Bakgrunn og aktiviteter

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Information Security and Communication Technology, NTNU working with Prof. Harald Øverby and Prof. Danilo Gligoroski. Prior to this, I received my Ph.D. from NTNU in December 2016, supervised by Prof. Harald Øverby and co-supervised by Prof. Danilo Gligoroski and Assis. Prof. Gergely Biczók. My research interests lie in the theoretical and practical challenges that arise in storage of big data. This broadly includes the areas of information theory, coding theory, and computer systems. 

My Master degree is in the area of wireless and mobile communications from the Institute of Telecommunications, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University - Skopje, Macedonia. I also have research interests in multi-hop wireless communications.

During my Ph.D., I have cooperated with the Transfer Technology Office at NTNU and based on the latest research in the area of erasure coding we were granted several fundings:

  • 0.7 mil. NOK from Innovation Norway, 2016
  • 4.3 mil. NOK from the Research Council of Norway, Program on Commercializing R&D Results (FORNY 2020), 2015
  • 2.5 mil. NOK from the Research Council of Norway, Program on Commercializing R&D Results (FORNY 2020), 2014
  • 1.1 mil. NOK from NTNU Discovery, 2013
  • 0.5 mil. NOK from Brukerstyrt Regional Innovasjonsarena (BRIA), 2013

I am a co-founder at MemoScale AS. MemoScale is a provider of software solutions for data protection in storage systems. Please check the web page for more information.

Research Interests

  • Coding techniques for data protection:
    • Balanced Locally Repairable codes (Systematic codes where the number of ones in each row and column are equal for the parity nodes);
    • HashTag Erasure codes (Explicit construction of high rate MDS codes with an arbitrary sub-packetization level that achieve near-optimal or optimal repair bandwidth depending on the sub-packetization level, and they are optimized in terms of random I/Os and multiple failures);
    • Parity-splitting of HashTag codes that enables two ways of repairing the data by using locally repairable codes or regenerating codes;
    • Practical implementations of these codes in Hadoop release 3.0.0-alpha2;
  • Network coding;
  • Wireless multi-hop communications;
  • 5G;
  • Optical packet switched networks.



  • "Network Coding over GF(2)" , Application No. US14/902,251 (pending)
  • "Coding in Galois Fields with Reduced Complexity", Application No. PCT/EP2015/063337 (pending)
  • "Systematic Coding Technique", Application No. US 9,430,443 (granted)
  • "Systematic Erasure Coding Technique", Application No. GB1522869.5 (pending)
  • "Locally Repairable Erasure Codes", Application No. GB1608441.0 (pending)
  • "Regenerating - Locally Repairable Codes", Application No. GB1613575.8 (pending)
  • "Regenerating - Locally Repairable Codes", Application No. GB1616704.1 (pending)


Media coverage


Storage Newsletter

DigIT woman 2015


Additional Activities

From August 2017, I am Faculty Board member representing the temporary scientific staff.

I am an active member of the Leadership program for Women in Computer Science WeLead.

We participated in Grace Hopper 2015 organized by the Anita Borg Institute. In April 2016, I attended the 1st European Celebration of Women in Computing in Brussels. 

Additionally, I was responsible for organizing Lunch Colloquiums at our Department. 

I have participated in the following schools:

  • The European School of Information Theory (ESIT) - April 2016, Gothenburg - Sweden, organized by Chalmers University of Technology and my participation was financed by the UNIFOR;
  • SPCodingSchool - January 2015, Campinas - Brazil; organized by UNICAMP and my participation was financed by the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP);
  • Network Coding Training - November 2013, Palo Alto - USA; organized by CodeOn technologies and my participation was financed by NTNU Discovery;
  • Mobile Phone Programming School - August 2013, Aalborg - Denmark; organized by Aalborg University and my participation was financed by the UNIFOR.