Amza C

Cristiana Amza.


Computer Engineering / Communications


Contact Information
Phone: (416)946-0299


Cristiana Amza received her B.S. degree in Computer Engineering from Bucharest Polytechnic Institute in 1991, the M.S. and the PhD degrees in Computer Science from Rice University in 1997 and 2003 respectively.  Her research interests are in the area of distributed and parallel systems, with an emphasis on designing, prototyping and experimentally evaluating novel algorithms and tools for self-managing, self-adaptive and self-healing behaviour in data centres and Clouds. She joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Toronto in October 2003 as an Assistant Professor and became an Associate Professor in July 2009. She is actively collaborating with several industry partners, including Intel, NetApp, Bell Canada, and IBM through IBM T.J. Watson, Almaden and IBM Toronto Labs.


  • Best paper awards, IBM’s CASCON International conference, 2005 and 2011
  • Best paper award, International Middleware Conference, 2008
  • Dean’s Special Merit Award for Research and Teaching Activity UofT, 2007 and 2008
  • Ontario MRI Early Researcher Award, 2007
  • Intel Faculty Award 2006, 2007, 2008
  • IBM Faculty Award, 2006
  • International Eclipse Foundation Award 2005
  • First prize as “The most interesting commercial opportunity”, Toronto Technology Showcase, 2004
  • NAFSA Association of International Educators fellowship 1993-1995
  • Member ACM and IEEE since 2005
  • Member PEO since 2011