Mehdi Bennis

PhD

Associate Professor
Wireless Communications

70 peer reviewed publications in international journals. The publications have been cited 5952 times, of which the most cited publication accounts for 529 citations. The author has a h-index of 40.00. (Google Scholar)

Biography

I'm an Associate Professor at the Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, and an Academy of Finland Research Fellow. My main research interests are in radio resource management, heterogeneous networks, game theory and machine learning in 5G networks and beyond. I have co-authored one book and published more than 200 research papers in international conferences, and journals. I was the recipient of the 2015 Fred W. Ellersick Prize from the IEEE Communications Society, the 2016 Best Tutorial Priz, the 2017 EURASIP Best paper Award and the 2017 Oulu University research award.

Research interests

  • 5G, 6G
  • Ultra-reliable and low latency communication (URLLC)
  • Virtual reality, edge/fog computing
  • Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)
  • 5G-V2X, smart cities
  • Machine learning, AI for wireless
  • Blockchain

Research Focus

Our research is geared towards the development of the theoretical and algorithmic principles of next generation wireless systems. Our research is interdisciplinary and centered around the use and marriage of several tools from stochastic optimization, game theory, machine learning, statistics, control and economics.  In particular, we are currently focusing on the following topics:

  • Ultra-reliable and low latency communication (URLLC)
  • Virtual reality, edge/fog computing
  • Millimeter-wave communication
  • Unmanned aerial vehicles
  • The Internet of Things.
  • Vehicle to everything, aka V2X
  • Smart cities
  • Machine learning

Research Team

  • Dr Sumudu Samarakoon

  • Dr Jihong Park

  • Mohammed S. ElBamby

  • Chen-Feng Liu
  • Trung Kien Vu

  • Mohamed Khairy

  • Muhammad Ikram Ashraf

  • Syed Tamoor-ul-Hassan

     

Scientific merits

Professional and community activities

  • Co-chair of the 8th International Workshop on Wireless Networking and Control for Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles, Globecom 2017.
  • Co-chair of the IEEE 3rd International Workshop on Small Cell Wireless Networks (Small-Nets4.0) in conjunction with IEEE ICC, London, UK, Jun. 2015.
  • Co-chair of the IEEE 1st International Workshop 5G Architecture (5GArch) in conjunction with IEEE WCNC, St Louis, Mar. 2015.
  • Co-chair of the IEEE International Workshop on self-organising networks, in conjunction with IEEE WCNC, Istanbul, Turkey, Apr. 2014.
  • Guess editor of the upcoming Journal of Communications and Networks, Special Issue on Big Data Networking - Challenges and Applications, 2015.
  • Guest editor of the upcoming Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC) special issue on recent advances in Heterogeneous networks, Jul. 2014.

Research groups

  • CWC Radio Technologies (CWC-RT)

Selected publications

  • Bennis, M.; Simsek, M.; Saad, W.; Valentin, S.; Debbah, M.; Czylwik, A. (2013) When cellular meets WiFi in wireless small cell networks. - IEEE Communications Magazine 51 (6), 44-50
  • Bastug, Ejder; Bennis, Mehdi; Debbah, Merouane (2014) Cache-enabled Small Cell Networks: Modeling and Tradeoffs.. (Artikkeli tieteellisessä konferenssijulkaisussa). - 2014 11th International Symposium on Wireless Communications Systems (ISWCS). Ei sarjaa/No series. New York. 649-653
  • Bennis, Mehdi; Perlaza, Samir Medina; Blaso, Pol; Hand, Zhu; Poor, Vincent (2013) Self-organization in small cell networks: a reinforcement learning approach. - IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications 12 (7), 3202-3212
  • Bennis Mehdi & Dusit Niyato (2010) A Q-Learning Based Approach to Interference Avoidance in Self-Organized Femtocell Networks. (Artikkeli tieteellisessä konferenssijulkaisussa). - 2010 IEEE GLOBECOM Workshops (GC Wkshps). IEEE. 706-710. [Original]
  • Samarakoon, Sumudu; Bennis, Mehdi; Saad, Walid; Debbah, Merouane; Latva-Aho, Matti (2016) Ultra Dense Small Cell Networks: Turning Density Into Energy Efficiency. - IEEE Journal on selected Areas in Communications 34 (5), 1267-1280 . [Original]
  • Vu, Trung Kien; Bennis, Mehdi; Samarakoon, Sumudu; Debbah, Merouane; Latva-aho, Matti (2017) Joint Load Balancing and Interference Mitigation in 5G Heterogeneous Networks. - IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications Early online (Early online), Early online . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Elbamby, Mohammed S.; Bennis, Mehdi; Saad, Walid; Debbah, Mérouane; Latva-aho, Matti (2017) Resource Optimization and Power Allocation in In-Band Full Duplex-Enabled Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access Networks. - IEEE Journal on selected Areas in Communications 35 (12), 2860-2873 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Samarakoon, Sumudu; Bennis, Mehdi; Saad, Walid; Latva-aho, Matti (2016) Dynamic Clustering and ON/OFF Strategies for Wireless Small Cell Networks. - IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications 15 (3), 2164-2178 . [Original]
  • Samarakoon, Sumudu; Bennis, Mehdi; Saad, Walid; Latva-aho, Matti (2013) Backhaul-aware interference management in the uplink of wireless small cell networks. - IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications 12 (11), 5813-5825
  • Asharf, Muhammad Ikram; Bennis, Mehdi; Saad, Walid; Katz, Marcos; Hong, Choong-Seon (2017) Dynamic Clustering and User Association in Wireless Small-Cell Networks With Social Considerations. - IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology 66 (7), 6553-6568 .

Thesis supervisions

Learning-based methods for resource allocation and interference management in energy-efficient small cell networks
  • Dr Sumudu Samarakoon, co-supervised with Prof. Matti Latva-aho

Co-primary multi-operator resource sharing for small cell networks
  • Dr Petri Luoto, co-supervised with Prof. Matti Latva-aho

Heterogeneous Resource Allocation for Hierarchical Software-Defined Radio Access Network
  • Chen-Feng Liu

Low-latency and ultra-reliable vehicular communication
  • Mohamed Khairy

Projects

Resource Optimization for Context-Aware Smart Cities

Strategic research project of the University of OuluFocus institute: Kvantum

Proactive and Context-Aware Networks under Reliability and Latency Constraints - NOOR

Strategic research project of the University of OuluFocus institute: Infotech Oulu