Ioan Raicu

Illinois Institute of Technology

Argonne National Laboratory

I am an associate 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. My work has been primarly funded by the NSF and the DOE (see my grants page).

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High Impact Publications

My publications have appeared in over 100 peer-reviewed articles, which received 10357 citations (according to Google Scholar). My H-index is 40, which is often used as useful indexes to characterize the scientific output of researchers. My high impact publications can be found at,  a complete list of my publications can be found at, and my Google Scholar Profile which includes all citation information can be found at  

Below is the list of my top 10 papers based on 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; (4121 citations)
  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; (726 citations)
  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; (466 citations)
  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; (402 citations)
  5. 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; (373 citations)
  6. 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; (258 citations)
  7. 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; (183 citations)
  8. 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; (155 citations)
  9. Dongfang Zhao, Zhao Zhang, Xiaobing Zhou, Tonglin Li, Ke Wang, Dries Kimpe, Philip Carns, Robert Ross, and Ioan Raicu. “FusionFS: Towards Supporting Data-Intensive Scientific Applications on Extreme-Scale High-Performance Computing Systems”, IEEE International Conference on Big Data 2014; (123 citations)
  10. Ke Wang, Xiaobing Zhou, Tonglin Li, Michael Lang, Ioan Raicu. "Optimizing Load Balancing and Data-Locality with Data-aware Scheduling", IEEE BigData 2014; (121 citations)




REU BigDataX Summer 2020


TEDxIIT presentation: "The Big Bang of Computing