TU Delft
 
Alexandru IOSUP
Teaching
Parallel and Distributed Systems
EWI PDS A.IosupTeaching
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Main Interests
what keeps me ticking, education-wise
Educating the next generation in Parallel and Distributed Systems
Teaching (experimental) research in Computer Science
Teaching in fields connected to my academic and industrial background, such as Software Engineering
Gamification as a teaching method for Computer Science. Gamification = using social gaming elements to activate students. Among others, I have used so far point systems, ranking, grouping, interactive sessions, off-course rewards, and unlocking access to courses and other course features.


 
Main Skills
What I can do, education-wise
Completed the Dutch Dutch University Teaching Qualification (Basis Kwalificatie Onderwijs) (click for details about this qualification and for the assessment of my teaching portfolio by the accredited center at TU Delft)
Experience with gamification of university courses, created some of the early gamified courses in the world (since 2011)
Activating courses, especially for large-enrollment courses
Supervising individual students, both talents and regular, through emphasis on real-life problems and connections to research problems
Project-oriented learning, through emphasis on real-scale problems and connections to industry problems
Teaching in international classrooms, through multi-cultural treatment of topics (i.e., how is the same problem relevant and solvable in the Dutch, Romanian, American, and other markets)


 
Supervision and Mentorship
mentoring/supervising/coordinating
Pilot mentoring for starting B.Sc. students: participating in the pilot project on Mentoring at Delft University of Technology. Email for more details.
Post-doctoral research projects: at Delft University of Technology. Email for more details.
Ph.D. theses: at Delft University of Technology. Email for more details.
M.Sc. theses: at Delft University of Technology and Politehnica University of Bucharest. See more details.
B.Sc.-level research for precocious top talent: at Delft University of Technology and Politechnica University of Bucharest. See more details for research in cloud computing and more details for research in gaming.
Research internships, Ph.D.-level: several Ph.D.-level internship from Florida International U. (US), NDTU (CN), Politehnica University of Bucharest (RO), SZTAKI (HU), U. Innsbruck (AT). Topics: cloud, grid, and p2p systems research.


 
Project-Based Learning and Individual Supervision
managing project-based learning and individual supervision
M.Sc. Thesis (M.Sc.-level)
Grader/Topic Builder
IN5000 Final Project at TU Delft (45 ECTS)
proposed topics in distributed systems, performance modeling, procedural content generation, cloud computing
involved MSc students in reserch
 
Literature Survey (Long, M.Sc.-level)
Grader/Topic Builder
IN4306 Literature Survey (10 ECTS), related to IN5000 Final Project at TU Delft
proposed topics in distributed systems, performance modeling, procedural content generation, cloud computing
involved MSc students in research
 
Undergraduate Research for Challent/Honours Programma at TU Delft (B.Sc.-level)
Grader/Topic Builder
coordinated by J. Daudt and M.L. Korterink
Research (Onderzoek) in Delft/EWI Honours Programma (4-6 hours/week, cca. 15 months, total over 350 hours)
proposed topics in distributed systems, performance modeling, procedural content generation, cloud computing
involved BSc students in research
 
B.Sc. Thesist (B.Sc.-level)
Grader/Topic Builder
coordinated by H.G. Gross and M.A. Larson
TI3800 Bachelorproject at TU Delft (15 ECTS)
proposed topics in distributed systems, performance modeling, procedural content generation, cloud computing
involved BSc students in reserch vehicles and, sometimes, research
 
Literature Survey (Mini, B.Sc.-level, not taught anymore)
Lecturer/Course Builder
Prof. P. van Nieuwenhuizen
IN3305 Bachelor Seminarium (3 ECTS)
Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, year 3/3 in B.Sc. curriculum

Spring 2008--2012 (5x)
h-index, g-index, ISI, Google Scholar, CiteSeer, ACM Digital Library, IEEE eXplore, ...
proposed survey topics in distributed systems, performance modeling, procedural content generation, cloud computing
involved BSc students in reserch
 
Microprocessor Systems Design, Projectt (B.Sc.-level, not taught anymore)
Teaching Assistant
Prof. N. Tapus
Proiectarea cu Microprocesoare, Proiect
Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania, year 4/5
Fall 2003: 14 weeks, 2h/week
Java



 
Lecture-Based Education
lecturing/TAing/instructorship
Distributed Systems (M.Sc.-level)
Course Manager, Instructor, Grader
With D. Epema
IN4391 Distributed Computing Systems (5 ECTS)
Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, elective course in M.Sc. curriculum

Spring 2013 (1x): 7 weeks, 4h/week
lectures, laboratory, exam
Course overview:  Introduction to IN4391
Selected lectures:  Introduction to Distributed Computing Systems,  Scheduling,  Communication Models and Naming
gamification
 
Cloud Computing (M.Sc.-level)
Course Manager, Instructor, Grader
With D. Epema
IN4392 Cloud Computing (5 ECTS) (IN4392 Cloud Computing, public description)
Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, elective course in M.Sc. curriculum

Fall 2012 (1x): 7 weeks, 4h/week
lectures, laboratory, reviews, presentations
Course overview:  Introduction to IN4392
Selected lectures:  Introduction to Cloud Computing,  Multi-Tenancy and Virtualization,  Cloud Programming Models
gamification
 
Computer Systems/Computer Organization (B.Sc.-level), following the ACM/IEEE-CS Computer Science Curricula 2013 (Strawman draft and a presentation)
Course Manager, Instructor, Grader
TI1400 Computerorganisatie/Computersystemen (6ECTS) (TI1400 Computerorganisation, public description)
Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, year 1/3 in B.Sc. curriculum

Spring 2011--2015 (4x): 14 weeks, 2h/week
lectures, laboratory, tutorial (Instructie)
Course overview:  Introduction to TI1406 (1.8MB)
Selected lectures:  A Little History of Computing (1.9MB),  Advanced (Large-Scale) Computer Systems (2.2MB)
gamification
 
Startproject in Computer Sciencet (B.Sc.-level)
Co-Lecturer/Course Builder
Dr. C. Botha
TI1100-A Startproject
Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, year 1/3 in B.Sc. curriculum

Spring 2009--2012 (4x)
getting students activated for their university career
proposed lecture topics, helped with the practical part and through discussions with starting students

 
Distributed Systems Adv. (M.Sc.-level, not taught anymore)
Teaching Assistant
Prof. D. Epema
IN4002/DOI Distributed Systems
Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, year 4/4

Spring 2006
UNIX RPC, Java RMI

Distributed Systems (M.Sc.-level, not taught anymore)
Teaching Assistant/Lab Meterial
Prof. D. Epema
IN3410 Gedistributeerde Systemen
Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, year 3/4

Fall 2005, 2006
UNIX RPC, Java RMI, Python

Distributed Algorithms (M.Sc.-level, not taught anymore)
Teaching Assistant
Prof. D. Epema
IN4150P Gedistributeerde Algorithmen
Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, year 4/4

Fall 2005
UNIX RPC, Java RMI

Parallel Computing Architecturest (B.Sc.-level, not taught anymore)
Teaching Assistant
Prof. N. Tapus
Arhitecturi Paralele de Calcul
Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania, year 4/5

Spring 2004: 14 weeks, 2h/week
Python

Computing Systems Structuret (B.Sc.-level, not taught anymore)
Teaching Assistant
Prof. N. Tapus
Structura Sistemelor de Calcul
Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania, year 4/5
Fall 2003: 14 weeks, 4h/week
Fall 2002: 14 weeks, 2h/week
MPI, pthreads

Elements of Computer Graphicst (B.Sc.-level, not taught anymore)
Teaching Assistant
Prof. F. Moldoveanu

Elemente de Grafica pe Calculator
Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania, year 3/5
Fall 2003: 14 weeks, 6h/week
Fall 2002: 14 weeks, 4h/week

Java

Software Engineeringt (B.Sc.-level, not taught anymore)
Teaching Assistant
Prof. F. Moldoveanu
Ingineria Programarii
Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania, year 3/5
Fall 2003: 14 weeks, 4h/week
waterfall w/ staging, eXtreme Programming

CISCO CCNA
Instructor Academia CISCO-UPB
With A. Tudose, A. L. Varbanescu
10 weeks, 6h/week
2002: CCNA v.2.14 Semester 1

2003: CCNA v.2.14 Semester 2
2004: CCNA v.3.0 Semester 1
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Education Links
TU Delft links, mostly
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TU Delft links
 
List of Rooms at EEMCS / TU Delft -- among others, Snijderzaal is LB01.010, Lipkenszaal is LB01.150, Elektron is HB01, Van Katwijkzaal is HB03.240, Shannonzaal is HB10.230, and Vassiliadis is HB16.140.
Studiegids/Study Guide TU Delft -- select faculty, type in the code or a description keyword of the course, and search.
Rules and Guidelines /BSc TU Delft -- among others, fraud actions are addressed in article 8 on page 5.
http://repository.tudelft.nl/--the TU Delft Repository
http://actualtimetables.tudelft.nl/--the TU Delft Course Schedule
 Jaarindeling2011schema.pdf--EWI general schedule (academische jaarindeling); also text version
http://www.tudelft.nl/live/pagina.jsp?id=8114100d-7934-46ef-9df0-f95cfd9f7f61&lang=en--all EEMCS/EWI studyguides; also the TU Delft study guide
Information Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, including EEMCS Regulations
 StudentCharter2011_2012_UK.pdf--TU Delft Student Charter 2011 / 2012 (source Student Charter 2011 / 2012 and other Regulations) Section 3.4, Termination of Enrolment, includes serious fraud (point d) and serious anti-social behavior (point e). Additional document:  EEMCS/EWI Student Charter
 EE_Modulekaart_2011-2012_def.pdf--EEMCS/EWI BSc programme Electrical Engineering (Modulekaart)
 TI_Modulekaart_2011-2012_def.pdf--EEMCS/EWI BSc programme Technical Computer Science (Technische Informatica Modulekaart)
 TW_Modulekaart_2011-2012_def.pdf--EEMCS/EWI BSc programme Technical Mathematics (Technische Wiskunde Modulekaart)
 Minors TU Delft, 2011/2012
 EEMCS_MSc_Study_Guide_2011.pdf--EEMCS/EWI MSc programme Study Guide 2011/2012
 EEMCS Forms, 2011/2012, including MSc Computer Science and BSc programmes
 EEMCS CHALLENT (Honours Track)programme
 EEMCSStaff members, including Joanna Daudt (84488, HB03.310), Kalinka Grijpink (88536, HB03.310), Julia Caussin (curriculum, 87144, HB03.300), Marike Korterink (EvaSys+CourseBase, 89891, HB03.050), etc.
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