Dimitrios Koutsonikolas


Assistant Professor
Computer Science and Engineering Department
University at Buffalo, SUNY

Address: 338 Davis Hall
               Buffalo, NY 14260-2500
Office: 311 Davis Hall
Phone: 716-6454733
Email: dimitrio@buffalo.edu

I am an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department of the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. I received my PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University in August 2010. My dissertation was supervised by Prof. Y. Charlie Hu. Previously, I received my Bachelor's degree from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA).

My research interests are broadly in experimental wireless networking and mobile computing, with a focus on high performance protocol design and implementation, testbed prototyping, network measurements, and performance evaluation. I lead the UB Wireless Networking and Systems Lab (UB WiNS Lab).







[UB WiNS Lab]



Current projects at UB

Past projects at Purdue

Publications [by type, by year]

Selected Publications

  1. Power-Throughput Tradeoffs of 802.11n/ac in Smartphones, IEEE INFOCOM 2015 (19%)
  2. Bringing Mobility-Awareness to WLANs using PHY layer information, ACM CoNEXT 2014 (20%)
  3. Crowdsourcing Access Network Spectrum Allocation Using Smartphones, ACM HotNets 2014 (22%)
  4. Modeling WiFi Active Power/Energy Consumption in Smartphones, IEEE ICDCS 2014 (13.2%)
  5. Securing Underwater Acoustic Communications through Analog Network Coding, IEEE SECON 2014 (19.8%)
  6. Performance Comparison of Routing Protocols for Cognitive Radio Networks, IEEE MASCOTS 2013 (27%), IEEE TMC 2014
  7. Comparison of Routing Metrics in 802.11n Wireless Mesh Networks, IEEE INFOCOM 2013 (17%), IEEE TMC 2013
  8. CDMA-based Analog Network Coding through Interference Cancellation for Underwater Acoustic Sensor Networks, ACM WUWNet 2012 (32%)

  9. Realizing the Full Potential of PSM using Proxying, IEEE INFOCOM Mini-Conference 2012 (26%)
  10. FEC-based AP downlink transmission schemes for multiple flows: Combining the reliability and throughput enhancement of intra- and inter-flow coding, IFIP PERFORMANCE 2011 (20%)
  11. Efficient Online WiFi Delivery of Layered-Coding Media using Inter-layer Network Coding, IEEE ICDCS 2011 (15.4%)
  12. CCACK: Efficient Network Coding Based Opportunistic Routing Through Cumulative Coded Acknowledgments, IEEE INFOCOM 2010 (17.5%), IEEE/ACM ToN 2011
  13. Pacifier: High-Throughput, Reliable Multicast without “Crying Babies” in Wireless Mesh Networks, IEEE INFOCOM 2010 (17.5%), IEEE/ACM ToN 2012
  14. An Empirical Study of Performance Benefits of Network Coding in Multihop Wireless Networks, IEEE INFOCOM Mini-Conference 2009 (26.6%)
  15. TDM MAC Protocol Design and Implementation for Wireless Mesh Networks, ACM SIGCOMM CoNEXT 2008 (17.5%)
  16. How To Evaluate Exotic Wireless Routing Protocols?, ACM HotNets 2008 (20%)
  17. Practical Service Provisioning for Wireless Meshes, ACM SIGCOMM CoNEXT 2007 (20%)
  18. The case for FEC-based Reliable Multicast in Wireless Mesh Networks, IEEE/IFIP DSN 2007 (22.6%), Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks Journal 2009
  19. High-Throughput Multicast Routing Metrics in Wireless Mesh Networks, IEEE ICDCS 2006 (13.8%), Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks Journal 2008
  20. DMesh: Incorporating Practical Directional Antennas in Multi-Channel Wireless Mesh Networks, IEEE JSAC 2006 (19%)


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