decIsion Making for
Ambient INtelligence

Daphney-Stavroula Zois

Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

Office: LI 86
1400 Washington Ave
Albany, NY 12222

dzois at

I am an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY). Before that, I was a postdoctoral research associate with the Coordinated Science Laboratory (CSL) at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). I worked with Maxim Raginsky on problems related to decision making in uncertain environments. I received my Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 2014 from the University of Southern California (USC) under the supervision of Urbashi Mitra. I also received my MSc in Electrical Engineering in 2010 from USC and my undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering & Informatics in 2007 from the University of Patras in Greece.


  • February 2018: SUNY Faculty Research Award A Context-Aware Human State Modeling and Monitoring, 2018-2020, $9,936.40.
                            Tutorial on Characterization, Detection, and Mitigation of Cyberbullying accepted at the International Conference on Web and Social Media.

  • January 2018: Paper on Optimal Online Cyberbullying Detection accepted at the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing.

  • December 2017: Tutorial Popularity on the Web: From Estimation to Prediction at the IEEE International Conference on Big Data.

  • November 2017: Paper on Mining Patterns of Cyberbullying on Twitter at the IEEE ICDM Workshop on Data Mining in Networks.

  • September 2017: NSF grant SCC-IRG Track 2: Community on Multimodality: Participatory Action, Service, and Support (COMPASS), 2017-2020, $996,740.00. [Website]

  • I am always looking for motivated and enthusiastic graduate or senior undergraduate students who are interested in decision-making under uncertainty research. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in Probability, Linear Algebra, Machine Learning, and Optimization, and strong programming skills. For more information, please take a look at my publications and lab webpage. Send me an email to discuss your interests, or to meet if you are already a UAlbany student.