Ioan Raicu

Illinois Institute of Technology

Argonne National Laboratory

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science (CS) at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), as well as a guest research faculty in the Math and Computer Science Division (MCS) at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL). I am also the founder and director of the Data-Intensive Distributed Systems Laboratory (DataSys) at IIT. My research work and interests are in the general area of distributed systems.

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Recent Publications (2014)

High Impact Publications

Over the past decade, I have co-authored over 100 peer reviewed articles, book chapters, books, theses, and dissertations, which received 4593 citations. My H-index is 27 and my M-Index is 2.25; these metrics are often used as useful indexes to characterize the scientific output of researchers. My full list of publications can be found at Non-peer reviewed articles can be found at and My Google Scholar Profile which includes all the latest citation information can be found at Below is the list of my high-impact publications contributing to my H-Index, ordered by citation counts. 

  1. Ian Foster, Yong Zhao, Ioan Raicu, Shiyong Lu. “Cloud Computing and Grid Computing 360-Degree Compared”, IEEE Grid Computing Environments (GCE08) 2008 (1807 cites)
  2. William Allcock, John Bresnahan, Rajkumar Kettimuthu, Michael Link, Catalin Dumitrescu, Ioan Raicu, Ian Foster, "The Globus Striped GridFTP Framework and Server," IEEE/ACM Supercomputing/SC, 2005 (467 cites)
  3. Yong Zhao, Mihael Hategan, Ben Clifford, Ian Foster, Gregor von Laszewski, Ioan Raicu, Tibi Stef-Praun, Mike Wilde. “Swift: Fast, Reliable, Loosely Coupled Parallel Computation”, IEEE Workshop on Scientific Workflows (SWF07) 2007 (293 cites)
  4. Ioan Raicu, Yong Zhao, Catalin Dumitrescu, Ian Foster, Mike Wilde. “Falkon: a Fast and Light-weight tasK executiON framework”, IEEE/ACM SuperComputing/SC, 2007 (261 cites)
  5. Jennifer M. Schopf, Ioan Raicu, Laura Pearlman, Neill Miller, Carl Kesselman, Ian Foster, Mike D’Arcy. "Monitoring and Discovery in a Web Services Framework: Functionality and Performance of Globus Toolkit MDS4", Technical Report, Argonne National Laboratory, MCS Preprint #ANL/MCS-P1315-0106, January 2006 (200 cites)
  6. Ioan Raicu, Ian Foster, Yong Zhao. “Many-Task Computing for Grids and Supercomputers”, Invited Paper, IEEE Workshop on Many-Task Computing on Grids and Supercomputers (MTAGS08), 2008 (185 cites)
  7. Ioan Raicu, Zhao Zhang, Mike Wilde, Ian Foster, Pete Beckman, Kamil Iskra, Ben Clifford. “Toward Loosely-Coupled Programming on Petascale Systems”, IEEE/ACM SC 2008 (109 cites)
  8. Michael Wilde, Ian Foster, Kamil Iskra, Pete Beckman, Zhao Zhang, Allan Espinosa, Mihael Hategan, Ben Clifford, Ioan Raicu. "Parallel Scripting for Applications at the Petascale and Beyond", IEEE Computer Nov. 2009 Special Issue on Extreme Scale Computing, 2009 (76 cites)
  9. Ioan Raicu, Yong Zhao, Ian Foster, Alex Szalay. “Accelerating Large-scale Data Exploration through Data Diffusion”, IEEE International Workshop on Data-Aware Distributed Computing (DADC08) 2008 (65 cites)
  10. Sherali Zeadally, Ioan Raicu. “Evaluating IPV6 on Windows and Solaris”, IEEE Internet Computing, Volume 7, Issue 3, May June 2003, pp 51 – 57 (62 cites)
  11. Catalin Dumitrescu, Ioan Raicu, Matei Ripeanu, Ian Foster. "DiPerF: an automated DIstributed PERformance testing Framework", IEEE/ACM GRID04, 2004 (61 cites)
  12. Catalin Dumitrescu, Ioan Raicu, Ian Foster. "DI-GRUBER: A Distributed Approach for Grid Resource Brokering", IEEE/ACM International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SuperComputing/SC05), 2005 (55 cites)
  13. Yong Zhao, Ioan Raicu, Ian Foster. “Scientific Workflow Systems for 21st Century e-Science, New Bottle or New Wine?”, Invited Paper, IEEE Workshop on Scientific Workflows (SWF08) 2008 (52 cites)
  14. Ioan Raicu, Sherali Zeadally. “Evaluating IPv4 to IPv6 Transition Mechanisms” , IEEE International Conference on Telecommunications 2003, ICT'2003, Volume 2, pp 1091 – 1098, Feb 2003 (42 cites)
  15. Ioan Raicu, Ian Foster, Yong Zhao, Philip Little, Christopher Moretti, Amitabh Chaudhary, Douglas Thain. “The Quest for Scalable Support of Data Intensive Workloads in Distributed Systems”, ACM International Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing (HPDC09), 2009 (41 cites)
  16. Ioan Raicu, Pete Beckman, Ian Foster. “Making a Case for Distributed File Systems at Exascale”, Invited Paper, ACM Workshop on Large-scale System and Application Performance (LSAP), 2011 (39 cites)
  17. Zhao Zhang, Allan Espinosa, Kamil Iskra, Ioan Raicu, Ian Foster, Michael Wilde. “Design and Evaluation of a Collective I/O Model for Loosely-coupled Petascale Programming”, IEEE Workshop on Many-Task Computing on Grids and Supercomputers (MTAGS08), 2008 (36 cites)
  18. Sheralli Zeadally, R. Wasseem, Ioan Raicu. "Comparison of End-System IPv6 Protocol Stacks", IEE Proceedings Communications, Special issue on Internet Protocols, Technology and Applications (VoIP), Vol. 151, No. 3, June 2004 (35 cites)
  19. Ioan Raicu, Loren Schwiebert, Scott Fowler, Sandeep K.S. Gupta. “Local Load Balancing for Globally Efficient Routing in Wireless Sensor Networks”, International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, 1: 163–185, 2005 (33 cites)
  20. Tonglin Li, Xiaobing Zhou, Kevin Brandstatter, Dongfang Zhao, Ke Wang, Anupam Rajendran, Zhao Zhang, Ioan Raicu. “ZHT: A Light-weight Reliable Persistent Dynamic Scalable Zero-hop Distributed Hash Table”, IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS) 2013 (32 cites)
  21. Alex Szalay, Julian Bunn, Jim Gray, Ian Foster, Ioan Raicu. “The Importance of Data Locality in Distributed Computing Applications”, NSF Workflow Workshop 2006 (32 cites)
  22. Ioan Raicu, Ian Foster, Mike Wilde, Zhao Zhang, Alex Szalay, Kamil Iskra, Pete Beckman, Yong Zhao, Alok Choudhary, Philip Little, Christopher Moretti, Amitabh Chaudhary, Douglas Thain. "Middleware Support for Many-Task Computing", Cluster Computing, The Journal of Networks, Software Tools and Applications, 2010 (30 cites)
  23. Yong Zhao, Ioan Raicu, Ian Foster, Mihael Hategan, Veronika Nefedova, Mike Wilde. “Realizing Fast, Scalable and Reliable Scientific Computations in Grid Environments”, book chapter in Grid Computing Research Progress, ISBN: 978-1-60456-404-4, Nova Publisher 2008 (30 cites)
  24. Ioan Raicu, Ian Foster, Alex Szalay, Gabriela Turcu. “AstroPortal: A Science Gateway for Large-scale Astronomy Data Analysis”, TeraGrid Conference 2006, June 2006 (29 cites)
  25. Catalin Dumitrescu, Ioan Raicu, Ian Foster. “Experiences in Running Workloads over Grid3”, The 4th International Conference on Grid and Cooperative Computing (GCC) 2005 (28 cites)
  26. Ioan Raicu, Ian Foster. "Many-Task Computing: Bridging the Gap between High Throughput Computing and High Performance Computing", Computer Science Dept., University of Chicago, Doctorate Dissertation, March 2009 (28 cites)
  27. Catalin Dumitrescu, Ioan Raicu, Ian Foster. “The Design, Usage, and Performance of GRUBER: A Grid uSLA-based Brokering Infrastructure”, International Journal of Grid Computing, 2007 (27 cites)



New Conference: 2nd IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Big Data Computing (BDC) 2015

Paper: Achieving Efficient Distributed Scheduling with Message Queues in the Cloud for Many-Task Computing and High-Performance Computing, IEEE/ACM CCGrid 2014

Paper: HyCache+: Towards Scalable High-Performance Caching Middleware for Parallel File Systems, IEEE/ACM CCGrid 2014

Paper: Exploring Infiniband Hardware Virtualization in OpenNebula towards Efficient High-Performance Computing, IEEE/ACM CCGrid 2014 -- SCALE Challenge

Paper: Towards In-Order and Exactly-Once Delivery using Hierarchical Distributed Message Queues, IEEE/ACM SCRAMBL 2014

CS451 course has been added to the Master Of Computer Science With a Specialization in Distributed and Cloud Computing

Presentation: Resource Management in Extreme Scales Distributed Systems

Presentation: Supporting Data-Intensive Distributed Computing in an Exascale Era

Paper: Distributed Data Provenance for Large-Scale Data-Intensive Computing”, IEEE Cluster 2013

Paper: Towards High-Performance and Cost-Effective Distributed Storage Systems with Information Dispersal Algorithms”, IEEE Cluster 2013

Paper: Using Simulation to Explore Distributed Key-Value Stores for Extreme-Scale Systems Services”, IEEE/ACM Supercomputing/SC 2013

Workshop: April 9th, 2013: The 6th IEEE/ACM Workshop on Many-Task Computing on Grids and Supercomputers (MTAGS) 2013

Workshop: The 4th IEEE/ACM International Workshop on Data-Intensive Computing in the Clouds

Class Fall 2013: CS554 Data-Intensive Computing

Workshop: 2nd Greater Chicago Area System Research Workshop (GCASR) 2013

Presentation: Supporting Data-Intensive Computing at Extreme Scales

Workshop: 4th Workshop on Scientific Cloud Computing (ScienceCloud) 2013, at ACM HPDC 2013

New Journal: Journal of Cloud Computing