Blerim Cici


I am a Ph.D student at University of California, Irvine and I work 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 research assistant on Clean Slate Publish/Subscribe Architectures. At UCI, my research interests expanded to wireless and mobile networks. More specifically I have been working on the implementation of cooperative schemes and Network Coding on Smartphones. Currently, I'm visiting Telefonica I+D in Barcelona, Spain.


  • Ride-Sharing
  • Location aware OSNs
  • Sharing Economy
  • Android Programming
  • Cooperative Mobile Devices
  • Implementation of Network Coding in Smarphones


For more details:


  • 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


  • 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)


  • UbiComp 2014: Best paper nominee ward
  • UbiComp 2014: Student travel grant award
  • CoNext 2013: Student travel grant award
  • A Mobile Application Showcase Event (AMASE) 2012 : First place in the general category (with Anh Le)
  • NSDI 2012: Student travel grant award
  • UCI: Networked Systems Fellowship 2010-2012


Other activities

Contact Info

  • bcici AT uci DOT edu