The world and humanity represent to me the greatest high performance system alive and the parallelism and distribution therein fascinates me for the last 16+ years. I am excited to study a multitude of issues and challenges evolving around the optimal use of parallel and distributed computing resources to solve important computational problems in science, engineering, and society. Below is a reverse chronological account of my professional appointments and education, as well as selected highlights about my previous and current scholarly activities.

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.

Prior to 2015, I was with the Center for Information Services and High Performance Computing (ZIH) at Technische Universität Dresden (TUD) which I joined in 2010 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.

Between 2008 and 2010 I was a post-doctoral research associate at the Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems at Mississippi State University. My research there 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.

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.

In the spring of 2002 I was accepted in the graduate study program of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, at the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, to pursue a doctoral degree. The entry in this graduate program followed after a one-semester Erasmus exchange program upon my graduation from the University of Oradea, Romania.

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

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

I have authored and co-authored one invited book chapter and over 60 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 reviewer in several international journals (e.g., IEEE TPDS, JPDC, FGCS, etc.). I have co-organized the 45th SPEEDUP workshop, was the general co-chair of the PASC18 conference, as well as am serving as the program co-chair for the Euro-EDUPAR 2019 workshop.

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 HiPEAC (High Performance and Embedded Architecture and Compilation) network, as well as 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) and Research Group (RG). We are also members of the MLperf and MLperf-HPC working group for developing fair and useful benchmarks for measuring training and inference performance of machine learning hardware, software, and services.

A complete curriculum vitae can be found in PDF form here (latest update January 2016). An up to date curriculum vitae is available upon request.

Selected open-access articles I have (co-)authored can be found on arXiv.org and on HAL-Inria.

Digital presence

*Google Scholar profile: here.

*ACM Digital library author page: here.

*IEEE Xplore Digital Library author page: here.

*DBLP author page: here.

*ResearcherID D-1517-2009: here.

*ORCID 0000-0002-2773-4499: here.

*Scopus Author ID 6504210411: here.

* LinkedIn profile: here.

*Twitter profile: @cflorina.

*HiPEAC profile: cflorina.

You can contact me by email: florina.ciorba@unibas.ch


High Performance Computing:
Autonomic Computing,
Scalable Computing,
Energy-aware Computing

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

Performance Modeling, Simulation, Analysis, and Visualization:
Computing and Communication Models, Simulators,
Advanced Tracing,
Profiling and Visualization