Welcome to my personal Web page! My name is Nikitas Liogkas and I have recently graduated with a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Los Angeles. I am now working full-time in the New York City area. Feel free to browse around! You can click on the links at the top to jump to the different sections of this site, or you can check out my friends on the left (at least the ones with homepages). Hopefully some of the material here will prove useful to you, especially the Software section. Please feel free to get in touch and let me know of any comments you might have or suggestions to improve this page.
January 26, 2009: Transitioned from World Evolved to the market data team at Knight Capital Group. I think I'll enjoy working in the financial industry.
November 10, 2008: Got married. Photos are forthcoming.
June 13, 2008: I started working for World Evolved, a Web startup in stealth mode. The project is quite ambitious, yet promising.
August 2007: I got an award for excellence by the Chorafas Foundation.
July 3, 2007: The photos from the annual Computer Science faculty vs. students basketball game are up. This year we won :)
June 19, 2007: Put up a simple tutorial for building Firefox extensions based on my experience with the talk at the UCLA LUG event.
June 12, 2007: Autocomplete Manager breaks the 50,000 download barrier on the official Firefox add-ons website.
June 8, 2007: Autocomplete Manager version 2.0 is released with startup time improvements, a couple of new options, and the mandatory bug fixes.
May 29, 2007: Gave a talk and tutorial on building Firefox extensions at a UCLA Linux Users Group event.
May 5, 2007: Released version 1.6 of the Autocomplete Manager, which includes major performance improvements.
March 3, 2007: Released version 1.5 of the Autocomplete Manager, exactly 1 year after the initial release. Talking about coincidences.
December 12, 2006: Our paper to Wiley's Concurrency and Computation journal got accepted for publication in the February 2008 issue.
May 11, 2006: Gave an invited talk on BitTorrent's core mechanisms at UCLA's Advanced Internet Research graduate class. The slides are available here.
April 27, 2006: I proposed to the love of my life on a trip to Greece. I'm now officially engaged :D
April 13, 2006: Gave a talk on BitTorrent's core mechanisms at UCLA's Peer-to-Peer Systems graduate class. The slides are available here.
March 20, 2006: Put up PGP Freeware 8.0.2 in the Software section. This should make it easier (than it was for me) for other people to find it online.
March 17, 2006: Released version 1.1 of the Autocomplete Manager.
March 3, 2006: Released version 1.0 of the Autocomplete Manager extension for Mozilla Firefox. The saga begins :)