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NCIT Summer School 2013

NCIT Summer School - 10th Edition


High Performance Scientific Computing
Embedded Systems
Mobile Programming
Open Source Development

17 June - 5 July 2013

The 10th edition of the NCIT Summer School will take place between June 17th and July 5th 2013, at the University Politehnica of Bucharest. Students will work on projects on four tracks, namely: High Performance Scientific Computing, Embedded Systems, Mobile Programming (Android), and Open Source Code Development. The Summer School will begin with a few days of training, bootcamps and invited talks (to be announced). Following last year's success, During the following two weeks, students will work individually or in teams. This year we plan on international participation, from several Universities throughout Europe and Asia. 

Computer Science & Engineering Department
Faculty of Automatic Control and Computers
University Politehnica of Bucharest

Room EF108, First Floor, EF Wing.
Room ED202, Second Floor, ED Wing.
Room ED218, Second Floor, ED Wing.
Room ED422, Fourth Floor, ED Wing.
Room EG106, First Floor, EG Wing. 

Proposed Agenda:
Daily program: 10AM-5PM
Lunch Break: 1-2PM

The selection is done based on submitted CVs & letter of intent.

The internships are available (in part) on Please use this platform to submit our CV & letter of intent.

The High Performance Scientific Computing track will mainly focus on the following topics:

  1. Scientific Applications in Seismology
  2. Scientific Applications in Meteorology
  3. Scientific Applications in Molecular-Dynamics
  4. Scientific Applications in Aerospace and Astrophysics
  5. Automatic Differentiation of Java Programs
  6. EagleEye - 3D model of Romania - satallite and map image processing
  7. Intensive data-processing of audio and video media
  8. Parallel Raytracing and advanced physics simulations using Blender and Bullet
  9. Administration and performance tuning in large-scale Computing Clusters
  10. Update of the HPC-Primer of the NCIT Computing Cluster
The wiki of this section will be hosted here:

The Embedded Systems track will concentrate on the following subjects:

  1. Quadcopter Control - autonomous flying robot
  2. Swarm Robotics - design, develop and test of swarm algorithms on existing robots
  3. Biometric Electromiograph Hand Control
  4. Wireless Sensor Networks - measure and monitor and upload environmental parameters to online repositories
  5. Robot Control - program and control an autonomous robot using the posture and gestures of a human operator
  6. Multicore Association MCAPI applications on distribute PCs (shared memory) and on PC+FPGA combination (message passing)

The Mobile Programming track will focus on topics in three areas:

  1. M-learning (mobile learning): modern learning techniques take advantage of the opportunities offered by mobile technologies; besides mobility, portable devices offer native methods of enabling collaboration and information sharing;
  2. Remote Control: learn how the sensing capabilities of your mobile device (accelerometer, compass, touch screen) can provide the means to control a drone and a robotic arm;
  3. Games and multimedia: put the hardware capabilities of the mobile device to the test and see what it means to create graphical rich applications.

Working on mobile applications (for Android, Windows 8 and BlackBerry OS), students will learn and experiment with features, such as: camera, sensors (movement, light, compass etc.), graphics, text-to-speach, voice commands and many more. Moreover, the students will interact with participants from the other two tracks, gathering ideas for interdisciplinary applications, while working in a diverse and fun social environment. 

The Open Source track technical seminars will cover the topics below:

  1. Open Source Software Project Management: Wikis, Bug Tracking
  2. Version Control Systems
  3. Editors and Efficient Editing
  4. Code redability
  5. Python
  6. Web back-end
  7. Web front-end
  8. Java
  9. Object Oriented Programming
  10. Android development

The technical seminars will present tools and technologies coupled with practical activities where participants will get a grip of how and when should they be using them. The wiki of this section will be hosted here:

The NCIT-Summer School is supported by:
Google Inc.
Intel Romania
High-Performance Computing Infrastructure for South East Europe’s Research Communities EU FP7 Project:
The Faculty of Automatic Control and Computers - University Politehnica of Bucharest:  

Organizers & Hosts:

PhD. Nicolae Tapus - Professor

PhD. Valentin Cristea - Professor

PhD. Emil Slusanschi - Associate Professor

PhD. Razvan Rughinis - Associate Professor

PhD. Ciprian Dobre - Lecturer

PhD. Florin Pop - Lecturer

MSc. Alexandru Herisanu - Assistant Professor

PhD. Dan Tudose - Assistant Professor 

PhD. Mircea Bardac - Assistant Professor  

PhD. Razvan Deaconescu - Assistant Professor

PhD. George Milescu - Assistant Professor 

MSc. Dan Dragomir - Assistant Professor

MSc. Alexandru Olteanu - Assistant Professor

MSc. Andrei Voinescu - Assistant Professor

MSc. Adriana Draghici - Assistant Professor 

MSc. Catalin Leordeanu - Assistant Professor

MSc. Razvan Dobre - Assistant Professor 

Eng. Silvia Stegaru

Eng. Laura Vasilescu 

Eng. Alex Eftimie

Eng. Alex Morega 

Stud. Mihai Bivol

Stud. Sorina Sandu 

Stud. Gina Dobrescu

Stud. Andrei Duma

Stud. Andrei Mușat

Stud. Ioan Deaconu

Stud. Andrei Vasiliu

Stud. Antonel Dobre

Stud. Răzvan Prejbeanu

Stud. Cristian Iliescu