Professor Doina PISLA is currently the Director of Council for University Doctoral Studies within the University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania and the Director of the Research Center for Robots Simulation and Testing - CESTER within the same university.

Professor Doina PISLA obtained her PhD within the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca in 1997.

Following an academic carrier, she became full professor at the Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering in 2005, teaching lectures in Parallel Robots and Medical Robotics.

Prof. Pisla’s research activity is focused mainly on the field of Robotics and Mechatronics, with emphasis on the Kinematics and Dynamics of parallel robots, Development of innovative medical robots, Reconfigurable structures. As a result of her scientific activity, prof. Pisla published over 180 peer-reviewed full papers in scientific journals and conferences, co-authored over 10 patents. She has been director or key member of more than 50 international and national projects.

She founded and organized the first MESROB Workshop in Cluj-Napoca, Romania in 2012 and she initiated the new Springer Book Serie “New Trends in Medical and Service Robots” in 2014.

She served in boards and program committees of various international conferences and congresses, being currently member of the Technical Committee for Computational Kinematics and for Biomechanical Engineering of International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science (IFToMM).