Areas of Expertise: Computing and technology
Marcian is an active professional in digital systems, focusing on artificial intelligence and the use of computer aided design tools and methods applied to digital systems modelling and rapid prototyping using VHDL and FPGAs.
Marcian’s research is focused on digital controllers. With 30 years of academic experience, he has published one research monograph, one text book and more than 150 peer-reviewed papers (three with awards). He has delivered seven international tutorials on Digital Systems Design Methodologies using VHDL and FPGAs, coordinated a European FP6 control of renewable integrated systems project consortium, supervised 13 research degrees to completion and examined 19.
General Chair of 8 IEEE international conferences and track chair/ tutorials chair/ special sessions chair for many others, Marcian is also Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics.
Marcian is a member of our Computing, Informatics and Applications research group.
Modules taught: Digital Systems and Power Conversion Systems
Hazzaa, F.,Shabut, A.M., Ali, N.H.M., Cirstea, M., 2021. Security Scheme Enhancement for Voice over Wireless Networks. Journal of Information Security and Applications, 58 (2021), DOI: 10.1016/j.jisa.2021.102798.
Monmasson, E., Hilairet, M., Spagnuolo, G., Cirstea, M.N., 2021. System-on-Chip FPGA Devices for Complex Electrical Energy Systems Control. IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine, 19 Feb. 2021. DOI: 10.1109/MIE.2021.3052179.
Neacsu, D.O., Cirstea, M.N., Butnicu, D., 2021. Comparative Reliability Analysis for Resonant Converter Operation under Component Ageing. IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Industrial Electronics, vol.2, issue 2, pp. 142-154, April 2021. print ISSN: 2687-9735, online ISSN: 2687-9743. DOI: 10.1109/JESTIE.2020.3044515.
Balan, A., Balan, T., Cirstea, M., Sandu, F., 2020. A PUF-based cryptographic security solution for IoT systems on chip. EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking (EURASIP JWCN), Springer, 4 Nov. 2020, 231 (2020), USA. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13638-020-01839-6
Gherman, T., Petreus, D., Cirstea, M. N., 2020. A Real Time Simulator of a Phase Shifted Converter for High Frequency Applications. Advances in Electrical and Computer Engineering, vol. 20, issue 3, pp. 11 - 22, August 2020. ISSN: 1582-7445, e-ISSN: 1844-7600, doi: 10.4316/AECE.2020.03002.
Petreus, D., Patarau, T., Etz, R and Cirstea, M.N., 2018. An islanded microgrid energy management controller validated by using Hardware-In-the-Loop Emulators. International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, Elsevier, Vol. 106, March 2019, Pages 346-357, DOI: org/10.1016/j.ijepes.2018.10.020.
Stanciu, A., Cirstea, M.N. and Moldoveanu, F., 2016. Analysis and Evaluation of PUF-based SoC Designs for Security Applications. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 63(9), DOI: 10.1109/TIE.2016.2570720.
Folea, S., Mois, G., Muresan, C., Miclea, L., De Keyser, R. and Cirstea, M.N., 2016. A Portable Implementation on Industrial Devices of a Predictive Controller using Graphical Programming. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, 12(2), DOI: 10.1109/TII.2016.2532118.
Monmasson, E. and Cirstea, M.N., 2013. Industrial Control Applications of FPGAs. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, 9(3), editorial review, DOI: 10.1109/TII.2013.2270011.
Sutikno, T, Nik Idris, N. R., Jidin, A. and Cirstea, M.N., 2013. An improved FPGA Implementation of Direct Torque Control for Induction Machines. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, 9(3), DOI: 10.1109/TII.2012.2222420.
Tisan, A. and Cirstea, M.N., 2012. SOM Neural Network Design - a New Simulink Library Based Approach Targeting FPGA Implementation. Journal of Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, ISSN: 0378-4754.
Alecsa, B., Cirstea, M.N. and Onea, A., 2012. Simulink Modeling and Design of an Efficient Hardware-constrained FPGA-based PMSM Speed Controller. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, 8(3), DOI: 10.1109/TII.2012.2193891.
Monmasson, E., Cirstea, M.N., 2007. FPGA Design Methodology for Industrial Control Systems – a Review. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Special Issue on FPGAs used in Industrial control Systems, vol. 54, no. 4, August 2007, pp. 1824-1842, ISSN 0278-0046. DOI: 10.1109/TIE.2007.898281.
Cirstea, M.N., Dinu, A., Khor, J., McCormick, M. 2002. Neural and Fuzzy Logic Control of Drives and Power Systems. Elsevier Science, Oxford, 2002, ISBN 0750655585.
Tutorial (3 hours) presented and video recorded, M. Cirstea together with Prof. Eric Monmasson (CY Cergy Paris University): “Modelling and Design of Digital Electronic Systems (targeting FPGAs) – Methods, Trends and Application to the Control of Electrical Systems', Annual International Conference of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2019, Lisbon, Portugal, 14 October 2019. Open access for IEEE members (240,000 members worldwide) at: https://resourcecenter.ies.ieee.org/conferences/iecon-2019/IESIECON2019VID0080.html
Hazzaa, F., Yousef, S., Sanchez, E., Cirstea, M.N., 2018. Lightweight and Low-Energy Encryption Scheme for Voice over Wireless Devices. IEEE International Conference on Industrial Electronics (IECON 2018), Washington, USA, Oct. 2018, pp.2992-2997.
S. Sadeghi-Esfahlani, S., Cirstea, S., Sanaei, A., Cirstea, M.N., 2018. Mixed Reality and Fire Detection Algorithm. IEEE International Conference on Industrial Electronics (IECON 2018), Washington, USA, Oct. 2018, pp.2757-2762.
Darvill, J., Tisan, A., Cirstea, M.N., 2017. A Novel ANFIS Architecture for FPGA Implementation. IEEE International Conference on Industrial Electronics (ISIE 2017), Edinburgh, UK, 19-21 June 2017, pp.1244-1248. DOI: 10.1109/ISIE.2017.8001423
Lelutiu, L.M., Lungoci, C.M., Calin, M.D., Cirstea, M.N., 2017. A Power Efficient Mobile Solar Tracking System. Proceedings of IEEE Joint International Conference OPTIM-ACEMP 2017, Brasov, Romania, 25-27 May 2017, pp.561-566. DOI: 10.1109/OPTIM.2017.7975028
Cirstea, M.N., 2016. Modelling and Design of Digital Electronic Systems. Proceedings of IEEE International conference on Development and Application Systems, University of Suceava, Romania, 19-21 May 2016, pp.189-194. Plenary/keynote presentation.
Cirstea, M.N., 2015. Modern Methodologies for Digital Systems Modelling and Design. Presented at Hubei University of Technology, Wuhan, China, 9 April 2015.
O’Reilly, J., Cirstea, S., Cirstea, M., Zhang, J. 2019. A Novel Development of Acoustic SLAM. Proc. of IEEE Joint Int. Conference ACEMP-OPTIM, Istanbul, Turkey, 26-29 August 2019. 10.1109/ACEMP-OPTIM44294.2019.9007217.