Vana Kalogeraki Vana Kalogeraki
Professor & Chair, Department of Informatics
Director, Computer Systems and Communications Lab
Athens University of Economics and Business
Patission 76
10434 Athens, Greece
Phone: +30-210-8203510
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I am a Professor in the Computer Science Department and the Director of the Computer Systems and Communications Laboratory at Athens University of Economics and Business. 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.

Prof. Kalogeraki has been working in the field of distributed and real-time systems, big data systems, cloud computing, human-centered systems, participatory sensing, crowdsourcing, resource management and fault-tolerance for over 25 years. She has published over 200 papers with students and colleagues. She has published 26 papers at top Journals in her area (IEEE TPDS, ACM TOS, IEEE TKDE, ACM TOSN, JSS, ISJ, with average impact factor 3), as well as over 166 papers at the most prestigious and selective conferences in her area (RTSS, DSN, IPDPS, ICDCS, VLDB, Middleware, MDM), including co-authoring the OMG CORBA Dynamic Scheduling Standard. She has published 4 patents. These publications have been widely cited. She has developed real systems that are being used by other researchers and practitioners.

She has been invited to give keynote talks at PerFoT2018, MoVid2015, DNCMS 2012, SN2AE 2012, PETRA 2011, DBISP2P 2006 and MLSN 2006 in the areas of IoT, participatory sensing systems and sensor middleware and delivered tutorials and seminars. She was awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship, three Best Paper Awards, at the 11th ACM DEBS 2017, the 24th IEEE IPDPS 2009 (IPDPS is one of the most prestigious conferences in distributed systems), and the IEEE SAINT 2008, a Best Technical Paper award at ACM PETRA 2018, a Best Student Paper Award at the IEEE/IPSJ SAINT 2011, an IBM Best Student Paper Runner-up Award at the 15th IEEE MDM 2014, an HP Research Award, and several UC Research Awards.
She has received an Award for Excellence in Teaching (academic year 2018-2019) from the Department of Informatics, Athens University of Economics and Business.

Prof. Kalogeraki has led or participated in 19 Research Awards and Projects. Her research has been supported by an ERC Starting Independent Researcher (Consolidator) Grant, the European Union, joint EU/Greek "Aristeia" grant, a joint EU/Greek "Thalis" grant, NSF and gifts from SUN and Nokia. Finally, she has provided extensive service and leadership in the technical community, through her very frequent participation in program committees of the premier conferences in the field, and 12 times as Program Chair or co-Chair or General co-Chair, Editor in four journals, and member in the Steering Committee of conferences and workshops.

Currently she is supervising 6 PhD students, 8 MS students and 2 Undergraduates. She has graduated 10 Ph.D. students (hold academic positions in Europe or work at top industry and research labs including IBM, Google, Microsoft and Akamai) and has served on PhD/MS Committee for over 60 MS and PhD students.

Here is my 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