Ioan Raicu of IIT Chicago will deliver a keynote talk at the 1st ERROR workshop. Dr. Raicu is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science (CS) at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), as well as a guest research faculty in the Math and Computer Science Division (MCS) at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL). He is the founder (2011) and director of the Data-Intensive Distributed Systems Laboratory (DataSys) at IIT. He has received the prestigious NSF CAREER award (2011 – 2015) for his innovative work on distributed file systems for extreme-scales. He was a NSF/CRA Computation Innovation Fellow at Northwestern University in 2009 – 2010, and obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Chicago under the guidance of Dr. Ian Foster in March 2009.
His research work and interests are in the general area of distributed systems. His work focuses on a relatively new paradigm of Many-Task Computing (MTC), which aims to bridge the gap between two predominant paradigms from distributed systems, High-Throughput Computing (HTC) and High-Performance Computing (HPC). His work has focused on defining and exploring both the theory and practical aspects of realizing MTC across a wide range of large-scale distributed systems. He is particularly interested in resource management in large scale distributed systems with a focus on many-task computing, data intensive computing, cloud computing, grid computing, and many-core computing.
Over the past decade, he has co-authored over 100 peer reviewed articles, book chapters, books, theses, and dissertations, which received over 5681 citations, with a H-index of 30. His work has been funded by the NASA Ames Research Center, DOE Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research, the NSF/CRA CIFellows program, and the NSF CAREER program. He has founded and chaired several workshops, such as ACM Workshop on Many-Task Computing on Clouds, Grids, and Supercomputers (MTAGS), the IEEE Int. Workshop on Data-Intensive Computing in the Clouds (DataCloud), the ACM Workshop on Scientific Cloud Computing (ScienceCloud), and IEEE Int. Workshop on Collaborative methodologies to Accelerate Scientific Knowledge discovery in big data (CASK). He is on the editorial board of the IEEE Transaction on Cloud Computing (TCC), the Springer Journal of Cloud Computing Advances, Systems and Applications (JoCCASA), and the Springer Cluster Computing Journal (Cluster). He has been leadership roles in several high profile conferences, such as HPDC, CCGrid, Grid, eScience, Cluster, ICAC, and BDC. He is a member of the IEEE and ACM.