Maria Apostolaki joined Princeton University as an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in August 2022. She is associated with the CS Department, CITP and DeCenter. Her research draws from networking, security, blockchain, and machine learning. Overall, her goal is to design and build networked systems that are secure, reliable and performant.
Maria has been named a rising star in Computer Networking and Communications (2021), and was the recipient of the Google Research Scholar Award (2023), Commendation for Outstanding Teaching (2023), and the IETF/IRTF Applied Networking Research Prize (2018).
Maria completed her PhD in 2021 at ETH Zurich under the guidance of Laurent Vanbever. During her studies, she had been a visiting student at MIT and research intern at Microsoft Research and Google. After her PhD, she spent a year at Carnegie Mellon University working with Vyas Sekar as a postdoctoral researcher. Prior to her PhD, she earned her diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens, Greece.