Department of Communications and Networking

Communications Theory

The research group develops principles for an all-wireless future.
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The current research interests of the communication theory group are in:

  • coding theory
  • multiantenna techniques
  • quantum communication
  • cognitive, heterogeneous and self-organizing wireless networks.

The development of cellular systems keeps opening up new frontiers and enabling the use of methods of increasing sophistication to optimize system performance on all layers in Radio Access Networks (RANs).

Quantum communication is emerging as a paradigm for perfect physical layer security.

Current topics include:

  • 5G wireless networks
    • spectrum and interference management
    • machine learning for wireless network optimization
    • Network-level interference cancelation and coordination
    • Massive and mmWave MIMO
  • Coding on compact manifolds
  • Quantum key distribution


The research group is led by Professor Olav Tirkkonen.

Latest publications

Multipoint channel charting-based radio resource management for V2V communications

Hanan Al-Tous, Subha Ponnada, Christoph Studer, Olav Tirkkonen 2020 EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking

DDPG-based radio resource management for user interactive mobile edge networks

Po Chen Chen, Yen Chen Chen, Wei Hsiang Huang, Chih Wei Huang, Olav Tirkkonen 2020 2nd 6G Wireless Summit 2020

Quantum-Enhanced Microwave Backscattering Communications

Riku Jantti, Ruifeng Duan, Jari Lietzen, Hany Khalifa, Lajos Hanzo 2020 IEEE Communications Magazine

Big Data Enabled Mobility Robustness optimization for Commercial LTE Networks

Jaiju Joseph, Furqan Ahmed, Tommi Jokela, Olav Tirkkonen, Juho Poutanen, Jamo Niemela 2020 2020 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2020 - Proceedings

Latency-Aware Power Management in Software-Defined Radios

Nicolas Malm, Kalle Ruttik, Olav Tirkkonen 2020 Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Recurrent convolutional neural networks for poet identification

Dariush Salami, Saeedeh Momtazi 2020 Digital Scholarship in the Humanities

Maximum Sub-array Diversity for mmWave Network under RF Power Leakage and Transceiver Distortion Noises

Leila Tlebaldiyeva, Behrouz Maham, Olav Tirkkonen 2020 2020 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2020 - Proceedings

Special Issue on Wireless Big Data

Yang Yang, Jie Li, Cheng-Xiang Wang, Olav Tirkkonen, Ming-Tuo Zhou 2020 IEEE Transactions on Big Data

System Model for Average Downlink SINR in 5G Multi-Beam Networks

Amaanat Ali, Umur Karabulut, Ahmad Awada, Ingo Viering, Olav Tirkkonen, Andre Noll Barreto, Gerhard P. Fettweis 2019 2019 IEEE 30th Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC 2019
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