Acad. Florin Gheorghe FILIP took his MSc and PhD in control engineering at the TU “Politehnica” of Bucharest. In 1991 he was elected member of the Romanian Academy (RA). He was a scientific researcher (1970-1990) and managing director (1991-1997) of the National R&D Institute in Informatics (ICI) in Bucharest and a part-time researcher at the National Institute of Economic Researches (INCE) of the RA (2004-2019), also the director of the Library of the Academy (2009-2017). He was elected vice-president of RA in 2000 and re-elected in 2002 and 2006. He is the chair of “Information Science and Technology” section of the Academy (elected in 2010, reelected in 2015). His main scientific interests include large-scale systems, decision support systems, technology management and foresight.