The Advanced Computer Architecture and Processing Systems (ACAPS) Research Centre

The “Advanced Computer Architecture and Processing Systems” research centre is doing research, mainly in the following scientific domains: Advanced Computer Architectures, Data Mining and Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision and Image Processing, High-Performance Computing, Embedded Systems, IoT, Smart City,  Medical Imaging.

The researches are partially supported by some research grants and some companies (for example Siemens AG, CT IC Munich) or universities like UPC Barcelona (Department of Computer Architecture – DAC, led by Professor Mateo Valero), University of Augsburg, University of Hertfordshire, Politecnico di Milano, etc. The research results were published in some prestigious journals and international conferences – see for details in this respect.

During the 1998-2009 period ACAPS already finished 14 institutional research grants and projects, financed by The Romanian National Research Council (CNCSIS), ICI - Bucharest, Akademia Gorniczo-Hutnicza Krakowie and INFOSOC research program (see for details). Through these research grants ACAPS has been acquired some high-level equipments and software tools, including a powerful IBM Cell BE system, containing 2 blades with 36 cores – see for details section Also, in ACAPS institute were developed five PhD theses up to 2011; one in cooperation with Siemens AG, CT IC Munich, focused on document classification (Professor’s Hartmut Raffler – Vice-President, research group), and other three PhD theses in cooperation with University of Augsburg, focused on developing some advanced micro-architectures (Professor Theo Ungerer was PhD co-supervisor for one of these PhDs, together with Professor Vintan).

Two of the researchers belonging to ACAPS (Prof. L. Vintan and Dr. A. Florea) received the prestigious "Tudor Tanasescu" Romanian Academy Prize, in 2005, for their valuable research in Computer Architecture field.