Monica Drăgoicea


I am a Full Professor in Systems Engineering at the Faculty of Automatic Control and Computers at the University Politehnica of Bucharest (UPB). I hold a degree in Electrical Engineering – Automatic Control from UPB (1993), a master’s degree in Engineering Management from Technische Universität Wien, Austria, and the School of Business Administration, Oakland University, Rochester, MI, USA (1999), and a doctorate in Automatic Control from UPB (2000). Since 2016, I am a Ph.D. supervisor in Systems Engineering.

For the past 25 years, I have been involved in theoretical and experimental work in software and systems engineering. My research and professional path include several topics, such as artificial intelligence, neural networks, mobile robotics, intelligent control systems for mobile robotics (1993-2006), real-time systems, model-driven development, object-oriented analysis and design (2007-2010), service systems engineering, digital design of services, and computational intelligence, since 2010.

I am a member of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society, the International Society of Service Innovation Professionals (ISSIP), and the Robotics Society of Romania (SRR).

Currently, I am the Head and founder of the Smart Cities and Robotics iLab, at the Faculty of Automation and Computers from UPB, and the Academic Coordinator of BIS – Business Intelligence Specialist, the Postgraduate Continuing Professional Development Program developed together with SAS Institute

I am the Academic Coordinator of the new master’s in Advanced Analytics for Business, in partnership with SAS Institute. These are new study and research directions at UPB that aim to put together powerful analytics tools and smart service design strategies to create new skills for future jobs in our society.