PhD studies

PhD Thesis Title:
Intelligent Strategies for Improving Resource Sharing in Peer-to-Peer Systems

I am currently studying for my PhD as part of the AIMAS Group, under the supervision of Prof. Adina Magda Florea. My research is focused on peer-to-peer systems with particular interest in:

  • Optimizing resource utilization in peer-to-peer networks
  • Crowdsourcing problems in peer-to-peer networks


PhD. Fundamental domain: Engineering science
PhD. Domain: Computer Science and Information Technology

PhD Research Internship

I am doing my PhD Research internship between August 16th, 2010 - April 15th, 2011, at Technische Universiteit Delft (TU Delft) in Netherlands, working as part of the Parallel and Distributed Systems Group (PDS Group), under the supervision of Prof. Johan Pouwelse.

Research reports

The following research reports are part of the PhD program:

Peer-to-peer strategies for stimulating resource sharing
Presented on 23.12.2010 | show abstract | presentation
With the increasing demand of storing and accessing more data in the world, the need for efficient strategies for sharing the information between multiple entities has become a real challenge for the research community. This report presents both the existing and still-under-development strategies that facilitate resource sharing in Peer-to-Peer systems, together with the major challenges that shaped their evolution. As part of the research for detecting and improving peer-behavior using intelligent strategies, the report also presents author's work on creating a peer-tracking engine to be used for evaluating new strategies.
Modeling intelligent behavior in peer-to-peer systems
Presented on 03.08.2011 | show abstract | presentation
The ever-increasing use of Peer-to-Peer networks for resource sharing has led researchers to explore multiple methods for improving the efficiency of the underlying protocol mechanisms. Developing efficient models for improved swarm interactions requires a thorough analysis of the current limitations and available extension possibilities. This report presents the fundamentals of building intelligent strategies based on resource management in Peer-to-Peer networks and context-aware peer classification. The strategies for influencing peer behaviour can be improved by using the solutions presented by the author as part of the report. The solutions are evaluated both from the complexity point of view and experimentally, allowing an immediate evaluation of the impact and benefits of implementing this research in real-world scenarios.

Examinations

This is the list of examinations part of my PhD curriculum:

Web Sevices and Service-Oriented Architectures
Date: 8.04.2009 | Result: very good | Contents & Bibliography (ro)
Multi-Agent Systems
Date: 2.06.2009 | Result: very good | Contents & Bibliography (ro)
Parallel and Distributed Systems
Date: 22.06.2009 | Result: 10/10
Self-Organising Systems
Date: 14.07.2009 | Result: very good | Contents & Bibliography (ro)

Published Papers

Deploying a High-Performance Context-Aware Peer Classification Engine
Mircea Bardac, George Milescu, Adina Magda Florea,
7th International Conference on Networking and Services (ICNS 2011), May 22-27, 2011, Venice/Mestre, Italy, pag. 268-273, ISBN 978-1-61208-006-2
external link (program)| presentation (1.4 MB)
Evaluating Resource Utilization of Peer-to-Peer Video Streaming Strategies
Mircea Bardac, George Milescu, Adina Magda Florea,
International Conference on Control Systems and Computer Science - CSCS18, May 24-27, 2011, Bucharest, Romania, pag. 848-852, ISSN 2066-4451
external link (program)| presentation (618 KB)
Scaling Peer-to-Peer testing using Linux Containers
Mircea Bardac, Răzvan Deaconescu, Adina Magda Florea,
9th RoEduNet IEEE International Conference 2010, June 24-26, 2010, Sibiu, Romania,
pag. 287-292, ISSN: 2068-1038, ISBN 978-1-4244-7335-9
external link (IEEE Xplore) | presentation (632 KB) | Selected Student Paper Award
Swarm metrics in peer-to-peer systems
George Milescu, Mircea Bardac, Nicolae Țăpuș,
9th RoEduNet IEEE International Conference 2010, June 24-26, 2010, Sibiu, Romania,
pag. 276-281 , ISSN: 2068-1038, ISBN 978-1-4244-7335-9
external link (IEEE Xplore) | presentation (470 KB)
Monitoring a BitTorrent tracker for peer-to-peer system analysis
Mircea Bardac, George Milescu, Răzvan Deaconescu, International Symposium on Intelligent Distributed Computing - IDC 2009, October 12-14, 2009, Ayia Napa, Cyprus, Vol. 237,
pag. 203-208, ISBN 978-3-642-03213-4, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-03214-1_20
external link (Springer) | presentation (998 KB)
A Distributed File System Model for Shared, Dynamic and Aggregated Data
Mircea Bardac, George Milescu, Răzvan Rughiniș, International Conference on Control Systems and Computer Science - CSCS17, May 26-29, 2009, Bucharest, Romania,
Vol. 1, pag. 45-51, ISSN 2066-4451
paper (396 KB) | presentation (855 KB)