Dr. Blerim Cici


I was a Ph.D. candidate at UC Irvine, supervised by Prof. Athina Markopoulou. I received my B.Sc from the department of Computer Science at Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB), and my M.Sc. and my Ph.D. from the Networked Systems program of UC Irvine. Now, I'm a software engineer in Apple Inc.


  • Mobile Data Analytics
  • Smart Cities
  • Applied Machine Learning
  • Dynamic Ride-Sharing
  • Location aware OSNs


For more details:


  • Cell-to-Cell Activity Prediction for Smart Cities
    Blerim Cici, Emmanouil Alimpertis, Alexander Ihler, Athina Markopoulou
    to appear in SmartCitiy 2016 (Infocom Workshop), April of 2016 in San Francisco, California, USA
  • On the Decomposition of Cell Phone Activity Patterns and their Connection with Urban Ecology
    Blerim Cici, Minas Gjoka, Athina Markopoulou, Carter T. Butts
    MobiHoc 2015, June of 2015 in Hangzhou, China
    pdf, slides
  • Assessing the Potential of Ride-Sharing Using Mobile and Social Data – A Tale of Four Cities
    Blerim Cici, Athina Markopoulou, Enrique Frías-Martínez, Nikolaos Laoutaris
    Ubicomp 2014 (13-17 of September, in Seattle), Best Paper Nominee Award (5% of the papers)
    pdf, slides
  • Quantifying the Potential of Ride-Sharing using Call Description Records
    Blerim Cici, Athina Markopoulou, Enrique Frías-Martínez, Nikolaos Laoutaris
    HotMobile 2013, Jekyll Island, GA, Feb. 2013
    pdf, slides
  • MicroCast: Cooperative Video Streaming on Smartphones
    L. Keller, A. Le, B. Cici, H. Seferoglu, C. Fragouli, A. Markopoulou
    MobiSys 2012, Low Wood Bay, Lake District, United Kingdom, Jun 25-29, 2012.
    pdf, slides
  • Cooperative Video Streaming on Smartphones
    H.Seferoglu, L.Keller, B.Cici, A.Le, A. Markopoulou
    Allerton Conference 2011 (invited paper), Sept. 2011, Monticello, IL.
    pdf, slides
  • Design and Evaluation of a Socket Emulator for Publish/Subscribe Networks
    George Xylomenos, Blerim Cici
    Future Internet Symposium (FIS), Berlin 2010
    pdf, slides


  • Designing an On-Line Ride-Sharing System
    Blerim Cici, Athina Markopoulou, Nikolaos Laoutaris
    SIGSPATIAL (short paper) 2015 (3-6 of November, in Seattle)
    short paper
  • Online Social Networks meet Smartphones
    B. Cici, F. Malandrino, M. Gjoka, M. Kurant, A. Markopoulou,
    poster at the Calit2 anniversary, UC Irvine, Fall 2010
  • Socket Emulation over a Publish/Subscribe Network Architecture
    G. Xylomenos and B. Cici,
    Future Network and Mobile Summit 2010, Florence, Italy, June 2010 (poster)

Achievements in Machine Learning Competitions



Other activities

Contact Info

  • bcici AT uci DOT edu