The hundredth doctoral dissertation on telecommunications at the University of Oulu

The high demand for experts and rapid technological development within the ICT sector increase the number of doctoral dissertations in telecommunications. The hundredth doctoral dissertation made at the Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC) will be examined on Tuesday 9 January.

The hundredth doctoral dissertation from the doctoral programme in telecommunications or telecommunications as major subject at the University of Oulu, to be examined on 9 January 2018, was made by Master of Engineering Shashika Manosha Kapuruhamy Badalge from Sri Lanka.

He completed his doctoral dissertation at the Centre for Wireless Communications research unit, which is responsible for the implementation of the doctoral programme in telecommunications at the University of Oulu. His dissertation is titled “Convex optimization based resource allocation in multi-antenna systems”. 

The first doctoral dissertation in telecommunications was published at the University of Oulu in 1991. Its author Hsiao-Hwa Chen currently acts as professor at the National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan.

In recent years, the number of doctoral theses on wireless communications has been increasing steadily, spurred by the high demand for experts and rapid technological development within the ICT sector.

The establishment of the Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC) at the University of Oulu in 1995 increased the provision of doctoral training and improved its quality and implementation, and made it more systematic.
Most of those who have a doctoral degree in telecommunications find jobs in corporations in different parts of the world. At the moment, there are 140 persons working at CWC and about half of them are foreigners, hailing from a total of 25 different countries.

Shashika Manosha Kapuruhamy Badalgen will defend his doctoral dissertation on Tuesday 9 January 2018 at 12 noon in Kuusamonsali (YB210) on the University of Oulu's Linnanmaa campus.

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Last updated: 9.1.2018