Mika Ylianttila

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

Associate professor (tenure track)
5G, Beyond 5G, Edge computing, Network security, Network virtualization

182 peer reviewed publications in international journals. The publications have been cited 5036 times, of which the most cited publication accounts for 690 citations. The author has a h-index of 35.00. (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. He has coauthored more than 170 international peer-reviewed articles. His research interests include edge computing, network security, network virtualization and software-defined networking. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, and Editor in Wireless Networks journal.

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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


MEC-AI: Edge computing enhanced by artificial intelligence

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5GEAR: 5G Edge Computing Enhanced Augmented Reality

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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:

WiFiUS: Scalable Edge Architecture for Massive Location-Aware Heterogeneous IoT Systems

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