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

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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!

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News

Hey GUI is a chatbot that can be used to find images or textual information about apps and their user interfaces using natural language conversations.
Press releases, Research & Art Published:

New chatbot can explain apps and show you how they access hardware or data

Hey GUI helps you find information on apps and their user interfaces with a simple conversation rather than complex tools or code.
Schneiderin avoin EcoStruxure Automation Expert -alusta on Aalto-yliopiston opiskelijoiden käytössä Aallon Factory of the Future -yksikössä. Kuva: Aalto ITiA research group
Research & Art Published:

Open, vendor-agnostic automation is the future of working life

Collaboration between Schneider Electric and Aalto University. Schneider’s open EcoStruxure Automation Expert platform will be used by Aalto University students in Aalto’s Factory of the Future unit.
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Suggest the next Electrical Engineering Alumnus of the Year

Submit your suggestion by 27 September 2021.
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Nominate your choice for the Award for Quality Teaching 2020-2021

Nominate your choice for the Award for Quality Teaching at the School of Electrical Engineering.

Events

Dissertations

Defence of doctoral thesis in the field of Communications Engineering MSc Jaume Benseny Quintana

Title of the doctoral thesis is "Local wireless access provision for rural penetration and urban diversification"

Where to find us

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

Maarintie 8

(previously TUAS building) Maarintie 8, Espoo.

Maarintie 8

Computer Science building

Address: Konemiehentie 2. The Computer Science building is mainly used for IT and electrical engineering teaching and research.

Tietotekniikan talo, Computer Science Building

Head of department

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