Mircea Giurgiu is full professor with the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technologies in the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, where he holds the courses on: Speech Processing, Microprocessor System Design, and Speech Compression for Multimedia Systems. He obtained the PhD in 1996 with a thesis on automatic speech recognition for Romanian. He is PhD supervisor since 2006, being involved in a number of national and EU-funded research grants in the areas of automatic speech recognition, text to speech synthesis and, in general, on the application of artificial intelligence methods in human computer interaction. Mircea Giurgiu is the author of the first books in Romania dedicated to text to speech synthesis, or on the application of artificial neural networks for speech processing. He is author or co-author of a significant number of scientific papers.