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Ana Nika 

Ana Nika

3530 Phelps Hall
UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA

e-mail: anika [at] cs.ucsb.edu

I am a fourth year Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara. I work in 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 wireless and mobile networks, smartphone-based mobile systems, data mining, and social networks.

Prior to coming to 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. I did my Bachelor and Master theses under the guidance of Professor Lazaros Merakos in the Communication Networks Laboratory. During my M.Sc. studies, I was also a member of the Management of Data, Information, and Knowledge Group working on digital library interoperability issues.


  • July 2014: Our paper "Whispers in the Dark: Analysis of an Anonymous Social Network" was accepted by IMC'14.
  • July 2014: Our paper "Towards Commoditized Real-time Spectrum Monitoring" was accepted by HotWireless'14.
  • June 2014: Our paper "Understanding Data Hotspots in Cellular Networks" was accepted by QShine'14.
  • June 2014: I joined Bell Labs Ireland for an internship this summer.