The PhD Program in Economic Informatics and in Cybernetics and Statistics

The advanced PhD training program takes place within the Doctoral School in The Bucharest University of Economic Studies (USE) based on regulations approved by the USE Senate and it lasts at least three years.

The Curriculum of the advanced post-graduate training program includes both subjects requiring some advanced knowledge in the basic PhD specialization (common curriculum), and also further training modules for a fast positioning of the PhD graduate  on the labor market (the particular curriculum).

In The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, the PhD is organized in two forms: financed from the budget with/without scholarships and non-financed.

Within the advanced training program, the PhD candidate will study advanced research methods and both management and writing techniques as regarding the research projects. The advanced post-graduate training program differs according to the basic field the PhD candidate has graduated from.

The scientific research is based on quantitative and qualitative methods, agreed upon by the scientific community in the basic PhD field.

Doctoral School of Economic Informatics

The coordinators of PhD programs in Economic Informatics research topics are the following professors:

  • Constantin Gelu APOSTOL
  • Constanţa Nicoleta BODEA
  • Cătălina Lucia COCIANU
  • Bogdan GHILIC-MICU
  • Ion IVAN
  • Ion LUNGU
  • Floarea NĂSTASE
  • Ioan ODĂGESCU
  • Ion Gh. ROŞCA
  • Gheorghe SABĂU
  • Ion  SMEUREANU
  • Marian STOICA
  • Manole VELICANU
  • Răzvan Daniel ZOTA

Doctoral School of Economic Cybernetics and Statistics I

Dating from over forty years, doctoral preparation in the field of Economic Cybernetics and Quantitative Economics has a long and valuable tradition, recognized both nationally and internationally. Through their interesting themes and modern approaches, ever since the 70’s, doctoral theses have been providing for the Economic Cybernetics field, scientific landmarks for the Quantitative Economics concerns from our country, and have given new perspectives outlining new directions for Romanian scientific research. Furthermore, these papers had considerable contribution in the development and improvement processes of the higher economic education level, and in the progress and raising performance of governance, management and production processes within various national economic sectors. Right from the start, specific doctoral activities for Economic Cybernetics had a pioneering and scientific audacity to research concerns in our country, with so much as in past communist regime, performing such activities involved high political risks and these were almost completely prohibited.

Doctoral School of Economic Cybernetics and Statistics I includes valuable teachers and researchers, benefitting from vast and long experience in education and scientific research, and who achieved outstanding results.

The profile of doctoral training in Quantitative Economics and Economic Cybernetics field includes several modern specialty areas, with highly variable applicability, such as: Economic Cybernetics and Dynamic Systems; Game Theory and Negotiation; Decision Theory; Analysis and Simulation of Economic Processes; Quantitative Microeconomics and Quantitative Macroeconomics; Operational Research; Modeling and Optimization; Modeling, Evaluation and Analysis of Risk and Uncertainty; Economic Equilibrium Theory; Multidimensional Data Analysis; Data Mining; Statistical Learning; Pattern Recognition and Neural Networks.

Doctoral theses prepared within our school approach subjects of great scientific interest, are useful in economic theory and practice, and have a modern and novelty character. These subjects are based on interdisciplinarity, the use of advanced statistical and mathematical modeling tools and specialized software instruments, complying with the most important and urgent economy and society matters.

Doctoral training in the field of Economic Cybernetics and Quantitative Economics is rigorous, complex and modern, comparable and compatible with top scientific works developed in this field worldwide. It has an interdisciplinary character and teaches special skills for using the latest and most effective methods, techniques and tools for mathematical modeling and process optimization in economic and financial fields, and to use modern computing technology in order to solve specific numerical problems.

Given the nature and complexity of knowledge and skills ensured by the Doctoral School of Economic Cybernetics and Statistics I training programs, specialists from within the doctoral school are well known, appreciated and targeted on the labor market from both Romania and abroad, in various fields of activity: governmental and non-governmental institutions; educational and research institutions; multinational companies; banks and financial institutions; consulting and financial evaluation entities; IT companies etc.

In the training process of Economic Cybernetics can take part graduates of higher education who want to specialize themselves in the cybernetic-economic modeling field, and the use of the latest methods, techniques and tools of analysis, simulation, prediction and decision making.

The board of the Doctoral School of Economic Cybernetics and Statistics I includes the following members:

  1. Professor Ruxanda Gheorghe, PhD – director;
  2. Professor Dobre Ion, PhD – member;
  3. Professor Albu Crisan, PhD – member;
  4. Professor Roman Mihai, PhD – member;
  5. Oana Caraman, PhD candidate – PhD candidates’ representative.

The admission process for the Doctoral School of Economic Cybernetics and Statistics I is based on a methodology approved by the Senate of Academy of Economic, and consists of two parts: a language (English, French or German) competence exam (multiple choice exam); and a specialized exam, consisting of an interview regarding the research project proposed by the applicant and developed in accordance with the themes suggested by the PhD lead. The applicants must have a master diploma or equivalent one (the methodology is available at www.ase.ro/ase/admitere/).

The specializing process in the Doctoral School of Economic Cybernetics and Statistics I is organized on the basis of the Doctoral School Regulation, approved by the Senate of Academy of Economic Studies. The PhD training process duration is of minimum three years and can be performed in budget financed form or in tax form (see: www.ase.ro/ase/management/Baza-legislativa/Doctorat).

The training program from the Doctoral School of Economic Cybernetics and Statistics I is the third stage of university education, following the Bachelor and Master degrees. It is performed only in full time schedule and is based on advanced learning that includes a training program based on advanced university studies, and an individual research program. The former aims to enrich and improve scientific knowledge and skills of the PhD candidate, in order to provide both advanced skills acquisition and a high scientific level of the doctoral research program. This program cannot exceed three months, must be relevant to the topic of doctoral research subject and in accordance with recent themes worldwide. It includes special programs for advanced graduate studies organized by the doctoral schools, attendance of 3-5 Master level disciplines of research within the Academy of Economic Studies, and other educational and scientific activities established by the head of the PhD.

Currently, the Doctoral School of Economic Cybernetics and Statistics I includes the following teachers with mentoring rights within the specialization of Economic Cybernetics:

  1. Professor Albu Crisan, PhD;
  2. Professor Badescu Adrian, PhD;
  3. Professor. Dobre Ion, PhD;
  4. Professor Constatin Luminita, PhD;
  5. Professor Odagescu Ion, PhD;
  6. Professor Roman Mihai, PhD;
  7. Professor Ruxanda Gheorghe, PhD;
  8. Professor Scarlat Emil, PhD;
  9. Professor Stancu Stelian, PhD.

Over the past three years, in the Doctoral School of Economic Cybernetics and Statistics I have been finalized over 25 doctoral theses on topics of great interest for the economic scientific research field.

Henceforth, the members of our doctoral school aim to raise the quality standards and the level for doctoral scientific preparation, to promote topics and approaches of great interest, and contribute even more in asserting and expanding Romanian scientific research in the field of Economic Cybernetics and Quantitative Economics.

More information is available on the Doctoral School page http://www.doctorat.ase.ro.