Stavros Toumpis

Department of Informatics

Athens University of Economics and Business

Patision 76, 10434, Athens

Tel: +30 210 8203551

Fax: +30 210 8226105

Office: Kodriktonos 12, 3rd floor



I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Informatics of the Athens University of Economics and Business. Previously, I was a Lecturer at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Cyprus (2005-2009) and a Senior Researcher at the Telecommunications Research Center Vienna (2003-2005).


I obtained my Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens in 1997, before moving to the Electrical Engineering Department of Stanford University where I obtained a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (1999), a M.Sc. in Math (2002), and eventually a Ph.D. under the advice of Andrea Goldsmith (Wireless Systems Lab), in 2003. 


My research interests are in the field of multihop wireless networks. I am interested in various aspects of their design and operation, such as capacity bounds for them (i.e., theoretical upper bounds on their performance), the optimization of the flow of traffic through them,  the protocols in various layers (such as the routing, multiple access control and power control protocols) as well as their cross-layer design. I have also explored analogies between wireless networking and various branches of Physics such as Electrostatics and Optics. I am mostly interested in recently proposed, challenging and unexplored applications, such as vehicular networks, sensor networks, next-generation multiple-hop cellular networks, etc. I am mostly using tools coming from the various branches of probability and optimization. Lately, I am focusing on delay-tolerant networks.


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TEACHING (mostly in Greek) 


Courses I am teaching this semester (winter 2013-2014)

  1. Mathematics I: Standard freshman course in single-variable calculus.



Courses I taught in previous semesters (Feel free to contact me if you need more material on any of the following than what is already available)


  1. Information Theory: Mixed senior/first-year-graduate course, aimed at introducing the basics of Information Theory. Last taught in summer semester 2012-2013.
  2. Probability Theory: Standard freshman course in probability theory. Will be taught in summer semester 2013-2014, AUEB.
  3. Performance Evaluation of Systems and Networks: Advanced undergraduate course in, well, performance evaluation of systems and networks. Last taught summer semester 2009-2010. 
  4. Introduction to Stochastic Processes: Graduate course, aimed at introducing the most common discrete stochastic processes. Last taught in summer semester 2007-2008, UCY.
  5. Introduction to Optimization Theory: Graduate course, aimed at introducing most common tools of linear and non-linear optimization to graduate students. Last taught in winter semester 2007-2008, UCY.
  6. Wireless Networks: Advanced undergraduate elective course, aimed at introducing seniors to the theory and practice of wireless networks.  Last taught in winter semester 2007-2008, UCY.
  7. Wireless Ad Hoc Networks: Advanced graduate course aimed at exposing graduate students to current research activity in the field of wireless networks. Last taught in April-May 2005 as a short course in UPC. Use the material with care, as the material is now quite dated.





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