Alexandru TOPÎRCEANU was born on October 26 1987 in Timisoara, where I live to this day. I followed the German school Nikolaus Lenau (from Kindergarten to highschool), and then started my studies at the Politehnica University Timisoara (UPT). There, I finished my bachelor in 2010 in computer science, and followed a master in software engineering at the Faculty of Automation and Computers.
Currently I occupy the position of Phd student at the Department of Computer and Software Engineering, UPT, and teaching assistant in the same department. My thesis, which was started in 2012, is entitled “Structural and Behavioral Analysis and Modeling of the Society” and deals with the topics of social networks analysis, network topologies, opinion diffusion, and computer simulation.
My professional activity includes participation at programming contest, like “Noi Info”, where I won 4th and 2nd places in game development; 1st national and 5th international prize at the “Solar Schools” inventics competition. Also, I participated and won, or ranked very good, in many competitions as a student (CEC, iTEC, ACM, BitDefender), and one mentionable accomplishment is the ranking in the world’s top 6 at the Microsoft Imagine Cup competition in Poland 2010.
He worked as a Java software engineer at Continental Automotive for 1 year, and am currently a research member of the ACSA group in UPT, and the Morpheus team, dealing with complex networks and network medicine topics. I teach Android development, Codesign, Computer Organization and Algorithms Design at the Romanian and English sections in the Department of Computer and Software Engineering.