Dr. Eli Katsiri is Scientific Collaborator at IMSI/ATHENA specializing on middleware for ubiquitous computing systems and sensor networks. She is also Assistant Professor-elect (under appointment) at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Democritus University of Thrace. From October 2007 to October 2010 she was a lecturer in Computer Science at the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, at Birkbeck College, University of London, where she supervised several MSc and BSc students including one PhD student. From 2005 to 2007 she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Imperial College London in distributed Software Engineering. Eli has a PhD from Cambridge University's Engineering Department (2005) and she has done research in Cambridge University's Computer Laboratory working on Pervasive Computing (2000-2004). Eli has an MEng in Computer Engineering and Informatics from the University of Patras, Greece (1998). From 1998 to 2000 she worked as a systems analyst in Procter&Gamble, in Belgium. She has also worked as a developer for Velti dR Ltd in London and Cetrus Inc in CA, USA, as well as a consultant in e-Government for the Hellenic Deputy Minister of Education, Religious Affairs and Lifelong Learning, Prof I Panaretos. Her research is broadly concerned with programming abstractions and models for real-time, efficient management of sensor data.