Athina Markopoulou

Associate Professor
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, and the OCEC's Educator Award in 2017. 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:


  • Spring 2018: I am not teaching this quarter.
  • Office hours and drop-in time: by appointment.

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 for Fall 2019, 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.