Honorary Member, NEW ZEELAND
Date and place of birth: 21 April 1952, Galaţi, Romania
Nationality: New Zealander and Romanian.
Professor (Personal Chair in Computer Science), Computer Science Department, University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ, since April 1994.
Education: 1976–1977: Graduate Studies in Computer Science and Mathematics, Bucharest University, Romania, Degree: Ph.D. in Computer Science (1977). Ph.D.Thesis: Categorical Methods in Computation Theory, Supervisor: Acad. S. Marcus
1971–1975: Undergraduate Studies in Computer Science and Mathematics, Bucharest University, Romania. Degrees: B.Sc.(Hons) in Computer Science and Mathematics (1975). Computer Science Thesis: Man-Computer Communication; Mathematics Thesis: Contextual Metrics, Supervisor: Acad. S. Marcus
1967–1971: High–school Studies National College Vasile Alecsandri, Galaţi, Romania.
Areas of expertise: Mathematical Expertise: Algorithmic information theory, quantum computing, discrete and constructive mathematics, mathematical logic, computation theory, complexity theory, automata and formal language theory, topology, coding and information theory, measure theory, algebra, probability theory, dynamical systems, philosophy and history of mathematics.
Computer skills: Mathematics, HTML, LATEX, X–windows, computer architectures (conventional: PC, Mac, UNIX; unconventional: quantum, DNA, reversible), data communication, computer security, electronic publishing, social implications of computing, history and philosophy of computing.
Experience – Academic positions: 1. Professor (Personal Chair in Computer Science), Computer Science Department, University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ, since April 1994. 2. Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Ovidius University of Constanţa, [2000-2004]. 3. Associate Professor (May 1993-March 1994), lecturer (December 1992- May 1993), Computer Science Department, University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ. 4. Professor (Feb.1994-Sept.2000), Associate Professor (Feb.1991-Feb.1994), Senior Lecturer (Sept.1983-Feb.1991), Assistant Professor (Sept.1981-Sept.1983), Associate Assistant Professor (Sept.1975-Sept.1981), Department of Foundations Computer of Science, Faculty of Mathematics, Bucharest University, Romania. 5. Mathematics and Computer Science Teacher, School for Computer Science, Bucharest, (Sept. 1975-Oct. 1978).
Research positions: 1. Research Associate and Member of the Council, The Centre for Logic and Informatics Bucharest, since May 2001. 2. Research Associate, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ, since November 1999. 3. Associate Member of the International Solvay Institutes, Brussels Free University, Brussels, Belgium, since June 1998. 4. Director, Centre for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science, University of Auckland, NZ, since January 1998; co-director (May 1995-December 1997). 5. Head of the Symbolic Computation Division, Bucharest University, from November 1991 to December 1994. 6. Senior Researcher and Scientific Secretary, Committee on Prospective Studies, Romanian Academy, Bucharest, [April 1989-Sept.1992]. 7. Mathematics Researcher, Department of Mathematics, INCREST, Bucharest, Romania, [Sept.1984-Feb.1985]. 8. Senior Computer Scientist, Department of Compiler Design, Research Institute for Computer Technique, Bucharest and Cluj, Romania [Sept.1981-July1982]. 9. Senior Researcher, Project on Goals, Processes and Indicators of Development (GPID), United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan [Nov.1978-Dec.1983].
Visiting positions: School of Computer Science and Software Engineering, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, May–June 2004; Rovira i Virgili University, Tarragona, Spain, September–December 2003; Second International Ph.D. School in Formal Languages and Applications, Rovira i Virgili University, Tarragona, Spain, 2003; Centro de Modelamiento Matemático, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile, August, 2003; Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France, June–August, 2003; First International Ph.D. School in Formal Languages and Applications, Rovira i Virgili University, Tarragona, Spain, 2002; Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, June, 2000; Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, September–December, 1999; Institut für Theoretische Physik, Technischen Universität Wien, Austria, June, 1994, and May–June, 1999; Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, USA, April, 1999; Department of Computer Science, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada, Fall 1992, October-November 1993, and February-March, 1999; Department of Mathematics, University of Chicago, Chicago, USA, February, 1999; International Solvay Institutes, Brussels Free University, Brussels, Belgium, June 1998; Danish Mindship Foundation, Copenhagen, Denmark, June–July, 1996; Department of Mathematics, Turku University, Turku, Finland, April–May 1995.