Maria Papadopouli (Ph.D. Columbia University, October 2002) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Crete and a Research Associate at FORTH-ICS. She has been a visiting Professor at the School of Electrical Engineering, KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. Before that, from July 2002 until June 2006, she was a tenure-track Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) (on leave from July 2004 until June 2006).
In 2004 and 2005, she was awarded with an IBM Faculty Award, while in 2013, she received a Google Faculty Award. In 2012, her research was also funded by a national Research Excellence grant. She will be visiting the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard Medical School during the Spring 2017 semester to conduct research on developing screening system for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children using mobile computing.