Curriculum vitae

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Short Bio

Denisa Constantinescu earned a Ph.D. in Mechatronics from the University of Malaga in 2022 while working as a researcher in the Computer Architecture Department. She obtained a Master’s degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Malaga in 2017 and a B.Sc. in Systems Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Bucharest in 2015. She did a research stay at the Embedded Systems Laboratory (EPFL, Lausanne, CH) for three months in 2022 and another one at the NUCAR Laboratory (Northeastern University, Boston, USA) in 2018. Her research interests include heterogeneous and low-power computing, mobile robotics, and autonomous decision-making under uncertainty. From 2018 to 2022, she has been a trainer and organizer at Campus Tech Chicas. She is also an Intel oneAPI Innovator.

Hobbies and interests include painting, cooking, soap making, reading, photography, electronics, and dancing. But one rules them all, learning :)


PhD in Mechatronics

2017 – 2022

Dept. of Computer Architecture, Universidad de Málaga (Spain)

  • High-performance computing

  • Mobile robot navigation

  • Decision-making algorithms under uncertainty

Ph.D. Thesis: Towards energy efficiency and productivity for decision making in mobile robot navigation. Advisors: Prof. Mª Angeles Navarro, Prof. Rafael Asenjo Plaza, Dept. of Computer Architecture, 2022.

Doctorate GPA: Suma cum laude with international Ph.D. mention.

Master in Computer Engineering

2015 - 2017

Universidad de Málaga, Málaga (Spain)

  • Management of research, innovation, and investigation

  • High-performance computing

  • Cloud computing

  • Big data analysis

  • Uncertainty management in intelligent systems

M.Eng. Thesis: Optimization of a decision making algorithm under uncertainty for heterogeneous platforms. Advisors: Prof. Mª Angeles Navarro, Prof. Juan Antonio Fernández Madrigal, Dept. of Computer Architecture, 2017. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.24922.70082.

Degree GPA: 9.31/10. Final project distinction with honour.

Automatics and Applied Informatics B.Eng.

2011 - 2015

University Politehnica of Bucharest (Romania)

  • Industrial process control systems; Assisted design of control systems

  • Robots programming

  • Real-time systems

  • Industrial computer networks; Network infrastructure design

  • Numerical methods and optimization techniques

B.Eng. Thesis: Model-based development of self-organizing socio-technical systems (Dezvoltare pe bază de model a sistemelor socio-tehnice cu auto-organizare) Advisor: Prof. dr. ing. Drăgoicea Monica, Dept. of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, 2015. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.31633.58728.

Degree GPA: 9.54/10. Final project distinction with honour.


Researcher / Instructor

Universidad de Málaga, Málaga (Spain)

2016 - 2022 Researcher in the Department of Computer Architecture

2019 - 2022 Teaching Assistant

2018 - 2022 Campus Tech Chicas Summer School

    • I gave workshops on programming, webpage development, prototyping with Arduino, and design thinking to teenage girls. The purpose of these workshops is to help young ladies make informed decisions about their career prospects.

    • I also help with the organization, image design, community management, web development, and administration

Visiting Scholar

Aug 2018 – Nov 2018

NUCAR Lab at Northeastern University, Boston USA

  • High-performance computing

  • Social aware robot navigation

Details: Stay at the NUCAR Lab (Northeastern University Computer Architecture Research Laboratory, Boston USA) under the supervision of Prof. David Kaeli and Prof. Taskin Padir. During this fellowship, we have worked on developing a navigation solution for autonomously driving the HSR robot in crowded spaces. A secondary goal of this stay was to find collaboration opportunities between NUCAR Lab and RIVeR Lab (Robotics and Intelligent Vehicles Research Laboratory). Stay duration: 3 months, 01/08/2018 - 31/10/2018.

Research and Development Intern

Jun 2015 - Sep 2015

Thales, Bucharest (Romania)

  • Control systems engineering for railway signalling control and communication.

IT Technician & Content management - Volunteering

Oct 2014 – Sep 2015

Fundația Svasta, Bucharest (Romania)

The cause of this NGO is to help children with unprivileged backgrounds continue their studies

  • Web development

  • Database modeling and development

  • Systems installation and configuration

  • Multimedia content management

Math tutoring - volunteering

Oct 2009 – Sep 2010

World Vision, Vâlcea (Romania)

  • Mathematics tutoring sessions for a group of 10 high school students, organized once a week

Internship - leonardo da vinci program

Oct 2008

Commerce & Resources, Porriño (Spain)

  • Implementation of an SQL data base for managing China import products

Reasearch & Publications

[B - Book (Chapter) | C - Conference Article | J - Journal Article | T - Thesis]

[C] Constantinescu, D. A., Asenjo, R. Enhancing Online Planning under Uncertainty via Bloom Filter Based Memory. oneAPI Developer Summit at SC21, November 2021 ~~~> link

[C] Munoz DJ., Constantinescu DA., Decentralised Blockchain-based Solutions for Electronic Healthcare Records with Interacting Social Networking Components. 2021 International Conference on Innovation and Intelligence for Informatics, Computing, and Technologies (3ICT), pp. 488-493, October 2021. DOI: 10.1109/3ICT53449.2021.9581525

[B] Constantinescu, DA., Navarro, SG., Burgueño, GB., Linares, JMG., Cózar, JR., Moreno, AR. and Muñoz, JMP., AVANCES EN ARQUITECTURA Y TECNOLOGÍA DE COMPUTADORES, Jornadas SARTECO Málaga 2021, ISBN-13: 978-84-09-32487-3

[C] Constantinescu, DA., Asenjo, R., Navarro, A., Fernández Madrigal, JA., Cruz-Martin, A. Enhancing Online Planning under Uncertainty via Bloom Filter Based Memory. Jornadas SARTECO 20/21, pp. 327-335. Spain, September 2021 ~~~> link

[C] Castro, FM., Constantinescu, DA., Corbera, F., González Navarro, S., González Peñalver, M., Hendrix, EMT., Hormigo Aguilar, J., Ramos Cózar, J., Rodríguez Moreno, A. Introduce metodologías activas en tu clase, indispensable en tiempos de pandemia. Jornadas SARTECO 20/21, pp. 269-278. Spain, September 2021 ~~~> link

[C] Constantinescu, D. A., Asenjo, R. Boosting Productivity of Decision-Making with oneAPI-based Heterogeneous Schedulers on SoCs. oneAPI Developer Summit 2020, November 2020 ~~~> link

[J] Constantinescu, D. A., Navarro, A., Corbera, F., Fernández-Madrigal, J. A., & Asenjo, R. Efficiency and productivity for decision making on low-power heterogeneous CPU+ GPU SoCs. The Journal of Supercomputing, 1-22. March 2020. DOI: ~~~> Download

[J] Constantinescu DA, Navarro A, Fernández-Madrigal JA, Asenjo R. Performance evaluation of decision making under uncertainty for low power heterogeneous platforms. Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing. November 2019. DOI:

[C] Constantinescu DA., Navarro A., Corbera F., Fernández-Madrigal JA., Asenjo R. Solving Large-Scale Markov Decision Processes on Low-Power Heterogeneous Platforms, 19th International Conference on Computational and Mathematical Methods in Science and Engineering, Costa Ballena, Cádiz (España), Universidad de Cádiz, 2019.

[B,C] Munoz D., Constantinescu DA., Asenjo R., Fuentes L. ClinicAppChain: A Low-Cost Blockchain Hyperledger Solution for Healthcare. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 1010. Springer, Cham. June 2019. DOI:10.1007/978-3-030-23813-1_5

[C] Munoz D., Constantinescu DA, Herrera E., Vera-Ferrer L., Rodríguez-Hernández AP, Martínez-Hernández M. ClinicAppChain: A Blockchain Solution for Electronic Health Records in Mexico's Hospitals and Clinics. Turku University of Applied Sciences International Week 2019 (TUAS Week'19) , April 2019.

[C] Constantinescu DA, Rohra A., Padir T., Kaeli D. Path Planning for Socially-Aware Humanoid Robots. RISE Expo 2019, Northeastern University, Boston, USA, April 2019.

[C] Constantinescu, DA., Navarro, A., Fernández Madrigal, JA., Asenjo, R. Optimization of a decision-making algorithm for heterogeneous platforms. XXVIII Edición de las Jornadas de Paralelismo, Spain, September 2017.

[M.Eng. T] Constantinescu DA. Optimization of a decision making algorithm under uncertainty for heterogeneous platforms. Advisors: Prof. Angeles Navarro, Prof. Juan Antonio Fernández Madrigal, Dept. of Computer Architecture, Universidad de Málaga, 2017. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.24922.70082.

[C] Cáncer Gil, J., Escuín Blasco, C., Constantinescu, DA., Pérez Pavón, B., Canales Mayo M., Three is not a crowd: a CPU-GPU-FPGA K-means implementation. HiPEAC Computing Systems Week 2017, Zagreb, Croatia, 04/2017.

[B] Drǎgoicea M., Falcão e Cunha J., Alexandru MV., Constantinescu DA. Modelling and Simulation Perspective in Service Design: Experience in Transport Information Service Development. Handbook of Research on Strategic Alliances and Value Co-Creation in the Service Industry. IGI Global. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2084-9.ch019, 2017.

[C] Drǎgoicea M., Constantinescu DA., Falcão e Cunha J. Experience from a Modelling and Simulation Perspective in Smart Transport Information Service Design. Exploring Services Science. IESS 2016. Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, 2016. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-32689-4_6, 2016.

[B.Eng. T] Constantinescu DA. Dezvoltare pe bază de model a sistemelor socio-tehnice cu auto-organizare. Advisor: Prof. dr. ing. Drăgoicea Monica, Dept. of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, University Politehnica of Bucharest, 2015. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.31633.58728.

Grants, Awards, Fellowships...

  • Winner of "Premio Informática SCIE-ZONTA 2021"

  • Intel Innovator Award for the project "Efficiency and Productivity for Decision-making on Mobile SoCs", December 2020.

  • Winner of IMFAHE's fellowship for women in STEM / ENTREPRENEURSHIP. IMFAHE, in collaboration with the Spanish universities of Valladolid, La Laguna, Europea Miguel de Cervantes, Politécnica de Valencia, Sevilla and Málaga, 2017-2018.

  • Winners of IMFAHE-Shark Tank Contest. IMFAHE’S Nodal Award Program 2018 Special Shark Tank Edition. Nodal Award Pilot Project Program to encourage the development of local and international scientific and entrepreneurial collaborations. In collaboration with an international team of mentees and mentors from engineering, biomedicine and entrepreneurship, we developed the ClinicAppChain proposal.

  • International Mentor Program. International mentoring to develop the professional career of university students through mentors affiliated with prestigious universities such as Princeton, Harvard, MIT or Stanford. International Mentoring Foundation For The Advancement Of Higher Education, 2017-2018.

  • Rethinking 2.0. Business project design training program for Master Students. Grant that covers 90% of the Master’s study fee for a year for completing the Rethinking 2.0. program. Campus de Excelencia Internacional Andalucía TECH, 2015 - 2016.

  • Svasta Study Scholarship. Romanian undergraduate study scholarship granted by Svasta Foundation for top students that come from families with financial problems. Svasta Foundation, 2012-2013 and 2014 - 2015.

  • Roberto Rocca Study Grant. Competitive scholarship to reward and encourage academic excellence. Roberto Rocca Education Program, 2013 - 2014.

  • Erasmus student at Universidad de Málaga, 2013 - 2014

Other: Training, Projects,...

Courses, Conferences & Seminars

  • Summer School CEA: ‘La Automática y la Inteligencia Artificial ante los nuevos retos sociales’

  • oneAPI Developer Summit 2020, November 12 & 13. Tech Talk on “Boosting Productivity of Decision-making with oneAPI-based Heterogeneous Schedulers on SoCs”. Presenters: Denisa Constantinescu Rafael Asenjo. Also participated in the keynote "oneAPI Vision for Heterogeneous Compute" held by Joe Curley.

  • SC20: The Intl. Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, November 9 - 19. Tutorial “C++ for Heterogeneous Programming oneAPI (DPC++ andoneTBB)”. Presenters: James Reinders (James Reinders Consulting), Michael Voss (Intel), Pablo Reble (Intel), Rafael Asenjo (University of Malaga), Denisa-Andreea Constantinescu (University of Malaga), Andrey Federov (Intel)

  • Robotics and AI summer school 2020, June 29 - July 1, 2020. The focus was on 3 broad topics: Deep learning perception on robotics, Human Robot Interaction and robot navigation, and Assistive Robotics.

  • Using Intel® oneAPI Toolkits with FPGAs Virtual Workshop, June 26, 2020

  • Japanese course 2019-2020 FGUMA. Annual course by FGUMA, beginner level.

  • Talent Woman 2019 - Corner Speaker, Málaga, Spain 11/2019.

  • Convergence – The Global Blockchain Congress 2019, Málaga, Spain, 11/2019.

  • Service-learning Course. El Aprendizaje Servicio (ApS) como método de aprendizaje y de transferencia del conocimiento a la sociedad, UMA, Málaga, 10/2019.

  • ROS Developers Conference 2019, 06/2019.

  • Seminary: Introduction to particle filters. Juan A. Fernández Madrigal, Departamento de Ingeniería de Sistemas y Automática, Universidad de Málaga, 04/2018.

  • Probability and statistics in engineering. Juan A. Fernández Madrigal, Departamento de Ingeniería de Sistemas y Automática, Universidad de Málaga, 04/2018.

  • German course 2017-2018 FGUMA. Annual course by FGUMA, beginner level.

  • Volunteer for the organization of the "Joarnadas Sarteco 2017" conference. E.T.S.I. Informática, University of Málaga, 09/2017.

  • Deep Learning with TensorFlow. Joarnadas Sarteco 2017, Málaga, 09/2017.

  • Academic English Course. Escuela de Doctorado, University of Málaga, 01/2017-05/2017.

  • English for oral communication. Escuela de Doctorado, University of Málaga, 02/2017-05/17.

  • Modeling of Mechatronic Systems Course. University of Málaga, 04/2017.

  • HiPEAC Student Heterogeneous Programming Challenge. HiPEAC Zagreb Computing Systems Week, 04/2017.

  • Elixir Excelerate High Performance Computing Course. BITLAB, 04/2017.

  • Media Skills for Computing Engineers. SCREENHOUSE, 04/2017.

  • Sustainable Urbanism “Bioconstrucción: La construcción de hoy y del mañana". Vice Rectorate of the Smart- Campus, University of Málaga, Spain, 12/2016.

  • Machine learning and low-cost hardware with Matlab. The MathWorks S.L., University of Málaga, Spain, 04/2016.

  • Advanced control systems and new information technologies. French-Romanian Summer School, University Politehnica of Bucharest, 05/2015.

  • CCNA Routing and Switching. Cisco Networking Academy, 2013.

  • Linux System Administration I: Implementation. IBM Linux Competency Center, 07/2013.

  • Linux Power User. IBM Linux Competency Center, 07/2013.


  • Intel oneAPI Academic Project – “Autonomous decision making for mobile robot navigation in service robotics”, financiado por Intel Corporation, IP: Denisa-Andreea Constantinescu, Mª Angeles González Navarro. Duración: 1 de enero de 2022 – 30 de diciembre de 2023. Importe: 19.773 $

  • Cátedra Mujer y Tecnología Hedy Lamarr de la Universidad de Málaga, IP: María del Carmen Aguayo Torres. Duración: 15 de julio de 2021 - 14 de julio de 2023. Participación como investigadora colaboradora.

  • TIN2016-80920-R – “Arquitecturas de Altas Prestaciones para Aplicaciones Intensivas en Datos”, Ministerio de Economia y Comptetitividad (MINECO), IP: Emilio López Zapata. 7 de enero de 2018 - 30 de junio de 2022. Importe: 405.471€

  • Intel oneAPI Project – “Efficiency and Productivity for Decision-making on Mobile SoCs” – convocatoria competitiva para los “Intel oneAPI Innovators”. IP: Denisa-Andreea Constantinescu. Duración: 10 de mayo 2021 - 30 de junio 2023. Importe: dotación con una plataforma para el desarrollo de aplicaciones con oneAPI valorada en 1.300 $.

  • Proyecto de Iniciación a la Investigación para estudiantes de máster - “Optimization of a decision making algorithm under uncertainty for heterogeneous platforms”, financiado por la Universidad de Málaga. IP: Denisa-Andreea Constantinescu. Duración: 2 de febrero 2017 – 20 abril 2017.

  • PIE19-042 - "Diseño e implementación de metodologías activas en grupos grandes" Universidad de Málaga, IP: Javier Hormigo Proyecto de Innovación Educativa, Convocatoria 2019-2021. Participación como investigadora.

  • ClinicAppChain – Investigación de un sistema de gestión de historias medicas basado en blockchain financiado por el IMFAHE, Convocatoria 2017-2018. IP: Daniel Muñoz. Duración: 2 de julio de 2018 – 2 de julio de 2019. Importe: 1.000 $

Experience in Event Organization

Memberships & Associations



  • Romanian - Native

  • English - Proficient (Cambridge C2 Proficiency Certificate)

  • Spanish - Advanced (Instituto Cervantes DELE C1 Certificate)

  • French - Médiocre (^_^")

  • German - Beginner (FGUMA A1 Certificate)

  • Japanese - Beginner (FGUMA A1 Certificate)


  • Generic: C & C++, Matlab, Java, Julia, Python, ARM & MIPS

  • HPC: TBB, OpenMP, OpenCL, oneAPI, SYCL, CUDA, MPI

  • Web: HTML, CSS, Django, Wordpress

  • Robotics: ROS