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 Ioan Petri

Ioan Petri

Lecturer

School of Engineering

Email
petrii@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 0016
Campuses
Room W/2.42, Queen's Buildings - West Building Extension, 5 The Parade, Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 3AA
Users
Available for postgraduate supervision

Overview

I am a Lecturer of "Smart Infrastructure Engineering" in the School of Engineering and a member of the BRE Trust Centre for Sustainable Engineering Centre
­I specialise in artificial intelligence and edge computing(Edge-AI) with applications to the built and natural environment. I focus on developing intelligent computer systems to devise and enact "smartness" in buildings and infrastructures.
I study the realisation of digital twins to advance the digitalisation of industries with the integration of Building Information Modelling (BIM) with Internet-of-Thinks and Blockchain. ‌
­I also explore energy optimisation and federation of energy networks to support energy exchanges and monetisation of energy in sharing communities and economies. ‌‍­In this field, I have recently published a book "BIM for Energy Efficiency" providing solutions for the decarbonisation of the built environment through informed decision-making using digital simulation and analysis. ‌
In these fields of study, I lead several strategic EU and UK research projects. In total, I have authored 70 research papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. I also supervise postgraduate and doctoral research projects.
Recently, I have published a patent in the field of autonomous and semantic optimization approach for real-time performance management in a built environment. ‌
I am also the ICT lead of the Digital Twin Computational Urban Sustainability Platform (CUSP), www.cuspplatform.com.

Biography

I completed my PhD Cybernetics and Statistics in 2012. As part of my PhD research, I have developed a distributed collaborative system for the construction industry to facilitate stakeholders access to sustainability knowledge and resources. After the completion of the PhD, I have worked as a research associate and research fellow on several instrumental research projects in the field of artificial intelligence for the natural and built environment including smart buildings and infrastructures, building information modelling, energy optimization, digital twinning.

Honours and awards

  • Best paper award, CCGrid 2015, Washington, USA
  • Best paper finalist, UCC 2018, Zurich Switzerland.
  • IEEE Transactions on Computers; Service Award, 2016

Professional memberships

  • Member of IEEE 
  • Member of ACM 
  • Member of British Standards Society (BSI)

Academic positions

My career as an academic includes:

2019->Present - Lecturer - Cardiff University

Committees and reviewing

I have involved in the organisation committee of four international conferences in the field of distributed computing and digital technologies GECON 2014 and GECON 2015, PRO-VE 2018, ICE 2020. I am currently involved in the organisation of the IEEE ICE 2021 conference.

Guest editor

  • IEEE Cloud Computing Magazine, "Autonomics Clouds", editors: Manish Parashar, Javier Diaz-Montez, Omer Rana, Ioan Petri, IEEE Computer Society, 2016.
  • Future Generation Computer Systems, Ioan Petri, Jorn Altmann and Jose Angel Bannares, GECON Special Issue, Elsevier, 2016

Co-Chair and Organising Committee

  • The 27th ICE/IEEE International Technology Management Conference, Cardiff, UK, August 2021.
  • The 26th ICE/IEEE ITMC International Technology Management Conference, Cardiff, UK, June 2020.
  • 11th International Conference on Economics of Grids, Clouds and Services, GECON14, Cardiff, UK, 2014.
  • 12th International Conference on Economics of Grids, Clouds and Services, GECON15, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2015.
  • 19th IFIP / SOCOLNET Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2018, 17-19 September 2018 – Cardiff, UK

 Program Committee

  • ICE/IEEE ITMC International Technology Management Conference, Cardiff, UK, June 2020.
  • 34th IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium, May 18-22, 2020 Hilton New Orleans Riverside New Orleans, Louisiana USA
  • International Conference on Autonomic Computing and Self-Organizing Systems (ACSOS), Washington, USA, Apr 2020.
  • International Workshop on Clouds and (eScience) Applications Management - CloudAM 2018, December 17-20, Technopark Zurich, Switzerland, December 17-20, 2018
  • International Symposium on Cloud Computing and Services for High-Performance Computing Systems (InterCloud-HPC 2018), Orleans, France.
  • 15th International Conference on Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems and Services, September 2018, Pisa, Italy.
  • Fog and Edge Computing" at the 6th International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud (FiCloud 2018), 6-8 August 2018, Barcelona, Spain
  • 4th Workshop on Formal Semantics for the Future Enterprise, Poznan, Poland, 2017.
  • 1st IEEE International Conference on Fog and Edge Computing, May 2017, Madrid, Spain.
  • 5th International Workshop on Cloud and (E-Science) Application Management, Shanghai, China, 2016.
  • The 15th International Conference on Informatics in Economy (IE 2016), Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
  • 13th International Conference on Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems and Services, September 2016, Athens, Greece.
  • The IEEE 4th International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud, FiCloud 2016, 22-24 August 2016, Vienna, Austria.
  • 1st Workshop on Bioinformatics Applications for Clusters and Cloud Computing in conjunction with the 16th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing, May 16-19, 2016, Cartagena, Colombia
  • The 4th International Workshop on Clouds and (eScience) Applications Management - CloudAM 2015, In conjunction with the 8th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing, Limassol, Cyprus. December 7-10, 2015
  • The 3rd International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud, FiCloud 2015, Roma, Italy, November 2015.
  • 12th International Conference on Economics of Grids, Clouds and Services, GECON15, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, September 2015.
  • 5th International Workshop on Cloud Services and Web 2.0 Technologies for Collaboration (CSWC 2015) workshop along with CTS 2015, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
  • The 14th International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida, India, 2014.
  • 21st International Workshop: Intelligent Computing in Engineering, in Cardiff, United Kingdom, July 16-18, 2014
  • 7th International Conference on Contemporary Computing (IC3), Noida, India, August 7-9, 2014
  • 1st International Workshop on Social Clouds: Cloud Computing through Social Networks alongside the IEEE CloudCom Conference, Bristol, UK, 2013
  • 1st International Workshop on Formal Semantics for Future Enterprises, International Conference on Business Information Systems, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2012
  • 2st International Workshop on Formal Semantics for Future Enterprises, International Conference on Business Information Systems, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2013

  Journal Reviewer

  • ACM Transactions on Internet Technology
  • IEEE Transactions on Computers
  • IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing
  • IEEE Transactions of Services Computing
  • IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics
  • Knowledge-Based Systems
  • Future Generation Computer Systems
  • Advanced Engineering Informatics
  • Automation in Construction
  • IEEE Access
  • Computers in Industry
  • Cluster Computing - The Journal of Networks, Software Tools and Applications

Publications

2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

  • Petri, I.et al. 2013. A federated CometCloud infrastructure to support resource sharing. Presented at: 2013 IEEE/ACM 6th International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC 2013), Dresden, Germany, 9-12 December 2013 Presented at Buyya, R., Schill, A. and Spillner, J. eds.Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE/ACM 6th International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC 2013). Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE pp. 313-314., (10.1109/UCC.2013.68)

2012

2011

2010

Teaching

Currently, I am a module leader for the following modules:

EN4380/ENT680 -  AI/Big Data in Civil Engineering (Spring) -- digital technologies for Civil Engineering applications including  energy simulation, data mining, BIM and ontologies, multi-agent systems, neural network, genetic algorithms, optimization and Blockchain;

ENT725 - Research Methods (Fall/Spring) -- enabling the students to undertake and demonstrate a variety of research study skills and exercises relevant to an engineering research investigation;

Contracts

SPORTE.3Q; Smart integrated urban systems to manage Energy - Water nexus for users’ comfort, health and safety in stadiums and sports facilities Petri I,  Rezgui Y, Beach T, Qatar National Research Foundation £100,000 05/04/2020 - 05/04/2022
Attenuating the Environmental Impact of our Buildings through Semantic-based Dynamic Life cycle Assessment (SemanticLCA) Rezgui  Y, Beach T,  Petri I EPSRC £640,000 01/04/2020 - 31/03/2023
Evidence-based market and policy instruments implementation across the EU to increase the demand for energy skills across construction sector value chain Rezgui Y, Beach T,   Petri I European Commission - H2020 £105,000 01/06/2020 - 30/05/2022
The EU Smart Building Innovation Platform (SMARTBUILT4EU) Rezgui Y,  Beach T,  Petri I European Commission - H2020 £25,000 01/10/2020 - 30/09/2022
Towards a European Digital Platform for Construction

Rezgui Y, Beach T,  Petri I

European Commission - H2020 £15,000 01/09/2019 - 28/02/2021
piSCES: Smart Cluster Energy System for the fish processing industry Rezgui Y,  Moursed M, Petri I European Commission - INTERREG £471,288 01/01/2017 - 28/02/2020
BIM-based EU -wide Standardized Qualification Framework for achieving Energy Efficiency Training Rezgui Y, Li H,  Petri I European Commission - H2020 £110,000 01/09/2017 - 30/08/2019

Supervision

I am interested in supervising PhD students in the areas of:

  • Digital twin and smart infrastructures
  • Artificial Intelligence in smart city applications
  • Internet-of-Things and edge cloud computing
  • Energy Internet and communities
  • Big Data analysis and applications
  • Building Information Modelling and Blockchain

Impact link https://www.impactio.com/researcher/ioan-petri

Current supervision

Giulia Cere

Research student

Ali Hussain S Alhamami

Research student

Ateyah Alzahrani

Research student

Yasin Celik

Research student

Abdulrahman Fnais

Research student

Past projects

Previous PGR students

  1. Giulia Cere, Machine learning for seismic hazards, School of Engineering, Cardiff University, UK, 2019
  2. Andrei Hodorog, Develop state of the art knowledge about web-based user experience enhancement in the engineering field, School of Engineering, Cardiff University, UK, 2021.