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Pantelidou Accepts Position at University of Oulu, Finland

Pantelidou Accepts Position at University of Oulu, Finland

Anna Pantelidou
Anna Pantelidou

Anna Pantelidou, who completed her ECE Ph.D. requirements in February 2009 and is currently a postdoc with her former advisor, Professor Anthony Ephremides (ECE/ISR), will become a postdoctoral researcher in the Center for Wireless Communications at the University of Oulu in Finland. Pantelidou will begin her postdoctoral appointment on Sept. 1 and will hold the position for several years.

Pantelidou has analyzed the so-called "scheduling" problem in ad hoc wireless networks. This is one of the most important problems that need to be solved in order to achieve a totally infrastructureless internet. The term "scheduling" refers to deciding which nodes in a wireless network can transmit at each time. If all of the nodes transmit at once, the interference to each other's signals would be destructive, reduce significantly the transmission speed and waste energy.

“Anna was successful in analyzing the performance of different scheduling schemes and obtained the characterization of the best such scheme in selected cases which are of interest because they give us insight about the general problem," said Ephremides. "Her progress has been spectacular in the last year with numerous conference publications, one published journal paper, two submitted ones and an invited one in the making."

At Oulu, Pantelidou will work with Marian Codreanu in Oulu in the group led by Professor Matti Latva-aho. The university is a hotbed of activity in wireless communications with support from the Finnish government and with many European projects.

Anna will receive her degree officially at the May commencement ceremony at the University of Maryland and will then spend July and August at the FORTH institute of Computer Science in Crete before moving on to Finland.

May 4, 2009


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