Jakob Eriksson, Ph.D.
Department of Computer Science
Building & Room:
851 S. Morgan St, MC 152, Chicago, IL, 60607
I grew up in Sweden, got my M.Sc. in CS at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. Wasted a few years on dot-coms, before graduating with a Ph.D. from U.C. Riverside in '06. I then spent a two-year postdoc at MIT. I've been a faculty member of the UIC Department of Computer Science since 2009, and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2015.
My wife Prof. Devroye is in the ECE department. We live in the near-west suburb of Oak Park together with our two children Matilda and Oskar.
My research interests lie primarily in computer systems, including operating systems, networks and mobile sensing. In operating systems, I work on deterministic execution, high-performance messaging systems, and alternative uses for simultaneous multi-threading. In the mobile and networked systems area, some of my work includes vehicular WiFi connectivity, and mobile sensing for traffic monitoring and road condition assessment. You can read more about my research projects on my research lab's web.
Sepideh Roghanchi, Jakob Eriksson, and Nilanjana Basu. Delegation is (much) faster than you think. In Proceedings of the Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP), pages 12, to appear. ACM, 2017.
Yanzi Jin and Jakob Eriksson. Fully automatic, real-time vehicle tracking for surveillance video. In Proceedings of the 14th Conference on Computer and Robot Vision (CRV), page 8 pages. CIPRS, 2017.
Tomas Gerlich and Jakob Eriksson. Optical flow for rigid multi-motion scenes. In Proceedings of the International Conference on 3DVision, page 8 pages. Stanford University, 2016.
Timothy Merrifield, Joseph Devietti, and Jakob Eriksson. High-performance determinism with total store order consistency. In Proceedings of the Tenth European Conference on Computer Systems, pages 31:1–31:13. ACM, 2015.
A. Musa, J. Biagioni, and J. Eriksson. Trading off accuracy, timeliness, and uplink usage in online gps tracking. Mobile Computing, IEEE Transactions on, PP(99):1–1, 2015.
James Biagioni, ABM Musa, and Jakob Eriksson. Thrifty tracking: Online gps tracking with low data uplink usage. In GIS. ACM, November 2013. 4 pages. [ .pdf ]
Timothy Merrifield and Jakob Eriksson. Conversion: Multi-version concurrency control for main memory segments. In EuroSys, pages 127–139, April 2013. [ .pdf ]
Timothy Merrifield and Jakob Eriksson. Increasing concurrency in deterministic runtimes with conversion. In 4th Workshop on Determinism and Correctness in Parallel Programming, March 2013. 5 pages. [ .pdf ]
A.B.M. Musa and Jakob Eriksson. Tracking Unmodified Smartphones Using Wi-Fi Monitors. In SenSys, pages 281–294. ACM, November 2012. [ .pdf ]
James Biagioni and Jakob Eriksson. Map Inference in the Face of Noise and Disparity. In GIS, pages 79–88. ACM SIGSPATIAL, November 2012. [ .pdf ]
Xuemei Liu, James Biagioni, Jakob Eriksson, Yin Wang, George Forman, and Yanmin Zhu. Mining Large-Scale, Sparse GPS Traces for Map Inference: Comparison of Approaches. In KDD, pages 669–677. ACM, August 2012. [ .pdf ]
James Biagioni and Jakob Eriksson. Inferring Road Maps from GPS Traces: Survey and Comparative Evaluation. In 91st Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, January 2012. 21 pages. [ .pdf ]
James Biagioni and Jakob Eriksson. Inferring Road Maps from Global Positioning System Traces: Survey and Comparative Evaluation.Transportation Research Record (TRR), Journal of the Transportation Research Board, (2291):61–71, 2012. [ .pdf ]
James Biagioni, Tomas Gerlich, Timothy Merrifield, and Jakob Eriksson. EasyTracker: Automatic Transit Tracking, Mapping, and Arrival Time Prediction Using Smartphones. In SenSys, pages 68–81. ACM, 2011. Best presentation award. [ .pdf ]
Tomas Gerlich, James Biagioni, Timothy Merrifield, and Jakob Eriksson. Demo: Tracking Transit with EasyTracker. In SenSys, pages 401–402. ACM, 2011. [ .pdf ]
A.B.M. Musa and Jakob Eriksson. Demo: WiFlow – Real Time Travel Time Estimation Using Wi-Fi Monitors. In SenSys, pages 429–430. ACM, 2011. [ .pdf ]
Arvind Thiagarajan, James Biagioni, Tomas Gerlich, and Jakob Eriksson. Cooperative Transit Tracking using GPS-enabled Smartphones. In SenSys, pages 85–98. ACM, 2010. [ .pdf ]
James Biagioni, Adrian Agresta, Tomas Gerlich, and Jakob Eriksson. TransitGenie: A real-time, context-aware transit navigator (demo abstract). In SenSys, pages 329–330. ACM, 2009. [ .pdf ]
Arvind Thiagarajan, Lenin Sivalingam, Katrina LaCurts, Sivan Toledo, Jakob Eriksson, Samuel Madden, and Hari Balakrishnan. VTrack: Accurate, Energy-Aware Traffic Delay Estimation Using Mobile Phones. In SenSys, pages 85–98. ACM, 2009. Best paper award. [ .pdf ]
Jakob Eriksson, Lewis Girod, Bret Hull, Ryan Newton, Samuel Madden, and Hari Balakrishnan. The Pothole Patrol: using a mobile sensor network for road surface monitoring. In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services (MobiSys 2008), Breckenridge, CO, USA, June 17-20, 2008, pages 29–39. ACM, 2008. [ .pdf ]
Jakob Eriksson, Hari Balakrishnan, and Samuel Madden. Cabernet: vehicular content delivery using wifi. In Proceedings of the 14th Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking, MOBICOM 2008, San Francisco, California, USA, September 14-19, 2008, pages 199–210. ACM, 2008. [ .pdf ]
Hari Balakrishnan, Nikolaus Correll, Jakob Eriksson, Sejoon Lim, Samuel Madden, and Daniela Rus. PCP: the personal commute portal. In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems, SenSys 2007, Raleigh, NC, USA, November 5-7, 2008, pages 353–354. ACM, 2008. [ .pdf ]
Ioannis Broustis, Jakob Eriksson, Srikanth V. Krishnamurthy, and Michalis Faloutsos. A blueprint for a manageable and affordable wireless testbed: Design, pitfalls and lessons learned. In TridentCom. IEEE, May 2007. 6 pages. [ .pdf ]
Ioannis Broustis, Jakob Eriksson, Srikanth V. Krishnamurthy, and Michalis Faloutsos. Implications of power control in wireless networks: A quantitative study. In Passive and Active Network Measurement, 8th Internatinoal Conference, PAM 2007, Louvain-la-neuve, Belgium, April 5-6, 2007, Proceedings, volume 4427 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 83–93. Springer, 2007. [ .pdf ]
Jakob Eriksson, Michalis Faloutsos, and Srikanth V. Krishnamurthy. Routing amid colluding attackers. In ICNP, pages 184–193. IEEE, 2007. [ .pdf ]
Jakob Eriksson, Michalis Faloutsos, and Srikanth V. Krishnamurthy. DART: dynamic address routing for scalable ad hoc and mesh networks. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 15(1):119–132, 2007. [ .pdf ]
Jakob Eriksson, Sharad Agarwal, Paramvir Bahl, and Jitendra Padhye. Feasibility study of mesh networks for all-wireless offices. In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services (MobiSys 2006), Uppsala, Sweden, June 19-22, 2006, pages 69–82. ACM, 2006. [ .pdf ]
Jakob Eriksson, Srikanth V. Krishnamurthy, and Michalis Faloutsos. Truelink: A practical countermeasure to the wormhole attack in wireless networks. In ICNP, pages 75–84. IEEE Computer Society, 2006. [ .pdf ]
Jakob Eriksson, Michalis Faloutsos, and Srikanth V. Krishnamurthy. Justice: Flexible and enforceable per-source bandwidth allocation. In NETWORKING 2005: Networking Technologies, Services, and Protocols; Performance of Computer and Communication Networks; Mobile and Wireless Communication Systems, 4th International IFIP-TC6 Networking Conference, Waterloo, Canada, May 2-6, 2005, Proceedings, volume 3462 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 1206–1218. Springer, 2005. [ .pdf ]
Jakob Eriksson, Michalis Faloutsos, and Srikanth V. Krishnamurthy. Scalable ad hoc routing: The case for dynamic addressing. In INFOCOM, pages 1108–1119, 2004. [ .pdf ]
Jakob Eriksson, Michalis Faloutsos, and Srikanth V. Krishnamurthy. Peernet: Pushing peer-to-peer down the stack. In Peer-to-Peer Systems II, Second International Workshop, IPTPS 2003, Berkeley, CA, USA, February 21-22,2003, Revised Papers, volume 2735 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 268–277. Springer, 2003. [ .pdf ]
Ph.D., University of California, Riverside, 2006