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Dan Ionescu

Dr. Eng.

CBY A-333


Dr. Ionescu joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Ottawa in early 1985 where he has dedicated his activity to teaching and research until the present day.

In 1992 he was visiting professor at the Ecole Nationale Superieure de Telecommunications, Paris, France, during one of his sabbatical leaves. He also spent a sabbatical month at the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain.

His research at the University of Ottawa spans over a few domains such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Vision, Distributed Computing and Network Control. His contributions to Expert Systems, Image Processing, Temporal Logic, Discrete Event and Real-Time Systems materialized in a series of papers, and an edited book. A series of industrial and governmental research grants were obtained. His research received support from CITO, Nortel, Newbridge, AT&T, Cplane, and NSERC.

Dr. Ionescu founded in early 1988 the Machine Intelligence Research Laboratory at the University of Ottawa, and in 1999 the Network Computing and Control Research Laboratory (NCCT) which he presently directs.

During his career at the University of Ottawa Prof. Ionescu and his collaborators have developed new methodologies in the area of Expert and Learning systems, Temporal Logic, Control of Discrete Event Systems, Image Processing and Machine Vision, where his team focused among other subjects, on Object Identification, and 3-Dimensional Object Reconstruction. In the telecom era he has directed research on Network Management, Next Generation Network Architecture, Distributed Computing, and others. His design and implementation of the first distributed network management platform made the subject of tight collaborations with Nortel, Newbridge and U.S. companies. His vision on networking helped Telecom Ottawa to implement the first very high speed (10G) Ethernet Metro Area Network fully controlled by a software platform delivered by Diatem Networks, a company founded by Prof. Ionescu. His research team under his supervision has designed and implemented a next-generation network know as the NCIT*net 2.

In recent years his research was focused on subjects related to web-based collaborative environments, and a complex platform called UC-IC was built. A lighter version Watch-Together was also created and a Facebook application was made available to users. His collaboration with the IBM Center of Advanced Studies from Toronto led to theoretical and experimental developments in the area of Autonomic Computing. These were applied to the field of Cloud Computing. More recently his team was involved in Gesture Control, activity which produced a new 3D IR Camera, and a series of algorithms and applications to the control of electronic gaming, consumer electronic devices such as TVs, set-top boxes, or laptops, and mobile phones. (Mgestyk)

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Research interests

  • Network Computing and Control
  • Design of Distributed System Software
  • Real Time Systems
  • Formal Methods
  • Network and Distributed Systems Security
  • Semantic Web