Petru Florin Mihancea graduated in 1998 "Emanuil Gojdu" Highschool from Oradea, Romania. In the same year he started his engineer studies as a student of the Faculty of Automation and Computers, "Politehnica" University of Timisoara, Romania.
In 2002 he received the Best Software Engineer Award at the first LOOSE (Laboratory of Object-Oriented Software Engineering) competition and he was invited to join the LOOSE Research Group, a research group focused on object-oriented reengineering and quality assurance.
Based on his work as a LRG member, he prepared his diploma, master and Ph.D. theses. He received in 2003 his B.Eng. in Computer Engineering, and in 2004 his M.Eng. In December 2009, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Ioan Jurca, he defended his Ph.D. thesis (Cum Laude Honors).