19.12.2019 News

Connecting you with your digital twin: 6G will bridge the physical with the virtual

6G is about systemic disruption, which is why it is vital to look at the future of telecommunications from a variety of multidisciplinary perspectives, says Professor of Practice, Seppo Yrjölä.

19.12.2019 News

ETRI Journal 2019 Best Paper Award for RF Research Team

Marko E. Leinonen, Giuseppe Destino, Olli Kursu, Marko Sonkki, and Aarno Pärssinen received the ETRI Journal 2019 Best Paper Award for their article “28 GHz Wireless Backhaul Transceiver Characterization and Radio Link Budget” published in the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute Journal.

18.12.2019 News

Awarded Paper Proposes 3D Radio Channel Model for Industry 4.0

Three researchers at the Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC), which is leading the 6G Flagship Program, co-authored a conference paper “Industrial Indoor Measurements from 2-6 GHz for the 3GPP-NR and QuaDRiGa Channel Model” which was awarded as the Best Overall VTC2019-Fall Paper.

The article builds on key results of Reicovair project in which the CWC team planned and carried out radio channel measurements in extremely challenging industrial scatter environments. The results are especially important for Industry 4.0, in constantly changing wireless conditions.

We asked eight questions of the CWC authors Risto Vuohtoniemi, Marko Sonkki and Veikko Hovinen about the technical challenges and specifications of the realized measurements. This is what they answered.

13.12.2019 News

Software production education export to China progressing well

Just over a year ago, the University of Oulu started major education export to China. The partner university is in Nanjing (Nanjing Institute of Technology). University teacher Päivi Raulamo-Jurvanen just returned from a two-week intensive period in China, and the NJIT delegation led by President Shi Jinfei is currently visiting Oulu.

11.12.2019 News

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.

10.12.2019 News

Journey of a top researcher: Matti Pietikäinen is a pioneer in machine vision research in Finland

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.

5.12.2019 News

City of Oulu acknowledges the contribution of Fab Lab Oulu in education

City of Oulu has acknowledged the efforts made by 

29.11.2019 News

Professor Markku Juntti elevated IEEE Fellow

Markku Juntti, Professor of Communications Engineering, from University of  Oulu Finland, has been elevated to the grade of an IEEE Fellow. He is being recognized for contributions to multiuser and multiantenna communications. The technologies are used in mobile communications systems both in base station network infrastructures and mobile handsets worldwide.

19.11.2019 News

University of Oulu and Wipro Sign MoU to Collaborate on 5G/6G Technologies

The collaboration will focus on wireless communications in 5G/6G at GHz, THz and light wave frequencies

18.11.2019 News

From the secrets of the universe to the promise of tomorrow: Kari Leppänen maps the world around him in 6G

Many of us gaze at the stars and think, Wouldn’t it be fun to be an astronomer? Find out the secrets of the universe, life? But not many of us have the wherewithal to become astronomers, though. Professor of Practice Kari Leppänen at 6G Flagship does. For a while, he pursued a career in radio astronomy. “I know exactly how the recent image of the black hole was created."

15.11.2019 News

University of Oulu joins the European AI DIH Network

SuperIoT AI DIH lead by University of Oulu, Allied ICT Finland, was one of the five finalists in the Champions Challenge 2019. The competition was arranged by the DIHNET.EU. Results were released in Madrid and in the same context a new network for future innovation hubs was founded.

13.11.2019 News

Finnish Flagships join forces for next generation networks

Experts of two Academy of Finland Flagships - the Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence (FCAI) and 6G Flagship – are joining fo

13.11.2019 News

DigiHealth aims for practical applications

Digital health technology is one of the most important research themes at the University of Oulu. The DigiHealth project also takes researchers to the corridors of Oulu University Hospital.

11.11.2019 News

Carbon nanotubes open new horizons for neuroscience: controlling neural cell outgrowth

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.

28.10.2019 News

Reboot IoT Factory reforms industry with digital solutions – aiming at an impact of EUR 1 billion

Productivity, production quality and reaction speed are key challenges in industry. Reboot IoT Factory develops digital solutions for these challenges, with their functionality tested in a genuine factory environment. Business Finland has granted further funding for expanding the operating model.

16.10.2019 News

Quantum dots technology to revolutionize healthcare and sensing technology: see what’s invisible

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.

14.10.2019 News

Sudhir Dixit - Connecting the Unconnected with 6G

Connecting the unconnected is a driving force for Dr. Sudhir Dixit, a docent of the University of Oulu, who brings his long industry experience especially from Nokia and HP, but also from several startups, societies and foundations, to the 6G Flagship program. Dixit’s wide global experience and visions help in gently shaking up the research community, which often operates in a comfortable vacuum. Dixit shared his views on global connectivity in Palo Alto, at the heart of the Silicon Valley, where he has worked for the last 12 years.

14.10.2019 News

Equality and Diversity Awards to Vasiliki Mylonopoulou and Pia Askonen

The Equality and Diversity Committee of the University of Oulu has given the 2019 Equality and Diversity Award to former doctoral researcher Vasiliki Mylonopoulou and Management Assistant Pia Askonen.

9.10.2019 News

Critical communication solutions for public safety and remote businesses

A major project PRIORITY will research, develop and trial critical communication solutions for authorities and remote businesses. A key target will be to complement existing mission critical voice and messaging services with broadband data capability, using commercial 4G and 5G wireless networks.

1.10.2019 News

Radio channel expert Pekka Kyösti is shaping the way for 6G research

A mathematician by training, Pekka Kyösti is enjoying what he calls taking “a bit of an outsider look” at the technologies of future mobile telecommunications.

-Even as I have worked with engineers throughout my career, I’ve always looked at things from a different perspective than engineers

9.9.2019 News

World’s first 6G White Paper builds cornerstones for 2030 wireless intelligence

  6G Flagship research program has published world’s first 6G white paper which opens the floor for defining the 2030 wireless era.

20.8.2019 News

Keysight Joins 6G Flagship Program to Advance Wireless Communications Research Beyond 5G

Keysight Technologies, a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced today that the company has joined the multi-party 6G Flagship Program – supported by the Academy of Finland and led by the University of Oulu, Finland – as a co-creator to advance wireless communications research beyond 5G.

26.6.2019 News

6G Flagship’s board of experts want to push through hype and find meaningful solutions

The Scientific Advisory Board of the 6G Flagship programme convened for the first time in beautiful Lapland in the very first 6G Summit at the top of Levi ski resort. The director of 6G Flagship at the University of Oulu, Professor Matti Latva-aho, extended his gratitude to all the conference attendants as well as to the Board, patrons and sponsors.  The Summit was all about considering the future world beyond 5G and towards 6G. We decided to sit down with the Scientific Advisory Board and have a conversation on what the future holds.

25.6.2019 News

New measuring technique and better care for joint cartilage damage as objectives

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.