Niki Pissinou Portrait

Niki Pissinou

Eminent Scholar Chair Professor & Director of Telecommunications and Information Technology Institute


Dr. Pissinou has published over two hundred and fifty research papers in peer reviewed journals, conference proceedings and books chapters on networking, telecommunications, distributed systems, mobile computing, security and aspects of nontraditional data management including co-editing over four texts in the area of mobile and wireless networking and systems and over fourteen IEEE and ACM conference volumes. Widely cited in books and research papers, her research has been funded by NSF, DHS, NASA, DOT, DoD, state governments and industry. She has graduated over nineteen Ph.D. students who now hold positions in academia, federal government and industry. Dr. Pissinou has served as the general and technical program chair on a variety of ACM and IEEE conferences. She also served on hundreds of IEEE and ACM program committees, organizing committees, review panels, advisory boards, editorial boards etc. She has served as an editor of many journals including the IEEE Transactions on Data and Knowledge Engineering. She also has been the founder of many professional forums, including the ACM GIS. Dr. Pissinou has given keynote talks at various events and served as consultant to industry. Her achievements have been recognized by her peers, who have given her several awards and honors, including best paper awards.

Research and Educational Interests

  • Telecommunications and Networking
  • Security and Privacy
  • Aspects of nontraditional data management for emerging applications

Background Education

Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Southern California
M.Sc., Computer Science, University of California, Riverside
B.S.ISE, Industrial and Systems Engineering, The Ohio State University

Professional Activities

Professional Experience

Professor, School of Computing and Information Sciences, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199