Oxford Brookes University
Construction & Project Management group brings together an international team of experts in different fields of construction. A primary focus is on application of intelligent knowledge-based decision support and knowledge creation and diffusion techniques in the industry. We are also developing a major new area of work in sustainable construction and green jobs creation. The group undertakes both fundamental and applied research that provides the construction industry and policy makers with innovative decision making tools and solutions for planning, procuring and delivering construction projects and services that maximise economic, social and environmental benefits to society
Dr Esra KurulSenior Lecturer
The Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence "Mihai Drăgănescu" has been established in 1994 to be a competence centre, active disseminator of knowledge. It has a core of permanent staff (22 researchers, 3 of them Members of the Romanian Academy; 5 associated members from abroad) and a variable number of temporary (contract-based) collaborators, mainly MSc. or PhD. students.
The Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence "Mihai Drăgănescu" is member of the European Network of Excellence in Human Language Technologies.
Each year, since its foundation, it was rated highest (“Excellency institution”) within the Romanian Academy yearly evaluation procedure. In 2001 it won the competition for Centres of Excellency (in Information Science and Technology) organized by the Ministry of Education and Science. In 2002 it was rated as the best research institute of the Romanian Academy (from 60 institutes and centres). In 2008 ICIA was acreditated as a research institution, as a component unit of the Research System of National Interest in conformity with HG no. 551/2007.
The main research projects of the Institute are in the areas of natural language processing, machine learning and knowledge acquisition, computer-aided instruction and structural-phenomenological modelling. The activities of the Institute also include know-how dissemination, education in artificial intelligence, and organisation of national and international conferences, summer schools, and seminars.
The Institute has several cooperation relations with Universities, research institutions and industrial partners from more than 20 countries from Europe and USA.