Center for Satellite and Hybrid Communication Networks
Anthony Ephremides

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Professor, Institute for Systems Research

University of Maryland
Institute for Systems Research
2333 A.V. Williams Building
College Park, MD 20742

Phone: (301) 405-3667
Fax: (301) 314-8586


Anthony Ephremides received his B.S. degree from the National Technical University of Athens (1967), and M.S. (1969) and Ph.D. (1971) degrees from Princeton University, all in Electrical Engineering. He has been at the University of Maryland since 1971 and currently holds a joint appoint-ment as Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and the Institute of Systems Research.  In addition to co-director,  he is one of the co-founders of the NASA Center for Commercial Development of Space on Hybrid and Satellite Communications Networks established in 1991 at Maryland as an off-shoot of the ISR. In 1994, Professor Ephremides stepped down as co-director. 


Dr. Ephremides’ research interests are in the area of communication sciences and systems, including wireless, satellite, and hybrid systems, and modeling, analysis, and evaluation issues. His current research activities include mobility tracking, algorithms for self-organizing networks, optimal indoor wireless network designs, directive antennas, and spot-beam switching. He headed a broad experimentation and simulation test-bed program that involved NASA’s Advanced Communication Technology Satellite, and is interested in design tools for optimal network performance. His research aims at combining networking and signal processing issues as they arise in the design of future networks that offer multimedia services. Related activities include queueing system modeling and analysis and optimization.  Recently, he has initiated an effort in exploring the impact of wireless networking protocols on energy efficiency.


IEEE Information Theory Society Board of Governors; IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory Technical Program Committee; IEEE INFOCOM Technical Program Committee; International Symposium on Information Theory and its Applications (ISITA) Technical Program Committee; IEEE Technical Activities Board Strategic Planning and Research Committee (SPARC); IEEE Fellows Committee; Regular Columnist, IEEE Information Theory Society Newsletter (Historian’s column); ABET Evaluator; Editorial Board, Wireless Networks.


University Appeals Committee.  Electrical Engineering:   Department Ph.D. Panel.  ISr:  Appointments and Tenure Committee; Salary Committee.


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