Magdalini Eirinaki

Magdalini Eirinaki

Associate Chair
Director, MS in Artificial Intelligence

Computer Engineering Department




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Office: ENG 283F


  • PhD in Computer Science (Informatics), Athens Univ of Econ & Business, 2006
  • MSc in Advanced Computing, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom, 2000
  • BSc in Computer Science (Informatics), University of Piraeus, Greece, 1998


  • Diploma in Music (Piano), Greek Ministry of Education, cum laude, 2006


Dr. Magdalini Eirinaki is a Professor and Associate Chair at the Computer Engineering Department of the College of Engineering at SJSU. She also serves as the director of the MS in Artificial Intelligence program. Her research interests span a broad range of machine learning, data mining, social graph mining, recommender systems, and deep learning applications. She has published several papers in refereed journals and international conference proceedings in the above areas (links to selected work is included below).

She currently serves as the Web Chair of IEEE ICDE 2021, steering committee of the Silicon Valley Women in Engineering conference series (most recently WiE 2021) and PC member in several conferences (including IEEE Big Data 2020, RecSys 2020, DSAA 2020). She has previously serverd as guest editor, program committee member, and reviewer in numerous conferences and journals, including TKDE, DKE, ICDM, RecSys, BigData, and CIKM, among others. 

Dr. Eirinaki will be teaching CMPE 256-Web and Big Data Mining in Fall 2020 and Spring 2021. She has served as member of the Transformation 2030 Task Force on "Goal 2. Excel and Lead" and participates in several College and Department committees.

Dr. Eirinaki is the recipient of the 2019 Newnan Brothers Award for Faculty Excellence, the 2017 Applied Materials Award for Excellence in Teaching and received the SJSU distinguished faculty mentor award in 2015, 2019, and 2020. 



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  • (12/2020) Our paper, "Intelligent Eye: A Navigation Assistant for the Visually Impaired", got accepted at the HCI International 2021 conference.
  • (11/2020) Our paper, "An evaluation of machine learning methods for domain name classification" got accepted at the special session on Intelligent Data Mining of the IEEE Big Data 2020 conference.
  • (11/2020) Congratulations to MS SE student Katy Jiang for winning 1st place in the Deepfake Education competition using her CMPE 256 short story video assignment as entry! Watch the video, and read the story here
  • (9/2020) Our paper, "Play it again IMuCo! Music composition to match your mood" got accepted at the TransAI 2020 conference. 
  • (7/2020) Our paper, "Reducing energy waste in households through real-time recommendations" got accepted at the ACM RecSys 2020 conference.
  • (6/2020) Our paper, "CollegeBot: A conversational AI approach to help students navigate College" got accepted at the HCI International 2020 conference. 
  • (4/2020) Catalog update! CMPE 256 has a new name as of Fall 2020. It will be now named "Web and Big Data Mining" to better reflect the topics it covers and align with our Data Science/AI curriculum.
  • (3/2020) Congratulations to studens Junlan Lu, Aldrich Mangune, and Nikhil Takappa Saunshi, whose project is one of the SJSU finalists to participate in the state-wide CSU student research competition this April!
  • (2/2020) Prof. Eirinaki will lead the "Ethics of AI" panel at the 2020 Silicon Valley Women in Engineering (WiE) conference
  • (2/2020) Our paper, "The Tipping Point In Social Networks: Investigating

    the Mechanism behind Viral Information Spreading", got accepted at the IEEE BigDataService 2020 conference. 

  • (1/2020) Our paper, "Evaluating Validity of Synthetic data in Perception tasks for Autonomous Vehicles", got accepted at the IEEE AITest 2020 Conference
  • (1/2020) Prof. Eirinaki to speak at the "State of AI and ML" (ValleyML 2020) event.