Motto: “If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?” 
― Albert Einstein

Hello and welcome to my website! I am Florin Pop, living in Bucharest (Romania), together with my son Mihai-Florin, my daughter, Ilinca-Ștefania and my wife, Cosmina-Elena. I'm now working as full-time Associate Professor in Computer Science and Engineering Department, Faculty of Automatic Control and Computers, University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest.

I teach Communication Protocols, Computer Programming, Numerical Methods (bachelor courses) and Scheduling Algorithm and Methods in Distributed Systems and Architecture of Service Oriented Information Systems (master courses). Read more on teaching page.

As my motto anticipates, I’m involved in research activities. My research interests are Large-Scale Distributed Systems (design and performance), Grid Computing and Cloud Computing, Peer-to-Peer Systems, Big Data Management, Data Aggregation, Information Retrieval and Ranking Techniques, Bio-Inspired Optimization Methods. For more information, please take a look to my research, my projects and my publications.

I'm always looking for graduate students (master students) and advanced undergraduates interested in any of my areas of research. Please read my projects page if you are interested in applying for a position.

On my website you will find information about my background, professional activities, research, class teaching and personal life. This web site is not my priority, so don’t expect to find it up-to-date. I put information on it sporadically. Also, some content could be in Romanian (my maternal language). Don’t hesitate to write me if you have some suggestion about my site or information that you want to see on my web page.

The best way to contact me is via e-mail (see my address in the Contact section). Because I’m involved in many activities, it is possible to answer you in the next day or in a few days. If you need to talk with me face to face you can find me in my office: EG403 (CoLaborator). For more information, please take a look to my contact.

Also, please enjoy my personal life stuff!