Radu Vasiu received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from the Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania in 1982 and 1997, respectively. He is currently a professor at the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technologies of the Politehnica University of Timisoara. His research interests are in the area of blockchain technologies, AR/VR technologies, open data, smart cities, mobile applications, e-learning, multimedia and web technologies. Since 1993 he was involved in more than 30 international projects (Tempus, Phare, Socrates, Leonardo da Vinci, Life Long Learning, FP6, etc), especially in the field of multimedia and e-learning, both as coordinator or as contractor.
He is now the President of the Politehnica University Senate and the Director of the Multimedia Research Centre.
He acted as invited professor at different universities from UK, Finland, France, Austria, Greece and Netherlands.
The publication list includes 12 books and more than 150 papers presented at different international conferences. He was involved in 32 research or international cooperation projects.
Currently, Prof. Vasiu acts as President of the International Association for e-Science (IAFeS), that promotes at international level the use of ICT in science and technology.
He is also a member of IEEE Computer Society and IEEE Communications Society, European Distance and E-learning Network (EDEN), European Universities Association (EUA), International Association of Science and Technology Engineers for Development (IASTED) and of the Commission for European Integration of the Romanian Academy, Timisoara branch.
His current interest is in defining the policies for the University of the Future. He is coordinating the European Universities Alliance EUDRES - Engaged and Entrepreneurial European University as Driver for European Smart and Sustainable Regions, where the hot topics are on Joint European Degrees, Microcredentials, Virtual Mobilities, Living Labs etc.