University Politehnica of Bucharest (UPB)

University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest
313, Splaiul Independentei, Sector 6, Bucharest, ROMANIA
Research group:
National Center of Information Technology (NCIT)
Director: Prof. Nicolae Tapus
University Politehnica of Bucharest
313, Splaiul Independentei, Sector 6, Bucharest, ROMANIA


Institution Background

University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest is the largest and the oldest technical university in the country (founded in 1818) and among the most prestigious universities in Romania. The mission of the POLITEHNICA University of Bucharest has been thought over as a blend of education, research and innovation, which represents a key towards a knowledge-based society and economy

At present the POLITEHNICA University of Bucharest is formed by 15 different faculties ( Electrical Engineering, Power Engineering, Control Systems and Computer Science, Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology, Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics, Engineering and Management of Technological Systems, Biotechnical Systems Engineering, Transports, Aerospace Engineering, Material Science and Engineering, Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, Engineering in Foreign Languages, Applied Sciences, Medical Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Business Engineering and Management)

About 26,000 students are enrolled in different forms of education and research activities (undergraduate, master and Ph.D.) and more than 1,500 students are studying Computer Science and Engineering.


Research Group Background

The Romanian National Center for Information Technology (NCIT) is part of the UPB and is run by the Computer Science and Engineering Department. The NCIT staff is composed of 18 professors and 34 teaching assistants, researchers and Ph.D. students.

The NCTI has a heterogeneous cluster, with about 1600 cores, based on multicore, GPU and Cell computing. The laboratories of NCIT provides support in programming parallel computing systems using the latest technologies, such as programming in MPI, OpenMP and hybrid mode, CUDA, OpenCL, Cell Computing or batch-queue system for task submission.The laboratory hosts a series of successful activities and projects, recognized worldwide, within a collaboration between California Institute of Technology, in U.S., European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Switzerland.The center promotes advanced inter-disciplinary research. The UPB team has been involved in national and international projects such as FP6 EU-NCIT, FP7 SENSEI, P2P-Next, EUWB, TWISNet, LEXNETand HP-SEE.


tapusNicolae TAPUS is a Professor of the Computer Science and Engineering Department, Vice-Rector of Politehnica University of Bucharest (UPB) since 2006 and Head of Computer Science and Engineering Department (1990-2008, 2012-). His main fields of expertise are Distributed Systems, Local Area Networks, Computer Architecture and Grid Computing. He is PhD supervisor. Nicolae Tapus is senior member IEEE, was chair of IEEE Romania Section (2006-2010) and now is chair Romania Computer Society Chapter. He is director of ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest for Southeaster Europe since 1994. He is Member of Romanian Technical Science Academy (2004) and Vice President of Information Technology and Communication Academy Section. Coordinator of CATC Romania since 1999, which coordinate more than 20 Regional and 400 Local Cisco Academies;

Prof Tapus was involved in FP7 research activities as responsible of Romania team of SENSEI- Integrating the Physical with the Digital World of the Network of the Future, FP7-ICT-2007-1, P2P-Next Next Generation Peer-to-Peer Content Delivery Platform, FP7-ICT-2007-1, EU-NCIT leading to EU IST Excellency, FP6 INCO-CT.


Major Interest in Action Scientific Topics

  • Large distributed systems (cluster, grid computing, cloud computing)
  • Sustainable Ultra Scale Computing Systems
  • Application on large distributed systems
  • Network of sensors
  • Embedded systems and mobile devices