Elvira Popescu is a full professor at the Computers and Information Technology Department, University of Craiova, Romania. She received the Ph.D. degree in information and systems technologies from the University of Technology of Compiègne, France, and the University of Craiova, Romania, in 2009. Her research interests include technology-enhanced learning, adaptation and personalization in Web-based systems, learner modeling, computer-supported collaborative learning, learning analytics, and intelligent and distributed computing. Dr. Popescu authored and co-authored over 100 publications, including two books, journal articles, book chapters, and conference papers; she also gave several keynote speeches and panel talks at various international conferences. In addition, she co-edited six journal special issues, as well as 17 international conference proceedings published by Springer and one published by IEEE. She participated in over 15 national and international research projects, three of which as a principal investigator (grant director). Prof. Popescu also serves as the Vice Chair for the IEEE Women in Engineering Romania Section Affinity Group and is a Board Member for the IEEE Technical Committee on Learning Technology and the International Association of Smart Learning Environments. She received several scholarships and awards, including five best paper distinctions. She is actively involved in the academic community by serving as an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, member of six other journal editorial boards, organizing a series of international workshops in the area of social and personal computing for e-learning (SPeL 2008–2020), serving as a conference chair, program committee chair, and track chair for 18 conferences.
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