Dr. Patricia Arsene is a European Commission official working in the Directorate General Communications Networks, Content and Technology. She is contributing to ICT-related policy development in the area of smart grids and smart cities in parallel with monitoring research projects in smart grids and energy efficiency. She is also actively involved in the EC Smart Grids Task Force work on data management.
Prior to working in the European Commission, Patricia was associate professor and researcher in the Faculty of Control and Computers, Technical University of Bucharest, Romania and head of the Science Policy Department at the Romanian National Research Council. In-between, she held a project officer position in the European Science Foundation, Strasbourg, France. She holds an MSc in Power Engineering and a PhD in Automated Systems.