Background and activities

Katina is an Associate Professor at the Department of Information Security and Communication Technology, NTNU. She received the MSc. degree in wireless and mobile communications from the Institute of Telecommunications, Ss. Cyril and Methodis University - Skopje, Macedonia, in 2012 and the Ph.D. degree from Department of Telematics, NTNU - Trondheim, Norway, in 2016.

She was a visitor in the ISN research group at Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College - London, UK during autumn semester 2017.

She is a co-founder at MemoScale AS. MemoScale is a provider of software solutions for data protection in storage systems. 

Research Interests

Supervision of PhD students

  • Ali Esmaeily, Topic: Network slicing in 5G
  • Anton Hasselgren, Topic: Building and maintaining trust in virtual care environments with blockchain
  • H. V. Kalpanie Mendis, Topic: 5G for Smart Distribution Grid Operations 



  • H2020 EIC SME INSTRUMENT-2-2018-2020
  • 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



  • "Network Coding over GF(2)" , Application No. US14/902,251 (granted)
  • "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. GB2545737 (granted)
  • "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

Additional Activities

She was Faculty Board member representing the temporary scientific staff (August - December 2017).

She is an active member of the Leadership program for Women in Computer Science WeLead.

She participated in the following schools:

  • The European School of Information Theory (ESIT), organized by Chalmers University of Technology, April 2016, Gothenburg - Sweden;
  • SPCodingSchool, organized by UNICAMP, January 2015, Campinas - Brazil;
  • Network Coding Training, organized by CodeOn technologies, November 2013, Palo Alto - USA;
  • Mobile Phone Programming School, organized by Aalborg University, August 2013, Aalborg - Denmark.