Bachelor of Science, University Bucharest, 1990. Master of Science, University Toronto, 1996. Doctor of Philosophy, University Toronto, 2000.
Junior researcher Informatics Research Institute, Bucharest, 1990—1991. Assistant professor University Bucharest, 1990—1993. Software engineer Omnis Group Inc., 1991—1992, Ciel Romania, Bucharest, Romania, 1992—1993, Ahearn & Soper Inc., Toronto, Canada, 1993—1994.
Research staff member T. J. Watson Research Center International Business Machines Corporation, Hawthorne, New York, since 2000. Adjunct assistant professor at Columbia University, New York City, since 2002.
Worked as a researcher at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center and Columbia University until 2010, then as a software engineer at Google and Megagon Labs.
Married Haritina Gratiela Dobrescu, November 28, 2000. Children: Maria, Irina Violeta, Ileana and Sabina Xenia.