Department of
Automatic Control and Systems Engineering

Română (Romanian)

Associate Professor, PhD Monica PĂTRAȘCU

Associate Professor

Email:monica dot patrascu at upb dot ro

Office:ED 207


Monica Patrascu has studied control engineering at the Faculty of Automatic Control and Computers, Politehnica University of Bucharest, where she received M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in 2009 and 2012. The latter had a dissertation on Advanced Techniques for Seismic Vibration Control.

Research interests include intelligent control systems, evolutionary computing, large scale systems, heuristic optimization, emergent systems, complex systems.

Some master's research themes and undergrad diploma projects include: Emergency situation management using multi-agent systems, Modelling of behaviour scenarios for emergency response situations, Heuristic optimization of seismic vibration control algorithms.


Complex Systems Laboratory

IEEE Senior Member

Research grants

*2016 Evolutionary Algorithms for Intelligent Route Generation for Emergency Vehicles in Urban Traffic, 05/26.09.2016 (EvoIR) won under the "Excellence Research Grants" Program, UPB – GEX. Identifier: UPB–EXCELENTA–2016. This project deals with research in Evolutionary Computing applied to Control Systems Engineering, by using evolutionary algorithms to generate routes for emergency vehicles. The main challenge is providing responses in a continuously evolving environment within a prescribed time frame, while using limited resources and information that is often incomplete or uncertain.



* Patrascu M. 2018 - Design of Semi-active Seismic Vibration Controllers using Fuzzy Logic and Evolutionary Optimization , Soft-Computing-Based Nonlinear Control Systems Design (Eds. U.P.Singh, A.Tiwari, R.K.Singh), Series Advances in Computer and Electrical Engineering (ACEE), pp. 18-43, IGI Global,
* Ionescu T.C., Patrascu M. 2018 - Control Systems for Time Delay Processes, Politehnica Press, Bucharest
* Badescu V., Baracu T., Avram R., Grigore R., Patrascu M. 2018 - On the design and optimization of constructal networks of heat exchangers by considering entropy generation minimization and thermoeconomics, Proceedings of the Romanian Academy Series A, vol. 19, special issue, pp. 273–278.
* Patrascu M., Baracu T., Badescu V., Birsan M-V., Teodosiu C., Degeratu M., Avram E.R., Udrea M., Calancea L., Mesteru C. 2018 - Modeling air leakage in buildings caused by the cyclic variation of the atmospheric pressure, Building Services Engineering Research and Technology, vol. 39, is. 4, pp. 430-462,
* Patrascu M., Ionescu T.C., Stoican F. 2018 - Control Systems for Mobile Robots, Politehnica Press, Bucharest


* Marica I., Patrascu M. 2017 - A Geno-Neural Approach to Data Fusion for Fixed Infrared Sensor Arrays, 16th RoEduNet International Conference - Networking in Education and Research, RoEduNet NER'17, Targu-Mures, Romania, 10.1109/ROEDUNET.2017.8123751
* Barbulescu V., Marica I., Gheorghe V., Nistor M., Patrascu M. 2017 - Encoder-based Path Tracking with Adaptive Cascaded Control for a Three Omni-wheel Robot, 16th RoEduNet International Conference - Networking in Education and Research, RoEduNet NER'17, Targu-Mures, Romania, 10.1109/ROEDUNET.2017.8123752
* Patrascu M., Patrascu A., Beres I. 2017 - An Immune Evolution Mechanism for the Study of Stress Factors in Supervised and Controlled Systems, IEEE Conference on Evolving and Adaptive Intelligent Systems, EAIS 2017, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 10.1109/EAIS.2017.7954823
* Constantinescu V., Patrascu M. 2017 - Route Encoding in Evolutionary Control Systems for Emergency Vehicles, 15th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems Telecommunications ITST-2017, Warsaw, Poland, 10.1109/ITST.2017.7972216
* Patrascu M., Ion A. 2017 - Self-adaptation in Genetic Algorithms for Control Engineering: the Case of Time Delay Systems, 21th International Conference on Control Systems and Computer Science, CSCS21, Bucharest, Romania, 10.1109/CSCS.2017.10
* Baracu T., Badescu V., Teodosiuc C., Degeratu M., Patrascu M., Streche C. 2017 - Consideration of a new extended power law of air infiltration through the building’s envelope providing estimations of the leakage area, Energy and Buildings, vol. 149, pp. 400-423, , 10.1016/j.enbuild.2017.04.055


* Patrascu A., Ungureanu A., Patrascu M., Dragoicea M., Hantiu I. 2016 - MOTION-AE: an Intelligent Mobile Application for Aerobic Endurance Training, International Journal of Artificial Intelligence, vol. 14, is. 2, pp. 42-59
* Patrascu M., Constantinescu V., Ion A. 2016 - Controlling Emergency Vehicles in Urban Traffic with Genetic Algorithms, 9th Eurosim Congress on Modelling and Simulation, EUROSIM 2016, 12 - 16 September 2016, Oulu Finland
* Stoican C., Popescu DC., Patrascu M. 2016 - Development of a Data Acquisition and Command Board for the Control of a Didactic 3D Crane System, 15th RoEduNet International Conference - Networking in Education and Research, RoEduNet NER'16, Bucuresti, Romania, 10.1109/RoEduNet.2016.7753239
* Ion A., Patrascu M. 2016 - Agent Based Modelling of Smart Structures: The Challenges of a New Research Domain, Modeling and Simulation Techniques in Structural Engineering, Series Advances in Civil and Industrial Engineering (ACIE), pp. 38-60, IGI Global,
* Patrascu M., Ion A. 2016 - Evolutionary Modeling of Industrial Plants and Design of PID Controllers. Case Studies and Practical Applications, Nature-Inspired Computing for Control Systems, Series Studies in Systems, Decision and Control, vol. 40, pp. 73-119, Springer,
* Ion A., Constantinescu V., Patrascu M., Dragoicea M. 2016 - A Scalable Agent Based Model for Building Security Simulation, International Journal of Artificial Intelligence, vol. 14, is. 1, pp. 94-111
* Ion A., Berceanu C., Patrascu M. 2016 - Applying agent based simulation to the design of traffic control systems with respect to real-world urban complexity, Multi-Agent Systems and Agreement Technologies, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 9571, pp. 395-409, Springer,


* Patrascu M., Ion A., Constantinescu V. 2015 - Agent Based Simulation Applied to the Design of Control Systems for Emergency Vehicles Access, 14th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems Telecommunications ITST-2015, Copenhagen, Denmark, pp. 50-54,
* Ion A., Patrascu M., Constantinescu V. 2015 - Genetic Decision Mechanism for Reasoning and Behaviour Generation in Adaptive Intelligent Agents, IEEE Evolving and Adaptive Intelligent Systems EAIS 15, Douai, France, pp. 1-8,
* Dragoicea M., Cunha J.F., Patrascu M. 2015 - Self-organising socio-technical description in service systems for supporting smart user decisions in public transport, Expert Systems with Applications, vol. 42, is. 17–18, pp. 6329–6341,
* Ion A., Constantinescu V., Patrascu M. 2015 - An Agent Based Simulation Model Applied to Emergency Vehicles in High Traffic Urban Environments, 2nd Annual Global Online Conference on Information and Computer Technology GOCICT 2015, Louisville, USA, pp. 104-108
* Calciu I., Vasilescu L.M., Draghici A., Rosner D., Patrascu M. 2015 - Three Omni-wheel Ballbot Optimum Implementation, 14th RoEduNet International Conference - Networking in Education and Research, RoEduNet NER'15, Craiova, Romania, pp. 223-227,
* Dragoicea M., Chera C., Patrascu M. 2015 - Value Co-Creation In A Virtual Smart Building Service Enterprise For Energy Efficiency And Economic Sustainability, Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, vol. 14, no. 5, Pages 1183-1194
* Patrascu M., Ion A. 2015 - Seismic Vibration Control with Semi-active Dampers (book, in Romanian), Matrix Rom, Bucuresti, ISBN 978-606-250-151-8
* Patrascu M. 2015 - Genetically enhanced modal controller design for seismic vibration in nonlinear multi-damper configuration, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part I: Journal of Systems and Control Engineering, vol. 229, is. 2, pp. 158-168,
* Patrascu A., Patrascu M., Hantiu I., Vaidahazan R.C. 2015 - Intelligent decision making tool for aiding the setting of optimal intensity in aerobic endurance training, Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai Educatio Artis Gymnasticae, vol. LX, is. 1, pp. 21-28


* Patrascu M., Stancu A.F., Pop F. 2014 - HELGA: a heterogeneous encoding lifelike genetic algorithm for population evolution modeling and simulation, Soft Computing, vol.18, is. 12, pp. 2565-2576,
* Patrascu M., Dragoicea M., Ion A. 2014 - Emergent Intelligence in Agents: A Scalable Architecture for Smart Cities, Proc. of the International Conference on System Theory, Control and Computing ICSTCC 2014, Sinaia, Romania, pp.181-186,
* Dragoicea M., Patrascu M., Serea G.A. 2014 - Real Time Agent Based Simulation for Smart City Emergency Protocols, In Proc. of the International Conference on System Theory, Control and Computing ICSTCC 2014, Sinaia, Romania, pp. 187-192,
* Patrascu A., Patrascu M., Hantiu I. 2014 - Nonlinear Fuzzy Control of Human Heart Rate During Aerobic Endurance Training with Respect to Significant Model Variations, In Proc. of the International Conference on System Theory, Control and Computing ICSTCC 2014, Sinaia, Romania, pp. 311-316,
* Patrascu M., Dragoicea M. 2014 - Integrating Services and Agents for Control and Monitoring: Managing Emergencies in Smart Buildings. Service Orientation in Holonic and Multi-Agent Manufacturing and Robotics, Studies in Computational Intelligence, vol. 544, pp. 209-224, Springer International Publishing,


* Dragoicea M., Bucur L., Patrascu M. 2013 - A Service Oriented Simulation Architecture for Intelligent Building Management, Exploring Services Science, Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, LNBIP 143, pp. 14-28, Springer Berlin Heidelberg,


* Patrascu M., Dumitrache I. 2012 - Hybrid Geno-Fuzzy Controller For Seismic Vibration Control, Proceedings of the UKACC International Conference on Control 2012, Cardiff, United Kingdom, ISBN 978-1-4673-1560-9, pp. 52-57,
* Patrascu M., Dumitrache I., Patrut P. 2012 - A comparative study for advanced seismic vibration control algorithms, UPB Scientific Bulletin, Series C: Electrical Engineering, vol. 74, is. 4, pp. 3-16
* Hanchevici A.B., Patrascu M., Dumitrache I. 2012 - A Hybrid PID-Fuzzy Control for Linear SISO Systems with Variant Communication Delays, Advances in Fuzzy Systems, Special Issue on Fuzzy Functions, Relations, and Fuzzy Transforms,
* Dragoicea M., Patrascu M., Bucur L. 2012 - Service Orientation For Intelligent Building Management: an IOT and IOS Perspective. UNITE 2nd Doctoral Symposium, R & D in Future Internet and Enterprise Interoperability, 11-12 October 2012, Sofia, Bulgaria, pp. 79-86


* Buiu C., Arsene O., Cipu C., Patrascu M. 2011 - A software tool for modeling and simulation of numerical P systems, BioSystems, vol. 103, is. 3, pp. 442-447,
* Patrascu M., Hanchevici A.B., Dumitrache I. 2011 – Tuning of PID Controllers for Non-Linear MIMO Systems Using Genetic Algorithms, Proceedings of the 18th IFAC World Congress, Milan, Italy,

Toolboxes and software

GAOT-ECM: Extension For Control And Modeling (implements genetic algorithms for industrial plant identification and PID controller design; Patrascu M., Ion A.)
GAOT-ECM: Seismic Vibration Case Study (Patrascu M., Ion A.)
BehaviourGenerationGA (A genetic mechanism for reasoning and behaviour generation; Ion A., Patrascu M.)