Matei Ripeanu

BSc (Bucharest, Romania), PhD (Chicago, USA)

Office: KAIS 4033
Phone: (604) 822-7281
Fax: (604) 822.5949




Dr. Matei Ripeanu is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UBC. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from The University of Chicago in 2005. After a brief visiting period with Argonne National Laboratory, Matei joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the University of British Columbia. Matei is broadly interested in distributed systems with a focus on self-organization and decentralized control in large-scale Grid and peer-to-peer systems.

Research Interests

Distributed systems, peer-to-peer systems, high-performance computing

Research Area

Research Groups


  • Electrical Engineering Seminar – Topics in Distributed Systems: Massively Parallel Platforms
  • CPEN 431 – Design of Distributed Software Applications
  • CPEN 423 – Software Architecture
  • CPEN 321 – Software Engineering
  • EECE 571E – Fundamentals of Error Control Coding

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