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Written on March 29, 2018.



Evenimente (lista completă):

O selecție:

1. ICCCC2018 - 7th International Conference on Computers Communications and Control

Descriere: Conferință internațională organizată de Universitatea Agora. Au confirmat ferm peste 60 de participanți din peste 20 de țări.

Parteneri: Cercetare Dezvoltare Agora; Academia Română;  IEEE –Regiunea 8

Perioada: 08.05.2018-12.05.2018.

2. ”100 Romanian Theoretical Computer Scientists”

Descriere: Lansarea volumului, cu același titlu, publicat în Ed. Academiei Române, și distribuirea gratuită pentru participanții la ICCCC2018.

Parteneri: Academia Română (Acad. Gheorghe Păun, Acad. Florin Gheorghe Filip), Academia de Științe a Moldovei (Acad. Svetlana Cojocaru)

Data: 09.05.2018.

3. „ International Journal of Computers Communications & Control: The Brand of Agora University”

Descriere: Prezentarea în cadrul ICCCC2018 a  revistei editate de Universitatea Agora (cu factor de impact 1,374).

Parteneri: Academia Română (Acad. Florin Gheorghe Filip, Acad. Gheorghe Păun)

Data: 09.05.2018.

4. ”100 de ore cu matematicieni și informaticieni români, din diaspora, în Agora orădeană”

Descriere: Invitați la ICCCC2018: Alfred Marcel Bruckstein (Israel); Barnabas Bede (SUA); Valeriu Beiu (UAE)

Perioada: 08.05.2018-13.05.2018

5.  ”100 de minute prin Oradea” (Beautiful Oradea)

Descriere: Turul municipiul Oradea (cu participanții la ICCCC2018)

Data: 09.05.2018.

6. “Beautiful Romania”

Descriere: Excursie participanții la ICCCC2018 (din 20 de țări) la Salina Turda și pe Valea Arieșului

Data: 11.05.2018.

7. “Moment 100 la BACStud2018”

Descriere: În cadrul Simpozionul Internaţional ”Brainstorming în Agora Cercurilor Studențești”, BACStud2018, Ediția a IV-a desfăşurat în perioada 18-20 octombrie 2018 la Universitatea Agora din Municipiul Oradea - redistribuirea a 100 de participanţi la simpozion pe reperele lui "100", apoi realizarea unei hore pe ritmuri de muzică populară şi a unei tombole cu produse handmade cu şi pentru cei 100 de participanţi.

Data: 19.10.2018.

Prof. Alfred M. BRUCKSTEIN, PhD at Stanford University

Written on March 23, 2018.

Prof. Alfred M. BRUCKSTEIN, PhD at Stanford University

Professor Alfred M. Bruckstein : Doctor Honoris Causa of Agora University

A brief CV

Alfred M. Bruckstein, born in Sighetu Marmatiei – Maramures, Transylvania, Romania, in 1954,  received his BSc and MSc degrees at the Technion, Haifa, in 1976 and 1980, respectively and then earned a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering in Stanford University, California in 1984, his advisor being Professor Thomas Kailath.  

From October 1984 he has been with the Technion, where he now holds of the Ollendorff Chair in Science, in the Computer Science Department.  His research interests are in Ants and Swarm Robotics, Signal and Image Processing, Image Analysis and Synthesis, Pattern Recognition, and various aspects of Applied Geometry. Professor Bruckstein authored and co-authored over one hundred and fifty journal papers in the fields of interest mentioned.

Professor Bruckstein held visiting positions at MIT, Groningen University in Holland, Stanford University, and TsingHua University in Beijing, China, Evry University and at CEREMADE, Dauphine University in Paris, France,  and was a visiting Member of Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories at Murray Hill, from 1987 to 2000, working with Dr. Arun Netravali and several colleagues there on Image Processing and Computer Vision topics. Since 2009 he is also a Visiting Professor at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, at the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences.

From 2002 till 2005 he served as the Dean of Technion’s Graduate School, and from 2006-2011 as the Head of Technion’s Excellence Program for Undergraduate Studies.

Professor Bruckstein is a member of the AMS, and MAA, and is a SIAM Fellow for contributions to Signal Processing, Image Analysis, and Ant Robotics, and received SIAM’s 2014 SIAG-Imaging Science Prize (with David Donoho and Michael Elad, for the paper “From Sparse Solutions of Systems of Equations to Sparse Modeling of Signals and Images”).

Professor Bruckstein is happily married to Rita and they have one son, Ariel, with whom they wrote and illustrated a bestiary of imaginary animals of Ariel’s invention called “The Knocktopus and His Friends”, published by Panopticum Press in 2013.  He also illustrated several books, most of them published by his late father Ludovic Bruckstein, in Romanian, Hebrew and French, and a collection of humorous verse  in Hebrew, by Professor Irad Yavne, entitled ”Comical Relief”, describing Academic Life in general, and at the Technion, in particular.

In 1993, Professor Bruckstein published a paper titled “Why the Ant Trails Look So Straight and Nice” in “The Mathematical Intelligencer” Journal (Vol 15/2, pp.59-62), introducing a chain-pursuit model for the process of ant-trail optimization based on a simple rule of local interactions between consecutive agents in the chain. The paper was reviewed in Science (USA), The New Scientist (England), Resonance (India), and many other popular scientific publications world-wide and was selected as a Top Story in Mathematics, in a Special Issue “The Year 1993 in Science” of the Journal Discover (USA).  This paper subsequently led to a series of research theses and papers examining various examples of local interactions betweens simple agents leading to emergent global behaviours in swarms. Professor Bruckstein’s work in this field, which by now has resulted in five PhD Dissertations and seven MSc Theses at the Technion by a distinguished group of students under his guidance, made a notable impact in the field of Ant-Robotics and Multi-Agent Systems.

Professor Bruckstein’s work in other areas of  research include contributions to Modeling of Neural Coding using Stochastic Point Processes, to Estimation and Scattering Theory in Signal Processing, to Sparse and Holographic Signal Representations,  to Variational Models in Image Processing and Low-Level Machine Vision, to Pattern Recognition and Fiducial Design Methodologies, to Shape Analysis and Probing in Computer Vision and Robotics, and to Digital, Discretized and Applied Geometry Topics.  His research in these areas, carried out over the past thirty years jointly with an outstanding group of students doing PhD and MSc Theses under his academic supervision, and with several Post-Docs, Visitors and Collaborators from several Universities and from Bell Laboratories, led over the years to significant and seminal research papers published in leading venues world-wide, and a total of thirteen PhD Theses and about fifty MSc Theses so far.

Among Professor Bruckstein’s students, visitors and post-Docs over the years, one finds world-famous, and top-class  researchers like Professor Michael Lindenbaum (Technion,Israel), Professor Nahum Kiryati (TelAvivU, Israel), Professor Ron Kimmel (Technion, Israel), Professor Guillermo Sapiro (DukeU, USA), Professor Polina Golland (MIT, USA), Professor Guy Lebanon (Georgia Tech/Netflix, USA), Professor Ilan Shimshoni (Haifa U, Israel), Professor Miki Elad (Technion, Israel), Dr. Doron Shaked (HP Research, GE Research, Israel), Dr Amir Arnon (IBMResearch, USA) Dr. Israel Wagner  (IBM Research, Israel),  Dr. Yaniv Altshuler(ENDOR/MIT, USA), Dr. Noam Gordon (CamTek, Israel), Dr Ychin Pnueli (Google,Israel) , Dr Yotam Elor (Final, Israel), Dr. Eli Osherovich (Amazon Research, Israel), Dr Vladimir Yanovski (UToronto, Canada), Dr Tal Nir  (HiTech, Israel), Dr Ruth Onn (HiTech, Israel), Dr. Rotem Manor (HiTech, Israel), Dr Wang Yu (HiTech, Singapore), Dr Daniel Vainshencher (PrincetonU, USA) and many further outstanding Scientists and Engineers, making significant contributions to HiTech, in Israel and world-wide. 

Professor Alfred M. Bruckstein  have over 21,000 citations in Google Scholar.

Professor A.M. Bruckstein is a member in Editorial Board of 

International Journal of Computers Communications & Control edited by Agora University (IF=1.374).

Also he is a keynote speaker at IEEE-ICCCC2018.

On May 9, 2018,  Prof. Alfred Bruckstein will be awarded, in an official ceremony, with the best honorary title of Agora University: Doctor Honoris Causa.


on the occasion of awarding the title

Doctor Honoris Causa

to Professor Alfred M. Bruckstein


Acad. Florin Gheorghe Filip, Romanian Academy, Romania.


1.Prof. Misu-Jan Manolescu, Agora University of Oradea, Romania.

2.     Prof. Razvan Andonie, Central Washington University, USA.

3.     Prof. Felisa Cordova, University Finis Terra, Chile.

4.     Prof. Barnabas Bede, DigiPen Institute of Technology, USA.

5.     Prof. Yezid Donoso, University de los Andes, Colombia.

*Note. The Commission has been nominated by Rector Decision No. 420/12.01.2018 based on approval of Agora University Senate.

Discover SWUFE 2018

Written on Jan. 4, 2018.

Discover SWUFE 2018

Dear colleagues,

We wish you all a happy and prosperous new year for 2018!With increasing successes in past six years, we’re delighted once again to welcome you and your students to participate in 2018 Discover SWUFE International Summer School themed as New Era of Economic Globalization scheduled from July 1st to July 14th, 2018 in Chengdu, China!The Discover SWUFE International Summer School is a two-week-long, credits-conferring, English-taught summer program focusing on Business Learning and Culture Experience in China.

The program fee is WAIVED especially for our partner universities!We give two fee-waived places to each partner university of SWUFE (with signed agreements):

In 2018 a targeted program of focused academic content will be complementing the rich cultural exchange experiences. Students will be evaluated and certificated based on their contributions and performance within the academic, helping recognize the importance of the academic exchange within their personal academic development.Why to join the Discover SWUFE International Summer School?

An opportunity to visit Chengdu, one of China’s most rapidly expanding cities and host for the Summer School;
A comprehensive 2-week program immersing students in business education in China context with corporate experience;
A variety of curricular and cultural activities featuring lectures, workshop, company visits, sightseeing, cultural night and social events;

A diverse student body of the brightest young talents from the leading universities across continents;

A Certificate from SWUFE and 2 credits to serve as a permanent record for your academic achievements and active engagement during this memorable experience.

For your reference, the following documents are attached to this email. They can be also downloaded via the website under the Application section:

1. 2018 Discover SWUFE International Summer School Brochure

2. 2018 Discover SWUFE International Summer School Syllabus

3. Discover SWUFE Online Application Guideline We would appreciate if you could deliver the information to your undergraduate or graduate students, via email or website posting, thus attaching the texts and logo as well for your use where you see appropriate.

Please send us a list of nominates by March 31th and direct the students to complete application on-line at by April 30th, 2018.
The nomination serves as a strong supportive application material for your university's applicants. 
If you are interested in sending a group of over 4 students, please contact me for further information.

We warmly welcome your students to join the 2018 Discover SWUFE International Summer School! If you have any question, please feel free to contact

Many thanks and best wishes!

Zhenzhen Xie |Program Manager

Office of International Exchange and Cooperation | Southwestern University of Finance & Economics

A: 555 Liutai Avenue, Wenjiang, Chengdu, P.R. China | 611130

T: +86 28 8709 2553 | E: |W:
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