Plenary Lecture

Plenary Lecture

Modeling Ecological Systems

Professor Dana Simian
Faculty of Sciences
University Lucian Blaga of Sibiu

Abstract: Modeling ecological systems requires tools from different field of mathematics and computer science including multivariate interpolation, classification, regression, statistical analysis, multiagent systems. A problem that has gained increasing interest in the last years is the objective selection of areas of conservative interest and the optimization of management measures for biodiversity conservation. Our aim is to present the design elements for a multi agent system which interprets the data from an ecological system and optimizes the management decisions. The areas and the species are automatic and dynamic classified, taking into account different biodiversity indices. We use Support Vector Machine for classification tasks and Support Vector Regression for predictions. For testing our model and system we use data from the Romanian Viseu catchment.

Brief Biography of the Speaker:
Dana Simian received the diploma. in engineering from the University of Sibiu, Romania, the diploma. in Mathematics - Informatics from the University Babes-Bolyai of Cluj-Napoca, Romania and the Ph.D. from Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj- Napoca, Romania. She graduated many courses in Computer Science. She is the head of the Department of Computer Science from the Faculty of Sciences, University Lucian Blaga of Sibiu, Romania. She has a great experience in algorithms and numerical methods for modelling and optimization. She published 16 books, more than 60 articles and participated in the editorial board of more than 22 scientific publications (proceedings of international conferences).
She organized 7 special sessions within WSEAS conferences, 2 international workshops and an international conference on topics related to algorithms and computational techniques in modeling, approximation and optimization. She was a member of many scientific committees of international conferences. She was plenary speakers in 6 international conferences. She is reviewer of many scientific publications. She was involved as director of many research grants. She has been included in "Who is Who in the World" in 2006-2009 and in the "IBC Foremost Engineers of the World", 2008.

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