Cristiana Amza received the B.S. degree in Computer Engineering
from Bucharest Polytechnic Institute in 1991, the M.S. and the
Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from Rice University in 1997 and
2003 respectively. Her research interests are in the design,
implementation and evaluation of distributed systems.
Her current work focuses on scaling and consistency issues in
web server technologies and distributed databases.
Her current research project, Chorus on the Cloud
studies infrastructure design for Cloud environments
that can automatically adapt to a changing environment and
workload through self-managing, self-tuning and self-healing.
The project goal is to provide ease of use, scalability, high
availability and differentiated quality-of-service for a range of dynamic
content services such as e-commerce, on-line bidding, neuroscience modeling
In the past, she has worked on algorithms for data replication in persistent memory clusters, and reducing the overhead of consistency maintenance for Software Distributed Shared Memory systems.
Active Research Projects
Any of my research directions could become either a Masters or Ph.D
project for interested students enrolled at U of T in either
the ECE or CS Departments. I'm also open to any student initiated project
in the general area of distributed systems and/or web servers. Please contact
me, preferrably by e-mail (see below) if you need an advisor for
the upcoming academic year.
Note for U of T grad students
ECE 454 Computer Systems Programming
|International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, ICDCS 2007 Vice-chair for the Autonomic Computing Track|
|International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM) 2006 Program Committee|
|VLDB 2006 Program Committee, Infrastructure for Information Systems|
|International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, ICDCS 2006 Program Committee|
|Middleware 2005 and 2006 Program Committee|
|Workshop on Middleware for Grid Computing (MGC) 2006, 2005 and 2004 Program Committee|
|DOA 2005 Program Committee|
|IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE 2005) Program Committee|
|Middleware 2004 Program Committee and Publicity Chair|
|amza at eecg dot toronto dot edu|
Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical
and Computer Engineering
University of Toronto
10 King's College Rd.
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G4