The Microelectronics Research Unit is bringing high-frequency electroceramics to 5G and 6G research at the University of Oulu. The frequency range that extends to the terahertz level requires nanoelectronics that operate in the millionths of a millimetre.
University of Oulu to begin groundbreaking 6G research as part of Academy of Finland’s flagship programme
The Academy of Finland has selected the University of Oulu’s proposal 6G-Enabled Wireless Smart Society & Ecosystem as one of the first two flagships in the new national research funding programme. The flagship programme aims to further increase the quality and impact of Finnish research by funding the most prominent research clusters with high scientific merits and impact in supporting economic growth or society at large. The flagships will carry out ambitious research programmes enabled by substantial funding for a period of eight years.
Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC) and Circuits and Systems Research group (CAS) at the University of Oulu, Finland are offering several positions for Doctoral Students in the area of RF/mmW integrated circuit design. CWC is one of the leading research units in the field of wireless communications globally. Its mission is to conduct world-class research, create new technologies, train world-class graduates, and transfer technology to real use. CAS is known e.g. on its fundamental research on understanding and canceling nonlinear distortion.
The next generation wireless data transmission system, 5G, which has been described as revolutionary, is about to be introduced. The University of Oulu research unit Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC) is represented in the 5G Olympics team that will launch the first intercontinental public 5G network connection in the world.
CWC has open positions for four tenure track assistant or associate professors of Convergent IoT Communications for Vertical Systems, Security in Wireless Networks, Design of Radio Frequency Communications Transceiver Systems at mmW and THz Frequencies, as well as Machine-Type Communications.
The first comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of security regarding 5G security networks and devices has been published by Wiley. The editors include three current CWC staff members and a former CWC professor.
The wireless communications themed research proposal "6G-Enabled Wireless Smart Society & Ecosystem" has been chosen among the eight strongest candidates competing for the Academy of Finland Flagship Programme Call. After the round of interviews conducted by the review panels with the remaining applicants, the flagships to be funded will be selected in the middle of April.
The great need for experts in industry and the rapid development of technology have increased the number of doctoral research conducted in wireless communications. The one hundredth doctoral defence in communications engineering at the University of Oulu will take place on January 9, 2018.
Following projects have been confirmed to be funded as Infotech Oulu research activities in the following four-year period:
- Bennis Mehdi, ITEE: Proactive and Context-Aware Networks under Reliability and Latency Constraints: NOOR.
- Codreanu Marian, ITEE: Sparsity-Aware Online Signal Processing with Compressive Sensing (PROVING).
- Hadid Abdenour, ITEE: Vision Sensing Technologies for Healthcare Diagnosis.
- Heikkilä Janne, ITEE: Vision-based 3D perception for mixed reality applications.
- Jantunen Heli, Kordas Krisztian, Juuti Jari, Myllymäki Sami, Hannu Jari, ITEE: Environment digitisation and interactions by embedded self-sustainable systems – ENTITY.
- Lehtomäki Janne, Khan Zaheer, Destino Giuseppe, ITEE: IoT Localization Systems Using Shared Access in Radar Bands (IOTRAD).
- Meglinski Igor, ITEE: TWIsted LIGHT for digital tissue diagnosis (TWILIGHT).
- Pirttikangas Susanna, ITEE: Personalization, Privacy and Quality Control for MaaS with Blockchain (TrustedMaaS).
- Riekki Jukka, Sillanpää Mikko, ITEE, FSci: Bayesian Trusted Edge Analytics (B-TEA).
- Röning Juha, Vainio, Seppo: ITEE, FBMM: Sensor Within: Harnessing Human Biology for Sensing Applications.
- Saarakkala Simo, Nieminen Miika, FMed: Prediction and decision support systems for knee osteoarthritis.
- Zhao Guoying, ITEE: Towards Reading Micro-expressions in the Real World.
Centre for Wireless Communications at the University of Oulu and the University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka are launching a new International Double Degree Master’s Programme in Wireless Communications Engineering (WCE). The first Master’s students from Sri Lanka will arrive in Oulu in the autumn. Same kind of agreement has also been made between the University of Oulu and Asian Institute of Technology AIT in Thailand.
The new 5GTN Community service environment will opened to companies in Oulu on 11 December.
Research cooperation conducted in the University of Oulu was honoured, as SIGMONA project received the Celtic Excellence Award for its important achievements and high impact on future business in CELTIC Event 2017 at Barcelona, Spain. CWC (Centre for Wireless Communications) has been one of the partners.
The field of the position is wireless communications networking in general with special emphasis on research and teaching in areas such as 4G and emerging 5G packet core and its functions, network functions virtualization (NFV), management and orchestration of NFVs (MANO), software defined networking (SDN), mobile edge computing (MEC) and novel virtualized services therein. The professor is also responsible for providing teaching in basics of communications networking.
Strong Expertise in Wireless Comms contributes for the University of Oulu to join Nokia Bell Labs affiliate program
University of Oulu has been selected for the Nokia Distinguished Academic Partner Partnership Program as one of the top 25 universities in the world. The program seeks solutions to future wireless technologies through extensive co-operation in research, training and innovation.
Best Paper Award at 2017 IEEE Conference on Standards for Communications & Networking (CSCN’17), that was held in Helsinki on 18– 20 Sep. 2017, was received by a team consisting of five present and one former CWC researchers. The paper titled 5G Security: Analysis of Threats and Solutions was awarded during the IEEE 5G-IoT SUMMIT 2017 in Helsinki.
Contract-based (6 months) and scholarship-based CWC's master's thesis topics offered for Finnish EE and international WCE students
Academy Researcher Mehdi Bennis of the Centre for Wireless Communications CWC was awarded for his research enhancing activities, especially for the remarkable amount of publications in 2016.
CWC's long-time collaborator Professor Behnaam Aazhang was conferred as Honorary Doctor at University of Oulu.
Tenure Track Associate Professor Position in Design and Optimization of Heterogeneous Wireless Access Networks
Finland's first 5G test network 5GTN expands in Oulu. 5G development environment of VTT, the University of Oulu and the Centria Polytechnic will be used especially for vertical business use. There is already a large number of Finnish companies with whom 5G technology has been developed and will be tested in several application areas. The first new solutions are targeting for field trials already this year.
During the summer 2017 ITEE organises regular courses in information processing science, electrical engineering, computer science and engineering, communications engineering.
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