Dr Alin Tisan

Senior Lecturer

Course leader for BEng. (Hons) Electronics

Faculty:Faculty of Science & Technology

Department:Computing and Technology

Location: Cambridge

Alin’s main research interest is in designing AI algorithms in self-reconfigurable hardware computing platforms (FPGAs).

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alin.tisan@anglia.ac.uk

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Background

Alin is actively working in the areas of electronic systems modelling, digital controllers and electronic system-on-chip design, with various applications in electronic/electrical engineering. His research is focused on designing AI algorithms in hardware (FPGA) using a developed integrated hardware-software environment that combines complex sensors, advanced Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools and hardware platforms. Currently, involved in projects dealing with the holistic modelling of a combined renewable energy sources using specific modelling / design environment based on the hardware description language.

Research interests

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  • Artificial intelligence hardware (FPGA) implementable
  • Telemedicine
  • Smart cities
  • Smart sensors
  • Holistic modelling of combined renewable energy sources
  • Human body energy harvesting

Alin is a member of our IoT and Cloud Computing Research Area and our Digital Electronics Research Area. Both form part of our Informatics, Computing and Electronics Research Group.

Areas of research supervision

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PhD students (current)
  • John Darvill (2013-). Conceptual development of a novel digital controller for optimised operation of a hybrid renewable energy system. Department of Computing and Technology. (Tisan, A., Cirstea, M).
  • Daniel Lungu (2015-). Adaptive Optimisation Energy Harvesting for Internet-of-Things on Body Area Networks. (Chin, J., Cirstea, S., Tisan, A).
MPhil students (current)
  • Erik Pertot (2014-). A novel temperature controller design for potentially explosive atmosphere (ATEX / IECEx). Department of Computing & Technology. (Zhang J., Tisan, A. and Cirstea, M.).

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Teaching

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Courses
Modules
  • Microelectronic Systems Design (FPGA, VHDL)
  • Data Acquisition Systems (LabView)
  • Sustainable Energies and Computer Modelling (Matlab)

Qualifications

  • PhD with Magna cum Laude in Electronic Engineering, 2008, Technical University of Cluj Napoca, Romania. “Contributions to the analysis, synthesis and implementation of applications with intelligent sensorial systems: The electronic nose”.
  • MSc in Physics, 1998, Babes Bolyai University, Romania.
  • BSc (Hons) in Physics, 1997, Babes Bolyai University, Romania.
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning (PGCTL)

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Member, The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
  • Member, the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Member of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Technical Committee (Systems on Chip) with peer review attributions.
  • Fellow, the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

  • Delivering Training: “ANN design and FPGA implementation using Matlab/ISE environment”, E2V Ltd, Chelmsford, part of Enterprising Academics Grant with E2V, June 2011, (£3,000).
  • Low Carbon Knowledge Transfer project with Calex Electronics. Academic support for designing a new infrared temperature sensor, September 2011 (£36,000).

Selected recent publications

Tisan, A. and Chin, J. (2015),  An End User platform for implementing Artificial Neutron Networks on FPGA, Forthcoming in: IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN 15), Cambridge, UK, 22-24 July 2015

Chin, J. and Tisan, A. (2015), Ubiquitous approach to Body Hydration Testing, Forthcoming in: IEEE The 11th International Intelligent Environment Conference, Prague, 15- 17 July 2015

Chin, J. and Tisan, A. (2015), An IoT-based Pervasive Hydration Tracker (PHT), Forthcoming in: IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN 15), Cambridge, UK, 22-24 July 2015

Darvill, J., Tisan, A. and Cirstea, M. (2015), An ANFIS-PI based boost converter control scheme, Forthcoming in: IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN 15), Cambridge, UK, 22-24 July 2015

Chin, J. and Tisan, A. (2015) Ubiquitous Hydration Tracker, 5th Annual Faculty Research Conference, Chelmsford, UK, July 2015

Darvill, J., Tisan, A. and Cirstea, M. (2014), A novel PSIM and Matlab co-simulation approach to particle swarm optimization tuning of PID controllers, 2014 International Conference on Optimization of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (OPTIM), pp. 784 - 789

Tisan, A. and Cirstea, M. (2013) SOM neural network design – A new Simulink library based approach targeting FPGA implementation, Mathematics and Computers in Simulation 91, 134-149