Matti Latva-aho

Matti Latva-aho


Academy Professor, Professor of Communications Engineering

500 peer reviewed publications in international journals. The publications have been cited 8300 times, of which the most cited publication accounts for 338 citations. The author has a h-index of 47.00. (Google Scholar)


Currently Director of 6G Flagship.


Academy Professor Matti Latva-aho is one of the world's top researchers in wireless radio data communications. Wireless data communications systems and networks are already central to the effective functioning of society, and their significance is continuing to increase. The capacity of wireless communications networks is ultimately constrained by limited spectrum availability. Under current plans, new spectrum allocations for mobile data communications will only be made at much higher frequency bands than those used at present. This will bring major changes to how future wireless radio systems should be planned and optimised. Latva-aho’s research will help to improve understanding of how the design criteria for future wireless systems will change and what kind of transmission technologies and transmitter/receiver architectures they should use. Matti Latva-aho is Academy Professor in 2017 – 2021 and Director for National 6G Flagship in 2018 - 2026 with a total budget of 251M€.

Matti Latva-aho has worked on wireless communications research at the University of Oulu since the early 1990s. He was appointed professor of communications engineering in 2000. In 1998 – 2006, he served as the director of the Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC).

Research interests

5G and beyond mobile systems

Major awards

  • Kaitera award in 2016
  • Nokia Foundation Award in 2015
  • IEE Mountbatten Premium Award in 2003
  • Electrical Engineering Foundation Award Finland in 2000
  • The best dissertation in technology in 1998

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Thesis supervisions

Doctoral theses supervised within the group (does not include the external ones)
  • In 2003 - 2019, 31 doctoral theses supervised by prof. Latva-aho out of which 10 accepted with honors:


High-frequency wireless communications

Professor of Communications Engineering Matti Latva-aho has his research focus on high frequency wireless communication systems and 5G technology d