Evangelos Pournaras

Founder & Coordinator
Research & Development

Dr. Evangelos Pournaras is a senior scientist in the Professorship of Computational Social Science, at ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland. He was earlier at Delft University of Technology and VU University Amsterdam in the Netherlands, where he completed his PhD studies in 2013 with the thesis “Multi-level Reconfigurable Self-organization in Overlay Services”. Since 2007, he holds a MSc with distinction in Internet Computing from University of Surrey, UK and since 2006 a BSc on Technology Education and Digital Systems from University of Piraeus, Greece. Evangelos has also been a visiting researcher at EPFL in Switzerland and has industry experience at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in the USA. He serves the editorial board and the program committees of several international conferences and journals. He has several publications in high-impact journals and conferences in the area of distributed systems, including a best journal paper award. Smart Grids and social sensing/mining are some application domains of his expertise. Evangelos is currently working on the Nervousnet project focusing on fully decentralized and privacy-preserving services for social sensing and mining.

Peter Pilgerstorfer

Research & Development

Peter Pilgerstorfer is currently a software engineer at Google in Zurich, Switzerland. He earlier received a MSc degree in Computer Science from ETH Zurich and a BSc degree in Software & Information Engineering from Technical University of Vienna in Austria. Peter is the core developer of the I-EPOS algorithm, which he studied as part of his MSc thesis. His research interests lie in optimization algorithms, in particular machine learning techniques.

Paper Coauthors

Acknowledgments also go to all paper coauthors for their input and feedback.

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