Ioana Banicescu


Ioana Banicescu received the Diploma in Engineering (Electronics and Telecommunications) from Polytechnic University, Bucharest - Romania, and the M.S. and the Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from Polytechnic University, New York in 1991 and 1996, respectively. In 1996 she joined the faculty of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Mississippi State University (MSU) as an assistant professor. In 2001 she became an associate professor and in 2006 she was promoted to full professor. Her research interests include parallel algorithms, scientific computing, scheduling theory, load balancing algorithms, performance analysis, optimization, and prediction. Ioana Banicescu also holds a research faculty position in the Center for Computational Sciences (CCS) of the Engineering Research Center (ERC) at MSU, where she is involved in the development of dynamic scheduling algorithms for scalable parallelization and performance optimization of problems in computational sciences. Presently, she is chair of the Scientific Computing Research Focus Group at Mississippi State University.

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