Florin Pop received his Ph.D. degree in computer science from Politehnica University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania, in 2008. He received his M.S. degree in computer science, in 2004, and the Engineering degree in computer science, in 2003, from the same University. He is an Associate Professor at the Computer Science Department and also an active Member of Distributed System Laboratory. His research interests are in scheduling and resource management (decentralized techniques and rescheduling), multicriteria optimization methods, grid middleware tools and applications development (satellite image processing an environmental data analysis), prediction methods, self-organizing systems, and contextualized services in distributed systems. Pop is the author or coauthor of more than 150 publications (books, chapters, and papers in international journals and well-established and ranked conferences). He served as a Guest Editor for International Journal of Web and Grid Services and he is a Managing Editor for the International Journal of Grid and Utility Computing. Pop was awarded magna cum laude distinction from Politehnica University of Bucharest for his Ph.D. degree results, one IBM Faculty Award, in 2012, two prizes for excellence from IBM and Oracle (2008 and 2009), Best Young Researcher in Software Services Award for FP7 SPRERS project, Strengthening the Participation of Romania at European R&D in Software Services project, in 2011, and two Best Paper Awards. He worked in several international (EGEE III, SEE-GRID-SCI, and ERRIC) and national research projects in the distributed systems field as Coordinator and Member as well. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, a Member of the ACM, and a Member of the euroCRIS.
Biography Updated on 8 March 2014