I was born in Craiova, Romania, where I also finished high school in 2003. My undergrad life kept me oscillating between the University "Politehnica" of Bucharest and the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse, in a complicated program which allowed me to obtain a double degree from these universities in 2008. During my studies, I did two internships at Freescale and I had quite a few laughs with these guys.
After six months in Lyon, where I worked on my MEng project at LIP under the supervision of Eric Fleury, I returned to Toulouse in October 2008, when I joined the IRT team as a PhD student. For three years, I worked on new ideas for vehicular networking, supervised and inspired by André-Luc Beylot and Emmanuel Chaput.
In November 2011 I obtained the PhD degree from the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse for the thesis entitled "Congestion Control in Vehicular Networks" and I spent the next year as a teaching assistant (ATER) in the Communications and Networking department of ENSEEIHT.
Since September 2012, I am an Associate Professor with the Telecommunications department at INSA de Lyon. I hold a joint appointemnt with the CITI laboratory, where I am a member of the Inria Agora team.