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@Nature: Build Digital Democracy
2 years, 6 months ago Comments Off on @Nature: Build Digital Democracy

Building an information society based on Big Data as we know can undermine sustainable development and democracy: Dirk Helbing and Evangelos Pournaras, Build Digital Democracy, Nature, Vol. 527, pp. 33-34, 2015 The Nervousnet project envisions an alternative paradigm: Data-driven techno-socio-economic systems working in a decentralized, collective and synergistic fashion. And all these by design.

IGI Global Award
2 years, 9 months ago 0
Posted in: Academic, AETOS, Honors

My paper `Adaptive Self-organization in Distributed Tree Topologies’, published in the International Journal of Distributed Systems and Technologies, has been selected as the outstanding Computer Science and Information Technology article for 2014, based on the following criteria:        

Plenary talk at ICCSS 2015
3 years, 2 months ago Comments Off on Plenary talk at ICCSS 2015

My paper “Socio-technical Trade-offs in Self-regulating Smart Grids” is one of the 12 papers selected for a plenary talk among 342 accepted papers in the International Conference on Computational Social Science-ICCSS 2015. Several notable keynote speakers are expected to complement to a very constructive interdisciplinary event on computational social science. My paper provides a data-driven evidence and […]

Data-driven Self-regulating Systems
3 years, 3 months ago Comments Off on Data-driven Self-regulating Systems
Posted in: Academic

Together with Izabela Moise, I organize The International Workshop on Data-driven Self-regulating Systems-DSS 2015 on 24-26 of August in Rome, Italy. The workshop is organized in conjunction with the 12th International Conference on Mobile Web and Intelligent Information Systems and the 3rd International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud. Call for Papers The […]

Meeting the Laureates
3 years, 9 months ago Comments Off on Meeting the Laureates
Posted in: Academic, Honors

I have the honor to be among the 200 exceptional young researchers of computer science and mathematics, who were selected to participate at the 2nd Heidelberg Laureate Forum. “The Heidelberg Laureate Forum is an annual meeting bringing together winners of the most prestigious scientific awards in Mathematics (Abel Prize, Fields Medal and Nevanlinna Prize) and Computer Science […]

A New Endeavor
3 years, 9 months ago Comments Off on A New Endeavor

I have recently moved to Zurich in Switzerland, where I have the honor to work together with Prof. Dr. Dirk Helbing at the Chair of Sociology, in particular of Modeling and Simulation of ETH Zurich. Here I will conduct cutting-edge inter-disciplinary research. I focus on designing and building a large-scale, distributed, privacy-preserved data analytics platform […]

Fairness in Smart Grids
4 years ago Comments Off on Fairness in Smart Grids

I have recently presented at the IEEE International Energy Conference-EnergyCon 2014 my work about measuring and controlling unfairness in Smart Grids. This work is part of the RobuSmart project. The main key findings of this paper are the following:   The abstract of the paper follows: Measuring and Controlling Unfairness in Decentralized Planning of Energy […]

DIAS is online and published
4 years, 6 months ago Comments Off on DIAS is online and published
Posted in: Academic, DIAS, Projects

DIAS, the Dynamic Intelligent Aggregation Service is a decentralized mechanism for the computation of different aggregation functions in large-scale networks, e.g. SUMMATION, AVERAGE etc.. It is illustrated in Chapter 5 of my PhD thesis and is recently accepted for publication in the Springer journal of Complex Adaptive Systems Modeling. A short project description of DIAS […]

Some credits for my PhD thesis
5 years, 2 months ago Comments Off on Some credits for my PhD thesis
Posted in: Other, PhD Thesis

Creating a great publishable book is a complex process that requires collaboration with different experts. I would like to give some special credits for the book of my PhD thesis to the following:   First, Hani Alers and Lucy Gunawan from Hanike Studio have been so patient to convey my continuously new ideas and desires […]

PhD Thesis Defense
5 years, 2 months ago Comments Off on PhD Thesis Defense
Posted in: Academic, PhD Thesis

You are welcome to attend the public defense of my PhD thesis entitled: Multi-level Reconfigurable Self-organization in Overlay Services on Tuesday 26th of March at 10:00 in the Aula Congress Center, Mekelweg 5, 2628 CC, Delft, The Netherlands. Prior to the defense, I will give a short presentation on my research at 09:30. A reception […]