Athina Markopoulou

Professor, Chancellor's Fellow, and Chair
EECS Dept., University of California, Irvine

Bio. I received my Diploma degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, in 1996. I received my Master's and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, in 1998 and 2003 respectively. I joined the EECS faculty at UCI in Jan. 2006, where I am currently an Associate Professor. I have held positions as a postdoctoral research fellow at Sprintlabs (2003) and at Stanford University (2004-2005), member of the technical staff at Arista Networks (2005), and visiting faculty at the IT University of Copenhagen (2012-2013). I have also co-founded Shoelace Wireless. I received the NSF CAREER award in 2008, the HSSoE Faculty Midcareer Research Award in 2014, the OCEC's Educator Award in 2017, and a UCI Chancellor's Fellowship in 2019. I am a senior member of the IEEE, and I have served as an Associate Editor for IEEE/ACM Trans. on Networking and ACM CCR, as the General Co-Chair for ACM CoNEXT 2016, and as TPC Co-Chair for ACM SIGMETRICS 2020 and NetCod 2012. At UCI, I am affiliated with EECS (where I currently serve as the Department Chair), CS dept (joint appointment), and Networked Systems (where I previously served as Director).

Research. My research interests are in the area of computer networks and include mobile and social networks, network measurement, and privacy. Sample projects:


Notice to prospective students: Thank you for your interest in joining my group. Due to a large volume of email during admissions time, I am not able to answer all emails in a timely manner.

  • If you are a prospective PhD student, please apply to UCI (to the EECS or the Networked Systems programs), and indicate in your application that you are interested in working with me.
  • If you are a graduate or undergraduate student, at any program (including but not limited to EECS, CS, NetSys) at UCI, please come to my office hours.

Open Positions

  • May 2019: Two postdoc openings in our group (starting Fall 2019 or until positions filled) on privacy, machine learning, mobile and IoT systems. Please email me a CV if interested.

Recent News:

  • Nov. 2019: 2 papers (on mobile and smartTV tracking) accepted to PETS 2020.
  • Sept. 2019: Thanks to NSF for their support: two new awards by CNS and III.
  • July 2019: I was appointed EECS Dept Chair. I am looking forward to working with everyone in the department and the school to continue our trajectory.
  • May 2019: I got promoted to Full Professor. Many thanks to my research group and colleagues, within and outside UCI.
  • May 2019: Congratulations to Anastasia and Balint for successfully defending their PhD theses.
  • Feb. 2019: Many thanks to the UCI Office of Research for Seeding our research on “Security, Privacy and Data Analytics of Mobile and IoT Devices”.