Vana Kalogeraki

Associate Professor, Athens University of Economics and Business, Department of Informatics, Greece

April 24th, 2015, 11am-12pm, DBH 6011


Real-Time Reliable Crowdsourcing Techniques for the Mobile Urban Crowd


The widespread adoption of smartphones, the ubiquitous sensing capabilities and the prevalence of location based services are ushering in the participatory sensing era where people take active roles in sensing, instrumenting and analyzing aspects of their lives online, creating virtual communities, changing their social and working habits. In this talk we will discuss the exciting opportunities in utilizing the human crowd and pushing computation and data storage as much as possible to mobile devices, integrating participatory sensing and crowdsourcing techniques in the development of sophisticated urban applications. Specifically I will present a number of research challenges and novel crowdsourcing techniques that aim to exploit the wisdom of the human crowd to achieve both high quality results and meet real-time constraints.

Speaker Bio:

Vana Kalogeraki is an Associate Professor at Athens University of Economics and Business in Greece where she is leading the Distributed and Real-Time Systems research. Previously she has held positions as an Associate and Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Riverside and as a Research Scientist at Hewlett-Packard Labs in Palo Alto, CA. She has been working in the field of distributed and real-time systems, participatory sensing systems, distributed sensor systems, peer-to-peer systems, resource management and fault-tolerance for over 15 years. She has published over 140 journal and conference papers and contributions to books. She has served as the General co-Chair of SEUS 2009, the General co-Chair of WPDRTS 2006 and as a Program co-Chair of MDM 2011, ISORC 2009, ISORC 2007, ICPS 2005, WPDRTS 2005 and DBISP2P 2003, a Tutorial Chair for ACM DEBS 2015, a Workshops Chair for SRDS 2015, a Demo Chair for MDM 2012, in addition to other roles such as Area Chair (IEEE ICDCS 2012) and as program committee member on over 150 conferences. She was invited to give keynote talks at DNCMS 2012, SN2AE 2012, PETRA 2011, DBISP2P 2006 and MLSN 2006 in the areas of participatory sensing systems and sensor network middleware. She was awarded an ERC Starting/Consolidator grant, a Marie Curie Fellowship, two best paper awards at IPDPS 2009, SAINT 2008, a best student paper award at SAINT 2011 and a best student paper runner-up award at MDM 2014. More information about her work can be found here