decIsion Making for
Ambient INtelligence
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Daphney-Stavroula Zois

Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

Office: LI 86
1400 Washington Ave
Albany, NY 12222

dzois at albany.edu


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.


News

  • (10/2019) Gave a talk on AI for Social Good: From Cyberbullying Detection to Improving the Delivery of Physical and Human Services at the Albany Academy for Girls High School in Albany, NY.

  • (08/2019) Sachini Ekanayake and Hadi Habibzadeh join the IMAgINE Lab as Ph.D. students in Fall '19. Welcome on board!

  • (08/2019) One paper accepted at the 2019 Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers (ACSSC 2019)

    • Automated Optimal Online Civil Issue Classification using Multiple Feature Sets, I. Nazar, Y. Liyanage, D.-S. Zois, C. Chelmis

  • (07/2019) One paper accepted at the 2019 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2019)

    • Understanding Online Civic Engagement: A Multi-Neighborhood Study of SeeClickFix, C. Yong, C. Chelmis, W. Lee, D.-S. Zois

  • (06/2019) Received an UAlbany Individual Development Award for attending and presenting at ICASSP 2019 ($430, 2018-2019).

  • (05/2019) Imara Nazar received a National Science Foundation Student Travel Grant to attend and present her work at the IEEE Data Science Workshop (DSW 2019). Congratulations Imara!

  • (05/2019) Invited to serve in the TPC of the IEEE Global Communications Conference: Selected Areas in Communications: E-Health (Globecom 2019 SAC EH).

  • (04/2019) Co-organizing the first Symposium on Signal Processing and Machine Learning for Social Good to be held at the IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP 2019) in Ottawa, Canada, November 11-14, 2019.

  • (04/2019) One paper accepted at the IEEE Data Science Workshop (DSW 2019)

    • A Hierarchical Approach for Timely Cyberbullying Detection, I. Nazar, D.-S. Zois, M. Yao

  • (02/2019) One paper accepted at the Third Workshop on Women in Web Data Science (WINDS 2019)

    • Towards Robust Detection of Cyberbullying in Social Media, M. Yao, C. Chelmis, D.-S. Zois

  • (02/2019) Two posters accepted at NetSci 2019

    • A First Look into the Network of Human Service Providers, C. Chelmis, M. Yao, W. Lee, D.-S. Zois, B. S. Jagini
    • Robust Detection of Cyberbullying on Instagram: An Optimal Stopping Approach, M. Yao, C. Chelmis, D.-S. Zois

  • (02/2019) Two papers accepted at the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2019)

    • Automating the Classification of Urban Issue Reports: An Optimal Stopping Approach, Y. Liyanage, D.-S. Zois, C. Chelmis, M. Yao
    • Robust Freeway Accident Detection: A Two-Stage Approach, Y. Liyanage, D.-S. Zois, C. Chelmis

  • (01/2019) Invited to serve in the organizing committee of the NSF S&CC PI Meeting to held in Denver, CO, April 1-3, 2019.

  • (01/2019) One paper accepted at the Web Conference (WebConf 2019)

    • Cyberbullying Ends Here: Towards Robust Detection of Cyberbullying in Social Media, M. Yao, C. Chelmis, D.-S. Zois

  • (10/2018) One abstract accepted at the 49th Annual Conference on Urban Affairs Association (UAA 2019)

    • Civic Participation through Online Platforms: Implications for Neighborhood Advocacy, W. Lee, C. Yong, C. Chelmis, D.-S. Zois

  • (10/2018) One paper accepted at the IEEE International Conference on Big Data (BigData 2018)

    • A Hierarchical Framework for Timely Freeway Accident Detection and Localization, Y. Liyanage, C. Chelmis, D.-S. Zois

  • (09/2018) Yasitha Liyanage received an IEEE Signal Processing Society Travel Grant to attend and present his work at the 6th IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP 2018). Congratulations Yasitha!

  • (09/2018) Two papers accepted at the 6th IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP 2018)

    • What matters the most? Optimal Quick Classification of Urban Issue Reports by Importance, Y. Liyanage, M. Yao, C. Yong, D.-S. Zois, C. Chelmis
    • Quickest Freeway Accident Detection under Unknown Post-Accident Conditions, Y. Liyanage, D.-S. Zois, C. Chelmis

  • (09/2018) One poster accepted at the 2018 IEEE MIT Undergraduate Research Technology Conference (URTC 2018)

    • Is it a pothole or graffiti? The Ins and Outs of Participatory Urban Issue Monitoring, C. Yong, D.-S. Zois, C. Chelmis

  • (08/2018) Imara Nazar joins the IMAgINE Lab as a Ph.D. student in Fall '18. Welcome on board!

  • (08/2018) Invited to serve in the TPC of the 20th IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC 2019).

  • (08/2018) One paper accepted at the IEEE Access

    • Machine Intelligence in Healthcare and Medical Cyber Physical Systems: A Survey, O. R. Shishvan, D.-S. Zois, T. Soyata

  • (07/2018) Two papers accepted at the 2018 Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers (ACSSC 2018)

    • Improving Monitoring of Participatory Civil Issue Requests through Optimal Online Classification, D.-S. Zois, C. Yong, C. Chelmis, A. Kapodistria, W. Lee
    • Optimal Sequential Detection of Freeway Accidents, Y. Liyanage, D.-S. Zois, C. Chelmis

  • (07/2018) One abstract accepted at the 2018 INFORMS Annual Meeting (INFORMS 2018)

    • Making Non-Profit and Service-providing Agencies Smarter With Big Data, C. Chelmis, D.-S. Zois, W. Lee

  • (06/2018) One paper accepted at the 2018 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2018)

    • Cyberbullying Detection on Instagram with Optimal Online Feature Selection, M. Yao, C. Chelmis, D.-S. Zois

  • (05/2018) Angeliki Kapodistria received an Initiatives for Women fellowship from the University at Albany for her work on our Smart and Connected Communities project. Congratulations Angeliki!

  • (05/2018) Recognized by the University at Albany for my work on our Smart and Connected Communities project during the 2018 Celebration of Scholarship event.

  • (04/2018) Christopher Yong presented his work on Building Smarter Communities with Data Science: Resolving Reported Issues in SeeClickFix at the 15th Annual University at Albany Undergraduate Research Conference.

  • (04/2018) Christopher Yong received an Undergraduate Research Endowed Fellowship from the University at Albany for his work on our Smart and Connected Communities project. Congratulations Chris!

  • (03/2018) Dr. Daphney Zois and Dr. Wonhyung Lee presented the latest advances of our project at the annual NSF Smart and Connected Communities PI meeting, colocated with the Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo.

  • (03/2018) Invited to serve as a reviewer for the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems.

  • (02/2018) Received SUNY Faculty Research Award A entitled Context-Aware Human State Modeling and Monitoring ($9,936.40, 2018-2020).

  • (02/2018) Tutorial accepted at the 2018 International Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM 2018)

    • Characterization, Detection, and Mitigation of Cyberbullying, C. Chelmis, D.-S. Zois

  • (02/2018) My collaborator, Dr. Wonhyung Lee, presented our work on Maximizing Service Delivery by Integrating Human Behaviors, Data Analytics, and Engineering at the UAlbany Advanced Data Analytics Network.

  • (02/2018) Invited to serve in the Food Pantries Software Development Committee.

  • (02/2018) Invited to serve as a reviewer for the IEEE Access.

  • (01/2018) One paper accepted at the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2018)

    • Optimal Online Cyberbullying Detection, D.-S. Zois, A. Kapodistria, M. Yao, C. Chelmis

  • (01/2018) Mahnoor Amir joins the IMAgINE Lab as an undergraduate student researcher. Welcome on board!

  • (12/2017) Our NSF project on making communities smarter and more connected is featured in the UAlbany NewsCenter.

  • (12/2017) Invited to serve as a reviewer for the IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems.

  • (11/2017) Invited to serve as a reviewer for the IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems.

  • (10/2017) Book chapter accepted at Springer book Machine Learning Techniques for Online Social Networks

    • Order-of-Magnitude Popularity Estimation of Pirated Content, C. Chelmis, D.-S. Zois

  • (10/2017) Invited to serve in the TPC of the 19th IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC 2018).

  • (09/2017) Received National Science Foundation (NSF) award entitled SCC-IRG Track 2: Community on Multimodality: Participatory Action, Service, and Support (COMPASS) ($996,740.00, 2017-2020). [Website]

  • (09/2017) One paper accepted at the 2017 IEEE ICDM Workshop on Data Mining in Networks (DaMNet 2017)

    • Mining Patterns of Cyberbullying on Twitter, C. Chelmis, D.-S. Zois, M. Yao

  • (08/2017) Angeliki Kapodistria and Yasitha Liyanage join the IMAgINE Lab as Ph.D. students in Fall '18. Welcome on board!

  • (08/2017) Tutorial accepted at the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (Big Data 2017)

  • (06/2017) One paper accepted at the 2017 KDD Workshop on Data-Driven Discovery (KDD-DDD 2017)

    • If Networks Could Talk: Understanding the Patterns and Characteristics of Cyberbullying, C. Chelmis, D.-S. Zois, M. Yao

  • (05/2017) Christopher Yong joins the IMAgINE Lab as an undergraduate student researcher. Welcome on board!

  • (03/2017) One paper accepted at the Third Workshop on Computing within Limits (LIMITS 2017)

    • Smallholder agriculture in the information age: Limits and opportunities, M. Zheleva, P. Bogdanov, D.-S. Zois, W. Xiong, R. Chandra, M. Kimball

  • (03/2017) Invited to serve as a reviewer for the IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management.

  • (01/2017) One paper accepted at the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing

    • Active State Tracking with Sensing Costs: Analysis of Two-States and Methods for n-States, D.-S. Zois, U. Mitra

  • (01/2017) Invited to serve as a reviewer for the IEEE Signal Processing Letters.

  • (10/2016) One paper accepted at the 2016 IEEE 3rd World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT 2016)

    • Sequential Decision-Making in Healthcare IoT: Real-Time Health Monitoring, Treatments and Interventions, D.-S. Zois

  • (11/2016) Sarah Siddiqui joins the IMAgINE Lab as a graduate student researcher. Welcome on board!

  • (09/2016) I joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY), as an Assistant Professor.

  • (07/2016) One paper accepted at the 2016 Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers (ACSSC 2016)

    • A POMDP approach for active collision detection via networked sensors, D.-S. Zois, U. Demiryurek, U. Mitra

  • (07/2016) One paper accepted at the 2016 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2016)

    • Regret minimization algorithms for single-controller zero-sum stochastic games, P. Guan, M. Raginsky, R. Willett, D.-S. Zois

  • (07/2016) One paper accepted at the 2016 IEEE International Workshop on Machine Learning for Signal Processing (MLSP 2016)

    • Active Object Detection On Graphs Via Locally Informative Trees, D.-S. Zois, M. Raginsky