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Konstantinos Pelechrinis
Konstantinos Pelechrinis Associate Professor
Information Sciences Building, Room 717B 412-624-9417


Institution of highest degree:
PhD, University of California, Riverside

Research Interests

His research interests include network science and social computing and in particular, location based social networks (LBSNs) and urban informatics. He is involved in: (a) understanding the social, spatial, temporal and network dynamics of the behavior of people as captured through LBSNs, (b) developing models and algorithms for intelligent urban services, (c) studying the effect of LBSNs on businesses and (d) securing the new business model paradigm introduced by these systems.

In the past, he has been involved in research in computer networking and, in particular, wireless and mobile networks: (a) protocol design, (b) real world experimentation, and (c) performance analysis for wireless network systems. He extremely interested in the design and implementation of practical systems, based on analytical frameworks.

All Publications

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Recent Publications

Pelechrinis, Konstantinos and Zacharias, Christos and Kokkodis, Marios and Lappas, Theodoros (2017) Economic impact and policy implications from urban shared transportation: The case of Pittsburgh’s shared bike system. PLOS ONE, 12 (8). ISSN 1932-6203

Ning, J and Singh, S and Pelechrinis, K and Liu, B and Krishnamurthy, SV and Govindan, R (2016) Forensic Analysis of Packet Losses in Wireless Networks. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 24 (4). 1975 - 1988. ISSN 1063-6692

Pelechrinis, K and Koutsopoulos, I and Broustis, I and Krishnamurthy, SV (2016) Jammer localization in wireless networks: An experimentation-driven approach. Computer Communications, 86. 75 - 85. ISSN 0140-3664

Chung, Tammy and Pelechrinis, Kostantinos and Faloutsos, Michalis and Hylek, Lindsay and Suffoletto, Brian and Feldstein Ewing, Sarah W. (2016) Innovative Routes for Enhancing Adolescent Marijuana Treatment: Interplay of Peer Influence Across Social Media and Geolocation. Current Addiction Reports, 3 (2). 221 - 229.

Galbrun, E and Pelechrinis, K and Terzi, E (2016) Urban navigation beyond shortest route: The case of safe paths. Information Systems, 57. 160 - 171. ISSN 0306-4379

Papalexakis, Evangelos and Hooi, Bryan and Pelechrinis, Konstantinos and Faloutsos, Christos (2016) Power-Hop: A Pervasive Observation for Real Complex Networks. PLOS ONE, 11 (3). e0151027 - e0151027.

Pelechrinis, K and Krishnamurthy, P (2016) Socio-spatial affiliation networks. Computer Communications, 73. 251 - 262. ISSN 0140-3664

Pelechrinis, K and Wei, D (2016) VA-index: Quantifying assortativity patterns in networks with multidimensional nodal attributes. PLoS ONE, 11 (1).

Pelechrinis, Konstantinos (2016) Has science gone bad? Biological Physics and Chemistry, 16. (In Press)

Zhang, Ke and Lin, Yu-Ru and Pelechrinis, Konstantinos (2016) EigenTransitions with Hypothesis Testing: The Anatomy of Urban Mobility. In: THE 10TH INTERNATIONAL AAAI CONFERENCE ON WEB AND SOCIAL MEDIA (ICWSM-16), 17 May 2016 - 20 May 2016, Cologne, Germany.

K. Pelechrinis, "Matching Patterns in Networks with Multi-Dimensional Attributes: a Machine Learning Approach", in Springer Social Networks Analysis and Mining, DOI 10.1007/s13278-014-0188-2, April 2014.

K. Pelechrinis, P. Krishnamurthy and C. Gkantsidis, "Trustworthy Operations in Cellular Networks: The case of PF Scheduler", in IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Volume 25, Issue 2, February 2014.

K. Zhang and K. Pelechrinis, "Understanding Spatial Homophily: The Case of Peer Influence and Social Selection", in ACM WWW 2014, Seoul, South Korea, April, 2014.

A. Gionis, T. Lappas, K. Pelechrinis, E. Terzi, "Customized Tour Recommendations in Urban Areas", in ACM WSDM 2014, New York, NY, February, 2014.

E. Galbrun, K. Pelechrinis, E. Terzi, "Safe Navigation in Urban Environments", in ACM SIGKDD Workshop on Urban Computing 2014, New York, NY, August, 2014

Last updated: April 27, 2017