Mika Ylianttila

M.Sc., D.Sc. (Tech), eMBA

Associate professor (tenure track)
Network security

186 peer reviewed publications in international journals. The publications have been cited 5380 times, of which the most cited publication accounts for 694 citations. The author has a h-index of 36.00. (Google Scholar)


Mika Ylianttila (M. Sc, Dr.Sc, eMBA) is a full-time associate professor (tenure track) at  the  Centre  for  Wireless Communications (CWC), at  the  Faculty  of  Information  Technology and Electrical Engineering (ITEE), University of Oulu, Finland. He leads NSOFT (Network security and softwarization) research group, at CWC Networks and Systems research unit, which studies and develops secure, scalable and resource-efficient techniques for 5G and beyond 5G systems. He is the director of communications engineering doctoral degree program. Previously he was the director of Center for Internet Excellence (2012-2015), vice director of MediaTeam Oulu research group (2009-2011) and professor (pro tem) in computer science and engineering (2005-2010). He received his doctoral degree on Communications Engineering at the University of Oulu in 2005. His research interests include network security, edge computing, network virtualization and software-defined networking. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, Editor in Wireless Networks and Associate Editor in IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security.

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Professional and community activities

  • Director, Communications Engineering Doctoral Degree Programme
  • Member, Doctoral Training Committee for Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
  • Editor, Wireless Networks journal
  • Senior Member of IEEE


Inspire 5G+: Intelligent Security and Pervasive Trust for 5G and Beyond

The Horizon 2020 project INSPIRE-5Gplus will advance security of 5G and Beyond networks.

5GEAR: 5G Edge Computing Enhanced Augmented Reality

Mobile Augmented Reality (MAR) is gaining popularity due to the wide adoption of mobile and wearable devices, and is one of the future applications

SecureConnect: Secure Connectivity of Future Cyber-Physical Systems

SECURE Connect project will solve the Industrial Internet and future Cyber Physical System challenges by achieving following objectives: