Gheorghe Paun - Curriculum Vitae#

  • M.Sc. in Mathematics at the University of Bucharest, 1974 (specialization in computer science).
  • Ph.D. in Mathematics at the University of Bucharest, 1977.

The Ph.D. thesis "The simulation of some economic processes by means of formal language theory" was supervised by professor Solomon Marcus.

  • Senior researcher at the Institute of Mathematics of the Romanian Academy, 1994 -
  • Associate researcher at the Institute of Mathematics of the Romanian Academy, 1990 - 1994.
  • Associate researcher at the Computer Center of the University of Bucharest, 1987 - 1990.
  • Associate researcher in the Division of Systems Studies of the University of Bucharest, 1978 - 1987.
  • Mathematician at CEPECA computer center, Bucharest, 1974 - 1978.

  • Alexander von Humboldt fellowship at Magdeburg University, Germany.

Repeated research fellowships at:
  • University of Turku and Turku Center for Computer Science TUCS, Finland.
  • Rovira i Virgili University, Tarragona, Spain.
  • Leiden University, The Netherlands.
  • Sevilla University, Spain.
  • and at many other universities

  • "Gheorghe Lazar" award of the Romanian Academy, 1981.
  • "Best paper" award at the Twelfth European Meeting on Cybernetics and Systems Research, Vienna, 1994 (for a paper written in collaboration).
  • Corresponding Member of the Romanian Academy, 1997.
  • Honorary member and Doctor Honoris Causa of the International Academy of Informatization, Chisinev branch, 1998.
  • One of the seven nominees at the first edition of the "Prize for Excellence in the Romanian Culture", 1999.
  • Guest professor of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, 2005.
  • Member of Academia Europaea, 2006.
  • Honorary Citizen of Curtea de Arges town, 1998, of Arges County, 2007, and of Cicanesti village, 2009.
  • Doctor Honoris Causa of the Silesian University of Opava, Czech Republic, 2007.
  • Included, by Thomson-Reuters Institute for Scientific Information, ISI, in the ISI Highly Cited Scientists; see
  • Grigore C. Moisil Award 2008, nominated by the Economic Informatics Department of the Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, and awarded by the Association for Promoting Education in Economic Informatics - INFOREC - and the "Informatica Economica" journal.
  • Prizes of several Romanian magazines, such as "Stiinta si tehnica", "Flacara", "Arges".

Other Information:

Repeated research stages and invited lectures at many universities from Europe, USA, Canada, Asia, New Zealand.

Collaboration with more than 100 researchers from many countries.

PhD students: Victor Mitrana, Gianina Georgescu, Sorina Dumitrescu, Matteo Cavaliere, Dragos Sburlan, partial or informal supervisor of many other students from various countries.

Numerous papers presented and many times invited speaker at international conferences.

Member of the program committee of many international conferences, several times program committee chair or organizer of conferences.

Initiator and coordinator of the Culture Club from Curtea de Arges, Romania (

Member of Editorial Boards (for various periods):
  • Annals of Bucharest University. Mathematics-Informatics Series
  • Annals of Iasi University. Mathematics-Informatics Series
  • Annals of Oradea University. Mathematics-Informatics Series
  • Journal of Universal Computer Science
  • Journal of Computing and Informatics (formerly called Computers and Artificial Intelligence)
  • Acta Cybernetica
  • Grammars
  • Fundamenta Informaticae
  • Romanian Journal of Information Science and Technology
  • Computer Science Journal of Moldova
  • International Journal of Foundations of Computer Science
  • International Journal of Computer Mathematics
  • Natural Computing
  • Soft Computing
  • BioSystems
  • Theoretical Computer Science. Natural Computing Series
  • International Journal of Computers, Communications & Control
  • International Journal of Unconventional Computing
  • New Generation Computing
  • Economic Computation and Economic Cybernetics Studies and Research
  • Progress in Natural Science

  • Logical games (The first president of the Romanian GO Federation, 1990-1992)
  • Fiction literature (Member of the Romanian Writers Association)
  • Gardening in Curtea de Arges

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