Athina Markopoulou

Position Title
Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Director, ProperData Center
Associate Dean, Graduate and Professional Studies


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Athina Markopoulou is a Professor in the EECS Department at UCI Irvine. Her research interests are in the area of networking, with current focus on privacy and data transparency for mobile networks and Internet-of-Things. She received a Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, in 1996, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1998 and 2003, respectively. She joined UCI in 2006, where is affiliated with the EECS dept (where she was the Department Chair 2019-2022), the CS dept (joint appointment), and with the Networked Systems program (where she has served as the Director). She currently serves as the Associate Dean for Graduate and Professional Studies for the Samueli School of Engineering. She is also the Director of ProperData – a SaTC Frontiers center, whose goal is to “Protect Personal Data on the Internet”. Prior to joining UCI, she held short-term positions at SprintLabs, Arista Networks, and IT University of Copenhagen. She has co-founded Shoelace Wireless (2012-16). She has received the NSF CAREER award in 2008, the SSoE Faculty Mid Career Research Award in 2014, a UCI Chancellor’s Fellowship 2019-2022, the N2Women’s Start Award in 2022, the N. & S. Alexopoulos EECS Chair at UC Irvine, 2019-2022, and the SSoE Senior Faculty Excellence-in-Research Award in 2023. She has served as an Associate Editor for IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking and for ACM Computer Communications Review, as the General Co-Chair for ACM CoNEXT 2016, as TPC Co-Chair for ACM SIGMETRICS 2020 and NetCod 2012, on the Board of SIGMETRICS Board 2023, and on numerous committees for top ACM and IEEE conferences. She has published over 100 papers, several of which with distinctions, and has graduated 15 Ph.D. students. She is an IEEE Fellow and a Distinguished Member of the ACM.


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