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Konstantinos Psounis

Konstantinos Psounis, Ph.D. - Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Research Interests:

My research interests lie in the area of Networking. Networking research fascinates me for the impact that it has to every day's life, as well as because of the tremendous breath of the field. While the Internet, being the largest of all networks, has been my main focus of research in the past, since I joined USC I have developed strong interest in other types of networks too, like sensor, mobile ad hoc, delay and disruptive tolerant, and mesh networks.

Broadly, networking research has two flavors. First, ``system- design'' research is mainly about protocol and algorithmic design, implementation and experimentation. Second, ``network-theory'' research is mainly about performance analysis using tools like queueing, probability, and information theory. The research I enjoy most is a combination of these two. I like designing algorithms and methods that solve real problems, but I also want to verify their correctness and good performance using theoretical tools like probability, combinatorics, optimization, etc.

For a detailed presentation of my research work, see my personal research web site and my lab's web site.

Biographical Information:

Konstantinos Psounis is an associate professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Southern California. He received his first degree from the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of National Technical University of Athens, Greece, in June 1997, the M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, California, in January 1999, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in December 2002.

Konstantinos models and analyzes the performance of a variety of networks, including the Internet, mobile ad hoc networks, delay and disruptive tolerant networks, sensor networks, mesh networks, peer to peer networks and the web. He also designs methods and algorithms to solve problems related to such systems. He is the author of more than 60 research papers on these topics and has served on the TPC of many related highly selective conferences. Konstantinos has received faculty awards from NSF, CISCO Systems, the METRANS transportation center, and the Zumberge foundation, has been a Stanford graduate fellow throughout his graduate studies, and has received the best-student National Technical University of Athens award for graduating first in his class. He is a senior member of both IEEE and ACM.

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