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Adriana Iamnitchi
Associate Professor
Computer Science and Engineering
University of South Florida
Tel: (813) 974-5357
Fax: (813) 974-5456





Research interests: Large-scale distributed systems with emphasis on designing, implementing and experimenting with algorithms, services and applications for large-scale networked-systems. In particular: self-organizing distributed systems,  system characterization for Grids and peer-to-peer networks, usage-aware resource management, data management in distributed scientific collaborations, social networks characterization, utility/cloud computing, social mobile applications. [CV]

Distributed Systems Group


Teaching
Undergraduate Operating Systems (COP 4600): Fall 2011, Fall 2010, Fall 2008, Fall 2007, Spring 2007, Spring 2006

Basics of Parallel and Distributed Systems (CIS 4930.008 and CIS 6930.007): Spring 2011Spring 2009

Graduate Operating Systems (COP 6611): Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2012

Federated Distributed Systems (CIS 6930.5): Fall 2006, Fall 2005

Internet-Scale Distributed Systems (CIS 6930.008): Spring 2008


Publications


Journal/
Conferences
(refereed)


  • The Social Hourglass: an Infrastructure for Socially-aware Applications and Services. Adriana Iamnitchi, Jeremy Blackburn, Nicolas Kourtellis. IEEE Internet Computing May/June 2012. [preliminary version]
  • Branded with a Scarlet Letter ``C'': Cheaters in a Gaming Social Network. Jeremy Blackburn, Ramanuja Simha, Nicolas Kourtellis, Xiang Zuo, Clayton Long, Matei Ripeanu, John Skvoretz, Adriana Iamnitchi. Proceedings of the International Conference on World Wide Web WWW'12, April 2012, Lyon, France. [pdf]
  • Vulnerability in Socially-Informed Peer-to-Peer Systems, Jeremy Blackburn, Nicolas Kourtellis, Adriana Iamnitchi. Social Network Systems, April 2011, Salzburg, Austria. [pdf]
  • K-Path Centrality: A New Centrality Measure in Social Networks, Tharaka Alahakoon, Rahul Tripathi, Nicolas Kourtellis, Ramanuja Simha, Adriana Iamnitchi. Social Network Systems, April 2011, Salzburg, Austria. [pdf]
  • A location-based policy specification language for mobile devices, Joshua Finnis, Nalin Saigal, Adriana Iamnitchi and Jay Ligatti. Pervasive and Mobile Computing,  In press (article)
  • Prometheus: User-Controlled P2P Social Data Management for Socially-Aware Applications, Nicolas Kourtellis, Joshua Finnis, Paul Anderson, Jeremy Blackburn, Cristian Borcea and Adriana Iamnitchi. 11th ACM/IFIP/Usenix Middleware Conference, Bangalore, India, November 2010. [pdf]
  • GDC: Group Discovery using Co-location Traces, Steve Mardenfeld, Daniel Boston, Susan Juan Pan, Quentin Jones, Adriana Iamnitchi, and Cristian Borcea. Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Social Computing Applications (SCA 2010), Minneapolis, MN, August 2010.
  • Affinity P2P: A Self-Organizing Content-Based Locality-Aware Collaborative Peer-to-Peer  Network. Juan M. Tirado, Daniel Higuero, Florin Isaila, Jesus Carretero, Adriana Iamnitchi.  Computer Networks, Volume 54, Issue 12, Pages 2054-2070 (article).
  • On Managing Social Data for Enabling Socially-Aware Applications and Services. Paul Anderson, Nicolas Kourtellis, Joshua Finnis and Adriana Iamnitchi, Social Network Systems, Paris, France, April 2010. [pdf]. SNS'10 talk [ppt]
  • The Small World of File Sharing, Adriana Iamnitchi, Matei Ripeanu, Elizeu Santos-Neto, Ian Foster, To appear in IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (accepted November 2009).
  • In Search of Simplicity: A Self-Organizing Group Communication Overlay, Matei Ripeanu, Adriana Iamnitchi, Ian Foster, Anne Rogers. To appear in Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience (accepted August 2009).
  • The Globus Replica Location Service: Design and Experience, Ann L. Chervenak, Robert Schuler, Matei Ripeanu, Muhammad Ali Amer, Ian Foster, Shishir Bharati, Adriana Iamnitchi, Carl Kesselman. IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Volume 20, Issue 9 (September 2009), pages 1260-1272. [article]
  • Individual and Social Behavior in Tagging Systems, Elizeu Santos-Neto, David Condon, Nazareno Andrade, Adriana Iamnitchi, Matei Ripeanu. 20th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia (HyperText), Torino, Italy, June 2009 [pdf]
  • Workload Characterization in a High-Energy Data Grid and Impact on Resource Management, Adriana Iamnitchi, Shyamala Doraimani, Gabriele Garzoglio.  Journal of Cluster Computing, Volume 12, Issue 2 (June 2009), pages 153-173. [article]
  • Beyond Music Sharing: An Evaluation of Peer-to-Peer Data Dissemination Techniques in Large Scientific Collaborations, Samer Al-Kiswany, Matei Ripeanu, Adriana Iamnitchi and Sudharshan Vazhkudai, Journal of Grid Computing, Volume 7, Issue 1 (2009), pages 91-114. [article]
  • P2P Systems Meet Mobile Computing: A Community-Oriented Software Infrastructure for Mobile Social Applications, Cristian Borcea and Adriana Iamnitchi. SelfMan workshop, Isola di San Servolo (Venice), Italy, October 2008. [pdf]
  • File Grouping for Scientific Data Management: Lessons from Experimenting with Real Traces, Shyamala Doraimani and Adriana Iamnitchi, 17th ACM/IEEE Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing (HPDC), Boston, MA, June 2008.  [pdf]

  • Amazon S3 for Science Grids: a Viable Solution? Mayur Palankar, Adriana Iamnitchi, Matei Ripeanu, Simson Garfinkel, Data-Aware Distributed Computing Workshop (DADC), Boston, MA, June 2008. [pdf] Press: Are commercial computing clouds ready for high-energy phycics? (symmetry magazine). This work was also picked up and reported by ACM TechNews.

  • Data Transfers in the Grid: Workload Analysis of Globus GridFTP. Nicolas Kourtellis, Lydia Prieto, Adriana Iamnitchi, Gustavo Zarrate, Dan Fraser, Data-Aware Distributed Computing Workshop (DADC), Boston, MA, June 2008. [pdf]

  • Content Reuse and Shared Interest in Tagging Communities, Elizeu Santos-Neto, Matei Ripeanu and Adriana Iamnitchi. AAAI 2008 Spring Symposia - Social Information Processing, Stanford, CA, March 2008. [pdf] [abstract]

  • Tracking User Attention in Collaborative Tagging Communities, Elizeu Santos-Neto, Matei Ripeanu, and Adriana Iamnitchi, Workshop on Contextualized Attention Metadata (CAMA'07), Vancouver, Canada, June 2007. [pdf]

  • Are P2P Data-Dissemination Techniques Viable in Today's Data Intensive Scientific Collaborations?, Samer Al Kiswany, Matei Ripeanu, Adriana Iamnitchi, and Sudarshan Vazhkudai, European Conference on Parallel Computing (EuroPar), Rennes, France, August 2007. [pdf]

  • In Search of Simplicity: A Self-Organizing Group Communication Overlay, Matei Ripeanu, Adriana Iamnitchi, Ian Foster, Anne Rogers,  IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems, Boston, MA, USA, July 9-11, 2007. [pdf][Technical Report]

  • Toward a Doctrine of Containtment: Grid Hosting with Adaptive Resource Control, Lavanya Ramakrishnan, Jeffrey S. Chase, Laura Grit, Adriana Iamnitchi, David Irwin, Aydan Yumerefendi. Supercomputing'06, Tampa, FL, November 2006. [pdf]

  • Filecules in High-Energy Physics: Characteristics and Impact on Resource Management, Adriana Iamnitchi, Shyamala Doraimani, Gabriele Garzoglio, HPDC 2006, Paris, June 2006. [pdf]

  • Interest-Aware Information Dissemination in Small-World Communities, Adriana Iamnitchi and Ian Foster, HPDC 2005, Raleigh, NC, July 2005 [pdf]

  • Small-World File-Sharing Communities. Adriana Iamnitchi, Matei Ripeanu, Ian Foster, Infocom 2004, Hong Kong, March 2004.[ps

  • On Death, Taxes, and the Convergence of Peer-to-Peer and Grid Computing. Ian Foster and Adriana Iamnitchi, 2nd International Workshop on Peer-to-Peer Systems (IPTPS'03), February 2003, Berkeley, CA. [pdf] [ps]

  • Giggle: A Framework for Constructing Scalable Replica Location Services. Ann Chervenak, Ewa Deelman, Ian Foster, Leanne Guy, Wolfgang Hoschek, Adriana Iamnitchi, Carl Kesselman, Peter Kunst, Matei Ripeanu, Robert Schwartzkopf, Heinz Stockinger, Kurt Stockinger, and Brian Tierney. Supercomputing 2002 (SC2002), Baltimore, MD, November 2002. [pdf]

  • Mapping the Gnutella Network: Properties of Large-Scale Peer-to-Peer Systems and Implications for System Design. Matei Ripeanu, Ian Foster and Adriana Iamnitchi. IEEE Internet Computing special issue on Peer-to-Peer Networking, vol. 6(1), pages 50-57, February 2002. [ps] [pdf]

  • A Peer-to-Peer Approach to Resource Location in Grid Environments. Adriana Iamnitchi, Ian Foster, and Daniel C. Nurmi. Proceedings of the 11th Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing, Edinburgh, UK, August 2002 [ps] [pdf

  • Improving Data Availability through Dynamic Model-Driven Replication in Large Peer-to-Peer Communities. Kavitha Ranganathan, Adriana Iamnitchi, and Ian Foster. Global and Peer-to-Peer Computing on Large Scale Distributed Systems Workshop, Berlin, Germany, May 2002. [ps] [pdf]

  • Locating Data in (Small-World?) Peer-to-Peer Scientific Collaborations. Adriana Iamnitchi, Matei Ripeanu, and Ian Foster. 1st International Workshop on Peer-to-Peer Systems (IPTPS'02), Cambridge, MA, March 2002. [ps] [pdf]

  • On Fully Decentralized Resource Discovery in Grid Environments. Adriana Iamnitchi and Ian Foster. International Workshop on Grid Computing 2001, Denver, CO, November 2001.[ps] [pdf]

  • Performance Predictions for a Numerical Relativity Package in Grid Environments.  Matei Ripeanu, Adriana Iamnitchi, and Ian Foster. International Journal on High Performance Computing Applications, Volume 15, Number 4, pages 375-387, Winter 2001. [ps] [pdf]

  • Cactus Application: Performance Predictions in Grid Environments. Matei Ripeanu, Adriana Iamnitchi, and Ian Foster. EuroPar 2001, Manchester, UK, August 2001. [ps] [pdf]

  • A Problem-Specific Fault-Tolerance Mechanism for Asynchronous, Distributed Systems. Adriana Iamnitchi and Ian Foster. Proceedings of the 2000 International Conference on Parallel Processing, Toronto, Canada, August 2000. [ps] [pdf]


Book chapters
  • A Peer-to-Peer Approach to Resource Location in Grid Environments. Adriana Iamnitchi, Ian Foster. In J. Weglarz, J. Nabrzyski, J. Schopf, and M. Stroinski eds. Grid Resource Management, Kluwer Publishing, 2003. [pdf]


Posters/
short papers
(refereed)
  • Prometheus: Distributed Management of Geo-Social Data. Nicolas Kourtellis, Joshua Finnis, Paul Anderson, Adriana Iamnitchi, NSDI'10, April '10, San Jose, CA. [pdf].
  • BatTorrent: A Battery-Aware BitTorrent for Mobile Devices. Zach King, Jeremy Blackburn, Adriana Iamnitchi. UbiComp 2009, Orlando, FL.
  • MobiDew: Socially-Aware Data Management for Mobile Users. Nicolas Kourtellis, Joshua Finnis, Adriana Iamnitchi, Cristian Borcea, HotMobile'09, Santa Cruz, CA. [pdf]
  • S4: A Simple Storage Service for Sciences, Matei Ripeanu, Adriana Iamnitchi, 16th IEEE International Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing (HPDC) - Hot Topics Track, Monterey Bay, CA, June 2007. [pdf][slides]
  • Amazon S3 for Science Grids: a Viable Solution?, M. Palankar, A. Onibokun, A. Iamnitchi, M. Ripeanu, poster, 4th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design & Implementation (NSDI'07), April 2007. [pdf]
  • Model-Driven Placement of Compute Tasks and Data in a Networked Utility, Piyush Shivam, Adriana Iamnitchi, Aydan Yumerefendi, and Jeff Chase, IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing (ICAC), July 2005. [pdf]
  • Data-Sharing Relationships in the Web, Adriana Iamnitchi, Matei Ripeanu, and Ian Foster, poster, 12th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW12), Budapest, Hungary, May 2003.
  • Myth and Reality: Usage Patterns in a Large Data-Intensive Physics Project. Adriana Iamnitchi and Matei Ripeanu, SC 2002, November 2002, Baltimore, MD. 


Technical Reports
  • Data Transfers in the Grid: Workload Analysis of Globus GridFTP. Nicolas Kourtellis, Lydia Prieto, Gustavo Zarrate, Adriana Iamnitchi, Dan Fraser, University of South Florida Technical Report TR-DSG-2007-02, September 2007.
  • Amazon S3 for Science Grids: A Viable Solution? Mayur Palankar, Ayodele Onibokun, Adriana Iamnitchi, Matei Ripeanu, University of South Florida  Technical Report TR-DSG-2007-01, June 2007. [pdf]
  • Data-Sharing Relationships in the Web. Adriana Iamnitchi,  Matei Ripeanu, and Ian Foster. University of Chicago Technical  Report TR-2003-01. [pdf]
  • Myth and Reality: Usage Behavior in a Large Data-Intensive Physics Project. Adriana Iamnitchi and Matei Ripeanu. Technical Report GriPhyN 2003-4 [ps]
  • A Peer-to-Peer Approach to Resource Discovery in Grid Environments. Adriana Iamnitchi, Ian Foster, and Daniel C. Nurmi, University of Chicago TR-2002-06. [pdf]
Photos of/for friends
Climbing in France (August 2004)
In memoriam: Razvan Jigorea (August 5, 1974 - December 7, 2006)