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a candle for my son!

Mihai Draganescu, Member of the Romanian Academy, Engineer, Philosopher, Essayist

Mihai Draganescu
Member of the Romanian Academy
Engineer, philosopher, essayist

Born on October 6, 1929 at Faget - Prahova, Romania.

Married (1957) to Nora Rebreanu

EDUCATION

  • 1952 - B.Sc. Electrical Engineering, "Politehnica" University of Bucharest
  • 1957 - Ph.D. Electron Devices, "Politehnica" University of Bucharest
  • 1974 - Doctor Habilus (Doctor docent), "Politehnica" University of Bucharest

ACADEMIC TITLES

  • 1974 - Corresponding Member of the Romanian Academy
  • 1990 - Full Member of the Romanian Academy

DIDACTICAL ACTIVITY

  • 1951 - Assistant Professor, "Politehnica" University of Bucharest
  • 1956 - Lecturer, "Politehnica" University of Bucharest
  • 1958 - Associate Professor, "Politehnica" University of Bucharest
  • 1965 - Professor, "Politehnica" University of Bucharest
  • 1992 - Honorary Professor (profesor consultant), "Politehnica" University of Bucharest

FUNCTIONS

  • 1962-1966 - Deputy Dean and Dean of the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, "Politehnica" University of Bucharest
  • 1965-1967 - President of the Commission for metallurgy, mechanical engineering, electrical and electronic engineering of the National Council for Science and Technology
  • 1967-1971 - Permanent Secretary of the Governmental Commission for Informatics
  • 1972-1976 - Vice-president of the National Council for Science and Technology
  • 1969-1970 - Founder and Director of the Institute for Research of Electronic Components
  • 1976-1985 - General Director of the Central Institute for Management and Informatics
  • 1985-1990 - Head of the Chair for Electronic Technology and Microelectronics, "Politehnica" University of Bucharest
  • December 1989-June 1990 - Deputy Prime-Minister of the Provisional Government after the Romanian Revolution of December 1989
  • 1990-1994 - President of the Romanian Academy
  • 1994-1996 - Ambassador of Romania to the Kingdom of Belgium
  • 1996 - - - Senior Researcher I at the Center for Advanced Researches in Machine Learning, Natural Language Technology and Conceptual Modeling, Romanian Academy

SCIENTIFIC POSITIONS

  • 1965-1985 - Member of the National Council for Science and Technology
  • 1978-1991 - Vice-president and President of the Commission for the Contemporary Scientific Revolution of the Romanian Academy
  • 1980-1985 - President of the Commission for Forecast of the Romanian Academy
  • 1987-1993 - Honorary President of the Annual Romanian Semiconductor Conference
  • 1991 - Honorary member of AGIR (General Association of the Engineers of Romania)
  • 1992-1994 - Founder and President of the Section for Science and Information Technology of the Romanian Academy
  • 1993-1996 - Honorary President of the Scientific Council of the Institute of Microtechnology
  • 1994 - Honorary Member of the Scientists' Association of Romania
  • 1997 - President of the Forum for the Information Society
  • 1998 - Member of the Presidium of the Romanian Academy
  • 1998 - President of the Section for the Science and Technology of Information

CULTURAL POSITIONS

  • 1983 - Member of the Romanian Committee of the History and Philosophy of Science
  • 1990-1994 - Founder and Director of the magazine "Academica"
  • 1991 - Founding Member of the " Titulescu European Foundation" and member of the Council of the Foundation
  • 1991-1994 - Honorary president of the "Nicolae Iorga Foundation", Valenii de Munte
  • 1991-1994 - President of the Romanian Committee of the History and Philosophy of Science
  • 1992-1994 - Director of the volumes "NOESIS"
  • 1992 - Member of the Council of the Euro-Atlantic Center, Bucharest
  • 1992 - Founder member of the "Lucian Blaga" Foundation, Sebes, Alba
  • 1993-1994 - Founder member and president of the Friendship Association ROMANIA - GREECE
  • 1997 - Vice-President of the Romanian Committee of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
  • 1997 - President of the Section of Philosophy and Psychology of the Academy of Scientists- Romania
  • 1998 - President of the Romanian Committee of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology

INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITIES AND RECOGNITIONS

  • 1965 - Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), New York
  • 1971 - Commandeur de la Legion d'Honneur - France
  • 1976 - Senior member IEEE
  • 1976 - Corresponding Member of the Ecuadorian Institute of Natural Sciences
  • 1981-1984 - Member of the International Committee on the role of scientific and engineering societies in development (New Delhi and Washington)
  • 1984-1987 - Counselor of the magazine "Impact on Science and Society" of UNESCO
  • 1986-1990 - President of the Romanian IEEE Section
  • 1990 - Member of the European Cultural Society - Venice
  • 1992 - Honorary Member of the Academy of Sciences of Moldavia
  • 1992 - Active Member of Academia Scienciorum et Artium Europeea - Salzburg
  • 1992 - Honorary Member and Distinguished Fellow of ISINI (International Society for Interchange of New Ideas), Boston, USA
  • 1993 - Fellow of WAAS (World Academy of Art and Science)
  • 1993 - Corresponding Member of the Hellenic Cultural Foundation, Athens, Greece
  • 1994 - Fellow IEEE
  • 1997 - Affiliate of the Center for Frontier Sciences, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • 1997 - Member of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness
  • 1997 - Member of the KATEDRAST Group (Bucharest- GMU Fairfax USA) for new foundations of science
  • 1998 - Life Fellow IEEE
  • 1999 - The twentieth century award for achievement in recognition of outstanding achievements in the field of Electronics and Philosophy of Science, International Biographical Center Cambridge, England

MAIN PRIZES AND AWARDS

  • 1963 - Prize of the Ministry of Education for scientific research
  • 1964 - State Prize Laureate for works in semiconductor devices
  • 1966 - The Order "Meritul Stiintific " (Scientific Merit, II class)
  • 1971 - The Order "Steaua Republicii" (Star of the Republic, III class)
  • 1979 - The Order "Ordinul Muncii" (Labor Order, II class)
  • 1984 - Prize "Flacara" for contributions to the development of original thinking
  • 1986 - Prize "Amfiteatru-Viata Studenteasca" for the volume of philosophy "Orthophysics"
  • 1996 - The Price "Constantin Noica"of the Association of Scientists of Romania for contributions to the development of Romanian philosophy

COMMUNICATIONS AND CONFERENCES ABROAD

  • In all years of activity: Tokyo, Sankt-Petersburg (Leningrad), Prague, Moscow, Berlin, George Mason University - Fairfax - USA, New Delhi, Rome, Beijing, Lindkoping-Sweden, Athens - Greece, Mons-Belgium, Bruxelles

EDITORIAL BOARDS

  • The Romanian Review for Science and Technology of Information
  • Noesis
  • The Noetic Journal
  • Caiete critice
 

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