Orthocare Innovations, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, has appointed Radu Litiu, PhD, as software architect. Litiu will be based out of Orthocare’s Seattle, Washington, research facility.
According to Orthocare, Litiu most recently served as a senior software engineer in the online services division at aQuantive, Seattle, Washington, a subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, Washington. Previously, he held software development positions at Amazon.com, Seattle, and Microsoft, as well as at Valaran, Princeton, New Jersey. He also served as a visiting research professor at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, researching utility-based adaptation in mobile-computing applications and game theoretic approaches for building adaptive mobile applications.
“I am excited to be joining Orthocare Innovations to apply my skills toward improving the lives of persons who have lost limbs,” Litiu said. “Orthocare’s breadth and scope of research and product development initiatives is most impressive, and I am eager to make a significant contribution toward the growth and success of the company.”
“We are very fortunate to add Radu’s world-class capabilities to our team,” Orthocare CEO Doug McCormack commented. “Radu’s considerable experience gained from his time at Microsoft and Amazon.com, along with his first-hand knowledge as a user of upper-extremity prosthetic technology, will be instrumental in helping Orthocare develop game-changing O&P technology.”
Litiu received a PhD in computer science and engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. As part of his graduate work, he conducted research in the areas of adaptive component-based distributed systems, group communication services and middleware support for collaborative systems, and application-level quality of service. His dissertation work focused on the design and development of a component-based framework for building reconfigurable distributed applications (DACIA).