Research

My research lies at the intersection of networks, systems and network economics. In particular, my research is focused on the challenges of performance, scalability, availability and trust in information systems that reach from the cloud to the edge of the Internet. Three major research clusters that I am working are:

  • Machine Learning & Edge Computing
    Edge computing is a new paradigm in which the resources of a small data center are placed at the edge of the Internet, in close proximity to mobile devices, sensors, and end users. Terms such as “micro-clouds”, “fog” or “cloudlets” have been used in the literature to refer to these small, edge-located data centers. In this research thread, we analyze the role of edge computing and AI in the cyber-human evolution, and identify challenges that edge computing systems will consequently be faced with. This includes the following topics:
    – resource allocation in Edge & Fog computing
    – machine learning and real-time analytics at the edge
    – information-centric networing (ICN) at the edge clouds

  • Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technology
    Fintech technology, such as distributed ledgers, blockchain, smart contracts for trust, digital currencies, token payments allow to implement economic compensation mechanisms for the exchange of value. In this thread we are working in the following topics:
    – blockchain interoprability, governance, scalability and performance
    – payment systems using blockchain technology
    – DLT/blockchain applications in areas such as IoT, logistics, and health

  • QoS in Wireless Mesh Networks
    In a Wireless Mesh Network, the network connection is spread out among dozens or even hundreds of wireless mesh nodes that “talk” to each other to share the network connection across a large area. In this thread we are working in the following topics:
    – Micro-cloud QoS in wireless mesh networks
    – Service deployment and placement in wiress mesh networks

Projects (EU)

H2020 Fed4Fire+

Fed4FIRE: Federation for Fire Plus (2020 - ongoing)

H2020 Smart4All+

Smart4All: Digital Innovation Hubs in SE Europe (2019 - Ongoing)

H2020 LightKone

LightKone: Lightweight Computation at the Edge (2017 - 2020)

H2020 RIFE

RIFE: Architecture for an Internet for everybody (2015 - 2018)

H2020 UMOBILE

UMOBILE: Universal, Mobile-centric Architecture (2014 - 2018)

FP7 CONFINE

CONFINE: Community Networks Testbed for the FI (2011 - 2015)

FP7 CLOMMUNITY

CLOMMUNITY: A Community Networking Cloud (2013 - 2015)

FP7 SOFIA

SOFIA: Smart Object for Intelligent Applications (2009 - 2012)

Projects (International)

AIR MONITORING

Air Pollution Monitoring System for the city of Tetova (2022-2023)

Projects (National)

SEEU WISP

SEEU-WISP: Wireless Testbed within SEEU Campus (2020 - Ongoing)

Teaching

    • CCS-401: Operating Systems,
      • Summer Semester 2022, Bachelor level course at SEEU, Skopje Campus
      • Summer Semester 2021, Bachelor level course at SEEU, Skopje Campus
    • ECS-701: Mobile and Wireless Networks,
      • Summer Semester 2022, Bachelor level course at SEEU, Tetova Campus
    • CCE-802: Internet of Things,
      • Summer Semester 2022, Bachelor level course at SEEU, Tetova Campus
    • CCS-503: Computer Networks,
      • Fall Semester 2021/2022, Bachelor level course at SEEU, Tetova Campus
      • Fall Semester 2020/2021, Bachelor level course at SEEU, Tetova Campus
      • Fall Semester 2019/2020, Bachelor level course at SEEU, Tetova Campus
    • Research Methodology,
      • Fall Semester 2021/2022, PhD level course at SEEU
      • Fall Semester 2020/2021, PhD level course at SEEU
      • Fall Semester 2019/2020, PhD level course at SEEU
    • CAPSTONE Project,
      Spring Semester 2020, Bachelor level course at SEEU, Skoje Campus

Talks

    • 50 Shades of Blockchain: Cryptocurrency Vs. Money,
      University of Zurich, November 2020, Zurich, Switzerland.
    • Energy and Connectivity: Towards a Low Emission Campus,
      IETF 108 Online, July 2020, Madrid, Spain.
    • 50 Shades of Cloud: Re-inventing Cloud with a Blockchain,
      Qantarot, July 2020, Skopje, North Macedonia.
    • Re-inventing Community Cloud with a Blockchain,
      BarCamp Tetove, December 2019, Tetove, North Macedonia.
    • Decentralized Monitoring System for Edge,
      LightKone M34 General Meeting, October 2019, Lisbon, Portugal.
    • Decentralized Monitoring for Guifi.net Nodes,
      LightKone M30 General Meeting, June 2019, Munich, Germany.
    • Information-Centric Edge Computing Platform,
      Facebook , December 2018, San Francisco, US.
    • Towards Blockchain-enabled Wireless Mesh Networks,
      ACM MobiSys, December 2018, Munich, Germany.
    • Hyperledger Fabric Experience in Guifi.net,
      Ammbrtech Meeting, February 2018, Barcelona, Spain.
    • PiCasso: Edge Platform for Mesh Networks,
      RIFE Progress Meeting, 2018, Zurich, Switzerland.
    • Mesh Networking Experience at Guifi.net,
      GAIA IETF 101 Meeting, 2018, London, UK.
    • Towards Blockchain-enabled Wireless Networks,
      University of Prishtina, 2018, Prishtina, Kosovo.
    • Towards Decentralised Resilient Community Clouds,
      ACM Middleware,2017, Las Vegas, USA.
    • Service Placement in Wireless Mesh Networks,
      RIFE Progress Meeting, 2017, London, UK.
    • Practical Service Placement Approach for Microservices Architecture,
      ACM CCGrid, 2017, Madrid, Spain.
    • Bandwidth-aware Service Placement in Micro-Clouds,
      IEEE LCN, 2016, Dubai, UAE.
    • Network-aware Service Placement in Micro-Clouds,
      University of Cambridge, 2016, Cambridge, UK.
    • Video Streaming in Wireless Mesh Networks,
      CLOMMUNITY Progress Meeting, 2015, Trieste, Italy.
    • Live Video Streaming in Community Clouds,
      IEEE CloudCom, 2015, Vancouver, Canada.
    • Community-Lab Testbed: Hands-on Session,
      CONFINE Plenary Meeting, 2014, Antwerp, Belgium.
    • Cloud-Based Extension for Community-Lab,
      MASCOTS, 2014, Paris, France.
    • Experiences with Distributed Heterogeneous Community Clouds,
      SIGCOMM DCC, 2014, Chicago, USA.
    • Services in Community Network Clouds,
      ICCSA, 2014, Guimaraes, Portugal.

Service

Journal Reviewer

  • IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management
  • Future Generation Computer Systems – Elsevier

TPC Member

  • MECC workshop, colocated with ACM/IFIP/USENIX Middleware