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Group Members

Faculty

Athina Markopoulou

Athina Markopoulou joined the EECS faculty at UCI in Jan. 2006, where she is currently an Associate Professor. She received her Diploma degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, in 1996. She received her Master's and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, in 1998 and 2003 respectively. During her Ph.D., she had internships at Aloha Networks, Nokia Research Center, and Cisco Systems. She was a postdoctoral research fellow at Sprintlabs (2003) and at Stanford University (2004-2005), and a member of the technical staff with Arastra Inc.(2005). Her research interests include network coding, media streaming, network measurement, and network security. She received the NSF CAREER award in 2008. She is a Senior Member of IEEE. At UCI, she is affiliated with the EECS Dept., the Networked Systems Program, CalIT2, CPCC, and SCONCE. Her personal page is (here).

Current PhD Students

Anastasia Shuba

Anastasia Shuba received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Engineering from UC Irvine. During her summers and her undergraduate years, she has worked at Metronome Software as a Software Engineering Intern. Currently, she is in the Ph.D. program in the EECS department at UC Irvine, working with Prof. Athina Markopoulou. Anastasia is currently leading the development of AntMonitor - a system for passive monitoring, collection, and analysis of fine-grained, large-scale packet measurements from mobile devices. For more information, please visit her personal page.

Emmanouil Alimpertis

Emmanouil Alimpertis received his M.Sc. and Diploma degrees in Electronic and Computer Engineering at the Technical University of Crete, Greece, in 2012 and 2014 respectively. Currently, he is a Ph.D. student in the Networked System Program at the University of California, Irvine, working with Prof. Athina Markopoulou. He received Networked Systems fellowship for his graduate studies in 2014-15 as well as awards for his diploma/M.Sc. His research interests include network monitoring/measurements, cellular mobile systems, localization of RF devices in wireless environments and inference in communication systems.

For more information, please visit his personal page.

Balint Tillman

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Balint Tillman received his B.Sc. degree in Business Information Technology from Corvinus University of Budapest (2012) and his M.Sc. degree in Software Development and Technology from IT University of Copenhagen (2014). He worked as an intern during his studies at Corvinno Technology Transfer (Budapest) and he served as a teaching assistant for algorithm classes at ITU. Currently he is a Ph.D. student in the Networked Systems at UC Irvine working with professor Athina Markopoulou. For more information, please visit his personal page.

Milad Asgari Mehrabadi

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Milad Asgari Mehrabadi received his B.Sc. in Computer Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in 2016. Currently, he is in the Ph.D. program of EECS department at University of California Irvine, working with Prof. Athina Markopoulou. He received Computer Engineering fellowship for his graduate studies for 2016-18. His research interests include analyzing Online Social Networks. For more information, please visit his personal page.

Evita Zoi Bakopoulou

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Evita Zoi Bakopoulou received her B.Sc. degree in Informatics (2014) and her M.Sc. degree in Computer Science (2016) from Athens University of Economics and Business. Currently, she is a Ph.D. student in the Networked Systems Program at UC Irvine, working with Prof. Athina Markopoulou. She received the Networked Systems fellowship (2016-2018) for her graduate studies. Her research interests are primarily in the area of data mining and privacy. For more information, please visit her personal page.

Janus Varmarken

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Janus received his B.Sc. degree in Software Development (2013) and M.Sc. degree in Information Technology (2017) from the IT University of Copenhagen. He is currently a Ph.D. student in the Networked Systems program at the University of California, Irvine, working with Prof. Athina Markopoulou. During his studies, Janus has worked part time as a programmer for various institutions, including the IT University of Copenhagen, Calit2 and the Danish Maritime Authority. He received the Networked Systems fellowship (2017-2019) for his graduate studies. Janus is interested in mobile and pervasive computing, and in applications of wireless ad hoc networks. For more information, please visit his personal page.

Technical Consultants

Hieu Le

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Hieu Le received his B.S. degree in Computer Science and Engineering at UC Irvine. He is currently working with Prof. Athina Markopoulou as a technical consultant. He previously completed undergraduate research with Prof. David Eppstein regarding “Watershed Extraction.” Hieu Le's early industry experience comprised of frontend implementation and production maintenance of heavy traffic sites (owned by Internet Brands). He is currently a Senior Software Lead at Metronome Software where he is undertaking research on government funded projects.

Alumni

Minas Gjoka (currently with Google)

Minas Gjoka received the Ph.D. (2010) and M.S. (2008) degrees in Networked Systems at the University of California, Irvine, and the B.S. (2005) degree in Computer Science at the Informatics Department of the Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece. He has had summer research internships with AT&T Research Labs, Telefonica Research and CAIDA/UCSD. He also co-founded Adball - a startup that developed an online collaborative platform that crowdsources advertising campaigns. He graduated first in his undergraduate class and received the Networked Systems (2005-2007) and CPCC (2007-2008) fellowships for his graduate studies. His research interests are in the general areas of networking and distributed systems, with emphasis on online social networks, peer-to-peer systems, and network measurements. For more information, visit his personal page.

Blerim Cici (currently with Apple Inc.)

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Currently I am a Ph.D. student in the Networked System program (joint program between the ICS and the EECS department) and I am working with professor Athina Markopoulou.
I received my B.Sc from the department of Informatics at Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) and shortly after my graduation I became a member of Mobile Multimedia Laboratory, where I worked as a junior researcher on Clean Slate Publish/Subscribe Architectures.

Here you can visit my Personal Page.

Anh Le (currently with Shoelace Wireless)

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Anh Le is currently the CTO and Co-Founder of Shoelace Wireless, Inc. He received a Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science at UC Irvine in June 2012, under the supervision of professor Athina Markopoulou. Prior to joining UC Irvine, Anh Le earned a Master of Mathematics degree at the University of Waterloo under the supervision of Professor Raouf Boutaba and Professor Ehab S. Al-Shaer in September 2008. Before that, he got a Joint Computer Science - Mathematics Honours Bachelor degree at the University of Manitoba in May 2006, where he completed an Honour Research Project under the supervision of Professor Yanni Ellen Liu. In summer 2011 he was an intern at Google, in Fall 2012 he visited USC, and in 2015 he worked part-time at UCI on the AntMonitor project. His research interests are in Network Security, Machine Learning, Mobile Networks. here. For more information and publications, please visit his personal website.

He is the Co-Founder and CTO of Shoelace Wireless, a startup that was spawned off his research.

Omer Nebil Yaveroglu (currently with Google)

Omer N. Yaveroglu received his Ph.D. degree (2014) in Computing at Imperial College, London and his M.S. (2010) and B.Sc. (2008) degrees in Computer Engineering at Middle East Technical University. His main area of research is Computational Network Analysis with a specific focus on Network Topology Comparison and Modelling techniques and their applications on the analysis of Economic, Biological, Social and Technological networks. He first visited UCI during his Ph.D. studies (from Aug.2011 until Oct.2011). Since October 2013, he is working in collaboration with Prof. Natasa Przulj, Prof. Athina Markopoulou and Prof. Carter T. Butts on integrating the techniques for the analysis of biological networks and social networks. For more information, please visit here.

Abinesh Ramakrishnan (currently with Huawei)

Abinesh Ramakrishnan received his B.E. degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from the Madras Institute of Technology, Anna University, India in 2008 and his Master's degree from EECS department at the University of California, Irvine in 2010. He got is Ph.D. degree from EECS department at UCI in 2015 and is currently working at Huawei Innovations as a researcher. His research interests include network coding, information theory, interference alignment, index coding, distributed storage and content delivery networks.

For more information, please visit his personal page.

Chun Meng (currently with Speedy Packets)

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Chun Meng received his B.S degree from the Department of Computer Science at Peking University, China in 1998. After graduation, he worked for 7 years as a network engineer and software designer. In 2009, he got his Master's degree from the Department of Electrical Engineering at Beijing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications. During the same year, he joined the EECS department with a major in Computer Network and Distributed Computing at UCI. He is now working towards his Ph.D. degree. His research interests include network coding, alignment, failure recovery, P2P and wireless ad hoc networks. Please visit my Personal Page

Pegah Sattari (currently with Apple Inc.)

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Pegah Sattari received her B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, Communications, from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2006 and her M.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from UC Irvine in 2007. In June 2012, she received her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and joined Jeda Networks. Her interests include network inference, network coding, network monitoring/measurements; storage networks and software defined networking. For more information, please visit her personal website.

Maciej Kurant (currently with Google, Zurich)

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I received my M.Sc. in Telecommunication in Gdansk University of Technology, Poland, in 2002, and my Ph.D. degree at EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, in 2009. Currently, I am a postdoc at University of California, Irvine. My areas of research interest include the survivability in optical and P2P networks, the inference of large-scale complex networks (such as the human brain), sampling online social networks, and much more. You can find my publications here. I am also the founder and developer of AcronymCreator.net - a tool that helps you generate an acronym-like name for your new algorithm, system, product, etc.

Maciej visited UCI April-June 2009 and then joined as a postdoc from Sept. 2010 until Feb. 2012. He is currently a senior researcher at the Communication Systems Group, at ETH, Zurich. Here is his personal website.

Hulya Seferoglu (currently at UIC)

Hulya Seferoglu received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey, in 2003, and the M.S. degree in electrical engineering and computer science from Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey in 2005. In Fall 2010, she completed her Ph.D. degree in EECS at the University of California, Irvine. She was a summer intern with Microsoft Research Cambridge, Docomo USA Labs, and AT&T Labs in 2007, 2008, and 2010, respectively. Her research interests include network coding, error correction codes, congestion control, and multimedia streaming.

After UCI, Hulya joined MIT as a postdoc. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor at University of Illinois at Chicago. For more information, visit her personal page.

Fabio Soldo (currently with Google, Mountain View)

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Fabio got a Ph.D. in Networked Systems in summer 2011. His research interests include data mining and machine learning algorithms for large-scale system, design and optimization of network algorithms and network protocols, defense mechanisms against malicious traffic on the Internet.

He received a M.Sc. in Mathematical Engineering (summa cum laude) from both Politecnico di Torino and Politecnico di Milano in 2006. The same year he also graduated from Alta Scuola Politecnica, a school of excellence in Milan and Turin focused on innovation management. From March 2006 to September 2006 he was a visiting researcher at UCLA. From January 2007 to September 2007 he was a research assistant at Politecnico di Torino. He joined UCI as a PhD student in September 2007. During his PhD he had internships at Telefonica R&D, NTT Docomo Euro-Labs and Google Ad-Words. For more information, please visit his page.

He is currently with Google, Mountain View.

Giuseppe Valente (currently with Arista Networks)

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Giuseppe is an Electrical Engineering Master of Science graduate from the Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Dept. of the Henry Samuely School of Engineering at the University of California, Irvine. During his MS, he mainly focused on digital communication and wireless systems. He also holds a Laurea in Computer Engineering (2003) and a Master in Internet Technologies (2004) both from the University of Pisa, during which he ended up focusing on the upper layers of the Internet protocol suite. Before college, he attended four years of high school in his home town Monopoli (Italy) and school year 1997/98 in Kelbra (Germany).

After graduating from UCI, Giuseppe worked at Cisco Systems. He is currently with Arista Networks. For more information, please visit his (website).

Past Visitors

Simon Langhoff

Simon received his B.Sc. (2013) degree in Software Development at the IT University of Copenhagen under the supervision of Prof. Athina Markopolou. He is currently enrolled as a graduate student at the IT university of Copenhagen and pursuing a M.Sc. degree in Software Engineering. Besides studying, Simon has a part-time position as a programmer at Lindcom A/S. Simon is visiting the group from September 2014 to January 2015. During this period, Simon is working as a research assistant on a project in which the group attempts to create network fingerprints for Android applications.

Lorenzo Keller

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Lorenzo is doing his PhD with the ARNI group, at EPFL Lausanne, under the supervision of Prof. Christina Fragouli. He visited UCI in May 2011 and in Oct. 2011. He is working on a cooperative scheme for video streaming on androids, using network coding.

Francesco Malandrino

Francesco is doing his Ph.D. at the Politecnico di Torino, Italy. He visited UCI from Sept.2010 until Feb.2011 and will come back for a short visit in June 2011. He is collaborating with us on mechanisms to support dissemination of OSN-generated content to mobile devices.

Alessandra Tripodi

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Alessandra visited the group as an undergraduate researcher from January to June 2009. She worked on the “Pollution Attacks against Network Coding” project.