Athina Markopoulou

Athina Markopoulou

Athina Markopoulou

Professor, Chancellor's Fellow, and Chair

Nicolaos G. and Sue Curtis Alexopoulos Presidential Chair

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

University of California, Irvine

Short 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 a Professor. 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, the OCEC's Educator Award in 2017, and a UCI Chancellor's Fellowship in 2019. I have served as an Associate Editor for IEEE/ACM Trans. on Networking and ACM CCR, as the General Co-Chair for ACM CoNEXT 2016, and as TPC Co-Chair for ACM SIGMETRICS 2020 and NetCod 2012. At UCI, I am affiliated with EECS dept(where I currently serve as the Department Chair), CS dept (joint appointment), and Networked Systems program (where I previously served as Director).

My full CV is here.


My research interests are in the general area of computer networks, including: privacy and transparency, mobile and social networks, IoT, network measurement.

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For updated information about my research, please see my research group's site and publications.

Open positions:  We are currently recruiting both PhD students and postdocs in the areas of privacy, machine learning, mobile and IoT systems. Please contact me if you are interested.


Contact (Spring 2020)

  • Contact Info
  • Zoom Office hours: for 2-3pm daily and 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 may not be able to answer all emails in a timely manner.

  • If you are a prospective PhD student, 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.