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Viorel Ariton

Universitatea " Danubius" , Galati, Romania

Institution web page: http://univ-danubius.ro
Personal web page: http://www.univ-danubius.ro/public_html/ariton/index.html
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Born: 1953

Interests: neural networks, fuzzy logic, abduction, qualitative physics, conductive flow systems, bond graph, large scale systems, fault diagnosis, state diagnosis, new economy, e-business, business intelligence

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CURRICULUM VITAE
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PERSONAL INFORMATION

Name VIOREL ARITON
Address CONSTRUCTORILOR NO.20, BL.CS5, APP.32, 800352, GALATI, ROMANIA
Telephone +40 236 474992
Fax +40 236 460038
E-mail variton@univ-danubius.ro, variton@yahoo.com

Nationality Romanian

Date of birth 01 JULY 1953

WORK EXPERIENCE

• Dates (from - to) 2000-PRESENT
• Name and address of employer "Danubius" University, Lunca Siretului no. 3, 800416 Galati, Romania
• Type of business or sector Higher Education (undergraduate and postgraduate courses)
• Occupation or position held Associate Professor
• Main activities and responsibilities
Teaching activities in IT&C related subjects; scientific research in applied Artificial Intelligence and research in ICT education and qualification; administrative tasks (director - ODL Dept.).

• Dates (from - to) 1992-2000
• Name and address of employer "Dunarea de Jos" University, Domneasca no.47, Galati
• Type of business or sector Higher Education (undergraduate and postgraduate courses)
• Occupation or position held Associate Professor (previously: Lecturer)
• Main activities and responsibilities Teaching activities in Computer Science and Applied Information Technology; research on computer networks and applied Artificial Intelligence

• Dates (from - to) 1986 - 1992
• Name and address of employer Computer Centre of (ISPAT) SIDEX S.A. Galati, Siderurgiei Blvd. 1, Galati
• Type of business or sector Computers and applications in Metallurgical Industry and auxiliary services (energy distribution)
• Occupation or position held Project manager and System Engineer (previously: maintenance and troubleshooting engineer) for industrial computer systems in metallurgical processes and energy distribution
• Main activities and responsibilities Project management of the "Supervising and control system for the distribution of energy on SIDEX industrial platform", information systems design and implementation, computers maintenance and troubleshooting.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

• Dates (from - to) 1993-1999
• Name and type of organisation providing education and training "Dunarea de Jos" University from Galati, Romania
• Principal subjects/occupational
skills covered Artificial Intelligence, diagnosis and control, systems' modeling, software design and implementation of computational intelligence applications
• Title of qualification awarded PhD in Automation (based on computational intelligence techniques)
• Level in national classification
(if appropriate) Doctor

• Dates (from - to) 1986
• Name and type of organisation providing education and training "Dunarea de Jos" University from Galati, Romania
• Principal subjects/occupational
skills covered Postgraduate Study in Industrial Automation
• Title of qualification awarded Specialization in Computer control systems for industry
• Level in national classification
(if appropriate)Curs postuniversitar

• Dates (from - to) 1972-1977
• Name and type of organisation providing education and training Electronics Specialization of the Electrical Engineering Faculty, Technical University of Iasi, Romania.

• Principal subjects/occupational
skills covered Electronics, applied electronics in television and medicine,
• Title of qualification awarded Engineer in Electronics
• Level in national classification
(if appropriate) Inginer electronist

PERSONAL SKILLS
AND COMPETENCES
Acquired in the course of life and career but not necessarily covered by formal certificates and diplomas.

MOTHER TONGUE ROMANIAN

OTHER LANGUAGES

ENGLISH
• Reading skills excellent
• Writing skills good
• Verbal skills excellent
FRENCH
• Reading skills good
• Writing skills good
• Verbal skills good
GERMAN
• Reading skills good
• Writing skills basic
• Verbal skills basic

SOCIAL SKILLS
AND COMPETENCES
Living and working with other people, in multicultural environments, in positions where communication is important and situations where teamwork is essential (for example culture and sports), etc. Good communication skills in languages above, good team-working skills in research and administrative matters, creativity trained and proven through research and didactic mobilities in Germany, France, Austria, UK, and Spain:
• Working meetings in the frame of EUQuaSIT - Leonardo da Vinci II transnational project on "Qualification Strategies on ICT in Europe"
• Working visit for scientific co-operation with Oxford Computing Laboratory - University of Oxford UK, for Hybrid Artificial Intelligence
• Mobility stage in the frame of "Interactive Educational Communication System in Economics", CNFIS 202/1999 World Bank project (no. 41898/99), IUT Toulouse, France.
• Preparatory visit, in the frame of SOCRATES -ERASMUS program, to Catalunya University from Barcelona and to University from Malaga - Spain.
• Individual mobility TEMPUS IMG-97-RO-2036, Dortmund University, Germany (Computational Intelligence applied in Fault Diagnosis).
• Fellowship in the frame of the TEMPUS program, JEP 4684-93 DECOR, to Darmstadt University, Germany, for Computer Networks and Distributed Computing.
• Member of the "Danubius" University Senate
• Member of "Electrical Engineering" Faculty Advisory Board, "Dunarea de Jos" University
• Director of ODL Department of "Danubius" University
Good educational competences and skills acquired along the teaching activity, also good communication with young and old people acquired through participation to social events and happenings. Good sense of humor and optimistic spirit.

ORGANISATIONAL SKILLS
AND COMPETENCES
Coordination and administration of people, projects and budgets; at work, in voluntary work (for example culture and sports) and at home, etc. ORGANIZER OF WORKSHOPS AND WORKING MEETINGS AT "DANUBIUS" AND "DUNAREA DE JOS" UNIVERSITIES.
LEADING POSITION IN RESEARCH CONTRACTS AND RESERCH PROJECTS:
• Local project coordinator for the Leonardo da Vinci project "European qualification strategies in Information and Communications Technologies" www.euquasit.net
• Member in the advisory board of the World Bank project CNCSIS 202/99 (41898/99), Interactive Educational Communication System, connected to ARIADNE network (the first point of presence in the South Eastern Europe).
• Member in the team for the research grant 403/1999 from the CNCSU (National Council for the Scientific Research in Romanian Universities), Research on the neuro-fuzzy hybrid agents in a multiagent environment (agents for diagnosis).
• Project director for the research grant 7007/1997 from the CNCSU (National Council for the Scientific Research in Romanian Universities), poz. 28/264, Hybrid expert system for fault diagnosis in hydraulic installations
• Project director of the research grant 466/1996 from the MCT (Romanian Ministry for Research and Development), Fault diagnosis system for a rolling mill plant at GALFINBAND S.A. Galati, in the national competition ORIZONT 2000.
• Research fellow at the Microtechnology Institute from Bucharest, Romania, Laboratory of Fuzzy Systems and Neural Networks - 1994.
• Chairman of QTICT'02 International Conference, Galati, Romania, Oct. 2002.
• Chair of the "Computational Intelligence for Fault Diagnosis" section of the International KES 2003 Conference - Oxford United Kingdom, Sept. 2003
• Organizer of the 6-th Working meeting of the EUQuaSIT Leonardo da Vinci project, Galati, Romania, Aug. 2003
• Chair of the "Computational Intelligence for Fault Diagnosis" section of the International KES 2004 Conference - Wellington New Zealand, Sept, 2004

TECHNICAL SKILLS
AND COMPETENCES
With computers, specific kinds of equipment, machinery, etc. • EXCELLENT SKILLS IN COMPUTER OFFICE APPLICATIONS (ECDL INSTRUCTOR)
• COMPUTER PROGRAMMING (MATLAB, JAVA, C, PASCAL, VISUAL BASIC, HTML DATA BASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS PRODUCTS -FOXPRO, MS ACCESS)
• OFFICE AUTOMATION INSTRUMENTS HANDLING AND TROUBLESHOOTING
• ELECTRONIC DEVICES USE AND TROUBLESHOOTING
• VARIOUS MECHANICAL SKILLS

ARTISTIC SKILLS
AND COMPETENCES
Music, writing, design, etc. • 5 YEARS ATTENDING THE MUSIC SCHOOL, PLAYING VIOLIN (1960-1968)
• GUITAR PLAYER (FROM 1969), MEMBER OF THE ADONIS STUDENTS' BAND OF THE POLITECHNICAL INSTITUTE OF IASI, ROMANIA (1973-1977).

OTHER SKILLS
AND COMPETENCES
Competences not mentioned above. PUBLICATIONS:
• 7 books in Romanian publishing houses, 3 book-chapters in international publishing houses (2 Springer Verlag, 1 Romanian Academy Publ. House)
• 58 scientific articles: 4 in ISI listed journals , 20 in international conferences, 21 in national journals and conferences, 13 research reports.
• 3 INNOVATION CERTIFICATES
REGULAR REVIIWER OF INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS
• International Journal of Knowledge-Based Intelligent Engineering Systems - IOS Press
• International Journal of Fuzzy and Intelligent Systems - IOS Press
• Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing - USA, KLUWER Academic Publishers

DRIVING LICENCE(S) Yes

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION • PROF. JUAN CARLOS MARTINEZ COLL - coll@uma.es, DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL LAW, ECONOMICS AND PHILOSOPHY OF LAW), UNIVERSIDAD DE MÁLAGA, SPAIN,
• PROF. JENNY COLLYER - j.collyer@londonmet.ac.uk, SUBJECT AREA LEADER , DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTING, COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY AND MATHEMATICS, LODON METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY, UK
• PROF. A.WILLI PETERSEN - awpetersen@biat.uni-flensburg.de, BERUFSBILDUNGSINSTITUT
ARBEIT UND TECHNIK UNIVERSITÄT FLENSBURG, GERMANY
• PROF. VASILE PALADE - Vasile.Palade@comlab.ox.ac.uk, OXFORD COMPUTING LABORATORY, UN IVERSITY OF OXFORD, UK
• PROF. MIRCEA NEGOITA - Mircea.Negoita@weltec.ac.nz, SCHOOL OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, WELLINGTON INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, NEW ZEALAND
• PROF. SEVERIN BUMBARU - Severin.Bmbaru@ugal.ro, COMPUTER SCIENCE DEPT. "DUNAREA DE JOS" UNIVESITY, GALATI, ROMANIA
• PROF. BENONE PUSCA - bpusca@univ-danubius.ro, "DANUBIUS" UNIVESITY, GALATI, ROMANIA


ANNEXES LIST OF PUBLICATIONS AND SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITY


Selected publications:
• Viorel Ariton and Doinita Ariton. Neural Network Models for Abduction Problems Solving. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 4692/2007, pp. 52-59, 2007.
• Viorel Ariton. Soft computing models in the fault diagnosis of conductive flow systems. In Palade, Vasile; Bocaniala, Cosmin Danut; Jain, Lakhmi C. (Eds. ) (eds.), Computational Intelligence in Fault Diagnosis - Series: Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing, 2006, XVIII, 362 p., 154 illus., Hardcover, p. chapter 8. Springer London, 2006.
• Viorel Ariton. Semi-qualitative Encoding of Manifestations at Faults in Conductive Flow Systems. Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems - Lecture Notes in Computer Science, LNCS 4252/2006, pp. 569-578, 2006.
• Ariton Viorel. Handling Qualitative Aspects of Human Knowledge in Diagnosis. Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, Volume 16, Number 6, pp. 615-634, 2005.
• Viorel Ariton, Vasile Palade. Human-like fault diagnosis using a neural network implementation of plausibility and relevance. Neural Computing & Applications, Volume 14, Number 2, pp. 149 - 165, 2005.
• Ariton V. . Comparison and evaluation of ICT qualifications in Europe. In A. Willi Petersen, Carsten Wehmeyer (eds.), EUQuaSIT European Qualification Strategies in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) - Recommendations on European ICT Qualifications (Final Project Report 2004), pp. 56-69. biat - Universität Flensburg, 2004.
• Viorel Ariton. Handling Qualitative Aspects of Human Knowledge in Diagnosis. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 3214, pp. 382-388, 2004.
• Viorel Ariton. Deep and Shallow Knowledge in Fault Diagnosis. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2773, pp. 748 - 755, 2003.
• Ariton V., Ariton D. . A General Approach for Diagnostic Problems Solving by Abduction. In 4th IFAC Symposium on Fault Detection Supervision and Safety, Budapest, 14-16. June 2000, Vol.2, pp. 446-451. 2000.
• Ariton V., Negoita M., Bumbaru S. . A fuzzy-neuro architecture for modular fault isolation on complex systems in industry. In International Conference on Neural Information Processing (ICONIP' 99), Perth, Australia, 1999, pp. 765-770. 1999.
• Palade V., Ariton V., Negoita M. . Genetic algorithm optimization of knowledge extraction from neural networks. In International Conference on Neural Information Processing ICONIP' 99, pp. 752-758. 1999.
• Ariton V., Palade V., Popescu F. . Cased-based fault detection - a method for parallel processing. In IFAC - Workshop MIM ' 97, Vienna, Feb. 1997, pp. 485-490. 1997.
• Negoita M., Ariton V. . Fuzzy Neuro Approaches and Applications. " IEEE International Conference on Automation and Industrial Informatics" OPTIM ' 94, Brasov, Romania, May 12-20, 1994, vol. 4, pp. 335-340, 1994.
• Negoita M., Ariton V., Fagarasanu F., Agapie A. . The fusion of Fuzzy Logic and Neural Networks - applictions in fault diagnosis systems. In FSTA- 2nd International Conference on Fuzzy Sets Theory and its Applications, Liptowski Mikulas, The Slovak Rep. Jan. 31-Feb. 4, 1994, abstracts, pp. 37-38. 1994.


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