Alexandru Litoiu

Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, 2012

Alex Litoiu is a fourth-year Computer Engineering candidate at the University of Toronto. For his research contributions and academics, Alex has been awarded a University of Toronto Scholarship, two NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards, and an Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship. Over the past two summers, Alex has rejected offers from both Google and Amazon to work in top UofT research labs in the areas of high-performance middleware software, and adaptive peer-to-peer video conferencing. Alex’s fourth-year design project, “Predicting the Stock Market with 250,000,000 Tweets,” managed to predict the change of index fund prices one day in advance with at least 60% accuracy. This project, which earned him an ECE Outstanding Design Project Award, is pending commercialization following more advanced testing. Alex became hooked on technology entrepreneurship after he released his personal habit-forming Android app, and hearing many of its 10,000 users express that it had changed their lives.