Ioan Raicu

Illinois Institute of Technology

Argonne National Laboratory


My research work and interests are in the general area of distributed systems. My work focuses on a relatively new paradigm of Many-Task Computing (MTC), which aims to bridge the gap between two predominant paradigms from distributed systems, High-Throughput Computing (HTC) and High-Performance Computing (HPC). My work has focused on defining and exploring both the theory and practical aspects of realizing MTC across a wide range of large-scale distributed systems. I am particularly interested in resource management in large scale distributed systems with a focus on many-task computing, data intensive computing, cloud computing, grid computing, and many-core computing. My work has been funded by the NASA Ames Research Center, DOE Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research, the NSF/CRA CIFellows program, and the NSF CAREER program.

Active Funding

Completed Funding

  • Student Travel Support for ACM HPDC 2011
    • Institution: NSF, CCF
    • Award: $10,000    
    • Period: 05/2011 - 04/2012    
    • Collaborators: Arthur Barney Maccabe
  • CIFellow: Resource Management in Large-Scale Distributed Systems
    • Institution: NSF and CRA, CIFellows 
    • Award: $140,000    
    • Period: 08/2009 - 07/2010    
    • Collaborators: Alok Choudhary
  • Harnessing Grid Resources to Enable the Dynamic Analysis of Large Astronomy Datasets  
    • Institution: NASA, Ames Research Center, Graduate Student Researchers Program 
    • Award: $84,000    
    • Period: 10/2006 - 05/2009    
    • Collaborators: Ian Foster, Jerry C. Yan

Active Projects

I have many active projects underway, some that have been in active development since 2006. For a complete list of the projects I (or my students) are working on, please see the Project Page at the DataSys Laboratory at


Over the past decade, I have co-authored many dozens of peer reviewed articles, book chapters, books, theses, and dissertations, which received 5834 citations. My Hirsch index (H-index) is 30; the index h is “defined as the number of papers with citation number ≥h”, and is often used “as a useful index to characterize the scientific output of a researcher” [J. E. Hirsch 2005]. My publications can be found at, and my Google Scholar Profile which includes all citation information can be found at For a list of my most significant publications, see the main page; for all my publications, see my publications page.  


For a list of all my presentations, see my presentations page.