Ana Nika

I am a final year Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara. I am a member of the Systems, Algorithms, Networking and Data Lab (SAND Lab) co-advised by Prof. Heather Zheng and Prof. Ben Y. Zhao. My research interests are in the areas of mobile computing, wireless networks, online social networks, distributed systems, and dynamic spectrum access.

Prior to attending UCSB, I received my B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees (both with honors) from the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.

Recent Publications
  • Trimming the Smartphone Network Stack
    Yanzi Zhu, Yibo Zhu, Ana Nika, Ben Y. Zhao, Haitao Zheng
    The 15th ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks (HotNets), 2016 [PDF]
  • Empirical Validation of Commodity Spectrum Monitoring
    Ana Nika, Zhijing Li, Yanzi Zhu, Yibo Zhu, Ben Y. Zhao, Xia Zhou, Haitao Zheng
    The 14th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys), 2016 [PDF]
  • Defending against Sybil Devices in Crowdsourced Mapping Services
    Gang Wang, Bolun Wang, Tianyi Wang, Ana Nika, Haitao Zheng, Ben Y. Zhao
    The 14th ACM International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services (MobiSys), 2016 [PDF]
  • Understanding and Predicting Data Hotspots in Cellular Networks
    Ana Nika, Asad Ismail, Ben Y. Zhao, Sabrina Gaito, Gian Paolo Rossi, Haitao Zheng
    Journal of Mobile Networks and Applications (MONET), 2016 [PDF]
  • Energy and Performance of Smartphone Radio Bundling in Outdoor Environments
    Ana Nika, Yibo Zhu, Ning Ding, Abhilash Jindal, Y. Charlie Hu, Xia Zhou, Ben Y. Zhao, Haitao Zheng
    The 24th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW), 2015 [PDF]
  • Towards Commoditized Real-time Spectrum Monitoring
    Ana Nika, Zengbin Zhang, Xia Zhou, Ben Y. Zhao, Haitao Zheng
    The 1st ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Wireless (HotWireless), 2014 [PDF]