My name is Daphney - Stavroula Zois and I am a PhD candidate in the
Electrical Engineering (EE) Department
at the University of Southern California (USC).
My advisor is Professor Urbashi Mitra
and my research interests lie in the intersection of Communications, Signal Processing
My research work is motivated by real-world applications of ambient intelligence (e.g. body sensing networks, intelligent homes, smart grid, intelligent cities etc). All these applications rely significantly on a variety of sensing devices of different capabilities (e.g. motion detector, camera, GPS, microphone, biometric, infrared, thermal, light, temperature sensors) to materialize this intelligence and the resulting infrastructure gives rise to large-scale, heterogeneous, multimodal communication networks. My goal is to efficiently and holistically manage such networks by exploiting and extending tools from stochastic control, detection, estimation and optimization theory.
Before joining USC, I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Patras, Greece, where I received my diploma from the Computer Engineering & Informatics Department (CEID). For my diploma thesis, I worked on channel estimation algorithms under the supervision of Professor Kostas Berberidis.
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