Dr. Hamoun Ghanbari

PhD Student
Post Doctoral Fellow (2014-2015)


York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3


Dr. Marin Litoiu

My Resume, my PhD qualifying exam report (html,pdf)


  • York University, Toronto, Canada
    • Currently studying for PhD degree in Computer Science, since 2008
    • Supervisor: Prof. Marin Litoiu
    • Topic: Autonomic Mechanisms in Cloud Computing Ecosystems

  • Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
    • M.Sc. in Computer Science, 2006-2008
    • Supervisor: Dr. Constantinos Constantinides
    • Thesis Topic: A Hybrid Query Engine for the Structural Analysis of Java and Aspect J Programs

  • Shahid Beheshti University of Technology(SBU), Tehran, Iran
    • B.Sc. in Computer Engineering, Software, Jan 2005

Areas of Interest

  • Academic Interests:
    • Grid/Cloud/High Performance Distributed Computing
    • Adaptive Systems and Control Theory
    • Knowledge-based Expert systems
    • Statistical Machine Learning, Text Processing, Data Mining
    • Programming languages


1.2 Published Book Chapters and Articles

1.     Simmons B., Ghanbari H., Liaskos S., Litoiu M., Hierarchical Self-Optimization of SaaS Applications in Clouds, in Advances in Software Engineering for Self-Adaptive Systems, De Lemos R. et al. (Eds),  Springer Verlag,   2012 (PhD Work).      

2.     H. Ghanbari, B. Simmons, M. Litoiu, and G. Iszlai, “Feedback-based optimization of a private cloud,” Future Generation Computer Systems, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 104–111, Jan. 2012 (PhD work).

1.5 Papers in Refereed Conference Proceedings (All Oral)

3.     H. Ghanbari, B. Simmons, M. Litoiu, C. Barna, and G. Iszlai, “Optimal autoscaling in a IaaS cloud,” in Proceedings of the 9th international conference on Autonomic computing, 2012, pp. 173–178.

4.     Cornel Barna, M. Litoiu, and Hamoun Ghanbari, “Model-based performance testing: NIER track,” in Proceeding of the 33rd international conference on Software engineering, Waikiki, Honolulu, HI, USA, 2011, pp. 872-875 (PhD Work).

5.     Cornel Barna, Marin Litoiu, and Hamoun Ghanbari, “Autonomic load-testing framework,” in Proceedings of the 8th ACM international conference on Autonomic computing, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2011, pp. 91-100  (PhD Work).

6.     Hamoun Ghanbari, Bradley Simmons, Marin Litoiu, and Gabriel Iszlai, “Exploring Alternative Approaches to Implement an Elasticity Policy,” in Proceedings of the 4th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing, Washington DC, USA, 2011  (PhD Work).

7.     Bradley Simmons, Hamoun Ghanbari, Marin Litoiu, and Gabriel Iszlai, “Managing a SaaS Application in the Cloud Using PaaS Policy Sets and a Strategy-Tree,” in Proceedings of the 7th IEEE International Conference on Network and Service  (CNSM), Paris, France, 2011  (PhD Work).

8.     H. Ghanbari et al., “Tracking adaptive performance models using dynamic clustering of user classes,” in Proceeding of the second joint WOSP/SIPEW international conference on Performance engineering, 2010, pp. 179-188 (PhD Work).

9.     Hamoun Ghanbari and Marin Litoiu, “Identifying Implicitly Declared Self-Tuning Behavior throughDynamic Analysis,” in ICSE Workshop on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2009, pp. 48-55  (PhD Work).

10.  Hamoun Ghanbari and Constantinos  Constantinides, “An Algebraic Query Method for Static Program Analysis and Measurement,” 17th International Conference on Software Engineering and Data Engineering (SEDE), 2008 (MSc work)..

11.  Hamoun Ghanbari, Constantinos  Constantinides, and Venera Arnaoudova, “A Hybrid Query Engine for the Structural Analysis of Java and AspectJ Programs,” Proceedings of the 15th Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (WCRE 2008), pp. 133-137, 2008 (MSc work).

1.4 Technical Reports

12.  Hamoun Ghanbari , “Autonomic Mechanisms in Cloud Computing Ecosystems,” Qualifying Exam Report, 2011, http://www.cse.yorku.ca/~hamoun/qual/

13.  H. Ghanbari, B. Simmons, M. Litoiu, C. Barna, and G. Iszlai,“Optimal autoscaling in a IaaS cloud (Extended Version)”, 2012,  http://www.cse.yorku.ca/~hamoun/papers/ghanbari_mpc.pdf


1.3 Submitted Patents

14.  Hamoun Ghanbari, Brad Simmons, Gabriel Iszlai, Marin Litoiu, “Model predictive provisioning of cloud infrastructure” (PhD Work)