igor||senior lecturer|
|24||Ţurcan Ana||senior lecturer|
|25||Cărbune Viorel||senior lecturer|
|26||Branişte Rodica||senior lecturer|
|27||Istrati Daniela||senior lecturer|
|28||Lazu Victoria||senior lecturer|
|29||Şişianu Ala||senior lecturer|
|30||Tărîţă Stela||senior lecturer|
|31||Mihail-Veleşcu Lilia||senior lecturer|
|32||Masaliutina Oxana||senior lecturer|
|33||Oşovschi Mariana||univ. lecturer|
|34||Plotnic Constantuin||univ. lecturer|
|35||Podubnîi Marin||univ. lecturer|
|36||Anischevici Maria||univ. lecturer|
|37||Loghineschu Dina||univ. lecturer|
|38||Marin Ştefan||univ. lecturer|
|39||Razdorojnaia Olga||univ. lecturer|
|40||Stratulat Cristina||univ. lecturer|
|41||Potlog Mihail||univ. lecturer|
|42||Focşa Petru||univ. lecturer|
|43||Olaru Valentin||univ. lecturer|
|44||Borozan Olesea||univ. lecturer|
|45||Tintiuc Corina||univ. lecturer|
|46||Munteanu Silvia||university assistant|
|1.||Saviliev Antonina||head of lab., engineer cat. I|
|2.||Ursu Eugenia||engineer cat. I|
|3.||Focşa Petru||engineer cat. I|
|4.||Munteanu Silvia||head of lab.|
|5.||Gheţu Ion||engineer cat. I|
|6.||Grigoraş Constantin||engineer cat. I|
|7.||Godonoga Octavian||engineer cat. I|
|8.||Baban Cristian||engineer cat. I|
|9.||Cojocari Mihail||engineer cat. I|