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

Contact

The research group is led by Professor Olav Tirkkonen.

Latest publications

Adaptive Sector Splitting based on Channel Charting in Massive MIMO Cellular Systems

Hanan Al-Tous, Olav Tirkkonen, Jing Liang 2021 Proceedings of IEEE 93rd Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2021

Exploiting Spatial Correlation for Pilot Reuse in Single-Cell mMTC

Lucas Ribeiro, Markus Leinonen, Hanan Al-Tous, Olav Tirkkonen, Markku Juntti 2021 Proceedings of the IEEE 32nd Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC 2021

Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface Empowered Device-to-Device Communication Underlaying Cellular Networks

Gang Yang, Yating Liao, Ying-Chang Liang, Olav Tirkkonen, Gongpu Wang, Xing Zhu 2021 IEEE Transactions on Communications

Towards Ultra-Reliable Signature Coding With Multiple Transmit Antennas

Roope Vehkalahti, Tefjol Pllaha, Olav Tirkkonen 2021 Proceedings of IEEE 93rd Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2021

CSI Quantization for FDD Massive MIMO Communication

Roope Vehkalahti, Jialing Liao, Tefjol Pllaha, Wei Han, Olav Tirkkonen 2021 Proceedings of 93rd IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2021

Probabilistic Path Loss Predictors for mmWave Networks

Taha Saleh, Dmitry Petrov, Olav Tirkkonen, Vilho Räisänen 2021 Proceedings of IEEE 93rd Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2021

A FAIR Extension for the MQTT Protocol

Dariush Salami, Olga Streibel, Marcus Rhenius, Stephan Sigg 2021 Proceedings of 16th International Conference on Mobility, Sensing and Networking (MSN 2020)

Signature Code Design for Fast Fading Channels

Roope Vehkalahti, Tefjol Pllaha, Olav Tirkkonen 2021 Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2021

Location-Free Beam Prediction in mmWave Systems

Tushara Ponnada, Hanan Al-Tous, Olav Tirkkonen 2021 Proceedings of IEEE 93rd Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2021
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