Department of Communications and Networking

Department of Communications and Networking

The Department of Communications and Networking (Comnet), is the largest unit in Finland in its research area.

World-class research in shaping the internet technology is conducted here. At the forefront are topics related to energy-efficient ICT.

 

 

Aalto University, Aki-Pekka Sinikoski

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Research

The research focuses on the areas of information and communications theory, communications and networking technology, and communications ecosystem.

The Department of Communications and Networking is well-positioned to address the grand challenges in digitalisation, wireless internet and device usability in a comprehensive way – covering all the OSI layers from physical to applications and making impact to the society. One of the department’s special strengths is linking research with the Finnish and international business sector.

Evolving Internet

The group works on a wide range of topics related to the Internet, from mobile data communication to green ICT and cyber security.

Aalto-yliopisto / laitekuva / kuvaaja: Linda Koskinen

Information Theory

The group studies fundamental problems in discrete mathematics and information theory. The main tools are combinatorial algorithms and massive computations.

Game picture

Network Security and Trust

The group is focused on creating new networking paradigms, protocols, algorithms, systems and functions for a trustworthy Internet. The group studies both trustworthy distributed solutions and classical and Software Defined Networks. The latter includes for example 5G.

Aalto University, Aki-Pekka Sinikoski

User Interfaces

The group studies computational methods for improving user interfaces, including modeling, optimization, and machine learning methods.

User Interfaces

Communications Theory

The research group develops principles for an all-wireless future.

Department of Communications and Networking / Communications Theory

Network Architecture, Protocols, and Services

Our research is on networked systems and protocols with a focus on transport and application layer aspects. In conjunction with this, we work towards understanding user behavior (mobility, network and service interactions) and traffic patterns in the Internet through measurements and modeling and on the impact of network performance on user quality of experience.

Aalto-yliopisto, liput / kuvaaja: Aino Huovio

Network Economics

The group studies the techno-economic aspects of communication services and networks.

Network Economics

Research methodology and impact

The foundation for strategic research missions following grand research challenges that impact the society.

Communication and networking, kuvaaja Unto Rautio

Communications Engineering

The Communications Engineering research group lead by Professor Riku Jäntti focus on physical and MAC layer related research topics of wireless communications systems.

Communications Engineering

Mobile Cloud Computing

The mc² – Mobile Cloud Computing group at Aalto University, founded in 2016, conducts experimental systems research on edge computing and services for cognitive manufacturing and autonomous driving. With members from technically diverse backgrounds, the mc² group is active in multi-disciplinary research and industrial collaboration.

Mobile Cloud Computing

Ambient Intelligence

The group studies efficient algorithms that enable intelligent spaces and interaction, including on-body and environmental sensing, usable security, optimization and machine learning methods.

Ambient Intelligence

Studies

The Department of Communications and Networking provides most of the courses of Communications Engineering (CE) major, which is one of the majors under the Master's Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences. CE major gives a solid understanding of Internet technologies, wireless communications and communications ecosystems - from the perspective of concepts, technologies and methodologies.

 

News

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University Published:

Satellites and the Electrical Engineering Workshop aroused enthusiasm among jubilee alumni

Alumni who started their studies 50 years ago at the former Helsinki University of Technology convened to celebrate.
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Cooperation, Studies Published:

Fast but controlled: racing car built during Protocamp course is equipped with artificial intelligence

The Speed Demon project team was commissioned to build a small self-driving AI racing car.
Aalto University / data center / photo: Linda Koskinen
Research & Art Published:

Data out in the open! Professor of Practice Pekka Nikander wants to build markets for data

Unlike most factors of production, we can reuse data limitlessly. Functional data markets would enable the utilisation of collected data for the benefit of society.
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Press releases Published:

Finns were reluctant to share election tweets of bots

According to the final report of ELEBOT project, the effect of Twitter bots was minimal during this year’s Finnish elections

Events

Aalto University / Back to the mall 5.0 / photo: Linda Koskinen
Campus

Back to the Mall 5.0 pop-up weeks

*Hack the Mall comes back again!
CS Forum
Lectures and seminars

CS Forum: Andreas Karrenbauer "Near-Optimal Approximate Shortest Paths and Transshipment in Distributed and Streaming Models"

CS forum is a seminar series arranged at the CS department - open to everyone free-of-charge. The talk begins at 13:00 and coffee is served 15 minutes before the talk.
Aalto CS Research Day
Lectures and seminars

CS Research Day 2019

CS Research Day is jointly organized by the Department of Computer Science and Department of Communications and Networking and the Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics. The point of the event is networking and getting to know what other computer science researchers are doing. Everyone is welcome!
FCAI_get_together_2018_Aalto_SCI_photo_Matti_Ahlgren
Conferences and workshops

Save the Date – FCAI Flagship Community Event

Join the front-runner research in artificial intelligence – come to the FCAI flagship community event

Where to find us

Main parts of the department are located in Maarintie 8 and Konemiehentie 2, at Otaniemi Campus.

Maarintie 8

Maarintie 8, Espoo

Maarintie 8

Computer Science building

Address: Konemiehentie 2. Mon-Fri 8.00 - 15.30

Tietotekniikan talo, Computer Science Building

Head of department

Riku Jäntti

Riku Jäntti

Department of Communications and Networking
Professor

Secretary

Finance

Lotta Timonen

Dean's Unit of the School of Electrical Engineering
Controller

HR

Heli Liukko

Heli Liukko

Dean's Unit of the School of Electrical Engineering
Henkilöstösihteeri

Essi Leinos

School services, ELEC
Personnel Secretary

Technical Support

Juhapekka Hietala

Juhapekka Hietala

Department of Communications and Networking
Research technician
Timi Lehtola

Timi Lehtola

Department of Communications and Networking
Research technician

Viktor Nässi

Department of Communications and Networking
Operating Engineer
Markus Peuhkuri

Markus Peuhkuri

Department of Communications and Networking
Laboratory Engineer
Juho Kaivosoja

Juho Kaivosoja

Department of Communications and Networking
Operating Engineer

Department members

Yusein Ali

Department of Communications and Networking
Postdoctoral Researcher

Aleksi Marttinen

Department of Communications and Networking
Research Engineer
Alemnew Asrese

Alemnew Asrese

Department of Communications and Networking
Doctoral Candidate

Arturo Basaure Quintana

Department of Communications and Networking

Byung Cho

Department of Communications and Networking
Postdoctoral Researcher
Eren Boz

Eren Boz

Department of Communications and Networking
Doctoral Candidate

Dmitrij Lagutin

Department of Communications and Networking
Research Fellow

Ruifeng Duan

Department of Communications and Networking
Esa Hyytiä

Esa Hyytiä

Department of Communications and Networking
Postdoctoral Researcher
Edward Mutafungwa

Edward Mutafungwa

Department of Communications and Networking
Staff Scientist

Natalia Ermolova

Department of Communications and Networking

Sofonias Hailu

Department of Communications and Networking
Doctoral Candidate
Heikki Hämmäinen

Heikki Hämmäinen

Department of Communications and Networking
Professor
Jukka Manner

Jukka Manner

Department of Communications and Networking
Professor

Jussi Jokinen

Department of Communications and Networking
Postdoctoral Researcher
Jörg Ott

Jörg Ott

Department of Communications and Networking
Adjunct Professor
Juha Järvinen

Juha Järvinen

Department of Communications and Networking
Doctoral Candidate
Jyri Hämäläinen

Jyri Hämäläinen

School services, ELEC
Dean

Hammad Kabir

Department of Communications and Networking

Matti Kilkki

Department of Communications and Networking
Senior University Lecturer

Janin Koch

Department of Communications and Networking
Doctoral Candidate

Kalle Ruttik

Department of Communications and Networking
University Lecturer
Jarno Limnell

Jarno Limnell

Department of Communications and Networking
Professor of Practice
Jose Costa Requena

Jose Costa Requena

Department of Communications and Networking
Staff Scientist

Lauri Liuhto

Department of Communications and Networking
Research Engineer

Marko Luoma

Department of Communications and Networking
Manager

Markku Laine

Department of Communications and Networking
Postdoctoral Researcher
Pekka Nikander

Pekka Nikander

Department of Communications and Networking
Professor of Practice

Nuutti Varis

Department of Communications and Networking
Postdoctoral Researcher

Ossi Kaltiokallio

Department of Communications and Networking
Postdoctoral Researcher
Olav Tirkkonen

Olav Tirkkonen

Department of Communications and Networking
Professor (Associate Professor)
Antti Oulasvirta

Antti Oulasvirta

Department of Communications and Networking
Professor (Associate Professor)

Giancarlo Pastor Figueroa

Department of Communications and Networking
Postdoctoral Researcher
Patric Östergård

Patric Östergård

Department of Communications and Networking
Professor
Pasi Lassila

Pasi Lassila

Department of Communications and Networking
University Lecturer
Pasi Sarolahti

Pasi Sarolahti

Department of Communications and Networking
University Lecturer
Muneeba Raja

Muneeba Raja

Department of Communications and Networking
Doctoral Candidate
Riku Jäntti

Riku Jäntti

Department of Communications and Networking
Professor

Risto Järvinen

Department of Communications and Networking
Research Engineer
Raimo Kantola

Raimo Kantola

Department of Communications and Networking
Professor

Tuukka Ruotsalo

Department of Communications and Networking
Research Fellow
Samuli Aalto

Samuli Aalto

Department of Communications and Networking
Senior University Lecturer
Stephan Sigg

Stephan Sigg

Department of Communications and Networking
Assistant Professor
Tarik Taleb

Tarik Taleb

Department of Communications and Networking
Professor (Associate Professor)

Kashyap Todi

Department of Communications and Networking
Postdoctoral Researcher
Juuso Töyli

Juuso Töyli

Department of Communications and Networking
Adjunct Professor
Timo-Pekka Heikkinen

Timo-Pekka Heikkinen

Department of Communications and Networking
Research Engineer

Ermias Walelgne

Department of Communications and Networking
Doctoral Candidate

Alexandr Vesselkov

Department of Communications and Networking
Zheng Yan

Zheng Yan

Department of Communications and Networking
Academy Research Fellow
Yu Xiao

Yu Xiao

Department of Communications and Networking
Assistant Professor

Miloud Bagaa

Department of Communications and Networking
Research Fellow

Marius Noreikis

Department of Communications and Networking

Le Nguyen

Department of Communications and Networking
Doctoral Candidate
Markus Peuhkuri

Markus Peuhkuri

Department of Communications and Networking
Laboratory Engineer

Jaume Benseny Quintana

Department of Communications and Networking
Doctoral Candidate

Jaspreet Walia

Department of Communications and Networking
Doctoral Candidate
Juha-Matti Tilli

Juha-Matti Tilli

Department of Communications and Networking
Doctoral Candidate

Oussama El Marai

Department of Communications and Networking
Doctoral Candidate

Jari Lietzén

Department of Communications and Networking
Doctoral Candidate

Badr Mada

Department of Communications and Networking
Doctoral Candidate

Roope Vehkalahti

Department of Communications and Networking
Research Fellow

Behnam Badihi Olyaei

Department of Communications and Networking
Doctoral Candidate

Ibrahim Afolabi

Department of Communications and Networking
Doctoral Candidate

Chao Zhu

Department of Communications and Networking
Doctoral Candidate

Niraj Dayama

Department of Communications and Networking
Postdoctoral Researcher

Morteza Shiripour

Department of Communications and Networking
Doctoral Candidate

Truong Pham

Department of Communications and Networking
Doctoral Candidate

Sunjun Kim

Department of Communications and Networking
Postdoctoral Researcher

Hamed Hellaoui

Department of Communications and Networking
Doctoral Candidate

Ji Lee

Department of Communications and Networking
Postdoctoral Researcher

Xueqin Liang

Department of Communications and Networking
Visiting Doctoral Candidate

Wei Feng

Department of Communications and Networking
Visiting Doctoral Candidate

Rami Addad

Department of Communications and Networking
Doctoral Candidate
Santeri Paavolainen

Santeri Paavolainen

Department of Communications and Networking
Doctoral Candidate
Tommi Elo

Tommi Elo

Department of Communications and Networking
Doctoral Candidate

Seppo Borenius

Department of Communications and Networking
Doctoral Candidate

Oussama Bekkouche

Department of Communications and Networking
Doctoral Candidate

Rainhard Findling

Department of Communications and Networking
Postdoctoral Researcher

Petr Byvshev

Department of Communications and Networking
Doctoral Candidate

Hany Khalifa

Department of Communications and Networking
Doctoral Candidate

Xuebing Li

Department of Communications and Networking
Research Assistant

Emmi Pouta

Department of Communications and Networking
Doctoral Candidate

Shushu Liu

Department of Communications and Networking
Doctoral Candidate
Walid Boumezer

Walid Boumezer

Department of Communications and Networking
Doctoral Candidate

Viktor Nässi

Department of Communications and Networking
Operating Engineer

Daniel Heinlein

Department of Communications and Networking
Postdoctoral Researcher

Ektor Arzoglou

Department of Communications and Networking
Doctoral Candidate

Reino Virrankoski

Department of Communications and Networking
Visiting Doctoral Candidate

Yi-Chi Liao

Department of Communications and Networking
Doctoral Candidate

Muhammad Sheikh

Department of Communications and Networking
Postdoctoral Researcher

Luis Leiva Torres

Department of Communications and Networking
Postdoctoral Researcher

Fayezeh Ghavimi

Department of Communications and Networking
Postdoctoral Researcher

Petri Nyman

Department of Communications and Networking
Project Specialist

Ai Nakajima

Department of Communications and Networking
Project Employee

Subha Ponnada

Department of Communications and Networking
Doctoral Candidate

Xiyu Wang

Department of Communications and Networking
Doctoral Candidate

Shu Zhaogang

Department of Communications and Networking

Clayton Souza Leite

Department of Communications and Networking
Doctoral Candidate

Si-Ahmed Naas

Department of Communications and Networking
Doctoral Candidate

Chafika Benzaid

Department of Communications and Networking
Postdoctoral Researcher

Aurélien Nioche

Department of Communications and Networking
Postdoctoral Researcher

Johnny Prados-Garzon

Department of Communications and Networking
Postdoctoral Researcher

Parham Kazemi

Department of Communications and Networking
Doctoral Candidate

Mohsen Amidzade

Department of Communications and Networking
Doctoral Candidate

Tefjol Pllaha

Department of Communications and Networking
Postdoctoral Researcher

Sameera Palipana

Department of Communications and Networking
Postdoctoral Researcher

Hanan Al-Tous

Department of Communications and Networking
Postdoctoral Researcher

Marko Repo

Department of Communications and Networking
Trainee

Mohammed Boukhalfa

Department of Communications and Networking
Visiting Doctoral Candidate

Wencan Mao

Department of Communications and Networking
Doctoral Candidate

Mandana Ghasemi

Department of Communications and Networking
Doctoral Candidate

Andrea Lisi

Department of Communications and Networking
Visiting Scholar

Roberto Di Candia

Department of Communications and Networking
Postdoctoral Researcher

Azzam Al-Nahari

Department of Communications and Networking

Arkadiusz Biernacki

Department of Communications and Networking
Research Fellow

Tommi Hulkkonen

Department of Communications and Networking
Visiting Scholar

Özgür Akgül

Department of Communications and Networking
Postdoctoral Researcher
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