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IOANNIS SPYROPOULOS

3715 Miramar Street Apt. B, La Jolla, CA 92037


(858) 452-7235; yiannis@ucsd.edu

SUMMARY
Electrical engineering Ph.D. with a solid background in communication theory and
signal processing seeking a systems engineer position in the industry

EDUCATION
Ph.D., Electrical & Computer Engineering
University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA
Sept. 2009 (expected)
- Elaborating dissertation on interference management in wireless networks via s
pace-time processing, medium access control, and resource allocation techniques
- Coursework: Array Processing, Information Theory, Parameter Estimation, Advanc
ed Coding & Modulation
- GPA: 3.95
M.S., Electrical Engineering
Stanford University, Stanford, CA
June 2002
- Coursework: Statistical Signal Processing, Linear Dynamical Systems, Computer
Networks, Digital Communications, Wireless Communications, Digital Filtering
- GPA: 3.88
Diploma, Electrical & Computer Engineering
National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece
July 2000
- Dissertation: Design of the IF and RF Chains for a 13 GHz TDD Satellite Transc
eiver
* Designed and implemented the PA, LNA amplifiers and IF, RF filters in micro
strip technology and measured their performance in the microwave lab
- GPA: 9.36/10 (Summa Cum Laude)

TECHNICAL SKILLS
Communication Systems:
Space-time signal processing, MIMO, CDMA, MAC protocols, System-level simulation
, Microwave lab equipment
Computer and Programming:
MS Windows, Unix, LaTeX, MATLAB, C, Java, 8086/88 Assembly

WORK EXPERIENCE
Graduate Research Assistant
University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA
Sept. 2002 - Present
- Third generation TDD/CDMA cellular networks with asymmetric traffic
* Proposed a crossed-slot interference mitigation scheme based on decentraliz
ed interference-aware dynamic channel allocation and space-time MMSE joint detec
tion
* Simulation-aided performance analysis demonstrated considerable throughput
gains in uplink compared to benchmark dynamic and fixed channel allocation schem
es
- MIMO wireless ad hoc networks
* Designed a PHY-MAC cross-layer protocol that enhances spatial reuse and ene
rgy-efficiency by incorporating power control and beamforming into medium access
Summer Technical Intern
ATMEL Berkeley Design Center, Berkeley, CA
June - Aug. 2002
- Developed discrete cosine transform (DCT) block filtering algorithms in MATLAB
to reduce the complexity and speed up the convergence of acoustic echo cancella
tion
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Jan. - June 2002
- Led weekly review sessions, prepared homework solutions and graded exam papers
for the courses Probabilistic Systems Analysis and Introduction to Communicatio
n Systems
Summer Technical Intern
Luminous Networks, Cupertino, CA
July - Sept. 2001
- Performed testing/debugging of the transparent virtual LAN functionality over
a fiber-optic ring network and coded a C program to compute packet metrics at th
e ring switches
Summer Technical Intern
British Telecom Adastral Park, Martlesham Heath, UK
Aug. - Oct. 1999
- Experimented with various topologies for PPP dial-up access to a FreeBSD 3.2 n
etwork access server and compared them in terms of IP address space requirements
and scalability

HONORS/AWARDS
- Cuthbert C. Hurd Scholarship in Mathematical Sciences, Stanford University, 20
00
- Fulbright Foundation Scholarship, 2000
- Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE) Student Award, 1998 - 1999
- Greek State Scholarships Foundation (IKY) Student Award, 1996 - 1998

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS/SERVICE
- Member of the IEEE Communications Society since 1998
- Technical referee for various IEEE journals and conferences

PUBLICATIONS
Journal Papers:
[1] I. Spyropoulos and J. R. Zeidler, "Supporting Asymmetric Traffic in a TDD/CD
MA Cellular Network via Interference-Aware Dynamic Channel Allocation and Space-
Time LMMSE Joint Detection," IEEE Transactions of Vehicular Technology, Feb. 200
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Conference Papers:
[2] I. Spyropoulos and J. R. Zeidler, "A PHY-MAC Cross-Layer Protocol for Ad Hoc
Networks with Multiple-Antenna Nodes," to appear in Proceedings of IEEE Interna
tional Conference on Communications (ICC), Dresden, Germany, Jun. 2009
[3] I. Spyropoulos and J. R. Zeidler, "Dynamic Channel Allocation and Space-Time
LMMSE Joint Detection in a TDD/CDMA Cellular Network with Traffic Asymmetry," i
n Proceedings of IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC), Dublin, Ireland, Ap
r. 2007