• Frederikskaj 12, B, 3-36

    2450 København SV

    Denmark

  • Frederikskaj 12, 3-38

    2450 København SV

    Denmark

20102021
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Personal profile

Research profile

Mobile cloud computing, Parallel and distributed systems, Security of wireless networks and systems, Analysis and modeling of mobile social networks.
 

Ideas for Student Projects or Thesis (Contact me if you are interested in one of the following topics or other related ones)

  • CloneData: Authorization System for sensitive user data through a phone clone in the cloud.
  • Using machine learning for detecting river water pollution via crowdsourced images.
  • Distributed machine learning framework (collection points).
  • Build an electronic voting system with a central server.
  • Build an electronic voting system using blockchain technology.
  • Computation offloading from underwater robots to the edge of the network (ROS programming language).

Professional Services

TPC
2017 - TPC Member of PPAM '17, MAMHIP Workshop.
2017 - TPC Member of ICA3PP '17, Track "Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical-Social Computing".
2016 - TPC member of ICC '16.
 
Editor
2017 - Lead Guest Editor of the Special Issue "Big Data Driven Mobile Cloud Computing" for the journal "Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing". Publishers: Wiley and Hindawi.
 
Reviewer
Pervasive and Mobile Computing, IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE SECON, IEEE WiMoB, IEEE ICC, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Computing.
 
Conference Organization Volunteer
IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS), Rome, Italy. 

Teaching profile

  • Autumn 2017 - Object Oriented Programming I, CMI, Aalborg University Copenhagen.
  • Oct. 2017 - Guest Lecture on Cloud Computing, Internet technologies and service architectures, CMI, Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Sep. 2017 - Guest Lecture on Databases, Content and Media Management, CMI, Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Spring 2017 - Object Oriented Programming II, CMI, Aalborg University Copenhagen.
  • Autumn 2016 - Object Oriented Programming I, CMI, Aalborg University Copenhagen.
  • Oct. 2016 - Guest Lecture on Cloud Computing, Internet technologies and service architectures, CMI, Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Sep. 2016 - Guest Lecture on Databases, Content and Media Management, CMI, Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • 2015 - Substitute Lecturer, Computer Networks and Computer Architecture, Department of CS and Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
  • 2014 - Tutor, Computer Science and Enterprise, ENLABS, Rome, Italy. Introductory programming course for high-school students.
  • 2013 - Teaching Assistant, Computer Science for Statistics, Department of Statistics, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. Python programming and SQL databases.
  • 2012 - Tutor, Python course for high-school students – Olympiad of Informatics, CS Department, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.
  • 2012 - Tutor, C Programming language, Department of Mathematics, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.
  • 2012 - Teaching Assistant, Computer Organization and Design, CS Department, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.

Supervision of Bachelor, Master, and PhD students

  • Autumn 2017 - Technical supervision of 1st year students on OOP1 projects.
  • Autumn 2017 - Michele Zanitti, Master's degree thesis: "A Diversity by Design Proposal for a Movie Recommender System", CMI, Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark. Graduated with 12/12. Co-supervised with Jannick Sorensen.
  • Spring 2017 - Technical supervision of 1st year students on OOP2 projects.
  • Autumn 2016 - Technical supervision of 1st year students on OOP1 projects.
  • 2016 - Master’s Project, 2nd year, 1 student, CMI, Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark. Project Title - TBD.
  • 2016 - Bachelor Group Project, 2nd year, 4 students, CMI, Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark.
    Project Title - RFINDER: Locating stolen bikes in Copenhagen.
  • 2016 - Bachelor Group Project, 2nd year, 5 students, CMI, Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark.
    Project Title - Vehicle to Bicycle Communication for increasing drivers’ awareness.
  • 2015-2016 - Dimitris Chatzopoulos, PhD Student, Department of CS and Engineering, HKUST, Hong Kong.
  • 2015-2016 - Francisco Airton Silva, PhD Student, Informatics Center, UFPE, Brazil. Visiting PhD student at CS Department, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.
  • 2015 - Mahdieh Ahmadi, Master Student, Department of CS and Engineering, Hong Kong. Visiting student from Sharif University, Tehran, Iran.
  • 2014 - Oltion Doda, Master Thesis, CS Department, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.
  • 2014 - Adriano Di Luzio, Bachelor Thesis, CS Dept., Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.
  • 2013 - Elvis Angelaccio, Bachelor Thesis, CS Dept., Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.
  • 2013 - Alessandro Gaeta, Master Thesis, CS Dept., Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.
  • 2012 - Manuela Benedetti, Bachelor Thesis, CS Dept., Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. 

Education/Academic qualification

Computer Science, Master Degree, University of Rome La Sapienza

20062009

Computer Science, Bachelor Degree, University of Rome La Sapienza

20022006

Computer Science, PhD, University of Rome La Sapienza

20092012

External positions

PostDoc, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Jun 2015May 2016

PostDoc, CS Department, Sapienza University of Rome

Mar 2013May 2016

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Projects 2010 2021

Research Output 2010 2019

A User Experience Model for Privacy and Context Aware Over-the-Top (OTT) TV Recommendations

Servizi, V., Kosta, S., Hammershoj, A. & Olesen, H., 2019, SIR: Workshop on Social Interaction-based Recommendation. Association for Computing Machinery

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingArticle in proceedingResearchpeer-review

Recommender systems
Experiments

Before and After GDPR: The Changes in Third Party Presence at Public and Private European Websites

Sørensen, J. K. & Kosta, S., 21 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) WWW '19 Companion Proceedings of the The Web Conference 2019. Association for Computing Machinery

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingArticle in proceedingResearchpeer-review

data protection
website
EU
EEA
longitudinal study

DagOn∗: Executing Direct Acyclic Graphs as Parallel Jobs on Anything

Montella, R., Di Luccio, D. & Kosta, S., 8 Feb 2019, Proceedings of WORKS 2018: 13th Workshop on Workflows in Support of Large-Scale Science, Held in conjunction with SC 2018: The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis. Electrical Engineering/Electronics, Computer, Communications and Information Technology Association, p. 64-73 10 p. 8638376. (Proceedings of WORKS 2018: 13th Workshop on Workflows in Support of Large-Scale Science, Held in conjunction with SC 2018: The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis).

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingArticle in proceedingResearchpeer-review

Engines
Cluster computing
Containers
Availability
Engineers

Offloading Computations to Mobile Devices and Cloudlets via an Upgraded NFC Communication Protocol

Chatzopoulos, D., Fernandez, C. B., Kosta, S. & Hui, P., 12 Feb 2019, In : IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing. p. 1-14 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Mobile devices
Network protocols
Smartphones
Energy utilization
Mobile cloud computing

Performance and Data Traffic Analysis of Mobile Cloud Environments

Pinheiro, T., Airton Silva, F., Fe, I., Kosta, S. & Maciel, P., 16 Jan 2019, 2018 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC). IEEE Signal Processing Society, p. 4100-4105 6 p. 8616692

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingArticle in proceedingResearchpeer-review

Mobile cloud computing
Bandwidth
Throughput
Petri nets
Application programs

Datasets

WiFi Probe Requests - CRAWDAD dataset sapienza/probe-requests (v. 2013-09-10)

Barbera, M. V. (Creator), Epasto, A. (Creator), Mei, A. (Creator), Kosta, S. (Creator), Perta, V. C. (Creator), Stefa, J. (Creator), CRAWDAD - A Community Resource for Archiving Wireless Data At Dartmouth, 10 Sep 2013

Dataset

Prizes

AndroidEDU grant

Sokol Kosta (Recipient), Jul 2011

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

grant

Best Demo Award, IEEE INFOCOM 2013

Marco V. Barbera (Recipient), Sokol Kosta (Recipient), Alessandro Mei (Recipient), Vasile Claudiu Perta (Recipient) & Julinda Stefa (Recipient), Apr 2013

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Best Demo Award, IEEE PerCom 2018

Jiayu Shu (Recipient), Sokol Kosta (Recipient), Rui Zheng (Recipient) & Pan Hui (Recipient), 20 Mar 2018

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Augmented reality
Face recognition
Cameras
Glass

Best Demo Award, IEEE SECON 2013

Alessandro Gaeta (Recipient), Sokol Kosta (Recipient), Julinda Stefa (Recipient) & Alessandro Mei (Recipient), Jun 2013

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Best Paper Award, International Conference on Internet and Distributed Computing Systems (IDCS) 2018

Raffaele Montella (Recipient), Diana Di Luccio (Recipient), Sokol Kosta (Recipient), Giulio Giunta (Recipient) & Ian Foster (Recipient), 13 Oct 2018

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Distributed computer systems
Data transfer
Computer systems
Internet
Fog

Activities 2012 2018

16th ACM International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services

Sokol Kosta (Participant)
9 Jun 201815 Jun 2018

Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

AAU Teaching Day 2018

Sokol Kosta (Participant)
2 May 2018

Activity: Attending an eventOrganisation or participation in workshops, courses, or seminars

A Fast, Secure, Reliable, and Resilient Data Transfer Framework for Pervasive IoT Applications

Raffaele Montella (Lecturer), Marco Ruggieri (Lecturer), Sokol Kosta (Lecturer)
16 Apr 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

A User-Centric Diversity by Design Recommender System for the Movie Application Domain

Michele Zanitti (Lecturer), Sokol Kosta (Lecturer), Jannick Kirk Sørensen (Lecturer)
23 Apr 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

Demo: Distributed Real-Time Generative 3D Hand Tracking using Edge GPGPU Acceleration

Sokol Kosta (Lecturer)
11 Jun 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

Press / Media