About Me

Short Bio. Marin Litoiu is Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and in the School of Information Technology, York University. He leads the Adaptive Software Research Lab and focuses on making large software systems more versatile, resilient, energy-efficient, self-healing and self-optimizing. His research won many awards including the IBM Canada CAS Research Project of the Year Award,  the IBM CAS Faculty Fellow of the Year Award for his “impact on IBM people, processes and technology,” three Best Paper Awards and one Most Influential Paper Award.  Prior to joining York University, Dr. Litoiu was a Research Staff member with the Centre for Advanced Studies in the IBM Toronto Lab where he led the research programs in software engineering and autonomic computing. He received the Canada NSERC Synergy Award for Innovation in recognition for these collaborative university/industry activities. He was also recipient of the IBM Outstanding Technical Contribution Award for his research vision on Cloud Computing. Dr. Litoiu   is one of the founders of the SEAMS Symposium series—ACM/IEEE Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems and the Chair of the SEAMS Steering Committee. He has been the General Chair of SEAMS in 2013, and also serves on the steering committees of IEEE MESOCA and CASCON.  Dr. Litoiu is also member of IEEE CS Conference Advisory Committee and Vice-chair of IEEE Technical Council on Software Engineering.

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:

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

  • Best Paper Award, “Enabling DevOps for Containerized Data-Intensive Applications: An Exploratory Study,” International Conference on Computer Science and Software Engineering (CASCON), Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2016
  • Best Demo Award, “A DevOps Architecture for Continuous Delivery of Containerized Cloud Applications,” International Conference on Computer Science and Software Engineering(CASCON), Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2016
  • Best Paper Award, “A Framework to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Different Load Testing Analysis Techniques,” IEEE International Conference on Software Testing (ICST), Chicago, Illinois, 2016
  •  Most Influential Paper Award, CASCON 2015, for “Tracking Time-Varying Parameters in Software Systems with Extended Kalman Filters,” published at CASCON, Toronto, Ontario, Canaada, 2005
  • 2nd Place Award at the Cloud Cup 2013 for “Pattern-Based Deployment Service (PDS),” IEEE Cloud, Santa Barbara, California, USA, 2013
  • Best Paper Award, "A Business Driven Cloud Optimization Architecture," ACM SAC , Sierre, Switherland, 2010
  • 3rd Place Award, at the Cloud Cup 2013, “DaaSPatcher,”  IEEE Cloud, Santa Barbara, California, SUA, 2013
  •  3rd Place Award, at the Cloud Cup 2012, “CloudyMetrics,” IEEE Cloud, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 2012
  • 2012  York University Merit Award
  • 2011  York University Merit Award
  • 2010  IBM Faculty Fellow of the Year Award
  • 2010  York University Merit Award
  • 2009  IBM CAS Project of the Year Award
  • 2009  Dean Outstanding Research Award
  • 2009  York University Merit Award
  • 2008  York University Merit Award
  • 2007  IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement Award
  • 2007  IBM CAS Project of the Year Award
  • 2006  NSERC Synergy Award for Innovation, Leo Derikx Award (for CAS team and 12 partner universities)
  • 2006  IBM CAS Project of the Year Award
  • 2005  IBM Ovation Award
  • 2005  IBM Author Recognition Award
  • 2004  IBM Author Recognition Award
  • 2003  IBM Author Recognition Award
  • 2002  IBM Author Recognition Award
  • 2002  IBM Author Recognition Award
  • 2002  IBM Bravo Award
  • 2002  IBM Innovation Award
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My hobbies

I like travelling..

soccer and skiing..