Mennan Selimi

Associate Professor at SEEU.  Senior Research Associate at Max van der Stoel Institute. Passionate about technology, running, and mountains.

About Me

I am a Senior Research Associate (Associate Professor) at Max van der Stoel InstituteSouth East European University (SEEU). I am the head of the Distributed Systems and Data Science research group (DSG).

Prior to joining the SEEU, I was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Cambridge. At Cambridge, I was affiliated with the Networking for Development Lab (N4D Lab) where I worked on the EU H2020 RIFE and UMOBILE projects.

I did my PhD at UPC BarcelonaTech and University of Lisbon (IST) (with Distinction and Honour), where I was an EMJD-DC fellow. Before that, I spent some time as a researcher at Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPS-SWS) and Saarland University Graduate School of Computer Science.

My research interests center on decentralized cloud infrastructures. I am heavily involved in network and system measurements, looking at topics ranging from edge computing, machine learning to blockchain.

Education

Post-DocUPC BarcelonaTech (2019),
UPC Fellowship

Post-DocUniversity of Cambridge (2018),
University of Cambridge Fellowship

PhDUPC BarcelonaTech, (2017),
Instituto Superior Técnico, (2017),
Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate Fellowship

MScSapienza University of Rome (2011),
Erasmus Mundus Master Fellowship

BScSouth East European University (2009),
SEEU Fellowship

News

    • Apr 2022: Officially kick-started the project “Air Pollution and Human Mobility” supported by University of Birmingham and IOM !
    • Feb 2022: We are hiring a technical / research assistant to work with us on the air pollution monitoring project !
    • Nov 2021: We are the winners of the 9th H2020 Fed4Fire+ Open Call ! We are hiring a senior researcher to work with us at MVDSI ! Stay tuned for a news update !
    • Oct 2021: Two papers on Federated Machine Learning got accepted ! They will be presented at ACM/SIGHCI IoT 2021 conference in Switzerland and ICITS 2022 conference in Costa Rica !
    • Sep 2021: Together with the University of Birmingham (UK) and International Organization for Migration (IOM) we are kick-starting the project “Assessing the Nexus Between Air Pollution and Human Mobility in the City of Tetova” !
    • Aug 2021: Our work on Federated Learning got accepted at IEEE Globecom 2021 conference to be held in Madrid, Spain ! Congratulations Lenart !
    • Apr 2021: Nominated and selected in the Program Committee of Horizon Europe programme for North Macedonia !
    • Mar 2021: Our paper on “Multi-criteria Optimization in Edge Clouds” has been accpeted for publication in the Elsevier FGCS journal (Impact Factor: 7.187) ! Kudos to the team !
    • Mar 2021: I am excited to welcome our second MVDSI intern Bedria Zendeli who will be working on the Blockchain project. Welcome Bedria !
    • Dec 2020: I am looking for motivated students and interns to work on EU related projects on cloud, machine learning and blockchain !
    • Nov 2020: We got a second Open Call grant from the H2020 Fed4Fire+ project !