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.

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

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

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

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

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

Graphic Illustration of 5G network with symbols. Graphic design: Safa Hovinen
Campus, Press releases, Research & Art Published:

More speed for the research of robotic transportation and the Internet of Things – The 5G network has opened in Otaniemi

The new high-speed mobile network will give students, researchers and companies new opportunities to test and develop future technologies.
Aalto University / a child trying out VR glasses / photo: Atte Leskinen
Cooperation, Studies Published:

Young people will upgrade your shopping trip with 5G technology

5G solutions developed by upper secondary school and higher education students were tested out at the A Bloc shopping centre in September.
Shakin up Tech, biomimeettinen silkki. Kuva: Mikko Raskinen.
Cooperation, Research & Art Published:

Shaking up Tech brings hundreds of female students together to explore technology

Showcasing technologies ranging from spider silk stretching to VR trips through space and talks from inspiring speakers, the event made it clear that technology is for everyone.
Someone typing on a phone next to someone typing on a laptop
Research & Art Published:

Smartphone typing speeds catching up with keyboards

A study of over 37,000 users shows that the ‘typing gap’, the difference typing speeds between mobile devices and physical keyboards is decreasing, and 10–19-year olds can type about 10 words-per-minute faster than their parents' generation.

Events

Aalto-yliopisto / leijuva magneetti / kuva: Linda Koskinen
Exhibitions and fairs

The Research Winter Day of the School of Electrical Engineering

The Research Winter Day 2020 of the School of Electrical Engineering will take place on February.
Dissertations

Public defence in the field of Networking Technology, Saba Ahsan, M.Sc. (Tech.)

Title of the dissertation is "Video Streaming Transport: Measurements and Advances"

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, Espoo.
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 7.45 - 20.00 Fri 7.45-18.00 and Sat 11.00-18.00.

The Computer Science building / Tietotekniikan talo is mainly used for IT and electrical engineering teaching and research.

Tietotekniikan talo, Computer Science Building

Secretary

Finance

Lotta Timonen

Dean's Unit of the School of Electrical Engineering
Controller

Technical Support

Juhapekka Hietala

Juhapekka Hietala

Department of Communications and Networking
Research technician
Timi Lehtola

Timi Lehtola

Department of Communications and Networking
Research technician
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

Byungjin Cho

Department of Communications and Networking
Postdoctoral Researcher
Beneyam Haile

Beneyam Haile

Department of Communications and Networking
Postdoctoral Researcher

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

Benjamin Finley

Department of Communications and Networking

Sofonias Hailu

Department of Communications and Networking
Postdoctoral Researcher
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
Jesus Llorente Santos

Jesus Llorente Santos

Department of Communications and Networking

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
Samuli Aalto

Samuli Aalto

Department of Communications and Networking
Senior University Lecturer
Stephan Sigg

Stephan Sigg

Department of Communications and Networking
Professor (Associate 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

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

Jarno Lähteenmäki

Department of Communications and Networking
Doctoral Candidate

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

Mohamad Salhani

Department of Communications and Networking

Truong Pham

Department of Communications and Networking
Doctoral Candidate

Sunjun Kim

Department of Communications and Networking
Postdoctoral Researcher

Mohammed Elmusrati

Department of Communications and Networking

Hamed Hellaoui

Department of Communications and Networking
Doctoral Candidate

Ji Lee

Department of Communications and Networking
Postdoctoral Researcher

Rami Addad

Department of Communications and Networking
Doctoral Candidate
Juho Paavolainen

Juho 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

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

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

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

Jonathan 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

Tuomas Laine

Department of Communications and Networking
Research Assistant

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

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

Timo Siponen

Department of Communications and Networking
Project Researcher

Furqan Jameel

Department of Communications and Networking
Doctoral Candidate

Jialing Liao

Department of Communications and Networking
Postdoctoral Researcher

Tero Kadenius

Department of Communications and Networking
Visiting Scholar

Ari-Pekka Lappi

Department of Communications and Networking
Project Researcher

Si Zuo

Department of Communications and Networking
Doctoral Candidate

Andras Ratonyi

Department of Communications and Networking
Project Researcher

Dariush Salami

Department of Communications and Networking
Project Researcher

Zinelaabidine Nadir

Department of Communications and Networking
Doctoral Candidate

Othmane Hireche

Department of Communications and Networking
Doctoral Candidate

Aiman Nait Abbou

Department of Communications and Networking
Doctoral Candidate

Yongchao Dang

Department of Communications and Networking

Faisal Rehman

Department of Communications and Networking

Bin Yang

Department of Communications and Networking
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