Blerim Cici


I am 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. from the Networked Systems program of UC Irvine.


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


For more details:


  • 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
  • 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
    to appear in 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)



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Contact Info

  • bcici AT uci DOT edu