Electronic skin (e-skin) is a thin, flexible and adaptable electronic material that mimics the functions and properties of human skin and can be widely used in healthcare, industry, robotics and a new generation of prostheses. For example, e-skin enables the detection of contact and heat on machines and devices, increasing their intelligence and opportunities for interaction with the environment and human. In the coming decades, e-skin will be one of the key technologies in the societal shift towards intelligent automation and human and machine evolution.
Ambitious project plans with tight schedules have faced drastic delays due to the pandemic, which has put a halt on mobility and has limited access to research premises and equipment. One of the multipartner projects forced to redraft its research steps is the EU-funded ICT project 5G!Drones. Committed to trial selected use cases for the most prominent unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) applications, the project relies on the complementary expertise from 20 organisations around Europe, both universities and companies.
Infotech Institute research project 2022 – 2025 call in the strategic focus area Digitalization and smart society
Infotech Institute is now calling for new research projects for the four-year period of 1/2022 – 12/2025. The new Infotech research projects should address the global challenges recognized in the strategy of the University of Oulu for the focus area Digitalization and smart society.
Deadline for the project applications is February 23rd, 2021.
Webinar related to Infotech research project call will be organized 17.12.2020 at 13-14 pm.
Associate professor Mehdi Bennis from the Centre for Wireless Communications has been elevated to the grade of an IEEE Fellow. The IEEE fellowship is attributed for his contributions to resource optimization in heterogeneous and low-latency wireless networks.
Associate professor Mehdi Bennis and professor Tarik Taleb from the Centre for Wireless Communications received a truly significant recognition as they were named Highly Cited Researchers 2020 in the annual listing of world’s most influential researchers based on publication data in the Web of Science. Both of the experts have a key role in the 6G Flagship programme at the University of Oulu.
Finnish 6G Flagship programme has published a new issue of 6G Waves magazine. The 56-page magazine highlights latest achievements, collaborations, and the expertise of innovators who are taking 6G research to the next level. Stories also demonstrate how our experts contribute to 5G adoption and beyond 5G development with collaborators in various sectors.
Enthusiastic and expressive, Mehdi Bennis has a way of pulling a listener into his field of excitement without resistance. The Centre for Wireless Communication associate professor has been wrapping his head around the 6G vision and while thinks the real revolution is yet to come, he has a pretty good idea where it will come from.
The researchers of the University of Oulu, together with their partners from VTT Research Center and Polar Electro, developed a new system of electrodes that can be implemented into our clothing and withstand our daily routines.
6G Flagship has published 11 new 6G White papers.
Digital business can be found in all sectors. Researchers at the University of Oulu analyse opportunities for digitalisation and help companies to develop a new business model. Their partners include the Port of Oulu, which is building a 5G local network with digital services.
Academy Professor Matti Latva-aho is now known as the head of 6G Flagship, and is the international face of 6G research that stems from Oulu and Finland. Not shying away from 'impossible' things, Latva-aho has always taken on challenges more formidable than the one before throughout his career. ”I have never tried to take the easy way out, that's just who I am”, says Latva-aho, and that is surely one of the traits needed in a man who's in charge of a spearheading effort in next-generation research in telecommunications.
Professor Juha Kostamovaara’s research group faces unique challenges daily as it strives for meaningful results in its research field of multi-disciplinary character. Quite seldom, deep knowledge on devices, microelectronics, photonics and laser ranging can be simultaneously found within a single research group, Kostamovaara notes.
The nexus of 6G Flagship programme is the rapidly evolving, open 5G Test Network (5GTN), which first introduced its advanced network functions to researchers and developers in 2015. As a focal point of connectivity, it simultaneously links test beds, novel devices and applications; theory and practice; as well as research and business.
”Radio frequencies are a natural resource, and as such, there is fierce competition on who gets to use them. It really is a fight over natural resources, and we must work toward a more fair and sustainable use of the radio spectrum”, says Marja Matinmikko-Blue, Senior Research Fellow and Adjunct Professor from the University of Oulu.
6G Flagship’s Wireless Medical Communications research team (WiMeC) focuses on realizing a vision of future healthcare services, which are enabled by the use of the latest wireless technology. The team pursues essentially three lines of research: wireless body area networks (WBAN), full chain of data transfer from measurements to patient’s electronic health record, and novel secure solutions for care facilities.
At the University of Oulu, two research infrastructures are making new headway in fundamental research which will have far-reaching consequences for future systems and communication technologies. These two projects - PII, Printed Intelligence Infrastructure and FUWIRI, Research Infrastructure for Future Wireless Communications - received major funding totalling 3,1 million euros from the Academy of Finland in the previous funding round.
During these last two years, assistant professor Hirley Alves has been building the machine-type wireless communications (MTC) team working towards the 6G Flagship vision of near-instant unlimited connectivity. Under the umbrella of MTC lies two key components: critical and massive MTC.
As the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic and the world began to go into lockdown, the organisers of 2nd 6G Wireless Summit 2020 decided to transform the leading global 6G event to a virtual one – in less than five days. Sharing of 6G visions, research results and challenges could be realised virtually, the organising team in the Finnish 6G Flagship programme concluded.
70 top hackers from around the world gathered to Oulu – the world’s first open 5G Cybersecurity Hackathon was a success
Top hackers from all over the world gathered to the University of Oulu to test their skills against 5G and cybersecurity during the weekend. Oulu is known as a global 5G and 6G hotspot and is the home to research and development of top-tier cybersecurity.
The founder of the Center for Machine Vision and Signal Analysis of the University of Oulu Emeritus Professor Matti Pietikäinen is one of the most established researchers of his field. A Highly Cited Researcher recognition is received for articles that rank in the top 1% by citations for the field in question.
Researchers of the Microelectronics Research Unit (MIC) at the University of Oulu have demonstrated in collaboration with Tampere University that carbon nanotubes can be used to control the direction of neural cells growth.
Researchers of the Optoelectronics and Measurement Techniques Unit (OPEM) at the University of Oulu have invented a new method of producing ultra-sensitive hyper-spectral photodetectors. At the heart of the discovery are colloidal quantum dots, developed together with the researchers at the University of Toronto, Canada. Quantum dots are tiny particles of 15-150 atoms of semiconducting material that have extraordinary optical and electrical properties due to quantum mechanics phenomena. By controlling the size of the dots, the researchers are able to finetune how they react to different light colors (light wavelengths), especially those invisible for the human eye, namely the infrared spectrum.
New methods for the research and treatment of joint cartilage damage are being developed at the University of Oulu. So far, the results of the extensive international projects MIRACLE and RESTORE are promising.
Professor Heli Jantunen of the University of Oulu is the winner of the Finnish Science Award 2019. The award is granted by the Ministry of Education and Culture based on a proposal of the Academy of Finland. It was presented by Minister of Science and Culture Annika Saarikko during the Science Forum.