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
  • Towards Practical Spectrum Permits
    Ana Nika, Zengbin Zhang, Ben Y. Zhao, Haitao Zheng
    IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking (TCCN), 2017 (to appear)
  • Identifying Value in Crowdsourced Wireless Signal Measurements
    Zhijing Li, Ana Nika, Xinyi Zhang, Yanzi Zhu, Yuanshun Yao, Ben Y. Zhao, Haitao Zheng
    The 26th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW), 2017 (to appear)
  • 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]