Dialoguri culturale 


 În perioada 18-28 octombrie 2021 se vor desfășura o serie de evenimente online „Dialoguri științifice și culturale”, în care sunt invitați personalități marcante în domeniile Științei, Ingineriei și Artei. Evenimentul este organizat cu sprijinul CNFIS-FDI-2021-0349, proiectul IDEI (UGAL), intitulat Internaţionalizare pentru dezvoltare instituţională la Universitatea „Dunărea de Jos” din Galaţi.

Keynote Speaker


Marc J.M. Abadie

Professor Emeritus
University of Montpellier, France
Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry “Petru Poni“ ICMPP, Iasi, Romania
Marc J.M. ABADIE is Professor Emeritus (since 2009) at the University of Montpellier, Institute Charles Gerhardt of Montpellier and ERA CHAIR holder Horizon 2020 at SupraChem Lab, Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry “Petru Poni“, Iasi, Romania. A Macromolecular chemist from Louis Pasteur University of Strasbourg (France), Professor Abadie received his BSc (1960), MSc (1961) and PhD (1963) and later his Doctorat es Physical Science on "Oxidative Degradation of PS by gamma Ray" in 1972 at the "Centre de Recherche sur les Macromolécules" in Strasbourg. He has published 14 books and 12 patents. He has advised nearly 95 M.S. and 52 Ph.D. students with whom he has published over 430 per reviewed papers.
Title: How to Achieve Excellence Through a Mastered Education System

Keynote Speaker


Dragos Axinte

Professor of Manufacturing Engineering,
Director - The Rolls-Royce UTC in Manufacturing and On-Wing Technology,
The University of Nottingham, UK
Dragos Axinte is Professor of Manufacturing Engineering in the Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering at University of Nottingham, UK. Dragos graduated from University of Galati (1988 – MEng, 1996 – PhD) and after working in industrial research for eight years, he held two NATO Research Fellowships (Italy, Denmark) and then moved to UK as Research Fellow at The University of Nottingham. He was appointed Lecturer in Manufacturing Engineering (2005) and successively promoted to Associate Professor (2007), Reader (2010) and Professor (2011). Dragos is Fellow of the International Academy of Production Engineering (CIRP) and Editor-in-Chief of The International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture. Since 2009 he is the Director of the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre (UTC) in Manufacturing and On-Wing Technology. Dragos has over 200 journal papers and 22 granted international patents.
Title: From Dacia to Rolls-Royce: A research journey against the odds

Keynote Speaker


Mariana Bernardino

Centre for Marine Technology and Ocean Engineering
Instituto Superior Tecnico, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

Mrs. Mariana Bernardino is the Leader of the Group of Marine Environment from Centre for Marine Technology and Ocean Engineering (CENTEC), University of Lisbon, Portugal. Having a PhD in Physics (Meteorology) awarded by the University of Lisbon in 2004, she worked as a researcher in several Portuguese state Institutes as Hydrographical Institute (IH): 2003-2007, Portuguese Institute for the Sea and the Atmosphere (IPMA): (2010-2015) being integrated in several national and international research projects related to wave modelling and to climate change. Dr. Bernardino was responsible for the EC -Earth simulations for CMIP5, performed at IPMA Atmosphere. She also belongs to the to the COWCLIP community. She coordinated various research projects at CENTEC.


Keynote Speaker


Adrian Bejan

J.A. Jones Distinguished Professor
Duke University, USA

Adrian Bejan received the Benjamin Franklin Medal (2018) and the Humboldt Research Award (2019) for thermodynamics and the constructal law of natural design and its evolution in nature, society and science. His degrees are from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (B.S.1971, M.S.1972, Ph.D.1975). He has authored 685 peer-refereed journal articles and 30 books, and has been awarded 18 honorary doctorates from universities in 11 countries.


Keynote Speaker


Gerard A. Weber

Associate Professor
Bronx Community College of the City University of New York, USA

Gerard Weber is an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Sciences at Bronx Community College of the City University of New York.  He completed a doctorate in sociocultural anthropology at the City University of New York Graduate Center.  The primary focus of his research has been on the impact of the transformation to market capitalism and cutbacks to the public sector on working-class families in Galati, Romania.  His writing has appeared in Human Organization, Anthropology Now, The Cultural Context of Aging: Worldwide Perspectives, 4th ed. and other publications.

Title: “I Don’t Know If I Can Take Much More of This”: An Anthropological Account of Retirement among the Working Class in Neoliberal Galati, Romania

Keynote Speaker


Marian Sava

Brussels, Belgium

Marian C Sava, sculptor, born 1950, Galati, Romania, is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels, Academic Knight of the International Academy "Greci Marino" of Italy, and Member of the Cercle Royal Gaulois Artistic and Literary of Belgium. Presented in numerous prestigious exhibitions and public places, he has made monumental sculptures in Belgium, France, Greece, Lebanon, Turkey. Received awards and honors in France, Luxembourg and United Kingdom. Published in Encyclopedias of Art in: Germany, Belgium, France, Italy, Romania, UK, USA.


Keynote Speaker


Sorin Alexe

Managing Member, QML Alpha LLC, USA
Sorin holds a PhD in Operation Research from Rutgers University. Sorin’s main research interests include Algorithms Design, Discrete Math, Machine Learning, and construction of predictive models for financial markets. Using human-in-the loop Machine Learning techniques, he has developed a Quantitative Machine Learning – QML– research platform for alpha discovery and portfolio construction. He has several experiences with large hedge funds and investment banks from the USA. He has been collaborating with several universities (e.g., Cornell Tech, Florida Institute of Technology) on various research projects related to the application of Machine Learning to large time series financial datasets.

Title: Culture, Research, and Implementation of Data Driven Investment Strategies in Stock Market

Thursday, October 28, 2021; 5:00 PM-6:00 PM (link)