Dr Razvan-Ioan Dinita

Course Leader

Senior Lecturer

Faculty:Faculty of Science & Technology

Department:Computing and Technology

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Computing and technology

Razvan has many years programming experience, with knowledge ranging from server/backend to client/frontend languages, and a keen interest in general software engineering, web and app development, security, and cloud computing from a software perspective.

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razvan.dinita@anglia.ac.uk

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Background

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Razvan has received his degree in Computer Science and Internet Technology, and a PhD in Cloud Computing from Anglia Ruskin University of Cambridge, UK. He is currently Senior Lecturer of Computer Science and Cloud Computing and the Course Leader for the BEng Computer Science. His research is focused on Web and Cloud Computing Software and Security. He has published works in this field and has delivered a number of international talks on Software Approaches to Cloud Computing Optimisation. Razvan is an active Member of the IEEE and IES. He has been involved in several knowledge exchange programs (KEEP and KEEP+) with a range of companies. 

Razvan has extensive understanding, and is a highly versatile user, of HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, TypeScript, PHP, web MVC frameworks, MySQL, NoSQL MongoDB, Java, Scala, C#, C/C++, Bash, and Git version control. Using this knowledge, he's recently developed a modular PHP MVC framework from the ground up, featuring dynamic modules, an HTML5 templating system, and SQL and NoSQL support. 

Razvan is interested in generating external income through EU projects, delivery of short training courses, knowledge transfer schemes, and consultancy contracts in the areas of Web Frameworks, General Software Engineering and Security, and Cloud Computing Security and Optimisation.

Research interests

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  • Cloud Computing Software Development, Optimisation, and Security; Web and Software Engineering; Web and Software Security; Programming Languages

Razvan is a member of our Cyber Security Research Area and our IoT and Cloud Computing Research Area. Both form part of our Informatics, Computing and Electronics Research Group.

Areas of research supervision

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  • Web (JavaScript MVC/HTML5/CSS3, PHP MVC, MySQL/MongoDB)
  • Server (Linux - Bash, PHP CLI)
  • Mobile (Windows, iPhone, Android)
  • Distributed Applications (Node.JS, C#, Java, Scala)
  • Cloud Applications - Software Approach
  • Projects involving other Programming Languages (JavaScript/TypeScript, PHP, C and C++, C#, Haskel, Perl, Python, etc.)

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Teaching

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BEng (Hons) Computer Science
BSc (Hons) Computer Gaming Technology

Qualifications

  • PhD Cloud Computing
  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science and Internet Technology

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Associate Member, British Computer Society (BCS)
  • Member of IEEE
  • Member, IEEE Computer Society
  • Member, IEEE IES
  • Member, IEEE IES Web and Information Committee
  • Member, IEEE Young Professionals

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

  • Glazing Vision Ltd KEEP, started May 2014, ended September 2015
  • Glazing Vision Ltd KEEP, started August 2015, ended September 2015
  • Eclipse Veterinary Software Ltd KEEP, started April 2015, ended September 2015
  • Papershrink Ltd KEEP, started March 2015, ended September 2015

Selected recent publications

Papers

Dinita, R. I., Winckles, A., Wilson, G.: “A Software Approach to Improving Cloud Computing Datacenter Energy Efficiency and Enhancing Security through Botnet Detection”, IEEE Industrial Informatics (INDIN), 2016 14th International Conference on, ISBN 978-1-5090-2870-2.

Dinita, R.I., Winckles, A., Wilson, G., 2014. Use of NetFlow/IPFIX Botnet Detection Tools to Determine Placement for Autonomous VMs. Cybercrime Forensics Education and Training (CFET), 2014 7th International Conference on, ISBN 97801909067158.

Dinita, R.I., Wilson, G., Winckles, A., Cirstea, M. and Rowsell, T., 2013. A Novel Autonomous Management Distributed System for Cloud Computing Environments. Industrial Electronics Conference (IECON), 2013 39th Annual Conference of, ISBN 147990225X, 9781479902255.

Dinita, R.I., Wilson, G., Winckles, A., Cirstea, M. and Jones, A., 2013. Hardware Loads and Power Consumption in Cloud Computing Environments. International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT), 2013, pp.1291-1296, ISBN 978-1-4673-4568-2.

Dinita, R.I., Wilson, G., Winckles, A., Cirstea, M. and Jones, A., 2012. A cloud-based virtual computing laboratory for teaching computer networks. Optimization of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (OPTIM), 2012 13th International Conference on, pp.1314-1318, doi: 10.1109/OPTIM.2012.6231992.

Dinita, R.I., Wilson, G., Winckles, A. and Jones, A., 2012. Cloud Computing and Hardware Loads. 6th Annual Anglia Ruskin University Research Student Conference.

Dinita R.I. and Wilson G., 2011. HTML5 as an Emerging Technology for Web Application Development. Internet Technologies and Applications (ITA), 2011 4th International Conference on, pp.358-364, ISBN 978-0-946881-68-0.

Presentations

20 July 2016, presented at the IEEE International Conference on INDIN 2016. Paper presented: “A Software Approach to Improving Cloud Computing Datacenter Energy Efficiency and Enhancing Security through Botnet Detection”. Details can be found under ‘Papers’.

25 June 2014: presented at the OWASP AppSec Europe 2014. Paper presented: Use of Netflow/IPFix Botnet Detection Tools to Determine Placement for Autonomous VMs. Details can be found under 'Papers'.

13 June 2012: presented at the Anglia Ruskin University Research Student Conference. Paper presented: Cloud Computing and Hardware Loads. Received a Best Presentation award. Details can be found under 'Papers'.

14 December 2011: presented at an internal Research Seminar. Paper presented: HTML5 as an Emerging Technology for Web Application Development. Details can be found under 'Papers'.

30 March 2013: Presented at the Faculty of Science &U Technology Research Conference. Paper presented: A cloud-based virtual computing laboratory for teaching computer networks. Details can be found under 'Papers'.