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Cristina Adriana Alexandru

 

Research Associate, University Teacher

 

University Of Edinburgh

Centre for Intelligent Systems and Their Applications

Institute for Language, Cognition and Computation

School of Informatics

 

Informatics Forum

Room 2.54
10 Crichton Street 
Edinburgh EH8 9AB
United Kingdom

 

 

Email: Cristina.Alexandru@ed.ac.uk

Office phone number: +44 (0) 131 651 1739

 

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Research Interests:

       Software Engineering, Software Validation and Verification

       Human-Computer Interaction, Usability Engineering

       Software Modelling and Simulation

       Software Quality and Usability

       Software Metrics, Empirical Analysis

       Healthcare IT, Medical Informatics, eHealth, Telehealthcare

Recent publications:

1)  Korte, J., Constantin, A., Alexandru, A. C., Fails, J. A., Erikson, E., Good, J., Pain, H., Hourcade, J. P., Garzoto, F., Waller, A. (2019). Pushing the Boundaries of Participatory Design, Workshop, INTERACT 2019 (in press).

2)  Constantin, A., Korte, J., Fails J. A., Good, J., Alexandru, A. C., Dragomir, M., Pain, H., Hourcade, J. P., Erikson, E., Waller, A., Garzoto, F. (2019). Pushing the Boundaries of Participatory Design with Children with Special Needs. Workshop, IDC 2019 (in press).

3)  Constantin, A., Korte, J., Fails, J. A., Alexandru, A. C., Dragomir, M., Pain, H., Good, J., Garzoto, F., Erikson, E., Waller, A. (2019). Expecting the Unexpected in Participatory Design. SIG, CHI 2019 (in press).

4)  Alexandru, C., Alhambra-Borras, T., Whitehouse, D., Anderson, S., Pavlickova, A. (2019). SCIROCCO Tool to support knowledge transfer in integrated care. International Journal of Integrated Care (in press)

5)  Alhambra-Borras, T., Alexandru, C., Whitehouse, D., & Garces-Ferrer, J. (2018). Enhancing the SCIROCCO tool using quantitative and qualitative methodsInternational Journal of Integrated Care18(s2).

6)   Grooten, L., Alexandru, C. A., Alhambra-Borras, T., Anderson, S., Avolio, F., Valia Cotanda, E., ... & Lange, M. (2018). A scaling-up strategy supporting the expansion of integrated care: a study protocolInternational Journal of Integrated Care.

7)   Pavlickova, A., Henderson, D., Alexandru, C. A., & Alhambra, T. (2018). The maturity of integrated care systems: lessons learned in using the SCIROCCO tool across EuropeEuropean Journal of Public Health28(suppl_4), cky213-052.

8)  C.A. Alexandru, D. Clutterbuck, P. Papapanagiotou, J. Fleuriot, A. Manataki (2017). A Step Towards the Standardisation of HIV Care Practices, In HEALTHINF 2017: 10th International Conference on Health Informatics, Porto, Portugal, February 2017.

9)   Alhambra-Borras, T., Alexandru, C., Whitehouse, D., & Garces-Ferrer, J. (2018). Enhancing the SCIROCCO tool using quantitative and qualitative methods. International Journal of Integrated Care18(s2).

10) V. Hanschke, A. Manataki, C.A. Alexandru, P. Papapanagiotou, C. Deighan, L. Taylor and D. Robertson (2017) Designing a Social Machine for the Heart Manual Service, In HEALTHINF 2017: 10th International Conference on Health Informatics, Porto, Portugal, February 2017.

11) A. Alexandru, C. A. Alexandru, D. Coardos, E. Tudora (2016). Big Data: Concepts, Technologies and Applications in the Public Sector, ICACSE 2016:18th International Conference on Applied computer Science and Engineering, Conference Proceedings, Prague Czech Republic, Oct 6-7, 2016, 18(10), Part VI, pp. 879-885, EISSN: 2010-3778, PISSN: 2010-376X; Awarded with the Best Paper Award.

12) A. Alexandru, C. A. Alexandru, D. Coardos, E. Tudora (2016). Big Data: Concepts, Technologies and Applications in the Public Sector, World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, International Journal of Computer, Electrical, Automation, Control and Information Engineering, Vol:10, No:10, 2016, pp. 1629-1635.

13) A. Alexandru, C.A. Alexandru, D. Coardos, E. Tudora (2016). Healthcare, Big Data and Cloud Computing, WSEAS Transactions on Computer Research, ISSN / E-ISSN: 1991-8755 / 2415-1521, Volume 4, 2016, Art. #14, pp. 123-131.

14) C.A. Alexandru (2016). Considerations of Interface Efficiency in Scaling up Telehealthcare Systems. Procedia Computer Science, 98, pp. 308-315, Book series, WOS:000387551200041

15) J. Rutter, C. Alexandru, E. Niven, M. Wolters, R. Logie (2015). The Museum as a Memory Institution, The Psychonomic Society Governing Board Edinburgh Symposium.

16) C.A. Alexandru (2014). Using Models and Simulation for Predicting Efficiency as a Measure of Success of Different Telemedicine Deployments, In eTELEMED 2014: The Sixth International Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine, Barcelona, Spain, March 2014; Awarded with the Best Paper Award

Older publications (in reverse order):

1)   C.A. Alexandru and P. Stevens (2013), Predicting the Usability of Telemedicine Systems in Different Deployments through Modelling and Simulation, Proceedings of the European Workshop on Practical Aspects of Health Informatics (PAHI 2013), Edinburgh.

2)   C.A. Alexandru and P. Stevens (2012), Models to Extend the Scope of Usability Testing for Telemedicine Systems. In Digital Futures 2012: The Third Annual Digital Economy All Hands Conference, Aberdeen.

3)  C.A. Alexandru, B. McKinstry (2012). Usability Evaluation of Clinician Web Back-Ends to Telemonitoring Systems: Two Case-Studies in Scotland , Studies in Informatics and Control; 21(2)

4)  C.A. Alexandru, S. Anderson, B. McKinstry, J. Ure, D. Robertson (2011). Resilient peer communities (abstract refereed), Resilience Engineering International Symposium, Sophia Antipolis

5)  C.A. Alexandru (2010). Usability Testing and Improvement of Telemedicine Websites, Master's thesis, University of Edinburgh, School of Informatics

6)  A. Alexandru, O. Bica, E. Tudora, C.S. Alecu, C.A. Alexandru, I. Covalcic (2010). Enhancing the Quality of Learning by Using an Innovative Approach for Teaching Energy in Secondary Schools, ICACSE 2010: "International Conference on Applied Computer Science and Engineering", Proceedings of World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET), Year 6, Issue 70, September 28-30, 2010, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 5 pages, ISSN: 1307-6892.

7)  A. Alexandru, Bica, O., Tudora, E., Alecu, C. S., Alexandru, C. A., & Covalcic, I. (2010). Enhancing the Quality of Learning by Using an Innovative Approach for Teaching Energy in Secondary Schools. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, International Journal of Social, Behavioral, Educational, Economic, Business and Industrial Engineering, 4(9), 1970-1974.

8)  A. Alexandru, G. Gorghiu, C. L. Nicolescu, C.A. Alexandru (2010). Using OLAP Systems to Manage Environmental Risks in Dambovita County, Bulletin of University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca, 2010, Volume 67 (2), pp. 394-399, AcademicPress, ISSN 1843-5254, ISSN 1843-5394

9) A. Alexandru, C.A. Alexandru (2008). A Working Environment for Graphical Interfaces for Visually Impaired People (in Romanian), Volume of Works of the 5th National Conference on Human-Computer Interaction ROCHI 2008, A.I. Cuza University Iasi, 18-19 September 2008, Iasi, Romania, pag. 157-158, MATRIX ROM Printing House, ISBN 1843-4460

10) A. Alexandru, C.A. Alexandru (2008). The Access to Mathematics for Blind and Visually Impaired People (in Romanian), 1st National Conference on Inclusive Informatical Technologies ProInclusiv 2008, The Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, 7-18 April 2008, ASE Bucuresti Printing House 2008, ISBN 978-606-505-048-8

11) A. Alexandru, C.S. Alecu, C.A. Alexandru (2007). Visually Impaired People's Access to Mathematics (in Romanian), 4th National Conference of Human-Computer Interaction, RoCHI 2007, Constanta, 20-21 September 2007, pp. 211-212.

12) A. Alexandru, E. Jitaru, C.A. Alexandru (2007). Energy and Environment, Bibliotheca Publishng House, Targoviste 2007, ISBN 978-973-721-271-1.

13) A. Alexandru, E. Jitaru, C.A. Alexandru (2006). Web-Based Education of Energy- Efficient Appliances in Romania, Proceedings of the 5th RoEduNet IEEE International Conference, Sibiu Romania, 1-3 June 2006, "Lucian Blaga" University Printing House, 2006, ISBN (10) 973-739-277-9, ISBN (13) 978-973-739-277-0 (ISI PUBLICATION)

14) A. Alexandru, E. Jitaru, C.A. Alexandru, O. Bica (2006). The Role of the User Interface in the Universal Access in the Context of the Information Society (in Romanian), HUMAN - COMPUTER INTERACTION, Proceedings of the Third National Conference of Human - Computer Interaction-RoCHI 2006, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, 21-22 September 2006, addendum to the ECONOMIC INFORMATICS magazine, Volume X 2006, pages 67-71.

15)  A. Alexandru, E. Jitaru, C.A. Alexandru (2004). Education in Energy and Environment (in Romanian), National Conference of New and Renewable Energy Sources (CNSNRE 2004), 29-30 September 2004, Targoviste, on CD-ROM

16)  A. Alexandru, E. Jitaru, C.A. Alexandru (2004). Energy Saving in the Home using Energy Efficient Appliances. Teacher's guide, September 2004, 58 pages