Promotion to Professor
Years at SJSU: 11
Department: Computer Engineering
RSCA focus: Recommender systems, data mining, machine learning and social network analysis
Professor Magdalini Eirinaki’s research involves designing machine learning and recommender system algorithms and application frameworks that span a broad array of domains, from health and lifestyle, to social networks and smart cities. She has published 12 peer-reviewed journal articles, three book chapters, and numerous conference proceedings papers, many of which are co-authored with her SJSU students.
Dr. Eirinaki is the associate chair in the department of computer engineering, has previously served on a Strategic Planning Task Force, the Student Review Evaluation Board and the Student Fairness committee, and currently serves on several college and department committees. She received the Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering Excellence in Teaching Award in 2017, a highlight of her career.
“Teaching has always been my passion and the most rewarding part of being an academic, as I get to interact with students and contribute to their professional growth,” she said.
She advises students to keep current on the latest developments in the rapidly changing field by “continuously studying, learning and exploring.”
“You should never lose the curiosity of a student, even after graduation,” she said.
Note: Congratulations to the 43 faculty members who received tenure and/or promotion for 2018-19. We have invited each faculty member to participate in a series of posts profiling their teaching, service, and research, scholarship and creativity activities. Those faculty who opted to participate will be featured throughout the fall semester on the Academic Spotlight blog and the digital sign in the Administration Building lobby.