Theodoros Tsiftsis

Role: Associate Professor Email:

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Research expertise: 

  • Relay Assisted and Cooperative Communications
  • Cognitive Radio
  • Wireless Powered Communications
  • Optical Wireless Communications (FSO, VLC)
  • Wireless Communication Theory

Theodoros Tsiftsis was born in Lamia, Greece, in November 1970. He received the degree in Physics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1993, and the M.Sc. degree in Digital Systems Engineering from the Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K., in 1995. Also, he received the M.Sc. degree in Decision Sciences from the Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece, in 2000 and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Patras, Greece, in 2006. 

Selected Publications

  1. Galanopoulos, F. Foukalas and T. Tsiftsis, “Licensed Assisted Access: A Cognitive Radio Application in LTE-Advanced System,” IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking, accepted July 2016.
  2. Jiang, C. Zhong, X. Chen, T. Q. Duong, T. Tsiftsis, Z. Zhang, Member, IEEE, “Secrecy Performance of Wirelessly Powered Wiretap Channels,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, accepted July 2016.
  3. Dey, T. A. Tsiftsis, and C. Rowell, "Achievable Channel Cut-off Rate and Bandwidth Efficiency in Mobility Constrained Indoor Wireless Environments", IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Communications, to appear.
  4. Mosavat-Jahromiy, B. Maham, T. A. Tsiftsis, "Maximizing Spectral Efficiency for Energy Harvesting-Aware WBAN," IEEE Biomedical and Health Informatics, to appear.
  5. A. Tsiftsis, F. Foukalas, G. K. Karagiannidis, and T. Khattab, "On the Higher-Order Statistics of the Channel Capacity in Dispersed Spectrum Cognitive Radio Systems over Generalized Fading Channels," IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 65, no. 5, pp. 3818-3823, May 2016.
  6. Vavoulas, H. Sandalidis, T. A. Tsiftsis, and N. Vaiopoulos, “Coverage Aspects of Indoor VLC Networks,” IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology, 33, no. 23, pp. 4915-4921, December 2015  
  7. Ding, J. Wang, Q. Wu, Y.-D. Yao, F. Song, and T. A. Tsiftsis, "Cellular-Base-Station Assisted Device-to-Device Communications in TV white space," IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications.
  8. Zhu, C. Zhong, H. A. Suraweera, G. K. Karagiannidis, Z. Zhang, and T. A. Tsiftsis, "Wireless Information and Power Transfer in Relay Systems with Multiple Antennas and Interference," IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol.63, no.4, pp.1400-1418, April 2015

Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department, Nazarbayev University