Dan Cristian Marinescu

Ernest T. S. Walton Fellow

Professor of Computer Science
Provost Research Professor

M.S., Electrical Engineering, Polytechnic Institute, Bucharest,
M.S., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 
University of California at Berkeley,
Ph.D., EECS, Polytechnic Institute, Bucharest,



Computer Science Division
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
University of Central Florida,
4000 Central Florida Boulevard,
Orlando, Fl, 32814


Office: Harris Engineering Center 304
Phone: (407) 823 4860
FAX:   (407) 823 5419




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Dan C. Marinescu is Professor of Computer Science. From 1984 until August 2001 he was a Professor of Computer Science and (by courtesy) of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Before coming to Purdue, Dr. Marinescu was an associate professor of EECS at the Polytechnic Institute in Bucharest and a senior researcher at the Institute for Atomic Physics of the Romanian Academy of Science, the Joint Nuclear Research Institute at Dubna, and G.S.I. Darmstadt. He was a visiting professor at: IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York (1985); Institute of Information Sciences, Beijing (1992);  Scalable Systems Division of Intel Corporation (1993);  Deutsche Telecom (1996); INRIA Paris (1998, 2000, 2005, 2006) and University College Cork in Ireland (2007, 2008). His research interests cover parallel and distributed systems, Petri Nets, scientific computing, and quantum computing and quantum information theory.

In early 1980s Dr. Marinescu was the chief architect of a real-time data acquisition and analysis system used in experiments leading to the discovery of the super-heavy elements. In the late 1980s he lead a project in computational biology  focused on the development of parallel algorithms and methods for the 3-D atomic structure determination of large macromolecules like viruses. He co-edited the book "Process Coordination and Ubiquitous Computing" published by CRC Press in October 2002.

Selected Publications out of more than 220:http://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&q=author:Dan+author:Marinescu&btnG=Search&as_subj=eng&as_sdt=40001&as_ylo=&as_vis=0

   Research: The Computing Frontiers Laboratory 

I2Lab - Interdisciplinary Information Science and Technology Laboratory



The cover of the April 2006 issue of the Journal of Structural Biology shows a structure

from the paper A model-based parallel origin and orientation refinement algorithm for

cryoTEM and its application to the study of virus structures by Yongchang Ji,

Dan C. Marinescu, Wei Zhang, Xing Zhang, Xiaodong Yan and Timothy S. Baker.


  Keynote Addresses and Tutorials


Internet-Based Workflow Management

Motgan KaufmannWiley 2002
   Approaching Quantum Computing

Prentice Hall in 2004
  Errata to Approaching Quantum Computing

Classical and Quantum Information

Academic Press 2011

Cloud Computing:Theory and Practice

Morgan Kaufmann 2013

Self-organization of Large-scale Systems

Morgan Kaufmann 2016 (to be published)



Boole Lecture University College Cork, February 15, 2007


The 2004 Prizes of the Romanian Academy of Science for Informatics


Fulbright Lectures - Chile 2012

Tutorial at RCIS - May 2013, Paris

(Research Challenges in Information Sciences)