Leandros Tassiulas

Leandros Tassiulas (S’89, M’91, SM/05 F/07) is Professor of Telecommunication Networks in the Department of Computer Engineering and Communications at the University of Thessaly Greece since 2002 and Associate Director of the Informatics and Telematics Institute of the Center for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH). He holds a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the Aristotelian Univ. of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1987, and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Univ. of Maryland, College Park in 1991. He has held positions as Assistant Professor at Polytechnic University New York (1991-95), Assistant and Associate Professor Univ. of Maryland College Park (1995-2001) and Professor Univ. of Ioannina Greece (1999-2001). He has been visiting researcher at IBM T.J.Watson research center in 1999 and in Flarion Technologies in 2003. His research interests are in the field of computer and communication networks with emphasis on fundamental mathematical models and algorithms, architectures and protocols of wireless systems, sensor networks, novel internet architectures and satellite communications. His contributions include foundational models and algorithms for network resource allocation as well as architectures and protocols for specific wireless technologies. His research has been recognized by severa awards including the inaugural INFOCOM 2007 Achievement Award “For fundamental contributions to resource allocation in communication networks,” the INFOCOM 1994 best paper award, a National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Initiation Award in 1992, an NSF CAREER Award in 1995, an Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award in 1997 and a Bodosaki Foundation award in 1999.