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

Aalto maintains strong position in ShanghaiRankings

Altogether eight subjects rank in the top 100 worldwide

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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

Aalto University / Salu Ylirisku / photo: Linda Koskinen
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Salu Ylirisku, Doctor of Arts, teaches design process and related skills to aspiring engineers at the School of Electrical Engineering.
Aalto Univeristy / 5G Hack The Mall course demo / photo: Linda Koskinen
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5G Mall – a playground for young people

For the first time worldwide, upper secondary school and university students went looking for 5G technology solutions to challenges met by shopping centres.
ShanghaiRankings 2019
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Aalto maintains strong position in ShanghaiRankings

Altogether eight subjects rank in the top 100 worldwide
ITS konferenssi / Aalto University
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Security concerns everyone

The topic of the international ITS conference in Otaniemi is information security from the viewpoint of both science and companies.

Events

Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of Networking Technology M.Sc. (Tech.) Riku Luostarinen

Title of the thesis is “On improving usability and network management of challenging systems”
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of Network Technology, M.Sc. (Tech.) Matti Pärssinen

Title of the thesis is “Towards sustainable data centers and ICT services”
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of Communications Engineering, M.Sc. (Tech.) Risto Öörni

Title of the thesis is “Agile Evaluation Methods for Intelligent Transport Systems – Definitions of Agile Charasteristics and Assessment Criteria”
RIOT Summit takes place 5-6 September, 2019 in Helsinki
Conferences and workshops

RIOT Summit 2019

Over the last four years, RIOT has been emerged as one of the agile and state of the art operating system for the IoT. The previous Summits were a big success. It’s time to meet again face-to-face!

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
Laitoksen johtaja

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

Dmitrij Lagutin

Department of Communications and Networking
Research Fellow

Ruifeng Duan

Department of Communications and Networking
Postdoctoral Researcher
Esa Hyytiä

Esa Hyytiä

Department of Communications and Networking
Visiting Professor
Edward Mutafungwa

Edward Mutafungwa

Department of Communications and Networking
Staff Scientist

Natalia Ermolova

Department of Communications and Networking
Senior Research Scientist

Sofonias Hailu

Department of Communications and Networking
Doctoral Candidate
Heikki Hämmäinen

Heikki Hämmäinen

Department of Communications and Networking
Professor
Janne Kokkala

Janne Kokkala

Department of Communications and Networking
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

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
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
Doctoral Candidate

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

Tomi Penttilä

Department of Communications and Networking
Research Assistant

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

Juhana Kekoni

Department of Communications and Networking
Research Assistant

Jari Lietzén

Department of Communications and Networking
Doctoral Candidate

Badr Mada

Department of Communications and Networking
Doctoral Candidate

Estifanos Menta

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

Mehrnoosh Monshizadeh

Department of Communications and Networking

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

Sven-Gustav Häggman

Department of Communications and Networking

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

Tuomas Laine

Department of Communications and Networking
Research Assistant

Tefjol Pllaha

Department of Communications and Networking
Visiting Doctoral Candidate

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

Lokesh Thirunavukkarasu

Department of Communications and Networking
Trainee

Mohammed Boukhalfa

Department of Communications and Networking
Visiting Doctoral Candidate

Tugce Köroglu

Department of Communications and Networking
Research Assistant

Taru Saarelainen

Department of Communications and Networking
Research Assistant

Carlos De la Torre Ortiz

Department of Communications and Networking
Research Assistant

Wencan Mao

Department of Communications and Networking
Doctoral Candidate

Sanchit Bansal

Department of Communications and Networking
Research Assistant

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
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