Maria Apostolaki

I am a fourth year PhD student, advised by Prof. Laurent Vanbever. My research focuses on Internet routing and its implications on performance and security. I am particularly interested in the impact of the network on Blockchain systems.

I spent this winter at MIT as a visiting student, working with Prof. Ghobadi at the CSAIL. I have also worked on analyzing data center traffic as a research intern at Microsoft Research, Redmond (2018) and Google, Mountain View (2017).

Prior to joining ETH, I earned my diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens, Greece.

Recent Publications

Blink: Fast Connectivity Recovery Entirely in the Data Plane

Thomas Holterbach, Edgar Costa Molero, Maria Apostolaki, Alberto Dainotti, Stefano Vissicchio, Laurent Vanbever

USENIX NSDI 2019. Boston, Massachusetts, USA (February 2019).

SABRE: Protecting Bitcoin against Routing Attacks

Maria Apostolaki, Gian Marti, Jan Müller, Laurent Vanbever

NDSS Symposium 2019. San Diego, CA, USA (February 2019).

Hijacking Bitcoin: Routing Attacks on Cryptocurrencies.

Maria Apostolaki, Aviv Zohar, Laurent Vanbever

IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy 2017. San Jose, CA, USA (May 2017).


Discrete Event Systems


Autumn 2019

Discrete Event Systems


Autumn 2018

Discrete Event Systems


Autumn 2017

Discrete Event Systems


Autumn 2016

Supervised Theses

Load balancing in a data center using the data plane (M)

Andreas Pantelopoulos

Supervisors: Maria Apostolaki, Edgar Costa Molero, Prof. Laurent Vanbever

Detecting and mitigating network attacks on Bitcoin (S)

Floyd Basler

Supervisors: Maria Apostolaki, Prof. Laurent Vanbever