University of Crete & Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH)
Maria Papadopouli (Ph.D. Columbia University, 2002) is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Crete, Research Associate at the Institute of Computer Science, FORTH, and visiting Professor at Harvard Medical School. She had been a Fulbright Scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and visiting Professor at the School of Electrical Engineering, KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. 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 is interested in understanding the underlying dynamics of various complex real-world networks, from the Internet to brain. Her research has been supported by several awards (e.g., IBM Faculty Awards, Google Faculty Award, Comcast Innovation Fund) and competitive national, EU, and international grants. She has been selected in the N2Women Stars in Networking and Communications in 2021.