Toumpis Stavros

Assistant Professor

Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens

M. Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 1999

M. Sc. in Mathematics, Stanford University, 2002

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 2003



2 Troias Str., 4th floor, office 406


toumpis AT aueb gr


+30 210-8203551

Office Hours: 


Research Interests: 


Capacity of Wireless Networks: theoretical bounds on the performance of wireless networks, with an emphasis on recently proposed topologies that are under intense investigation by the research community, such as wireless sensor networks, wireless ad hoc networks, multihop cellular networks, etc.

Applied Probability and Stochastic Processes: applied probability tools in the modelling of sources of randomness in wireless networks such as node placement, channel conditions, and traffic patterns.

Protocol Design of Wireless Networks: design and performance evaluation of protocols for performing power control and medium access control in wireless networks. Problems related to data aggregation and transportation. Emphasis is on designs that span multiple layers of the ISO/OSI structure


"Capacity and Cross-Layer Design of Wireless Ad Hoc Networks," Ph.D. Thesis, Stanford University.

Selected Publications: 


S. Toumpis and A. J. Goldsmith, "Capacity Regions for Wireless Ad Hoc Networks," IEEE Trans. Wireless Comm., vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 736-748, July 2003.

G. A. Gupta and S. Toumpis, "Power Allocation over Parallel Gaussian Multiple Access and Broadcast Channels," IEEE Trans. on Inform. Theory, vol. 52, no. 7, pp. 3274-3282, July 2006.

S. Toumpis, L. Tassiulas, "Optimal Deployment of Large Wireless Sensor Networks," IEEE Trans. on Inform. Theory, vol. 52, no. 7, pp. 2935-2953, July 2006.

S. Toumpis and A. J. Goldsmith, "New Media Access Protocols for Wireless Networks Based on Cross-Layer Principles," IEEE Trans. on Wireless Commun., Aug. 2006, pp. 2228-2241. 

S. Toumpis, "Mother Nature Knows Best: A Survey of Recent Results on Wireless Networks Based on Analogies with Physics," Computer Networks, vol. 52, no. 2, pp. 360-383, Feb. 2008.

S. Toumpis, "Asymptotic Capacity Bounds for Wireless Networks with Non-Uniform Traffic Patterns," IEEE Trans. Wireless Comm., vol. 7, no. 6, pp. 2231-2242, June 2008.

Selected Projects: 


NEWCOM (FP6 Network of Excellence): optimal placement of nodes in wireless sensor networks in the macroscopic limit

CRUISE (FP6 Network of Excellence): optimal routing in wireless networks in the macroscopic limit

NETREFOUND (FP6 STREP FET): various topics on the performance evaluation of wireless networks

Other Activities: 


Referee for various journals (ΙΕΕΕ Trans. Information Theory, Communications, Wireless Communications, etc.) and conferences (ICC, Globecom, Infocom, etc.)

TPC member of various conferences (SECON, PIMRC, ICC, etc.)

Local Arrangements Chair, WiOpt 2007

TCP co-chair, Valuetools 2008

Vice Chair, Wiopt 2009

Publications Chair, ITW 2009

Steering Committee Member: WiOpt, Valuetools

Guest Editor in various special issues (EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networks, EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing, Computer Networks Journal, Journal on Discrete Event Dynamic Systems)