Overview of the CS Department and NODES: Mobile and 5G Research

22.3.2017 13:00

Infotech Oulu Lecture Series

Lecturer: Professor Sasu Tarkoma, University of Helsinki

Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Time: 13:00-14:00
Room: PR104


In this talk, I will first give an overview of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Helsinki, and then present the current research activities in mobile computing and 5G areas.  As a key example of the mobile computing research, I will present and discuss the Carat smartphone energy profiler and our lessons learned when analyzing mobile applications. The key idea of the methodology is to gather app, battery, and context data on mobile devices and then to analyze and diagnose the data in the cloud. We have studied various energy anomalies, user feedback effect, and analysis techniques for malware identification. Pertaining to 5G research, I will present recent results on mobile edge computing, wireless Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and network refactoring.


Sasu Tarkoma is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Helsinki, and Head of the Department of Computer Science. He is also affiliated with the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT and a member of the board of Helsinki Doctoral Education Network in Information and Communications Technology (HICT). He has authored 4 textbooks and has published over 160 scientific articles.  His research interests are Internet technology, distributed systems, data analytics, and mobile and ubiquitous computing. He is a member of the Finnish Union of University Professors, Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Professional Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). He has managed and participated in national and international research projects at the University of Helsinki, Aalto University, and Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT). He has seven granted US Patents. His research has received several Best Paper awards and mentions, for example at IEEE PerCom, ACM CCR, and ACM OSR. He is a member of the editorial board of the Computer Networks Journal and member of organizing and scientific committees of many international conferences.

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