Vana Kalogeraki Vana Kalogeraki
Associate Professor, Department of Informatics
Director, Computer Systems and Communications Lab
Athens University of Economics and Business
Patision 76
10434 Athens, Greece
Phone: +30-210-8203510
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I am an Associate Professor and the Director of the Computer Systems and Communications Laboratory at Athens University of Economics and Business. My primary research interests are in the areas of distributed and real-time systems, human-centered systems, participatory sensing systems, peer-to-peer systems, crowdsourcing, mobility, resource management and fault-tolerance.

Prior to coming to AUEB I was an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Riverside and a Research Scientist at Hewlett-Packard Labs in Palo Alto, CA. I received my PhD from the University of California, Santa Barbara. I hold an M.S. and a B.S. from the University of Crete, Greece.

I have been awarded an ERC Starting Independent Researcher Grant, a Marie Curie Fellowship, three best paper awards at the 11th ACM International Conference on Distributed Event-Based Systems (DEBS 2017), 24th IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS 2009) and the 9th IEEE Annual International Symposium on Applications and the Internet (SAINT 2008), a Best Technical Paper Award at ACM PETRA 2018, a Best Student Paper Award at the 11th IEEE/IPSJ International Symposium on Applications and the Internet (SAINT 2011), an IBM Best Student Paper Award runner up at MDM 2014, a UC Regents Fellowship Award, UC Academic Senate Research Awards and a research award from HP Labs.

My research has been supported by an ERC Starting Independent Researcher Grant, the European Union, joint EU/Greek "Aristeia" grant, a joint EU/Greek "Thalis" grant, NSF and gifts from SUN and Nokia.

Here is my short bio and detailed CV


  • ERC Starting Independent Researcher Grant (Consolidator), 2013-2019
  • Best Technical Paper award, "A Framework for Programming a Swarm of UAVs", Dimitris Dedousis, Vana Kalogeraki, Proceedings of the 11th ACM PETRA, Corfu, Greece, June 2018
  • Invited Keynote Talk, "Real-Time Reliable Internet of Things", PerFoT 2018, Athens, Greece, March 2018
  • Best paper award, "Maximizing Determinism in Stream Processing Under Latency Constraints", Nikos Zacheilas, Vana Kalogeraki, Yiannis Nikolakopoulos, Vincenzo Gulisano, Marina Papatriantafillou, Philippas Tsigas,DEBS 2017: 112-123, Barcelona, Spain, 18-23 June 2017
  • Best student paper award, "Complete Coverage Path Planning for arbitrary number of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles", D. Dedousis, V. Kalogeraki, 9th International Conference on Pervasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (PETRA 2016), Corfu Island, Greece, June-July 2016
  • IBM best student paper award runner-up, "Using Location-based Social Networks for Time-Constrained Information Dissemination", Iouliana Litou, Ioannis Boutsis, Vana Kalogeraki, MDM 2014, Brisbane, Australia, July 2014
  • Invited Keynote Talk, "Real-Time Reliable Crowdsourcing Techniques for the Mobile Urban Crowd", MoVid 2015, Portland, OR, March 2015
  • Invited Keynote Talk, "Reliable Real-time Human-Centered Mobile Systems", Workshop on Social Networks and Sensor Networks in Assistive Environments (SN2AE 2012), Crete, Greece, June 2012
  • Invited Keynote Talk, "Reliable Real-Time Human-Centered Sensor Middleware", SN2AE 2012, Crete, Greece, June 2012
  • Best Student Paper Award, The 2011 IEEEE/IPSJ International Symposium on Applications and the Internet (SAINT 2011), Munich, Germany, July 2011
  • Invited Keynote Talk, "Real-Time Reliable Sensor Middleware for Emergency Response Applications", 4th PETRA 2011, Crete, Greece, May 2011
  • Our work on "Misco: A MapReduce Framework for Mobile Systems" has been featured at various sources (MIT Technology Review, ReadWriteWeb, HighScalability as a prominent technology for developing clouds of smartphones
  • Best Paper Award, 23rd IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS 2009), Rome, Italy, May 2009 (out of 440 papers submitted)
  • Best Paper Award, The 2008 International Symposium on Applications and the Internet (SAINT 2008), Turku, Finland, July 2008
  • Keynote Speaker, "Middleware for Reliable Real-Time Sensor Data Management", DBISP2P 2006, Seoul, Korea, September 2006
  • Keynote Speaker, "Reliable Real-time Sensor Networks", Workshop on Mobile Location-Aware Sensor Networks (MLASN 2006), Nara, Japan, May 2006
  • UC Academic Senate Research Funds, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2003
  • UC Regents Fellowship Award, 2008, 2003
  • Hewlett-Packard Research Award, 2002


  • Nikos Zacheilas, PhD 2018, currently at Shazam/Apple
  • Ioannis Boutsis, PhD 2017, currently at Amazon
  • Iouliana Litou (PhD Advisor, ongoing)
  • Dimitrios Tomaras (PhD Advisor, ongoing)
  • Stathis Maroulis (PhD Advisor, ongoing)
  • Ioannis Tzouros (PhD Advisor, ongoing)
  • Dimitrios Dedousis (PhD Advisor, ongoing)
  • Elena Mitsopoulou (PhD Advisor, ongoing)
  • Nikos Karagkounis (MS Advisor, ongoing)
  • Victor Kostopoulos (MS Advisor, ongoing)
  • Thanasis Priovolos (MS Advisor, ongoing)
  • Thanasis Gkikas (MS Advisor, ongoing)
  • Miltiadis Laskaris, MS 2017
  • Garyfallia Dimitrios, MS 2017
  • Elena Mitsopoulou, MS 2016
  • Dimitrios Dedousis, MS 2016
  • Evita Bakopoulou, MS 2016
  • Stathis Maroulis, MS 2015
  • Stavroula Karanikolaou, MS 2014
  • Sotiris Antoniadis, MS 2014
  • Manolis Minadakis, MS 2014
  • Evangelos Antypas, MS 2014
  • Dimitrios Tomaras, MS 2014
  • Panagiota Nikoletarou, MS 2014
  • Mavra Drakouli, MS 2014
  • Dimitris Mourmouras, MS 2013
  • Iouliana Litou, MS 2013
  • Nikos Zacheilas, MS 2013
  • Giannis Hiladakis, MS 2011
  • Ioannis Boutsis, MS 2011
  • Nikos Nakas, MS 2011
  • Voula Doulgeraki, MS 2011
  • Michalis Karagiannis, MS 2011
  • Spyros Tzoras, MS 2011
  • Paris Carbone, MS 2009
  • Kyriakos Karenos, PhD 2008, IBM. T. J. Watson Research (PhD: Traffic Management in Wireless Sensor Networks)
  • Thomas Repantis, PhD 2008, Akamai (PhD: Synergy: Quality of Service Support for Distributed Stream Processing Systems)
  • Yannis Drougas, PhD 2008, ESRI (PhD: Rate Allocation in Distributed Stream Processing Systems)
  • Demetris Zeinalipour-Yazti (co-advisor), PhD 2005, University of Cyprus
  • Fang Chen, PhD 2005, Oracle Corp.
  • Ji (Adam) Dou, 2009, Google
  • Jessica Browdus, 2006
  • Dung Vu, 2006
  • Nelson Perez, MS 2005 - IBM Almaden Research
  • Amir Soheili, MS 2005 - ESRI
  • Nan Xiao, MS 2005
  • Jorge Mena, MS 2005

  • Teaching

    I regularly teach the following courses (graduate/undergraduate):
  • Distributed Systems
  • Operating Systems
  • Compilers