Markopoulou Named First Chancellor’s Fellow in Engineering

May 20, 2019 - Athina Markopoulou, an associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, has been selected as a UC Irvine Chancellor’s Fellow. She is one of 14 fellows universitywide and the first and only in the Samueli School of Engineering.

Established in 2001, Chancellor’s Fellows are faculty with tenure whose recent achievements in scholarship show extraordinary promise for world-class contributions to knowledge, and whose pattern of contributions evidences a strong trajectory to distinction. The fellowship is for three years and carries an award of up to $25,000 per year in support of research.

Markopoulou’s research interests are in the area of computer networks, and the recent focus in her group is on mobile and IoT devices and privacy. She won an NSF CAREER award in 2008, the Samueli School’s Faculty Midcareer Research Award in 2014, and the Orange County Engineering Council's Educator Award in 2017.

“I am honored and grateful to the university for the continuing support,” said Markopoulou. “This fellowship will further advance not only my research program but also team efforts in the areas of network security and privacy.”

– Lori Brandt

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