Emmanouil Koukoumidis Emmanouil Koukoumidis
Ph.D. candidate (Princeton U. - Electrical Eng.)
Research Scholar (MIT - CSAIL)

News:
08/25/11 - 08/30/11: SignalGuru appears on MIT news (original article), TIME magazine, CNN, The New York Times, cnet, engadget, ExtremeTech, BostInnovation, slashdot etc.
07/06/11: On Electrical Engineering Department's news.
07/01/11: SignalGuru receives Best Paper Award in MobiSys.
06/09/11: SignalGuru featured on MIT CSAIL's Industry Affiliate Program article.

I am a 5th year PhD student in the Electrical Engineering Department co-advised by Associate Prof. Li-Shiuan Peh (MIT) and Prof. Margaret Martonosi (Princeton). In September 2009, I joined MIT's CSAIL as a visiting research scholar.

I am a member of LSP Group, MRM Group and Network Systems Group.

My research is focusing on middleware to support mobile device collaboration and on the provision of novel pervasive services enabled by such middleware. My work has proposed space-aware and resource-aware middleware for mobile devices, an architecture for offloading cloud services on mobile devices, and novel services that leverage collaborative opportunistic sensing to improve vehicular traffic. I have also co-invented (three patents pending) a novel MAC/PHY protocol for wireless networks.

My research interests include: mobile computing, distributed systems, networking in general, operating systems, hardware/software interfaces.

I am affiliated with these projects:
1) Singapore - MIT Alliance Future Urban Mobility ( Intelligent Transportation Systems)
2) SARANA (Space Aware and Resource Aware dynamic Network Architecture)

In Spring 2009, I received the Electrical Engineering department’s "Astounding Teaching Assistant Award" for my work on "ELE 302: System Design and Analysis."

Publications:

Patents:

  • Coinventor of three patents on the association, handoff and scheduling parts of a novel MAC\PHY-layer protocol for wireless networks (Google Inc.).
  • Coinventor of one patent on mobile search caching architectures (Microsoft Corp.).

Work Experience:

01/2012 - today Applied Scientist - Software Engineer, Bing Mobile, Microsoft, Bellevue, WA.
Mobile services.
01/2011 - 05/2011
06/2010 - 08/2010
Research Student, Future Urban Mobility Group, SMART Centre, Singapore.
Invented and prototyped SignalGuru, a novel iPhone-based traffic signal detection and prediction system. SignalGuru enables drivers to cruise through intersections saving 20% on fuel consumption. More information here.
06/2009 - 08/2009 Research Intern, Networked Embedded Computing Group, Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA, USA.
Analyzed 300 million mobile search logs and mined user access patterns. Designed and prototyped (C#) a dynamic mobile search cache architecture on a Windows Mobile 6.1 device halving average user response time. Patent filed. More information here and here. Collaborated with: Dr. Dimitrios Lymberopoulos, Dr. Jie Liu, Prof. Doug Burger.
06/2008 - 08/2008 Software Engineering Intern, Google Inc, Mountain View, CA, USA.
Optimized the design of the novel MAC/PHY-layer protocol that was drafted in my summer '07 internship. Derived mathematical models that describe the MAC protocol's behaviour and interaction with reliable transport layer protocols like TCP. Patents filed. Patents filed. Collaborated with: Dr. Kevin Yu, Phil Gossett.
06/2007 - 08/2007 Software Engineering Intern, Google Inc, Mountain View, CA, USA.
Designed a novel wireless MAC/PHY protocol. Invented a lightweight and fast association and handoff protocol and contributed significantly to the scheduling protocol design. Patents filed. Collaborated with: Dr. Kevin Yu, Phil Gossett, Mike Gunter.
10/2005 - 09/2006 Intern, I-SENSE Group, ICCS, Athens, Greece.
Diploma Thesis: "Development of an extensible network platform for real time data collection and fusion in intelligent vehicles' networks."
The thesis was carried out within the I-SENSE group of ICCS. The platform (Visual C++ .NET) was presented in European research programs, in which universities and companies (Bosch, Fiat, Volvo, Daimler Chrysler etc.) showed great interest. As a result, the platform got extended from I-SENSE researchers and used for testing of data fusion algorithms. Supervisor: Prof. Uzunoglu (NTUA).
07/2005 - 08/2005 Intern, Accelerators' Technology and Beams Group, CERN, Switzerland.
Solved analytically the problem of controlling the Super Proton Synchrotron beam steering dipole magnets of the T4 target. Developed a calculation and operation visualization tool in Java. Work published by CERN. Supervisors: Dr. Efthymiopoulos Ilias, Dr. Chauchaix Bruno.

Publicity:

My work has received international press coverage in several languages including the following media:



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