BARC researcher secures EU funding in theoretical computer science
Ass. professor Radu-Cristian Curticapean recieves 1.5 million Euro grant from the ERC to conduct research in the field of theoretical computer science.
This year’s European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grants were announced last week and among the 408 researchers from universities across Europe is Associate Professor at BARC and ITU Radu-Cristian Curticapean.
Radu-Cristian Curticapean, who wrote his PhD on algorithms and complexity theory at Saarland University, has received the prestigious grant to conduct research in the field of theoretical computer science. Specifically, Counting (with) homomorphisms will examine the resource requirements – time and memory allocation – for computational problems that ask to count certain combinatorial objects.
The ERC, set up by the European Union in 2007, is the premier European funding organisation for excellent frontier research. It funds creative researchers of any nationality and age, to run projects based across Europe. In total, ERC will be funding research via the Starting Grant instrument to the tune of 636 million Euro.