University of Minnesota
Institute of Technology
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G. Giannakis 2013

Georgios B. Giannakis
Endowed Chair Professor in Wireless Telecommunications and
Director of the Digital Technology Center


Area of expertise: Wireless Communications and Networking, Statistical Signal Processing, and Sensor Networks

Ph.D., EE, 1986, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, United States
M.S., Math, 1986, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, United States
M.S., EE, 1983, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, United States
B.S., EE, 1981, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Contact information
Office: 6-165 Keller Hall and 495 Walter Library Building
Telephone: (612) 626-7781 and (612) 624-9510
E-mail: georgios (at)
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EURASIP Fellow, 2008
EURASIP Technical Achievement Award, 2005
G. Taylor Research Award, 2004
IEEE-SP Soc. Tech. Achievement Award, 2000
IEEE Fellow, 1996
Six journal publication received Best Paper Awards from the IEEE Signal Processing and Communications Societies, 1995-2005

My general interests span the areas of communications, networking and signal processing, estimation and detection theory, time-series analysis, and system identification. Areas of past research have included (poly)spectral analysis, wavelets, cyclostationary, and non-Gaussian signal processing with applications to sensor arrays and image processing. Current research focuses on complex-field and network coding, cooperative wireless communications, cognitive radios, cross-layer designs, mobile ad hoc networks, and wireless sensor networks.

Selected publications
Ribeiro, A. Sidiropoulos, N.D., and Giannakis, G.B., "Optimal Distributed Stochastic Routing Algorithms for Wireless Multihop Networks," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 7, December 2008.

Schizas, I.D., Giannakis, G.B., Roumeliotis, S.D., and A. Ribeiro, "Consensus in Ad Hoc WSNs with Noisy Links – Parts I and II, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing," vol. 56, pp. 250-364 and 1650-1666, Jan. and April 2008.

Yu, Y., and Giannakis, G.B., "High-Throughput Random Access Using Successive Interference Cancellation in a Tree Algorithm," IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 53, pp. 4628-4639, December 2007.