Among the 43 state higher education
institutions in Romania, "Gh.
Asachi" Technical University of Iasi has the oldest tradition
in engineering education. Besides, it is the second in size among the
technical universities of Romania. It has over 1200 teaching staff and
researchers who provide training for more than 11000 students within 10
faculties. Our university offers 5 year programs awarding the degree of
"Engineer" (Eng.), as well as postgraduate programs awarding
the degrees of Master (M.Sc.) and Ph.D.
The Faculty of Electronics
and Telecommunications was set up in the academic year 1990-1991,
and is currently being attended by about 1000 students. Specialized education
in the field of Electronics started in Iasi with the setting up of the
School of Electricity at the "Al. I. Cuza" University, in 1911.
After the establishment of the Polytechnic Institute in Iasi in 1937,
topics of Electronics were taught as part of the courses on Radio-techniques,
Techniques of Weak Currents and Industrial Electronics. Beginning with
the academic year 1971-1972, the Department of Applied Electronics was
included in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, and in 1975 it became
the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications. Since 1990 it became
one of the ten faculties of the Technical University "Gh. Asachi"
The group of Signals, Circuits and Systems (SCS) is part of the
Department of Fundamentals of Electronics of the Faculty of Electronics
and Telecommunications. The group consists of 2 professors, one associate
professor, 2 lecturers and 3 teaching assistants. Since 1995 our group
coordinates a master program
in analog and digital signal processing. Moreover, 11 PhD students are
preparing their theses under the coordination of professor Liviu Goras.
In the last years the group has been involved in basic research in the
domain of nonlinear circuits and systems and nonlinear signal processing,
Cellular Neural Networks (CNN's), analog and discrete recurrent neural
networks, synchronization in chaotic systems and, recently, in analog
filter design. It also organized various scientific meetings as part of
the Romanian IEEE Chapter of Circuits and Systems.
Since 1993, the SCS group organizes the biannual International
Symposium on Signals, Circuits, and Systems, in cooperation with the
Circuits and Systems chapter of IEEE Romania Section. The technical program
of the symposium has been organized with the help of researchers from
IMT Neuchatel, Switzerland, among which Michael Ansorge (principal assistant)
has been member of the organizing committee since the edition of 1997.