Dr. Marin Litoiu, P.Eng.

Associate Professor


York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario, M3J 1P3

Phone: 416-736-2100 x20987

Email: mlitoiu(at)yorku.ca

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Current appointments

·      Associate Professor, School of Information Technology and the  Graduate Program of Computer Science and Engineering Department, York University

·      IBM Visiting Scientist

·      More professional activities ...

Career highlights

I was Senior Research Staff Member with Centre for Advanced Studies, IBM Toronto Lab, where I led the research programs in software engineering, system management and autonomic computing.  Two of the most important roles:

·      Director of Research for  Centre of Excellence for Research in Adaptive Systems (CERAS)

·      Chair of the Board of Directors for Consortium for Software Engineering Research (CSER)

Other past jobs: Assistant Professor, University Politehnica of Bucharest (Romania); Visiting Scientist, Politecnico di Torino (Italy) and Universitat Politecnica de Catalunia (Spain).


Short bio…

Research highlights

·      I am interested in performance modeling and evaluation, capacity planning, adaptive and autonomic systems, software as a service, cloud computing and Internet technologies

·      Awards and grants…

·      Representative papers, books, patents… 

·      ACM and Scholars papers...

·      My research lab….


Current projects

·      Smart Applications on Virtual Infrastructure (SAVI), NSERC Strategic Network

·      Connected Vehicles and Smart Transportation (CVST), Ontario ORF-RE Adaptive Web Services

·      Performance Engineering

·      Management Services for Cloud Computing

·      Capacity Planning for Data Centres


Research team….

Mark Shtern, Post Doctoral Fellow

Hamoun Ghanbari, PhD, Computer Science

Cornel Barna, PhD, Computer Science

Slaomir Kmiec, PhD, Computer Science (co-supervised)

Nasim Beigi, PhD, Computer Science

Mona Yousefian, MAIST, Information Technology

Mihai Iacob, MSc, Computer Science

Mircea Constantinescu, MSc, Computer Science

Roni Sandel, MAIST, Information Technology

Edith Kabuthia,  MAIST, Information Technology (co-supervised)

Saeed Zareian, MAIST, Information Technology

Rodrigo Veleda, MAIST, Information Technology (co-supervised)

Brian Rampasad, MAIST, Information Technology


Former Students

Mike Smit, Post Doctoral Fellow, now Assistant Professor, Dalhousie University

Vasileios Theodorou, MAIST, Information Technology, PhD student, University of Barcelona

Parisa Zoghi, MAIST, Information Technology, Business Analyst with TD Bank

Rizwan Mian, Post Doctoral Fellow, Data Scientist with Hortonworks, Palo Alto

Hongbin Lu, MSc, Computer Science, Research Associate at University of Toronto

Bradley Simmons, Post Doctoral Fellow,  Lecturer at Western University, London, Ontario

Tao Zheng, Post Doctoral Fellow, 2012,  Software Architect, N/A

Ian Gergin, MAIST, Information Technology, now Business Analyst, Royal Bank of Canada

Ivan Makarenka, MSc, Computer Science, Software Engineer, IBM

Andrei Solomon, MSc, Computer Science, Software Engineer, IBM


My research in the news

·      Communication of the ACM- News

·      York Research Profile

·      2010 IBM Faculty of the Year Award

·      IBM/OCE Press Release on TaaS

·      An YFile Profile

·      IEEE Software Interview

·      IT World Article on TaaS

·      2009 IBM Project of the Year Award

Conferences – Organizer, Chair or PC Member (Selected)


·      2015    Chair of the Workshops Track at the International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE), Jan 29-Feb 3, Austin, Texas, 2015

·      2014    Program Co-Chair of the International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME), Industry Track, Sept 28-Oct 3, Victoria, Canada

·      2014    Program Chair of the International Workshop of  Large Scale Testing, Dublin, March 22, 2014

·      2013    General Chair, IEEE/ACM SEAMS, San Francisco, May 2013

·      2013    Co-Chair, The 3rd Workshop on Smart Applications on Virtual Infrastructure, Markham, SAVI 2013, ON, Nov 19, 2013

·      2013     Co-Chair, the 2nd Workshop on Load Testing of Large Scale Systems, LT 2013, Nov 2013

·      2012    Co-Chair, IEEE CCGrid, Workshops, Ottawa, May 2012

·      2012    Co-Chair, The First International Workshop on Load Testing of Large Software Systems

·      2011     Program Co-Chair, CASCON 2011, November 2011

·      2011     Co-Chair, 5th   CASCON Workshop on Cloud Computing, Toronto, November, 2011

·      2011    IEEE International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM 2011)

·      2011    ACM/IEEE Workshop on Principles of Engineering for Service Oriented Systems (PESOS 2011)

·      2011    ACM/IEEE Symposium on Web Site Evolution (WSE 2011)

·      2011    IEEE International Workshop on the Maintenance and Evolution of Service-Oriented and Cloud-Based Systems

·      2011    CASCON 2011

·      2011    International Workshop on Cloud for Enterprises (C4E)

·      2011    Testing in Clouds, IGI Book, Editorial Board Member

·      2010    IEEE International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM 2010)

·      2010    ACM/IEEE Symposium on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self – Managing Systems (SEAMS 2010)

·      2010    IEEE Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (WCRE 2010)

·      2010    CASCON 2010

·      2010    ACM/IEEE Workshop on Principles of Engineering for Service Oriented Systems (PESOS 2010)

·      2010    ACM/IEEE Workshop on Web Site Evolution (WSE 2010)

·      2010    IEEE Workshop on Software Engineering for Adaptive Software Systems (SEASS 2010)