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Networking Theorist Wins Tenure

"This promotion
 recognizes and affirms Kostas' academic and research accomplishments!"
Eric Mankin
May 06, 2009 —

Konstantinos (Kostas) Psounis of the Ming Hsieh 
Department of Electrical Engineering at the

Kostas Psounis came to the Viterbi School in 2003.
USC Viterbi School has been promoted to Associate Professor 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). 




Alexander (Sandy) Sawchuk, Systems Chair of the Ming
 Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering remarked, "This promotion
 recognizes and affirms Kostas' academic and research accomplishments! Please join me in extending congratulations and best wishes to him."