Elvin Isufi
                                              Postdoctoral researcher
                                                           Dept. of Electrical and Systems Engineering
                                              University of Pennsylvania

Office: 462 C
3401 Walnut Street, 4th floor
Philadelphia, PA, 19104

Short bio

I was born in Albania in 1989. I received the Ph. D. degree from Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands in 2019 supervised by Prof. Geert Leus. I received the Master degree (cum laude) in Telecommunications and Electronic Engineering from the University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy in 2014 under the supervision of Prof. Paolo Banelli.

Since December 2018, I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, the University of Pennsylvania working with Prof. Alejandro Ribeiro. In May 2018, I have been a visiting researcher at LTS2 Lab, EPFL hosted by Dr. Andreas LoukasFrom Nov. 2013 to Aug. 2014 I was a visiting researcher at Circuits and Systems group, the Delft University of Technology working with Prof. Geert Leus.

My research interests are in analyzing and processing network data and learning meaningful representations to better understand their behavior. In particular, I focus on graph signal processing, graph neural networks, graph-time analysis of network signals, network systems and stochastic analysis of graph processes. In the past, I have worked in network coding and underwater routing.

In Jan. 2019, my Marie-Curie proposal with Prof. Antonio Marques on smart grids was selected for funding. In Dec. 2017, my coauthored paper got the best student paper award at CAMSAP'17. In Nov. 2016 I have been granted by the Erasmus+ project for a short exchange program. In Nov. 2013 I have been granted by the Erasmus Placement project for mobility exchange. In May 2013 I have been awarded as a student of excellence (the award recognizes distinguished students in their academic career) by the Faculty of Engineering, University of Perugia. From Sep.2008 to Apr. 2014 I was continuously among the beneficial of AdisuPG scholarship (the scholarship had a yearly extension based on the study performance).

Professional Activities

Supervisor Activities: I am the daily supervisor of the following Ph. D. and master students at TU Delft.
Jan '18 - ongoing: Ph. D. student Miao Sun, who is working on time-vertex analysis for atrial fibrillation.
Jul ' 16 - Nov ' 18: Ph. D. student Jiani Liu, who worked on graph filter design strategies.
Sep '18 - ongoing: M. Sc. student Bishwadeep Das, who is working on machine learning techniques for network data.
May '18 - ongoing: M. Sc. student Tao Hu, who is working on sampling techniques for network anomalies.
Sep '16 - Dec. '17: M. Sc. student Ashvant Mahabir, who worked on network anomaly detection.

Reviewer Activities: IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, IEEE Transactions on Signal and Information Processing over Networks, Elsevier Signal Processing, Elsevier Automatica, Elsevier Heliyon, EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, ICASSP '19, EUSIPCO '17-'19, CAMSAP 2017.

Teaching Activities: Fall 2017, Teaching assistant for Statistical digital signal processing class; Fall 2015, Teaching assistant for Estimation and Detection class.