Dr. Marc Frincu

Dr. Frincu is an associate professor (conferentiar - in Romanian) with the Department of Computer Science at UVT working on cutting edge topics related to clouds, smart grids, and Big Data. Since October 2017 he is also the vice dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science. He received his PhD from UVT in 2011 working on Adaptive Scheduling for Distributed Systems. His full thesis (in English) can be downloaded from here. He successfully defended his habilitation thesis in March 2017. As a result he can now officialy advise Ph.D. students. Prior to rejoining UVT in 2015, he was a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Southern California working with prof. Viktor Prasanna on smart grids and clouds. At UVT he leads the CER research group focusing on applying cloud computing to areas such as smart grids and Big Data.

Marc co-authored over 70 articles in conferences and journals (many as single or first author) including IPDPS, ICDCS, CCGrid, IEEE TPDS, Future Generation Computing Systems, Springer Computing, and Concurrency and Computation Practice and Experience. He also served as PC member in many of the aforementioned conferences and journals. He serves as guest co-editor in two special issues related to Big Data and cloud systems in Concurrency and Computation Practice and Experience, and the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing. Over the years he has established collaborations with researchers on 5 continents.He also participated/participates as member and manager in numerous EU and national (ANR France, RO UEFISCDI, US DoE and DARPA) funded projects.

His vision is to strengthen UVT's research in ICT related areas through research funding and collaborations with the industry. He aims to increase students' involvement and awareness in scientific research by attracting top students towards a university career.

Marc is also interested in other research fields such as archaeoastronomy actively researching Romania's ancient astronomical history.

In 2017 he received the Rada Mihalcea award for excellence for young (under 35 years of age) researchers. In 2015 he received the Outstanding Researcher Award from the University Horizons association in Timisoara Romania for his research results. Before that he received the 2011 Excellence Diploma of the West University of Timisoara for the Best Research and Educational Career Start.

From 2016 he is an IEEE Senior Member, and in 2017 he received the Rada Mihalcea award for excellence in research given to researchers under 35 years old.

Marc's full CV can be found here.