Dragos POPESCU



R&D Engineer / Teaching Assistant / Network administrator



Personal Information:

Last Name: Popescu

First Name: Dragos

Date of Birth: September 5, 1980

Current Address: 4 Intrarea Noptii, Sector 1, 011217, Bucharest, Romania

Business Phone: +40 (0) 722 322 335

E-mail:dragos@csit-sun.pub.ro - educational
dragos.popescu@gmail.com - private
dragos@chiplink.ro - business

Education, Trainings and Conferences:

May 6th 2010

NI Academic & Research Days 2010, Bucharest

November 18th 2009

Xilinx X-Fest 2009 Workshops, Paris

October 22nd-23rd 2009

UICS 2009 - International Symposium on Understanding Intelligent and Complex Systems, Targu Mures

May 26th-29th 2009

The 17th International Conference on Control Systems and Computer Science, Bucharest

February 19th-20th 2009

Speedway Design Workshop - Creating FPGA-based Co-Processors for DSPs Using Model-Based Design, Paris

May 19th-21st 2008

Gartner Outsourcing & Vendor Management Summit, Washington DC

April 16th-17th 2008

Synplify Pro / Synplify DSP Workshop, London

March 10th-14th 2008

Design, Automation and Test in Europe (DATE 08), Munich

March 4th-9th 2008

CeBIT, Hannover

October 9th 2007

SystemVerilog User Group, Cambridge

July 19th-20th 2007

Clavister Fundamentals Course, Prague

June 5th 2007

Mentor Graphics' Electronic Design Forum, Bucharest

May 30th 2006

International EDA Tech Forum 2006, Munich

May 10th 2006

Mentor Graphics' Electronic Design Forum, Bucharest

March 6th-10th 2006

Design, Automation and Test in Europe (DATE 06), Munich

February 7th-9th 2006

SimPlus Verification SimPlusVer Training, Dusseldorf

November 17th-18th 2005

Mentor Graphics' Analog Design Seminar, Bucharest

June 23rd 2005

International EDA Tech Forum 2005, Paris

June 21st 2005

Memec's Xilinx X-Fest 2005 Workshops, Paris

June 1st 2005

TI 2005 Technical Training Series Europe, Bucharest

October 19th 2004

Programmable World 2004, Paris

2004 - present

“Politehnica” University of Bucharest
Automatic Control and Computers Faculty, Bucharest, Romania
Computer Science and Engineering Department
Ph.D. student - New Contributions in Reconfigurable Computing Systems
Advisor: Prof. Ph.D. Eng. Adrian-Cristian PETRESCU

2004 - 2005

“Politehnica” University of Bucharest
Automatic Control and Computers Faculty, Bucharest, Romania
Computer Science and Engineering Department
MSCS - Advanced Computer Architecture
"Benchmarking Reconfigurable Systems" is my master thesis for which I was rewarded with the highest grade (10).

May 5th 2004

International EDA Tech Forum 2004, Prague

1999 - 2004

“Politehnica” University of Bucharest
Automatic Control and Computers Faculty, Bucharest, Romania
Computer Science and Engineering Department
Major in Computer Science
"Go Reconfigure" is my diploma project for which I was rewarded with the highest grade (10).
Advisor: Prof. Ph.D. Eng. Adrian-Cristian PETRESCU

1995 - 1999

National Informatics College “Tudor Vianu”, Bucharest, Romania
Advanced Computer Science Class

Work Experience:

September 2004 – present

Chip Link, Bucharest, Romania,

  • R&D Engineer - Working with local and US based companies developing custom FPGA applications and ASICs.
    Projects vary from instrumentation control to optical data storage. (Details are subject of NDAs)
  • General Manager

March 2002 – present

CSIT Laboratory, “Politehnica” University of Bucharest, Romania
(The information technology laboratory of the Digital Computers Division from the Computer Science Department)

  • Teaching Assistant
  • Network administrator
  • R&D Engineer
    • current projects:
      - GPS navigation (Verilog implementation of data acquisition, display controller, memory interface and control logic)
      - MP3 player on a chip (Verilog implementation of decoder, memory interface and control logic)
      - USB WebCam to VGA Monitor (Verilog implementation on XC2S200E and SL811HS)
    • finished projects:
      - Video interface for MIT's Beta processor visual application: Hardware in Verilog on XC2S200E
      - "Go Reconfigure" is my diploma project for which I was rewarded with the highest grade (10).
      For my project, I was rewarded with the first place at the annual student scientific competition in 2004;
      - FPGA Chess Demo visual application: Hardware in Verilog on XC2S200E
      - VGA Demo visual application: Hardware in Verilog on XC2S200E
      - RoboAnt® visual application: Software in Java and Hardware in VHDL on XS40
      - High Radix Montgomery Modular Exponentiation hardware implementation of the RSA cryptographic algorithm using Xilinx products and tools;
      For my project, I was rewarded with the second place at the annual student scientific competition in 2002;

2000 – 2003

Atimex MC Impex, Bucharest, Romania,

  • IT Manager;
  • Co-founder of www.aliment.ro,the only food-industry internet portal of Romania.

1998 – 2004

N.O.D.E.A. – National Office for Documentation and Art Exhibitions, Bucharest, Romania

  • Pre-Press designer – working with QuarkXPress and Adobe Photoshop

1996 – 1998

JackSoft, Bucharest, Romania
Together with college friends, we have started this project in order to improve our computer science knowledge's.

  • Co-founder and Programmer.

Additional Information:

Computer Knowledge

Programming experience:

  • C/C++, Java, Turbo Pascal, Microsoft Visual C++

Internet Technologies:

  • Active Server Pages (ASP), Java Server Page (JSP), eXtensible Markup Language (XML), PHP, HTML, JavaScript

Database Technology

  • Microsoft SQL Server, SQL (ANSI) Standard , MySQL , Oracle

Miscellaneous

  • Linux, Windows 9x/2000/NT/XP, MacOS, Solaris
  • JBuilder
  • QuarkXPress, Adobe Photoshop

Hardware Design

  • Schematic, FSM, HDL (Verilog/SystemVerilog), VLSI (digital CMOS custom design)
  • Experience: Xilinx (FPGAs and tools), Mentor Graphics (ModelSim/Questa), Cadence (Ambit), Symplicity (Symplify), BlueSpec

Language Proficiencies:

English - fluent
French - conversational
Romanian - native language

Miscellaneous:

Driving License - clean
“B” type equivalent, since 2000

Interests:

Electronics, design, basketball