Mihai Dascalu was head of class in 2009 (i.e., GPA 10/10; ranked 1st across specialization and university) at University Politehnica of Bucharest (UPB) and holds a double PhD with the highest distinctions in Computer Science (Excellent, UPB) and Educational Sciences (Très Honorable avec Felicitations, University Grenoble Alpes, France), with his thesis published as book in Springer, Studies in Computational Intelligence. He has extensive experience in national and international research projects (POC D HUB-TECH, POC G NETIO, H2020 RAGE, ERASMUS+ ENeA-SEA, FP7 LTfLL, FP7 ERRIC and CNCSIS K-TEAMS) with more than 200 published papers, including 25 articles at top-tier conferences (AAAI, ITS, CogSci, AIED, CSCL), 70 papers indexed ISI at renowned international conferences (ICALT, EC-TEL, ICWL, ISPDC, AIMSA), and 10 Q1 journal papers (ijCSCL, Elsevier Computers in Human Behavior, Behavior Research Methods, Computers & Education).
Currently Mihai is a full professor at UPB, responsible for the courses of Object Oriented Programming, Semantic Web Applications, and Data Mining and Data Warehousing. Complementary to his competencies in NLP, technology-enhanced learning (TEL) and discourse analysis, Mihai holds a multitude of professional certifications (e.g. PMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-ACP, CBAP, CISA, C|EH and CISSP) and extensive experience on strategic projects on non-refundable funds (EU, WB, USTDA). Moreover, Mihai has received the distinction “IN TEMPORE OPPORTUNO” in 2013 as the most promising young researcher in UPB, has obtained a Senior Fulbright scholarship in 2015, has become a Fulbright Ambassador since 2018, and holds the US patent # 9734144 B2 ” Three-Dimensional Latent Semantic Analysis”. Mihai is also a corresponding member of the Academy of Romanian Scientists.