Cristina Comaniciu

Associate Professor

EE Graduate Program Director


Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering  
207 Burchard Building 
Stevens Institute of Technology
Castle Point on Hudson, Hoboken, NJ  07030


Office:  (201) 216-5606
Fax:  (201) 216-8246


Cristina.Comaniciu AT stevens DOT edu

Cristina Comaniciu received the M.S. degree in electronics from the Polytechnic University of Bucharest in 1993, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Rutgers University in 2002. From 1998 to 2001 she was with the Wireless Information Network Laboratory (WINLAB), Rutgers University, and from 2002 to 2003 she was a postdoctoral fellow with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University. Since August 2003, she is with Stevens Institute of Technology, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, where she is now an Associate Professor, also serving as the Electrical Engineering Graduate Program Director. In Fall 2011 she was a visiting faculty fellow with the Department of Electical Engineering, Princeton University. She served as an associate editor for the IEEE Communication Letters Journal (2007-2011), and she is currently a member of the IEEE Interest Group on Green Multimedia Communications. 

Professor Comaniciu is a recipient of the 2007 IEEE Marconi Best Paper Prize Award in Wireless Communications for the paper "On the Capacity of Mobile Ad Hoc Networks with Delay Constraints", co-authored with Vincent Poor. She was recently awarded the 2012 Rutgers School of Engineering Distinguished Young Alumnus Medal of Excellence. She is a coauthor with Vincent Poor and Narayan Mandayam of the book "Wireless Networks: Multiuser Detection in Cross-Layer Design," Springer, NY.

Professor Comaniciu's research interests focus on energy efficient resource allocation for wireless networks, green wireless design, social based networking for opportunistic networks, dynamic spectrum management for cognitive radio networks, game theoretic approaches for cooperative algorithms in wireless networks, cross-layer design, and energy-security tradeoffs for wireless networks.



  • CPE/EE 345: Modeling and Simulation: Syllabus,
  • EE653 Cross-Layer Design for Wireless Networks: Syllabus
  • EE672: Game Theory for Wireless Networks: Syllabus
  • NIS/CPE 604: Analytical Methods for Networks: Syllabus

      Google Scholar Citations


  • cross-layer design for wireless networks
  • security-energy tradeoffs for wireless networks
  • game theoretic approaches for smart grids
  • green radio
  • social networking for opportunistic wireless networks
  • dynamic spectrum management and resource allocation
  • cooperation for spectrum sharing and interference mitigation

  • 2012 Rutgers School of Engineering Distinguished Young Alumnus Medal of Excellence
  • 2011 Women Leaders in Academia -  Rutgers University
  • 2010 IEEE Outstanding Industrial Panel Chair Award, Sarnoff Symposium
  • 2007 IEEE Marconi Best Paper Prize Award in Wireless Communications
  • 2004 WINSEC Award for Outstanding Contibutions
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