PROGRAM BOARD

Marin Litoiu: Professor; DITA Scientific Director; York University
Marin Litoiu is a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and in the School of Information Technology, York University. He is the DITA Scientific Director,  leads the Adaptive Software Research Lab (CERAS) and focuses on making large software systems more versatile, resilient, energy-efficient, self-healing and self-optimizing.

 

Ravi de Costa: Associate Dean, Research & Graduate Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies; York University
Professor de Costa is a professor of Political Science, focusing on the institutional and cultural contexts of Indigenous-settler relations in Australia and Canada, with publications on treaty-making processes, and on truth and reconciliation. He has also written extensively on the global movement of Indigenous people and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People.

 

John E. Moores: Associate Dean, Research & Graduate Studies & Associate Professor, Lassonde School of Engineering; York University
Dr. Moores is an Associate Professor in the Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering and holds the York Research Chair in Space Exploration at York University (with a graduate appointment in the Earth and Space Science and Physics and Astronomy Departments). His work currently focuses on developing planetary simulation facilities at York University as part of the Planetary Volatile Laboratory and supporting Surface Operations on the Mars Science Laboratory Rover.

 

Hausi Müller: Professor; University of Victoria
Professor Müller has been the Program Co-Chair for the World Forum of Internet of Things (WF-IoT 2015 & 2018) and the Chair of IEEE CS Technical Council on Software Engineering for several years. He is also the Founding Director of University of Victoria's Software Engineering Program.

 

Vio Onut: Chair of DITA Program Board
Principal R&D Strategist, IBM Canada Lab, & Adjunct Professor; University of Ottawa
As the Principal R&D Strategist at IBM Canada Lab, managing the portfolio of all research projects at the Centre for Advanced Studies and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Ottawa, Dr. Onut's strong industry and academic experience has made him an ideal bridge between academia & industry.

 

Sina Shahandeh: Director of Data Science & Analytics, EcobeeDr. Shahandeh is a proven analytics and data science leader with experience establishing and directing inter-disciplinary data science teams. He has delivered innovative solutions from business ideation to scalable products.

 

 

Shadi Sadeghpour: PhD Candidate, York University
Shadi is a Ph.D. candidate at Lassonde School of Engineering, York University, specializing in the areas of Computer Networking and Network Security. She obtained her BSc in the field of Computer Engineering, with a focus in hardware, and her M.Sc., specialized in 5G Network Caching, dealing with the bandwidth constraint of backhaul links in 5G Small Cell wireless network. Shadi holds an EIT license from professional Engineering Ontario.