Blerim Cici

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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.

Interests

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

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Publications

  • On the Decomposition of Cell Phone Activity Patterns and their Connection with Urban Ecology
    Blerim Cici, Minas Gjoka, Athina Markopoulou, Carter T. Butts
    to appear in MobiHoc 2015 (June of 2015 in Hangzhou, China)
    pdf
  • 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), Most Unexceptional 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

Posters

  • Online Social Networks meet Smartphones
    B. Cici, F. Malandrino, M. Gjoka, M. Kurant, A. Markopoulou,
    poster at the Calit2 anniversary, UC Irvine, Fall 2010
    poster
  • Socket Emulation over a Publish/Subscribe Network Architecture
    G. Xylomenos and B. Cici,
    Future Network and Mobile Summit 2010, Florence, Italy, June 2010 (poster)
    poster

Awards

  • 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

Patents

Other activities

Contact Info

  • bcici AT uci DOT edu