Dimitrios Koutsonikolas

Associate Professor,  Electrical and Computer Engineering

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  • 424 ISEC

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Research Focus

Experimental wireless networking and mobile computing, with a current focus on millimeter wave networking, high-bandwidth applications (VR, 360° video streaming) over wireless networks, LTE/WiFi coexistence, energy-aware protocol design for smartphones, and wireless sensing

About

Dimitrios Koutsonikolas joined Northeastern’s Electrical and Computer Engineering department in January 2021. Previously, he was a tenured Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the University at Buffalo (UB), The State University of New York. His area of research is on experimental wireless networking and mobile computing, with a current focus on millimeter wave networking, high-bandwidth applications (VR, 360o video streaming) over 5G networks, energy-aware protocol design for smartphones, and wireless sensing. In these areas, he has published over 80 technical papers, in the most impactful conferences (e.g., ACM MobiCom, ACM MobiHoc, IEEE INFOCOM) and journals (e.g., IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE JSAC). He has received an IEEE Region 1 Technological Innovation (Academic) Award in 2019, the NSF CAREER Award in 2016, three best paper awards, and multiple research and teaching awards at UB. He currently serves on the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing and IEEE Networking Letters.​

Education

  • PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, 2010

Honors & Awards

  • ACM mmNets Best Paper Award 2019
  • IEEE Region 1 Technological Innovation (Academic) Award, September 2019
  • UB Teaching Innovation Award, June 2018
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE WCNC 2017
  • UB SEAS Senior Teacher of the Year Award, December 2017
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2016
  • UB SEAS Early Career Researcher of the Year Award, November 2015
  • Best Paper Award, SENSORCOMM 2007

Professional Affiliations

  • ACM (Senior Member)
  • IEEE (Senior Member)
  • IEEE Computer Society
  • IEEE Communications Society
  • USENIX

Research Overview

Experimental wireless networking and mobile computing, with a current focus on millimeter wave networking, high-bandwidth applications (VR, 360° video streaming) over wireless networks, LTE/WiFi coexistence, energy-aware protocol design for smartphones, and wireless sensing

NU Wireless Networking and Systems Lab

We conduct research in the broad areas of experimental wireless networking and mobile computing, including high performance/energy efficient protocol design and implementation, testbed prototyping, and measurement-based performance characterization. Our current focus is on millimeter wave networking, LTE/WiFi coexistence, energy-aware protocol design for smartphones, and novel RF applications. We are interested in practical problems accross different layers of the network stack (MAC, routing, transport, and applications), as well as in cross-layer interactions.

WiNS Lab

Selected Research Projects

  • An Open, Programmable Platform to Conquer the 5G and 6G Wireless Spectrum
    • – Principle Investigator, National Science Foundation
  • NSF: CAREER: A Millimeter-Wave Multi-Layer WLAN Architecture for Multi-Gigabit, Always-On Connectivity
    • – Principle Investigator, National Science Foundation
  • NeTS: Medium: Collaborative Research: Scaling WLANs in Spectrum, User Density, and Robustness
    • – Principle Investigator, National Science Foundation

Research Centers and Institutes

Selected Publications

    • 802.11ad in Smartphones: Energy Efficiency, Spatial Reuse, and Impact on Applications.
      Shivang Aggarwal, Moinak Ghoshal, Piyali Banerjee, Dimitrios Koutsonikolas, and Joerg Widmer.
      In Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM 2021), Virtual Conference, May 10-13, 2021.
    • MuSher: An Agile Multipath-TCP Scheduler for Dual-Band 802.11ad/ac Wireless LANs.
      Swetank Kumar Saha, Shivang Aggarwal, Rohan Pathak, Dimitrios Koutsonikolas, and Joerg Widmer.
      In Proceedings of the 25th ACM Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom 2019), Los Cabos, Mexico, October 21-25, 2019.
    • Multi-Stream Beam-Training for mmWave MIMO Networks.
      Yasaman Ghasempour, Muhammad Kumail Haider, Carlos Cordeiro, Dimitrios Koutsonikolas, and Edward Knightly.
      In Proceedings of the 24th Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom 2018), New Delhi, India, October 29 – November 2, 2018.
    • LiSteer: mmWave Beam Acquisition and Steering by Tracking Indicator LEDs on Wireless APs.
      Muhammad Kumail Haider, Yasaman Ghasempour, Dimitrios Koutsonikolas, and Edward Knightly.
      In Proceedings of the 24th Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom 2018), New Delhi, India, October 29 – November 2, 2018.
Dimitrios Koutsonikolas, Stefano Basagni, Kaushik Chowdhury, Josep Jornet, and Tommaso Melodia

Faculty

Sep 23, 2021

$3M Award to Improve the Performance of 5G and 6G Wireless Networks

ECE Associate Professor Dimitrios Koutsonikolas, Professor Stefano Basagni, Professor Kaushik Chowdhury, Associate Professor Josep Jornet, and William Lincoln Smith Professor Tommaso Melodia were awarded a $3M award to create “An Open, Programmable Platform to Conquer the 5G and 6G Wireless Spectrum.”

Dimitrios Koutsonikolas

Faculty

Jan 08, 2021

New Faculty Spotlight: Dimitrios Koutsonikolas

Dimitrios Koutsonikolas joins the Electrical and Computer Engineering department in January 2021 as an Associate Professor.

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