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Ephremides, Anthony

Anthony Ephremides
Cynthia Kim Eminent Professor of Information Technology
A.V. Williams 2333

Research Interests 

Dr. Ephremides's research interests include all aspects of Communications Systems (Information Theory, Communication Theory, Multi-user Systems, Communication Networks, Satellite Systems) with focus on Energy Efficiency and Cross-Layer Approaches to Design. He is also interested in Systems Theory, Stochastic Systems, Optimization, Signal Processing, Wireless Communications, and other related, or unrelated, subjects.


Anthony Ephremides holds the Cynthia Kim Eminent Professorship Chair of Information Technology. He holds a joint appointment with the Institute for Systems Research, of which he has been a founding member, and he is a also a member of and former Co-Director of the Maryland Hybrid Networks Center (HyNET), formerly known as the Center for Hybrid and Satellite Communication Networks (CHSCN).

He received his B.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, in 1967 and the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees also in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University in 1969 and 1971, respectively.

He has served in many capacities in the IEEE and other organizations, from local organization posts to President of the Information Theory Society and member of the Institute Board of Directors, including Technical Program Chair and General Chair of Major Conferences.

Honors and Awards 

    •    U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Alan Berman Research Publication Award (2007)
    •    IEEE Information Theory Society Aaron Wyner Distinguished Service Award (2006)
    •    Kirwan Research and Scholarship Prize, University of Maryland (2002)
    •    IEEE Millennium Medal (2000)
    •    ACM/SIGMOBILE Award for Outstanding Contributions to Research on Mobility of Systems, Users, Data, and Computing (1997)
    •    IEEE Fellow
    •    President of the IEEE Information Theory Society
    •    President of the Information Theory Society
    •    Member, IEEE Institute Board of Directors

Related News 

What a haul!
Ephremides lands the big one in the Chesapeake Bay. April 21, 2014

Ephremides, Rong issued patent for cooperative transmission in wireless networks
The invention addresses implemented on the network protocol layer. September 27, 2013

#1 SJR “Computer Networks & Communications” Journal Edited by Ephremides
Since 2006, ECE/ISR Professor serves Foundations & Trends® in Networking as Editor-In-Chief April 12, 2013

Ephremides named to Institutional Council in Greece
Professor has been elected to 15-member council for the National Technical University of Athens. January 15, 2013

Some FRESH results
A fish tale featuring Professor Tony Ephremides. December 19, 2012

Ephremides Receives 2012 AHSN Technical Recognition Award
Ephremides recognized by the IEEE Communication Society as a significant contributor to Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks field. October 26, 2012

Ephremides is invited speaker at Workshop on Network Science
He spoke on the problem of scheduling in wireless networks. August 5, 2012

Ephremides Named Distinguished University Professor
ECE Professor receives highest academic honor conferred by the University of Maryland. June 14, 2012

Ephremides Invited to M2M 2011 as Plenary Speaker
Ephremides delivers plenary lecture at M2M 2011 in Taipei, Taiwan. November 1, 2011

Ephremides is PI for NSF grant on energy-efficient cognitive networking
This is a joint project with the Center for Wireless Communications at the University of Oulu, Finland, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. October 24, 2011