Marian Gabriel HÂNCEAN, the coordinator of the ICUB seminar, is a tenured Associate Professor at the Sociology Department of the University of Bucharest. His current main research stream is focused on the antecedents and consequences of collaboration networks within scientific transnational social fields. He employs both sociocentric and egocentric network research designs to investigate emergence and impact of co-authorship networks on prestige rankings in the world of science. His other research interests cover structural equation models and network analysis, multi-level network analysis (individual, organizations, institutions), transnational social network analysis (resource flows inside transnational fields of migration).
Traian ȘERBĂNUȚĂ is currently an associate professor at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Bucharest. He is also a Research Consultant at RunTime Verification Inc. where he is designing state-of-art analysis tools based on cutting-edge research. He uses K Framework to build semantics for the C++ language and he works with sound and maximal causal models for predicting concurrency problems in Java and C.
Constantin VICĂ is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Philosophy and researcher at the Research Centre in Applied Ethics, University of Bucharest. His main fields of interest are computer and information ethics, roboethics, philosophy of computer science, social and political philosophy, and the critique of intellectual property. He published several articles and studies on information and ownership, intelligent assistive technologies, online trust, web search engines ethics, digital dialectics, pirate politics, evolution of programming languages, and free software, authorship and intellectual property. Some recent publications: “Kynics and cynics within the political game of information” (with Cristina Voinea, in Critică, marginalitate, cinism, 2016), “Space and Time in the Networked Digital World. A Kantian Critical Examination” (Revista de filosofie, 2016), and “Life and Ownership: Intellectual Property limits, from Genes to Synthetic Biology” (in Ethics in Biology, Engineering and Medicine, 2015). He also co-edited one book: Filosofia științelor umane. In memoriam Mihail Radu Solcan (2015, University of Bucharest Press).
Iulian OANĂ is a PhD candidate in Sociology, at the Doctoral School of Sociology, Faculty of Sociology and Social Work, University of Bucharest. His main research interests are focused around the study of time, from a sociological and anthropological perspective, collaboration networks and the Science of Team Science, and social stratification. On his methodological interests, he is trained in quantitative approaches, with a stress on social statistics and network analysis (both sociocentric and egocentric).
Bianca MIHĂILĂ is M.A student at the Faculty of Sociology and Social Work, University of Bucharest. Her research interests are focused on transnational co-authorship networks. In her work, she employs social and personal network analysis. Also, she is currently the managing editor of the Walter DeGruyter International Review of Social Research.
Adelina STOICA is M.A. student at the Faculty of Sociology and Social Work, University of Bucharest. Her research is focused on homophily co-authorship networks. Another research interest is the application of social networks in organizational studies. She is currently one of the editors of the Walter DeGruyter International Review of Social Research.
Paul HRIMIUC studies Sociology at the Faculty of Sociology and Social Work, University of Bucharest, currently being in his last B.A. year. He also works as web developer. His interests cover how technology, especially programming, influences people’s way of life and how data can describe real relationships in the social world.