Tewodros Zewde (tzewde)

Tewodros Zewde

Teaching Associate Professor

Burchard 315B

General Information

Dr. Zewde was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He completed high school with very great distinction from Medhane’-Alem (መድኃኔዓለም) Comprehensive Secondary School, and joined Bahir Dar University for his B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering. After working in the industry for few years, Dr. Zewde pursued his graduate studies, and received M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Addis Ababa University and Syracuse University, respectively. Dr. Zewde worked at several higher institutions, and received awards for his excellence in teaching and advising responsibilities. He taught Electromagnetics, Wireless communications, Digital Signal Processing, Wireless Networking, Signals and Systems, Embedded Systems, Semiconductor Devices, Electronics I &II, Circuits. His research interest is in wireless powered communication, energy-harvesting sensor networks, energy efficiency and optimization, embedded systems, cyber-physical networks, and engineering education. Dr. Zewde has published his research works in several peer-reviewed international conferences and transactions. Dr. Zewde is currently a Teaching Associate Professor at Stevens Institute of Technology. He is also a KEEN ambassador, and serves in IEEE community in reviewing conference and journal papers.

Honors and Awards

Wichita State University, 2020
This award recognizes demonstration of qualities and practices that make significant contributions to the improvement of Academic advising at Wichita State University and beyond.

Wichita State University, 2019
This award acknowledges that the instructor have made a significant impact on the students, and their reflection on the instructor selfless guidance, care and passion.

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award
Syracuse University, 2017
This award recognizes graduate assistants who have made distinguished contributions to Syracuse University by demonstrating excellence in significant instructional capacities, such as classroom teaching, laboratory or studio instruction, leading recitation or discussion sections, or assisting senior faculty members with high-enrollment courses.

Certificate of University Teaching
Syracuse University, 2017
It is the capstone of the Future Professoriate Program, and provides a tangible form of recognition to those FPP participants who pursue a program of professional development that demonstrates readiness to assume faculty responsibilities in higher education.

Selected Publications

T. A. Zewde and M. C. Gursoy, “Optimal resource allocation for energy harvesting communication networks under statistical queuing constraints” IEEE Tran. J. Sel. Area Commun. (JSAC), vol. 37, no. 2, Feb. 2019

T. A. Zewde and M. C. Gursoy, “NOMA-based energy-efficient wireless powered communications,” IEEE Tran. Green Commun. and Networking (TGCN), vol. 2, no. 3, Sep. 2018.

T. A. Zewde, R. Choi, and M. Cenk Gursoy, “Optimal resource allocation for SWIPT with in Full-Duplex Operation and Secrecy,” IEEE International Communication Conference (ICC) Workshop, Kansas City, KS, 2018.

T. A. Zewde and M. C. Gursoy, “Performance analysis of wireless-powered cellular networks with downlink SWIPT,” Invited paper IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC), Madrid, Spain, 2018.

T. A. Zewde and M. C. Gursoy, “NOMA-based energy-efficient wireless powered communication in 5G networks ” IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC), Toronto, Canada, Sep. 2017.

T. A. Zewde and M. C. Gursoy, “Energy efficiency analysis of wireless-powered cellular networks,” IEEE Conference on Information Science and Systems (CISS), Baltimore, MD, 2017.

T. A. Zewde and M. C. Gursoy, “QoS-driven resource allocation for SWIPT with finite alphabet inputs” IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), San Francisco, CA, Mar. 19-22, 2017

T. A. Zewde and M. C. Gursoy, “Energy-efficient time allocation for wireless energy harvesting communication networks” IEEE Global Communication (Globecom) Workshop, Washington, D.C., Dec. 8, 2016.

T. A. Zewde and M. C. Gursoy, “Energy-efficient full-duplex wireless information and power transfer”, IEEE 84th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC), Montreal, Canada, Sep. 18-21, 2016.

T. A. Zewde, and M. C. Gursoy, “Wireless-powered communication under QoS constraints”, IEEE International Communication Conference (ICC), Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, May 23-27, 2016.

T. A. Zewde, and M. C. Gursoy, “Energy-efficient resource allocation for SWIPT in multiple access channels”, IEEE 50th Conference on Information Science and Systems (CISS), Princeton, NJ, 2016.

T. A. Zewde and M. C. Gursoy, “Simultaneous wireless information and power transfer with finite-alphabet input signals”, IEEE 82nd Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC), Boston, MA, Sep. 6-9, 2015.

T. A. Zewde, “An Investigation on improving power system quality and security via optimization of transmission and distribution losses”, 4th EESC, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia