Her research interests are in the broader area of Networks, Telecommunications, and Systems:
- Wireless Networks
- Network Measurements and Modeling
- Neuroscience-driven Network Analysis & Modeling
- Internet of Things
- Mobile Computing
- Mobile P2P Computing
- Cognitive Radios
- Positioning Systems
- Network monitoring
- Internet systems and technologies
- Pervasive Computing
- Multimedia Systems
Participation in Recent Research Projects
- SEV Hellenic Federation of Enterprises, Development of Network Business and Information Technology (€787.200)
- ENISA, Position Paper on Mobile Identity Management (€ 4,999)
- Advanced services in wireless wide area networks for visitors and tourist-related companies and agencies of Crete-Wireless Information Service (CRETE-WISE), Co-PI (€ 573,507)
- Hellenic Republic Ministry of Development, General Secretariat for Research and Technology, Program "Cooperation with S & T Institutions in non-European Countries - 2005", FORTH - UNC (€60,000)
- FORTH-Repository: Measurements, Modelling, and Forecasting on Wireless Networks. European Commission, Marie Curie International Reintegration Grant, 2005-2007 (€ 80, 000)
- EU Hydrobionets Autonomous Control of Large-scale Water Treatment Plants based on Self-Organized Wireless BioMEM Sensor and Actuator Networks (STREP)
- General Secretariat for Research and Technology, Program “Αριστεία”, Research Excellence, Investigator-driven, 2012 - 2015 (€386.000, PI, equivalent to the NSF Faculty Career Award).
- Google Faculty Award 2013 that supports excellent research in academia
- Forthnet, S.A., Analysis of the Quality of Experience of the NovaGo Video Streaming, February 2015-September 2015 (€30.000, PI)
- Neurocom S.A., Analysis of Tariff Schemes for Operators, May 2015-July 2015 (€14.000,PI)
- Fulbright Faculty Award, 2016 for supporting the visiting professorship at CSAIL, MIT during January 2017 until May 2017 (sabbatical from University of Crete)
- Forthnet S.A., Recommendation Engine for the NovaGo Video Streaming, July 2016-May 2017 (€40.000, PI)
Maria Papadopouli (Ph.D. Columbia University, October 2002) is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Crete, a Research Associate at FORTH-ICS, and a Fulbright Scholar. She has been a visiting Professor at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as well as at the School of Electrical Engineering, KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. Before that, from July 2002 until June 2006, she was a tenure-track Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) (on leave from July 2004 until June 2006).
She has co-authored a monograph on Peer-to-Peer Computing for Mobile Networks: Information Discovery and Dissemination (Springer Eds. 2009). Several of her papers have received a honourable mention (e.g., IEEE Lanman'05, IEEE Lanman'10, ACM MSWiM'10, Best Paper Award in QoMEX'16). She has been the co-chair of nine international workshops in the area of wireless networking and mobile peer-to-peer computing. She has given more than 40 invited talks in research labs and universities world-wide.
In 2004 and 2005, she was awarded with an IBM Faculty Award, while in 2013, she received a Google Faculty Award. In 2012, her research was also funded by a national Research Excellence grant (2012-2015). She recently received the Comcast Innovation Fund.