Stratis Ioannidis

Professor,  Electrical and Computer Engineering


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Research Focus

Distributed systems, networking, machine learning, big data, and privacy


  • PhD (2009), University of Toronto, Department of Computer Science
  • MS (2004), University of Toronto, Department of Computer Science

Honors & Awards

  • 2021 College of Engineering Faculty Fellow
  • Fellowship, Greek Diaspora Fellowship Program
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award

Research Overview

Distributed systems, networking, machine learning, big data, and privacy

Selected Research Projects

Selected Publications

  • Zifeng Wang, Zheng Zhan, Yifan Gong, Yucai Shao, Stratis Ioannidis, Yanzhi Wang, and Jennifer Dy, DualHSIC: HSIC-Bottleneck and Alignment for Continual Learning, International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), 2023.
  • Tong Jian, Debashri Roy, Batool Salehi, Nasim Soltani, Kaushik Chowdhury, and Stratis Ioannidis, Communication-Aware DNN Pruning, IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), 2023.
  • Zifeng Wang, Zheng Zhan, Yifan Gong, Geng Yuan, Wei Niu, Tong Jian, Bin Ren, Stratis Ioannidis, Yanzhi Wang, and Jennifer Dy, SparCL: Sparse Continual Learning on the Edge, Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS), 2022.
  • Yuanyuan Li , Tareq Si Salem , Giovanni Neglia, and Stratis Ioannidis, Online Caching Networks with Adversarial Guarantees, ACM International Conference on Measurements and Modeling of Computer Systems (SIGMETRICS), 2022.
  • Yuanyuan Li, Yuezhou Liu, Lili Su, Edmund Yeh, and Stratis Ioannidis, Experimental Design Networks: A Paradigm for Serving Heterogeneous Learners under Networking Constraints, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (ToN), 2023.
  • İlkay Yıldız, Jennifer Dy, Deniz Erdoğmuş, Susan Ostmo, J. Peter Campbell, Michael F. Chiang, and Stratis Ioannidis, Spectral Ranking Regression, ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery from Data (TKDD), 2022.


Dec 07, 2023

2023 Stanford University Annual Assessment of Author Citations

The following COE professors are among the top scientists worldwide selected by Stanford University representing the top 2% of the most-cited scientists with single-year impact in various disciplines. The selection is based on the top 100,000 by c-score (with and without self-citations) or a percentile rank of 2% or above. The list below includes those […]


Aug 30, 2023

Researchers Win Best Paper Award for Content Distribution Framework

A team of researchers from Northeastern University, MIT, and EURECOM won the best paper award at the 21st International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad-hoc, and Wireless Networks (WiOpt 2023) for their paper on “Joint Optimization of Storage and Transmission via Coding Traffic Flows for Content Distribution.”


Aug 21, 2023

ECE PhD Student Places Second at SIGMETRICS 2023

Electrical and computer engineering student Yuanyuan Li, PhD’23, supervised by Professor Stratis Ioannidis, won 2nd place at the student research competition for her work on “Distributed Experimental Design Networks” at the ACM SIGMETRICS 2023 conferences.


Sep 26, 2022

Impact Engines Spur Multidisciplinary Research Innovation to Solve Global Challenges

Northeastern University has selected its first cohort of Impact Engines to ignite measurable change in problem-solving, three of the five of which are led by engineering faculty.


Jun 09, 2022

Improving Computer Networks with Distributed Cached Content

ECE Associate Professor Stratis Ioannidis and Professor Edmund Yeh were awarded a patent for designing a “Distributing cached content in a network.” Abstract Source: USPTO The invention relates to a computer-implemented method, a corresponding a computer program product and a corresponding apparatus for distributing cached content in a network, the computer-implemented method comprising: collecting statistics […]


Feb 25, 2022

Handling Both Routing and Caching Effectively

ECE Associate Professor Stratis Ioannidis and Professor Edmund Yeh were awarded a patent for “Joint routing and caching method for content delivery with optimality guarantees for arbitrary networks.”

Kaushik Chowdhury, Tommaso Melodia, and Stratis Ioannidis.


Jul 29, 2021

Northeastern Part of New NSF Artificial Intelligence Research Institute

Northeastern is part of a team led by the Ohio State University that was awarded $20 million over five years for the NSF AI Institute for Future Edge Networks and Distributed Intelligence (AI-EDGE). Professor Kaushik Chowdhury, electrical and computer engineering (ECE), is the Northeastern lead, with co-PIs ECE Professor Tommaso Melodia and ECE Associate Professor Stratis Ioannidis responsible for $1.8 million of the award.


Jul 13, 2021

Pioneering a Data-Centric Approach to Distributed Machine Learning

ECE Associate Professor Stratis Ioannidis and ECE Professor Edmund Yeh, in collaboration with ECE Professor Carlee Joe-Wong from Carnegie Mellon University, have been awarded a $1M grant from the NSF to pioneer a data-centric approach to distributed machine learning.


Sep 10, 2020

Faculty and Staff Awards 2020

Congratulations to all the winners of the faculty and staff awards, and to everyone for their hard work and dedication during the 2019-2020 academic school year.

Stratis Ioannidis with Jennifer Dy and Deniz Erdoğmuş


Jul 28, 2020

ECE Team Wins Facebook Research Award

ECE Associate Professor Stratis Ioannidis is leading a team with Professors Jennifer Dy and Deniz Erdoğmuş, that won a highly competitive Facebook Research Award with their project “Learning from Comparisons”.

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