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Prof. Dr. Georgios Smaragdakis

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Prof. Dr. Georgios Smaragdakis


Fellow | BIFOLD

Professor | Cybersecurity Group at Delft University of Technology

Research Affiliate | Max Planck Institute for Informatics

Georgios Smaragdakis is a Professor of Cybersecurity at TU Delft. He has been a Professor at Technical University (TU) Berlin and Chair for Internet Measurement and Analysis, an Associated Researcher at Max Planck Institute for Informatics, a Principal Investigator, and a Research Collaborator with Akamai Technologies.
From 2014-2017 he was a Marie Curie fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), and from 2015-2018 a research affiliate with the MIT Internet Policy Research Initiative (IPRI). From 2008-2014 he acted as Senior Researcher at Deutsche Telekom Laboratories. In 2008 he was a research intern at Telefonica Research. He earned the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Boston University in 2009 and the Diploma in Electronic and Computer Engineering from the Technical University of Crete.

2022 ACM Distinguished Member
2021 Communications of the ACM Research Highlights
2021 Best Paper Award at ACM SIGCOMM
2021 IEEE Senior Member
2020 ACM Senior Member
2019, 2020, 2022 IETF/IRTF Applied Networking Research Prizes
2019 “Best of CCR“ (ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review)
2019, 2015 Best Paper Award at ACM CoNEXT
2018, 2016, 2011 Best Paper Award at ACM IMC
2017 Best Paper Award at  IEEE INFOCOM
2015 European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant Award
2013 Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship

  • Internet Measurement
  • Content Distribution
  • Internet Security
  • Internet Policy
  • Web Privacy

  • ACM Special Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (SIGKDD)
  • ACM Special Interest Group on Security, Audit and Control (SIGSAC)
  • Internet Society
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • ACM Special Interest Group on Data Communications (SIGCOMM)
  • USENIX Association
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • ACM Special Interest Group on Hypertext and the Web (SIGWEB)
  • Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)

Habib Mostafaei, Georgios Smaragdakis, Thomas Zinner, Anja Feldmann

Delay-Resistant Geo-Distributed Analytics

December 01, 2022

Habib Mostafaei, Georgios Smaragdakis, Thomas Zinner, Anja Feldmann

Delay-Resitant Geo-Distributed Analytics

July 20, 2022

Lily Hügerich, Apoorv Shukla, Georgios Smaragdakis

No-hop: In-network Distributed Hash Tables

December 13, 2021

Leonard Becker, Oliver Hohlfeld, Georgios Smaragdakis

Large Scale Outage Visibility on the Control Plane

December 07, 2021

Data Management| Dec 15, 2022

Special honor for Georgios Smaragdakis

ACM names BIFOLD Fellow Prof. Dr. Georgios Smaragdakis as ACM Distinguished Member "For Outstanding Scientific Contributions to Computing".

Data Management| Jul 27, 2022

Web Trackers are widely present in Governmental Websites

BIFOLD Researcher Prof. Dr. Georgios Smaragdakis with TU Berlin recent bachelor graduate Matthias Götze, and collaborators from IMDEA Software and Networks Institutes, and the Cyprus University of Technology performed a large-scale measurement study of more than 5,500 official government websites. The study shows that up to 90% of these official websites in some countries add third-party tracker cookies without user consent.
“We would have expected that governmental websites visited by millions of citizens every day comply with GDPR law and be held to the highest standards regarding respecting user privacy. Unfortunately, our study shows that this is not the case”, says BIFOLD Fellow Georgios Smaragdakis.

Data Management| Nov 19, 2021

United against Cyberattacks

BIFOLD Researchers, together with colleagues from Deutsche Commercial Internet Exchange (DE-CIX) and Brandenburg University of Technology, show that the exchange of information about ongoing cyberattacks has the potential to detect and mitigate substantially more attacks and protect critical parts of the Internet infrastructure.

Data Management| Aug 26, 2021

SIGCOMM 2021Best Paper: Internet Hypergiants expand into End-User networks

BIFOLD Fellow Prof. Dr. Georgios Smaragdakis and his colleagues received the prestigious ACM SIGCOMM 2021 Best Paper Award for their research into the expansion of Hypergiant’s off-nets. They developed a methodology to measure how a few extremely large internet content providers deploy more and more servers in end-user networks over the last years. Their findings indicate changes in the structure of the internet, potentially impacting network end-user experience and neutrality regulations.

Data Management| Jun 26, 2021

COVID-19: A stress test for the internet

Following an announcement of the WHO, who declared the coronavirus a global pandemic, governments around the world began enacting stay-at-home orders, regulations for working from home and homeschooling. Within a single week, Internet traffic volume increased by 25 percent – an increase which under normal circumstances is usually observed over the course of a year. Taking account of increased use during the second lockdown in fall 2020, the overall use of Internet services in 2020 increased between 35 and 50 percent, depending on the network. An international, interdisciplinary group of researchers led by Professor Dr. Georgios Smaragdakis, professor of Internet measurement and analysis at TU Berlin and Fellow of the Berlin Institute for the Foundations of Learning and Data (BIFOLD), has published these figures and other findings in a paper in Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). The leading professional association recently named the paper a research highlight.

Data Management| Nov 25, 2020

TUB internet network research papers accepted at CoNEXT 2020 and COVID-19 network impacts workshop 2020

Papers by researchers in the Internet Network Architectures (INET) group at TU Berlin, headed by Prof. Dr. Georgios Smaragdakis, were accepted or presentation or publication at CoNEXT 2020, COVID-19 Network Impacts Workshop 2020 and IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, 2020.

Data Management| Nov 05, 2020

Multiple internet network architectures papers presented at IMC ’20

BIFOLD’s Principal Investigators Prof. Dr. Smaragdakis, Prof. Dr. Anja Feldmann and other researchers from the Internet Network Architectures (INET) group at TU Berlin presented four papers at the 20th ACM Internet Measurements Conference (IMC ‘20), which took place from October 27 – 29, 2020 as a virtual event. Among other topics, they examined the effects of the first pandemic lockdown on Internet traffic.

BIFOLD Update| Aug 06, 2020

An overview of the current state of research in BIFOLD

Since the official announcement of the Berlin Institute for the Foundations of Learning and Data in January 2020, BIFOLD researchers achieved a wide array of advancements in the domains of Machine Learning and Big Data Management as well as in a variety of application areas by developing new Systems and creating impactfull publications. The following summary provides an overview of recent research activities and successes.