Dimitrios Koutsonikolas


Associate 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 Associate 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/power-aware protocol design and implementation, testbed prototyping, network measurements, and novel wireless applications. I lead the UB Wireless Networking and Systems Lab (UB WiNS Lab). I received the NSF CAREER Award in 2016, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Early Career Researcher of the Year Award in 2015, and the CSE Early Career Faculty Teaching Award in 2015.








[UB WiNS Lab]




Current projects at UB

Past projects at UB

Past projects at Purdue

Publications [by type, by year]

Selected Publications

  1. BLU: Blue-printing Interference for Robust LTE Access in Unlicensed Spectrum, ACM CoNEXT 2017 (18%)
  2. On Packet Loss Rates in Modern 802.11 Networks, IEEE INFOCOM 2017 (21%)
  3. AmorFi: Amorphous WiFi Networks for High-density Deployments, ACM CoNEXT 2016 (17.9%)
  4. Messages Behind the Sound: Real-Time Hidden Acoustic Signal Capture with Smartphones, ACM MobiCom 2016 (12.5%)
  5. A Walk on the Client Side: Monitoring Enterprise Wifi Networks Using Smartphone Channel Scans, IEEE INFOCOM 2016 (18.25%)
  6. WiDraw: Enabling Handsfree Drawing in the Air on Commodity WiFi Devices, ACM MobiCom 2015 (18%)
  7. Power-Throughput Tradeoffs of 802.11n/ac in Smartphones, IEEE INFOCOM 2015 (19%)
  8. Bringing Mobility-Awareness to WLANs using PHY layer information, ACM CoNEXT 2014 (20%)
  9. Crowdsourcing Access Network Spectrum Allocation Using Smartphones, ACM HotNets 2014 (22%)
  10. Modeling WiFi Active Power/Energy Consumption in Smartphones, IEEE ICDCS 2014 (13.2%), IEEE TMC 2017
  11. Comparison of Routing Metrics in 802.11n Wireless Mesh Networks, IEEE INFOCOM 2013 (17%), IEEE TMC 2013

  12. Efficient Online WiFi Delivery of Layered-Coding Media using Inter-layer Network Coding, IEEE ICDCS 2011 (15.4%)
  13. CCACK: Efficient Network Coding Based Opportunistic Routing Through Cumulative Coded Acknowledgments, IEEE INFOCOM 2010 (17.5%), IEEE/ACM ToN 2011
  14. Pacifier: High-Throughput, Reliable Multicast without “Crying Babies” in Wireless Mesh Networks, IEEE INFOCOM 2010 (17.5%), IEEE/ACM ToN 2012
  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. High-Throughput Multicast Routing Metrics in Wireless Mesh Networks, IEEE ICDCS 2006 (13.8%), Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks Journal 2008
  19. DMesh: Incorporating Practical Directional Antennas in Multi-Channel Wireless Mesh Networks, IEEE JSAC 2006 (19%)


PhD Students

MS Students

Undergraduate Students

PhD Graduates




Professional Service