Erkki Harjula

D.Sc., M.Sc. (Tech)
Assistant professor (Tenure track)
Medical IoT - Edge - AI - ML - DLT

CWC-Networks and Systems
Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

Dr. Erkki Harjula is a tenure-track assistant professor at the Centre for Wireless Communications - Networks and Systems (CWC-NS) research unit, within the faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (ITEE). He received a D.Sc. degree in 2016, and a M.Sc. degree in 2007. He has background in the interface between computer science and wireless communications: mobile and IoT networks, distributed networks, cloud computing and green computing.

Currently he leads a team of six researchers, called Wireless system level architectures for future digital healthcare (WEALTH). The WEALTH team is a part of WiMeC group within CWC-NS, and the key research topics are wrapped around intelligent trustworthy distributed IoT and edge computing for healthcare use cases. Harjula's current project portfolio includes Eware-6G, Tomohead and Distech-6G projects and he is the teacher of Introduction to Internet graduate course. He is also an editor in Springer Wireless Networks (WINE) journal.

Previously, Harjula has worked as a postdoctoral researcher and project manager at CWC-NS (2016-2020), and a research scientist / project manager for Center for Internet Excellence (CIE) (2013-2015) and MediaTeam (2000-2014) research groups. He visited Columbia University in 2008-2009.


Introduction to Internet (Fitech)






Research interests

  • Medical ICT
  • Edge-cloud continuum
  • IoT
  • AI & ML

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