Theo_New Prof. Dr. Theodoros Tsiftsis
PhD., University of Patras, Greece
Associate professor, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nazarbayev University
Senior Member, IEEEE
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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. 


10/2002 – 11/2006

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering                                                      
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

University of Patras, Patras, Greece
Thesis: Performance Analysis and Optimization of Wireless               Relaying Communication Systems


01/1999 – 12/2000

M.Sc. in Decision Sciences (with distinction)                                   
Athens University of Economics & Business

Athens, Greece
Dissertation: Implementation of the IP Telephony in the Greek Market


09/1994 – 11/1995

M.Sc. in Digital Systems Engineering                                            
Heriot-Watt University

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Dissertation: Digital PWM Generator


09/1989 – 10/1993

Diploma (M.Phys.) in Physics                                                         Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki, Greece.



08/2015 – Present

Associate Professor                                                                         
Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

School of Engineering

Nazarbayev University

Astana, Kazakhstan




09/2015 – Present

Adjunct Professor                                                                         
MSc Wireless Communication Systems

Open University of Cyprus


06/2015 – 08/2015

Associate Professor                                                                         
Department of Electrical Engineering

Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Central Greece


02/2010 – 05/2015

Assistant Professor                                                                         
Department of Electrical Engineering

Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Central Greece


10/2006 – 01/2010

Postdoctoral Researcher                                                                Faculty of Engineering
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki, Greece


01/2008 – 01/2009

Adjunct Lecturer                                                                          
M.Sc. of Electronics & Radioelectrology
Dept. of Physics and Dept. of Informatics & Telecommunications

University of Athens
Athens, Greece


01/2006 – 01/2008

Adjunct Professor                                                           
Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics

University of Central Greece
Lamia, Greece.


01/2002 – 01/2006

Adjunct Lecturer                                                                           

Depts: Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering and Informatics

Technological Educational Institute of Lamia
Lamia, Greece.


01/2002 – 02/2010

Public Servant                                                                           

Ministry of Justice, Greece


11/1997 – 01/2002

Telecom Engineer/Project Manager                                                Philips Business Communications,
Philips Hellas S.A. (subsidiary of Royal Philips Electronics N.V.)
Tavros, Athens, Greece                                 



Researh Interests

  • Relay Assisted and Cooperative Communications
  • Cognitive Radio
  • Wireless Powered Communications
  • Optical Wireless Communications (FSO, VLC)
  • Wireless Communication Theory
  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.
  1. C. Sofotasios, T. A. Tsiftsis, Y. A. Brychkov, S. Freear, G. K. Karagiannidis, “Analytic Expressions and Bounds for Special Functions and Applications in Communication Theory,” IEEE transactions on Information Theory, vol. 60, no. 12, pp. 7798-7823, Dec. 2014.
  1. Fareed, M. Uysal and T. A. Tsiftsis, "Error Rate Performance Analysis of Cooperative OFDMA System with Decode-and-Forward Relaying," IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 63, no. 5, pp. 2216-2223, June 2014.

Dr. Theodoros Tsiftsis,

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

School of Engineering

Nazarbayev University

Republic of Kazakhstan

Phone: +7 (7172) 70 65 52