Department of Communications and Networking

Department of Communications and Networking

The Department of Communications and Networking (ComNet) carries out research in the areas of information and communications theory, communications and networking technology, and communications ecosystem.

ComNet combines the research traditions from electrical and communications engineering with computer science and economics.  With 11 tenure track professors and 5 other professors, ComNet is well positioned to approach research in communication and networking in a comprehensive fashion covering all the OSI layers from physical to applications.

Aalto University, Aki-Pekka Sinikoski

Research

Our 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.

Wearable Computing & Ambient Intelligence

Mobile Cloud Computing

Professor Yu Xiao

Mobile Cloud Computing

Ambient Intelligence

Professor Stephan Sigg

Ambient Intelligence

Communications Ecosystem

Network Economics

Professor Heikki Hämmäinen

Network Economics

Human Computer Interaction

Professor Antti Oulasvirta

User Interfaces

Mobile Communications and Networking

Network Security and Trust

Professor Raimo Kantola

Aalto University, Aki-Pekka Sinikoski

Internet technologies

Professor Jukka Manner

Aalto-yliopisto / laitekuva / kuvaaja: Linda Koskinen

Performance Analysis

Dr. Samuli Aalto

Server Cluster, constructed by Pasi Lassila

Cybersecurity

Professor Jarno Limnéll

Cyber Security

Wireless Communication, Information and Communications Theory

Information Theory

Professor Patric Östergård

Game picture

Communications Theory

Professor Olav Tirkkonen

Aalto University / Communications theory reserach group / picture: Aalto University

Communications Engineering

Professor Riku Jäntti, Head of Department

Communications Engineering

Wireless & Mobile Communications

Professor Jyri Hämäläinen, Dean

Radio Signal
Communication and networking, kuvaaja Unto Rautio

Research methodology and impact

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

Department of Communications and Networking

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.

Master's Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences - Communications Engineering

Our world is digitally revolutionised, highlighting the increasing importance of internet technologies, wireless communication and communications ecosystems. The Master’s Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences – Communications Engineering covers both theoretical fundamentals and the hottest hands-on applications of communications technology, including topics like 5G, IoT, machine learning, and cybersecurity. The study option consists of a hard technological core surrounded by human-centred behavioural economics and sciences.

Two Aalto University students working on a laptop together / photo by Unto Rautio

Become a doctoral student at the School of Electrical Engineering

Doctoral education will prepare you for the most demanding expert positions in your field in the academia, companies and public administration. Start here if you’re interested in doctoral studies!

Woman Elec Aki-Pekka Sinikoski

News

Aalto Factory of the Future
Research & Art Published:

Factory of the Future deploys indoor 5G and WiFi6 to support manufacturing research

Students and researchers can use the new facility to explore the applications of cutting-edge communications technologies in Industry 4.0.
Aalto_University_Professor_Tomasz_Kucner_02-11-2021_by_Jaakko_Kahilaniemi-6.jpg
Research & Art Published:

One of the most important characteristics of a researcher is tolerance for uncertainty

Assistant Professor Tomasz Kucner is researching, how and what robots can learn from the human behavior.
Aalto_Yu_Xiao
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Assistant professor Yu Xiao: Making daily activities easier with Extended Reality

Daily life is the ground for the research projects by assistant professor Yu Xiao and her group at Aalto University.
Eturivissä opiskelijat Otto Simola, Verneri Hirvonen ja Julius Helander. Takarivissä professori Jussi Ryynänen ja vanhempi yliopistonlehtori Marko Kosunen. Kuva: Niina Norjamäki
Press releases, Research & Art Published:

Students coded an open-source microprocessor that companies can use as they wish

The new processor is suitable, for example, for 6G transceivers and encryption technology. The project encourages young people to study microelectronics; skills that are in high demand in Finland.

Events

CSNOW - The Network of Women in Computer Science
Online event

CSNOW - The Network of Women in Computer Science

On January 27 come and hear about the CSNOW initiative at ETH Zurich for breaking down gender-based barriers and prejudices.
Intro to Scientific Computing 2022

Intro to Scientific Computing 2 - 4 February 2022

Are you starting your doctoral studies and you are unsure about the computational resources available for you? You are working from remote, but would you like to have more resources for your data science tasks? Would you like to learn about High Performance Computing (HPC) in practice? Join our hands-on course for data science workflows with HPC.
Sähkötekniikan alan opiskelijoita. Kuva: Unto Rautio / Aalto-yliopisto
Online event

Sähkötekniikan päivä at Aalto University

Welcome to the virtual event to learn about studying and career opportunities in the field of electrical engineering.

Where to find us

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

Maarintie 8

Maarintie 8

Maarintie 8

Head of department

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