Athina Markopoulou

Professor & Chancellor's Fellow
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. My research interests are in the area of computer networks and include mobile and social networks, network measurement, privacy, and network coding. 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 (2013-2015) and ACM CCR (2016+), and as the General Co-Chair for ACM CoNEXT 2016. At UCI, I am affiliated with the EECS Dept., the CS dept (joint appointment), CalIT2, CPCC, and I have served as Director of the Networked Systems Program.

Research. Design, analysis, and optimization of networked systems. 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:

  • 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”.
  • Jan. 2019: Manos' work on Signal Maps Prediction accepted to WWW'19.