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I was born and raised in Zalău, a small city in the north-west of Romania, a beautiful country in the east of Europe.

Since 2015 I am an assistant professor at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Basel where I head the High Performance Computing (HPC) group. My work revolves around the parallelization, mapping, scheduling, robustness, and scalability of scientific applications executing on small to large scale parallel computing systems.

In 2010 I joined the Center for Information Services and High Performance Computing (ZIH) at Technische Universität Dresden (TUD) as a post-doctoral research associate and later as a senior scientist. My work involved modeling and simulation of highly-adaptive energy-efficient computing (HAEC) systems, as well as research on state-of-the-art robust and scalable scheduling and dynamic load balancing techniques for optimizing the performance of scientific applications.

In 2008 I joined the Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems at Mississippi State University. My post-doctoral research involved, among others, designing and developing methodologies for the computational performance optimization of multi-scale simulation codes from Materials Science using state-of-the-art scheduling and dynamic load balancing techniques and advanced tracing and profiling tools.

Following a European student exchange program (Erasmus) upon my graduation from the University of Oradea, in the spring of 2002 I was accepted in the graduate program of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, at the National Technical University of Athens, Greece.

In 2008 I was awarded the doctoral degree from National Technical University of Athens, Greece. Under the guidance of Prof. George Papakonstantinou (Head and Founder of the Computing Systems Laboratory), I conducted research in parallel and distributed computing, and made contributions to the field by designing algorithms for static and dynamic scheduling and load balancing of scientific applications.

I received my Diploma in Computer Engineering in 2001 from the Department of Electrotechnics and Informatics at the University of Oradea, Romania.

I have authored and co-authored one invited book chapter and over 50 publications in international peer-reviewed journals, conferences, and workshops. I serve as technical program committee member in several international conferences and workshops (e.g. SC, IPDPS, Euro-Par, etc.). I also serve as guest editor and reviewer in several international journals (e.g., IEEE TPDS, JPDC, FGCS, etc.). I am also co-organizer of the 45th SPEEDUP workshop and the general co-chair of the PASC18 conference.

I am a professional member of IEEE and the IEEE Computer Society as well as of several IEEE Communities (e.g., Big Data, Cloud Computing, Rebooting Computing), a lifetime member of ACM and of several SIGs (e.g., SIGHPC, SIGSIM, SIGCOM, SIGACT), a member of the Swiss Informatics Society and of the Competence Center for Computational Sciences at University of Basel.

The HPC group is also representing the University of Basel in the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) Consortium, as member of the High Performance Group (HPG).

A complete curriculum vitae can be found in PDF form here (latest update January 2016).  Selected open-access articles I have (co-)authored can be found on and on HAL - Inria.

Digital presence:

* Google Scholar profile is here.

* LinkedIn profile is here.

* HPC group’s Twitter profile is @HPC_DMI_UniBas.


High Performance Computing:

Autonomic Computing,

Scalable Computing,

Energy-aware Computing

About Me 
my Interest in HPC

Florina M. Ciorba

Performance Optimization of Scientific Applications:
Adaptive Dynamic Load Balancing, Robustness and Scalability of Dynamic Loop Scheduling

Performance Modeling, Simulation, Analysis, and Visualization:

Computing and Communication Models, Simulators,

Advanced Tracing,

Profiling and Visualization

Inspire desire:
“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” 
~ Charles Darwin
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University of Basel
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