Mika Ylianttila

Associate Professor (tenure track), M.Sc., Dr.Sc., eMBA

163 peer reviewed publications in international journals. The publications have been cited 3500 times, of which the most cited publication accounts for 650 citations. The author has a h-index of 30.00. (Google Scholar)


Mika Ylianttila (M. Sc, Dr.Sc, eMBA) is a full-time Associate Professor (tenure track) at  the  Centre  for  Wireless Communications (CWC), at  the  Faculty  of  Information  Technology and Electrical Engineering (ITEE), University of Oulu, Finland. He received his doctoral degree on Communications Engineering at the University of Oulu in 2005. He has coauthored more than 150 international peer-reviewed articles. Research interests include network security, network softwarization and virtualization, edge computing, software-defined networking, and 5G applications and services. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, and Editor in Wireless Networks journal.

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Scientific merits

  • Leading research team focusing on network security and softwarization, IoT and edge computing
  • Published more than 150 international peer-reviewed articles
  • Principal investigator (whole project or University of Oulu team) in more than 30 projects
  • Supervised 12 doctoral and 80 masters theses

Professional and community activities

  • Associate Professor (tenure track), at Centre for Wireless Communication - Networks and Systems
  • Director, Communications Engineering Doctoral Degree Programme
  • Member, Doctoral Training Committee for Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
  • Editor, Wireless Networks journal
  • Senior Member of IEEE


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Industrial Edge: Adaptive, Efficient and Reliable Edge Computing for Industrial Applications

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Towards Digital Paradise

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Secure Connectivity of Future Cyber-Physical Systems

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