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Adina Branici

Syonic SRL, Timisoara, Romania

Institution web page: www.syonic.eu
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Born: 1982

Interests: medical informatics, bioinformatics, formal representation in medical prognosis

Details:

Adina Eunice Branici PhD
Project Manager R&D Syonic SRL
Address:
81, Dr. Grigore T. Popa str, 300291
Timisoara, Romania
web: www.syonic.eu
email: adina.branici@syonic.eu
Place of birth: Timisoara, Romania
Nationality/Citizenship: Romanian
Marital status: married (maiden name: Tutac)

EDUCATION:

1997 - 2001 "C.D. Loga" National College , Timisoara, specialization in mathematics physics

2001 - 2006 "Politehnica" University of Timisoara, Faculty of Automatics and Computers

2006 - 2010 "Politehnica" University of Timisoara, Faculty of Automatics and Computers and
University of Franche-Comté, Ecole Doctorale Sciences Physiques pour l'Ingénieur et Microtechniques


October 2010: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Science of Systems and Computers- title awarded by "Politehnica" University of Timisoara, Romania
October 2010: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Automation, Science of Information and communication- title awarded by University of Franche-Comté, Besançon, France


PROFESSIONAL TRAINING:

March-August 2006: research and development engineer at Image and Pervasive Access Lab (IPAL) - National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS) UMI 2955,joint collaboration between France and Singapore; development of medical image processing algorithms for oral pathology-MediSearch" prototype presented at CommunicAsia exhibition, Singapore, European ICT
pavilion, 20 - 23 June 2006

March-June 2009, March-June 2008, March-July 2007:
PhD student at Image and Pervasive Access Lab (IPAL) - National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS) UMI 2955,joint collaboration between France and Singapore;
performing Research and Development in medical informatics: Ontology design and implementation for medical applications using formal languages (BCGO for breast cancer grading)


TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

2006-at present: teaching assistant collaborator at "Politehnica" University of Timisoara
Laboratories: Advanced Data Structure and Algorithms (3rd year CTI), Operating Systems (2nd year Informatics, 3rd year CTI), Computer-Assisted Design Techniques (4th year, CTI), Artificial Intelligence (3rd year, CTI)


INDUSTRIAL EXPERIENCE:

August-September 2002: Hardware developer, developing and testing DDST-small electronic devices used in lighting, S.C. "Luxten Lighting Company SA", Romania

July-August 2005: Software Developer, Client/server set of applications with GUI, implemented in Visual C++ for the client side "S.C. Saguaro Technology SRL", Romania
Jan 2011- at present : Project Manager R&D, S.C. Syonic SRL, Romania


PUBLICATIONS (papers, abstracts & posters):

Oct 2010, "Politehnica" University of Timisoara Printing Press: FORMAL REPRESENTATION AND REASONING FOR MICROSCOPIC MEDICAL IMAGE-BASED PROGNOSIS (REPRÉSENTATION ET RAISONNEMENT FORMELS POUR LA PRONISTIC BASÉ SUR L'IMAGERIE MÉDICALE MICROSCOPIQUE. APPLICATION À LA GRADUATION DU CANCER DU SEIN

• A.E. Tutac, D. Racoceanu, T. Putti, W. Xiong, W.K. Leow and V. Cretu,"Knowledge-Guided Semantic Indexing of Breast Cancer Histopathology Images",
Proceedings of 1st Conference on BioMedical Engineering and Informatics BMEI, Biomedical Engineering and Informatics: New Development and the Future,ed.Yonghong Peng & Yufeng Zhang, China , vol.2, pp. 107-112, May 2008.


• J.Dalle, D. Racoceanu, W.K Leow, A.E. Tutac and T.Putti, "Automatic Breast Cancer Grading of Histopathological Images", Proc. of 30th Annual
International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, IEEE EMBS, Vancouver, Canada, pp.3052-3055, August 2008.

• A.E. Tutac, D. Racoceanu, W.K. Leow, J.R. Dalle, T. Putti, W. Xiong and V. Cretu,
"Translational Approach for Semi-Automatic Breast Cancer Grading Using a Knowledge-Guided Semantic Indexing of Histopathology Images", 3rd Microscopic Image Analysis with Application in Biology MIAAB Workshop, in conj. with MICAAI, 11th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention, SUA, 6-10 Sept, 2008.

• D. Racoceanu, A.Tutac, W. Xiong, J-R. Dalle, C-H. Huang, L. Roux, W-K Leow, A. Veillard, J-H. Lim, T. Putti and T. Ming, "A virtual microscope framework for breast cancer grading", A*STAR CCO workshop in Computer Aided Diagnosis, Treatment and Prediction, Biopolis, Singapore, 15 January 2009.

• A.E.Tutac, D. Racoceanu, W. Leow, H. Müller,, T. Putti and V. Cretu, "Toward translational incremental similarity-based reasoning in breast cancer grading" Proc. SPIE, Medical Imaging 2009: Computer-Aided Diagnosis, Nico Karssemeijer, Maryellen L.Giger eds, Orlando, Florida, SUA, vol. 7260, 72603C, pp.1-12, 7-12 February 2009.

• L. Roux, A. Tutac, N. Lomenie, D. Balensi, A. Veillard, D. Racoceanu, W.K. Leow, J. Klossa, and T.C. Putti, "A cognitive virtual microscopic framework for knowledge-based exploration of large microscopic images in breast cancer
histopathology", Proc. of 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, IEEE EMBS, Minneapolis, SUA, pp. 3697-3702, 2-6 Sept 2009.

• A E. Tutac, D.Racoceanu, N. Lomenie, W.K.Leow, L.Roux, V.I Cretu amd T. Putti,"Knowledge Modeling of Breast Cancer Grading using OWL-DL formalism", 22nd European Congress of Pathology (ECP) , in Virchows Archiv The European Journal
of Pathology, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, H. Höfler ed, no. 428 vol. 455, no.1: S1-S482, pp. 36, Florence, Italy, Sept 2009.


• L. Roux , A.Tutac, A.Veillard, J. Dalle, D. Racoceanu, N.Lomenie and J.Klossa, "A cognitive approach to microscopy analysis applied to automatic breast cancer grading" , 22nd European Congress of Pathology (ECP), in Virchows Archiv The European Journal of Pathology, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, H.Höfler ed, no. 428, vol. 455, no 1: S1-S482 pp.34-35, Florence, Italy, Sept 2009.

• A. Tutac, D. Racoceanu, N. Loménie, L. Roux, T. C. Putti and V. Cretu, "Breast Cancer Grading Knowledge Modeling and Reasoning for Cognitive Virtual Microscopy", National Institutes of Health NIH Inter-Institute Workshop on Optical
Diagnostic and Biophotonic Methods from Bench to Bedside, Bethesda, USA, 1- 2 Oct 2009.

• A. Tutac, D.Racoceanu, N. Loménie, L. Roux, D. Balensi and T. Putti, "Knowledge Representation and Reasoning for Breast Cancer Grading in Cognitive Virtual Microscope Framework", A*STAR Scientific Conference 2009, Biopolis, Singapore,
28-29 Oct, 2009.

• N.Loménie, L.Roux, D. Balensi, A. Tutac, D. Racoceanu, "MICO: The COgnitive Virtual Microscope project", Cognitive Systems with Interactive Sensors (COGIS) symposium, Paris, France, 16-18 Nov, 2009.

• A. Tutac, V. Cretu and D. Racoceanu, "Spatial representation for Breast Cancer Grading Ontology", Proceedings of IEEE International Joint Conferences on Computational Cybernetics and Technical Informatics ICCC-CONTI, Timisoara,
Romania, pp. 89-94, 27-29 May, 2010.

• A.Tutac, V. Cretu and D. Racoceanu, "A Spatial representation and Reasoning Approach for Breast Cancer Grading Ontology", Scientific Bulletin of Politehnica University of Timisoara, Transactions on Automatic Control and Computer Science,
vol.55, no.69, issue 3, pp. 123-133, September 2010.


• L. Mada, A. Branici, D. Dobrescu and A. Matusz, "Evaluation of Antibiotic Usage in a Paediatric Population of 131717 Romanian Children: Comparison with an Adult Population", in "Urgencies in Paediatric. Chronic diseases in paediatric", National Paediatric Conference, Bucharest, Romania, 2011.

• L. Mada, A. Kuglis, A. Branici and K. Francz, "Evaluation of Standardized Abdominal Ultrasound Electronic Recording Habits in Romanian practice", Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases, vol. 20, no.2, June 2011.

• L. Mada, A. Kuglis, A. Branici, D. Dobrescu and A. Matusz, "Analyzing correlation between technological literacy and real time use of electronic health records in primary healthcare in Romania ", 17th WONCA Europe Conference, Warsaw,Poland, 2011 (to be presented).

RESEARCH PROJECTS:

March-June 2009: MICO- Cognitive Virtual Microscope Prototype: development of a cognition-driven visual explorer for histopathology (breast cancer grading) using ontologies and formal languages as OWL-DL and SWRL, funded by ANR France

2008-2009: Micro-medical Image Processing: research and development of micro-medical image
processing algorithms, a National University Research Council CNCSIS, Romania, research
grant PNII, type TD, contract no. 123/17.09.2008 (as director)
2011-at present : national and european projects at Syonic

• Patents: Patent - software declaration inventoried as *DI 2944-01* by the CNRS for the
*UMI 2955*. Registered by the CNRS, "HISTOGRAD - a virtual microscope for breast cancer grading"


REVIEWER:

2009 & 2011: International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society 2009

LANGUAGES: Romanian, English, French
TECHNICAL SKILLS: Formal Languages- Description Logics, Ontology Design and Implementation
Programming Languages: C, C++, Visual C++, Protégé-OWL

Selected publications:
• A. E. Tutac, V. Cretu, D. Racoceanu. A Spatial Representation and Reasoning Approach for Breast Cancer Grading Ontology. ”, Scientific Bulletin of Politehnica University of Timisoara, Transactions on Automatic Control and Computer Science, 55 (69), pp. 123-133, 2010.
• Ludovic Roux, Adina Tutac, Nicolas Loménie, Didier Balensi, Daniel Racoceanu, Wee-Kheng Leow, Antoine Veillard, Jacques Klossa and Thomas C. Putt. A Cognitive Virtual Microscopic Framework for Knowlege-based Exploration of Large Microscopic Images in Breast Cancer Histopathology. In Engineering the Future of Biomedecine, pp. 3697-3702. 2009.
• Adina E. Tutac, Daniel Racoceanu, Wee-Keng Leow, Henning Müller, Thomas Putti, Vladimir Cretu. Towards Translational Incremental Similarity-based Reasoning in Breast Cancer Grading . In Nico Karssemeijer; Maryellen L. Giger (ed.), SPIE Medical Imaging: Computer-Aided Diagnosis, 7260, pp. 1-12. 2009.
• A. E. Tutac, D. Racoceanu, T. Putti, W. Xiong, W. K. Leow and V. Cretu. Knowledge-Guided Semantic Indexing of Breast Cancer Histopathology Images. In Yonghong Peng & Yufeng Zhang (ed.), Biomedical Engineering and Informatics: New Development and the Future, 2, pp. 107-112. 2008.


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