Areas of Expertise


Energy Efficiency in Large Scale Distributed Systems

Data center energy usage assessment using our Greenness Level Assessment tool and various Green Performance Indicators and metrics (PUE, DH-UR, etc.) Nonlinear programming optimization for increasing energy efficiency of IT systems. Workload consolidation for energy consumption reduction using our Green Cloud Scheduling Technology for open clouds. Delay tolerant workload scheduling for minimizing energy costs. Optimization of IT resources energy consumption through Dynamic Power Management

Big Data Analytics

Technological support for creating and storing, and managing the use of big data streams. Integration of new big data technologies into existing data platform and improve data life-cycle management functions. - Service delivery of customized insights and information through advanced analytics out of big data sets to drive business growth. Building and deploying big data applications and advanced analytics to improve business results. Data disambiguation, noise elimination and predictive analytics based on time series analysis and clustering techniques. Implementation of decision making support tools tailored to various organizational and system goals based on reinforcement learning, deep learning, decision trees, neural networks, and genetic algorithms.

IoT and Blockchain Technology

Distributed shared ledger implementation, smart contracts, Ethereum technology, distributed peer to peer control, distribute consensus (proof of work and prof of stake). Applicability in domains such as management of smart grids and demand-response programs, ecosystem management and payment of ecosystem services trading, circular economy and smart manufacturing.

Ambient Assisted Living (AAL)

Study and develop techniques and methods to enhance the quality of life of older people through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).

Modelling and Simulation

Mathematical modeling of complex systems and system behavioral analysis. Modelling of complex systems and environments so that the effect of changes can be predicted. Engineering and software integration of domain ontology. Rule-based reasoning over semantic representations for knowledge extraction and decision making. What-if model simulation to evaluate the performance of a system, existing or proposed, under different configurations of interest and over time.

Multidisciplinary Optimization

Mathematical modeling and simulation of complex hybrid systems that exhibits both continuous and discrete behaviors. DC components energy flexibility aggregation and DR signal matching Recommend optimal configurations are tailored to specific organizational goals and industry best practices. Identify and quantify plant performance improvements that can be expected from enhanced automation. Analysis and optimization of processes based on event logs using process mining. Industrial process real time control and costs optimization. Multi-objective and multi-criteria problems solving using mathematical models

Bio-inspired Optimization

Study and develop bio-inspired hybrid meta-heuristics applicable in multi-objective optimization problems such as (i) selecting the optimal solution in semantic web service composition, (ii) data clustering, (iii) business process mining, (iv) generating personalized healthy diet recommendations, (v) ensuring energy efficiency at the server/data center level

Ongoing Research Projects


engAGE

ACTIVE AND ASSISTED LIVING PROGRAMME 2021

Managing cognitivE decliNe throuGh theatre therapy, Artificial intelligence and social robots drivEn interventions 2021-2024

BRIGHT

H2020 LC-SC3-EC-3-2020

Boosting DR through increased communIty-level consumer engaGement by combining Data-driven and blockcHain technology Tools with social science approaches and multi-value service design 2020-2023

ReMember-Me

ACTIVE AND ASSISTED LIVING PROGRAMME 2019

Smart assistant to prevent and detect cognitive decline, promote cognitive function and social inclusion among older adults 2020-2023

H2HCare

ACTIVE AND ASSISTED LIVING PROGRAMME 2019

Social robot-based solution for elders’ Care management and coaching after discharge from Hospital to Home 2020-2023

CoolDC

PNIII Postdoc research

Data Centers Liquid Cooling: Novel Techniques for Optimal Thermal Flexibility Shifting and on-demand Waste Heat Re-use 2020-2022

PP H2020 10/2021

PN-III-P3-3.6-H2020-2020-0031

Increasing the involvement of energy consumers at the level community by combining technologies of data analysis and blockchain 2021-2023

Completed Research Projects

ReMIND

ACTIVE AND ASSISTED LIVING PROGRAMME 2017

Robotic ePartner for Multitarget INnovative activation of people with Dementia 2018-2022

eDREAM

H2020 LCE-01-2017

enabling new Demand REsponse Advanced, Market oriented and secure technologies, solutions and business models 2018-2021

CATALYST

H2020-EE-2016-2017

Converting DCs in Energy Flexibility Ecosystems 2017-2020

MedGUIDE

ACTIVE AND ASSISTED LIVING PROGRAMME 2016

ICT Integrated System for Coordinated Polypharmacy Management in Dementia Patients 2017-2019

GEYSER

FP7-ICT-2013.6.2: Data Centres in an energy-efficient and environmentally friendly Internet


Eco2Cloud

PN-III-P2-2.1-BG-2016-36


Technologies for efficient management and scheduling of cloud resources in cloud for reducing Alpis data centre energy consumption

2016-2018

OptiPlan

PN-III-P2-2.1-BG-2016-37


Technologies for Digitalization, Analysis and Optimization of Manufacturing of Flow Regulators and Monitors at Emerson Factory

2016-2018

Montran Labs - DSRL Research Project

Blockchain distributed systems and services 2016-2019


GAMES

FP7-ICT-2009-6.3: ICT for Energy efficiency



DIET4Elders

Active Assisted Living Joint Programme 5 2012



Elders-Up!

Active Assisted Living Joint Programme 6 2013



ArhiNet

Integrated System for developing semantically-enhanced archive content

RO CNMP Program 4(2007 – 2010)

FOOD-TRACE

Integrated IT system for assuring traceability and quality control in food industry

RO CEEX (2006 – 2008)

MAESTRO

Ontology Driven Automatic Web Service Composition

RO CNCSIS PN II Ideas
(2007-2010)

Green Cloud Scheduler

OpenNebula Green Cloud Scheduler Plugin

Publications

Complete list of DSRL publications can be accessed HERE

DSRL TEAM


Prof. Tudor Cioara
DSRL Director
PhD Supervisor
Prof. Ionut Anghel
DSRL Scientific and Technical Manager
PhD Supervisor
Prof. Ioan Salomie
DSRL Scientific and Technical Advisor
Lect. Dr. Cristina Pop
Ambient Intelligence Research Leader
Senior Researcher

Assoc. Prof. Viorica Chifu
Bio-inspired Optimization Research Leader
Senior Researcher
Lect. Dr. Claudia Antal
Blockchain and Energy Research Leader
Senior Researcher
Lect. Dr. Marcel Antal
Energy Efficiency Research Leader
Senior Researcher
Eng. Dan Mitrea - PhD Student, Researcher

Eng. Liana Toderean - PhD Student, Researcher
Eng. Alexandru Rancea - PhD Student, Researcher
Eng. Gabriel Antonesi - Researcher

Enrolled PhD Students

Dan Mitrea, DSRL Researcher
Alexandru Rancea, DSRL Researcher
Liana Toderean, DSRL Researcher
Bianca Maria Goia, Senior Software Engineer at Garmin Cluj
Alexandru Florea, Entrepreneur
Gabriel Arcas, Technical Product Owner at Bosch Group
Razvan Zanc, Java Development Lead | First-Line Manager at IBM
Andreea Valeria Vesa, Data Scientist at Vertiv
Diana Balc, SAP ABAP Developer at Nagarro
Oana Marin, Senior IT Consultant at msg systems Romania

ALUMNI

Daniel Moldovan, Site Reliability Engineer / Software Development Engineer at Adobe
Georgiana Copil, Computer Scientist at Adobe
Daniel Todea
Vlad Tiberiu Mihailescu, Production Engineer at Meta
Teodor Petrican, Software Engineer at Canonical
Tudor-Ioan Salomie, Technical Lead / Manager at Google
Andreea Valeria Vesa, Data Scientist at Vertiv
Ciprian Stan, Senior Software Engineer at 3Pillar Global
Sebastian Crisan, Software Engineer at Facebook
Dorin Moldovan, Software Developer at Oracle
David Sera, Programmer at Cloudflight
Radu Marian Drăgan, Software Developer at QIAGEN
Denisa Maria Bărar, Data Scientist at Deloitte Technology
Ioana Cheres, External Collaborator at PitechPlus
Vlad Lazar, Machine Learning Software Engineer at Porsche Engineering
Adrian Olosutean, Data Engineer at Absa Group
Cosmin Nechifor, Engineer at Feather
Dan Valea, Software Architect at Luminos Labs
Vlad Blajan

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Distributed Systems Research Laboratory

Computer Science Department

Technical University of Cluj-Napoca

400027 26-28 Baritiu street

Cluj-Napoca, Romania

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Tudor.Cioara@cs.utcluj.ro
Ionut.Anghel@cs.utcluj.ro
Ioan.Salomie@cs.utcluj.ro