Markopoulou’s Scientific Contributions Honored by Computing Society

Athina Markopoulou is recognized by the Association for Computing Machinery as a 2022 Distinguished Member for outstanding scientific contributions to computing.

Dec. 15, 2022 - The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has named Athina Markopoulou a 2022 Distinguished Member for outstanding scientific contributions to computing. A professor of electrical engineering and computer science, Markopoulou is among 67 longstanding ACM members who were selected by their peers for work that has spurred innovation, enhanced computer science education and moved the field forward. 

Markopoulou’s research interests are in the broad area of networked systems, with recent focus on privacy and data transparency, network measurement, mobile and social networks, and IoT. She is the director of the NSF-funded ProperData Center, which addresses the need for protection of personal data flow on the internet.

“My work is in networking and privacy, and the networking community spans both IEEE and ACM societies,” said Markopoulou. “I started my career in the IEEE Communications Society and over the years I find myself at home also within the ACM Special Interest Group on Data Communication (SIGCOMM) as well as the security and privacy communities. So, I am happy to receive this recognition from ACM.”

According to the ACM, its Distinguished Member program recognizes up to 10 percent of its worldwide membership based on professional experience and significant achievements in the computing field. ACM, the world's largest educational and scientific computing society, brings together computing educators, researchers and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources, and address the field's challenges.

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