Prof. Dr. Petre Dini

Petre is now responsible of scientific aspects for IARIA (www.iaria.org) and has international cooperation with Europe/USA/Asia corporations. He was a Senior Technical Leader and Principal Architect with Cisco Systems, Inc., from where he got retired in 2009; he was responsible for policy-based strategic architectures and protocols for network management, QoS, SLA, and Performance, Programmable Networks and Services, Provisioning under QoS constraints, Wireless Networks and Protocols, and Consistent Service Manageability. He’s applied industrial research interests include instrumentation software agents, performance, scalability, autonomic computing, wireless and mobile networks, adaptive networks, and policy-related issues in adaptable networks. Until 1990 he worked as a project director on the development of various industrial applications including CAD/CAM, nuclear plant monitoring, and real-time embedded software.

From 1991 he has been involved in various Canadian projects related to object-oriented management applications for distributed systems, and to broadband services in multimedia applications, until early 1996. In 1996 he joined Computer Science Research Institute of Montreal and coordinated many projects on distributed software and management architectures. In this period he was an Adjunct Professor with McGill University, Montreal, Canada, and a Canadian representative in the European projects. Since 1998 he was with AT&T Labs, as a senior technical manager, focusing on distributed QoS, SLA, and Performance in content delivery services. He was the Chair of Policy-Based Management Work Group in Tele Management Forum, is a Rapporteur for ITU-T/SG4, and actively involved in IEEE industrial initiatives. He has been an invited speaker to many international conferences, a tutorial lecturer, chaired several international conferences, and published many technical papers. His technical and research publications are in the domains of policy-based automation of system management, system reconfiguration under QoS constraints, service interactions, pricing QoS mechanisms, mobile agents, and adaptable, programmable and active networks.

Petre received his M.Eng. from Polytechnic Institute of Timisoara, Romania, in Computer Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Montreal, Canada.

The salient awards, responsibilities, and research activities:

He is currently an Adjunct Full Professor at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.

He is an International Expert Evaluator for the projects submitted to the European Commission’s grants. Petre was also a Cisco representative in European Projects.

He is the president and founder of the non-for-profit association IARIA [International Academy, Research, and Industry Association] www.iaria.org that promotes the advanced achievements in different scientific areas, grants scientific Fellow Grade, issues 8 IBSNed on-line journals, and promotes the young researches.

Petre was invited by international research bodies to evaluate the research activities in different countries or for different research organizations and a recognized international expert.

He got several research awards for the Canadian Research Council /NCERC/ and Cisco Research, and was invited as a keynote speaker to more than 30 scientific events.

He supervised more than 30 master and PhD students, and supervised and coordinated tens of Interns in Cisco Systems, Inc., USA, and AT&T Labs, USA.

Petre is a Senior IEEE member and an ACM member.

Petre edited more than 40 conference books, and published more that 130 conference and journals contributions.

Petre holds more that 16 international patents, with 15 more pending.
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Petre Dini, Ph.D., Eng.
Full Professor, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
President IARIA site: www.iaria.org