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Kostas Psounis promoted to Associate Professor!


May 05, 2009 —

Konstantinos (Kostas) Psounis has been promoted to Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, with tenure, effective immediately. Kostas received the Diploma (B.S.) in electrical engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece in 1997, and the M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University in 1999 and 2003 respectively. He was employed as a post-doctoral research fellow at Stanford in 2003, and was appointed to the Ming Hsieh Electrical Engineering faculty in 2003 as assistant professor. He also has a joint appointment in the USC Department of Computer Science.

Kostas' research is on networks, including mathematical foundations, theory, performance analysis, protocol implementation and system specification. He is known for his work on routing techniques for networks with intermittent connectivity (such as mobile networks) that achieve near-optimal performance while avoiding excessive network loading and resource use. He also investigates the optimal performance limits of static multi-hop wireless networks that pass messages through multiple nodes, and has developed rate control and scheduling techniques for efficient use of their available resources. Another topic he is investigating is downscaling techniques for modeling the behavior of large very complex networks (such as the Internet, or other large-scale wireless and telecomm networks).

This promotion recognizes and affirms Kostas' academic and research accomplishments.