Pawani Porambage

Pawani Porambage


Post-doctoral Researcher
Network Security

45 peer reviewed publications in international journals. The publications have been cited 1125 times, of which the most cited publication accounts for 240 citations. The author has a h-index of 15.00. (Google Scholar)


Pawani Porambage received her doctoral degree in the field of lighweight security for sensor networks from the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, University of Oulu, Finland (2018), Master’s Degree in Ubiquitous Networking and Computer Networking from University of Nice Sophia-Anipolis, France (2012), and Bachelor Degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (2010). She is a post-doctoral researcher at the Centre for Wireless Communications - Networks and Systems research unit, at the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (ITEE), University of Oulu, Finland. She was a researcher at CWC with more than nine years of experience in the domains of Lightweight Network Security, Wireless Sensor Networks, IoT, and MEC. During her stay at CWC, she has been working on multiple Finnish and EU research projects, and COST Actions.

Research interests

  • Network Security
  • Network Slicing
  • IoT
  • Blockchain
  • MEC

Research groups

  • CWC-NS Networks and Systems

Research visits

  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium

    Research visit to VUB, Brussels with Prof. An Braeken.

  • University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

    Research visit to Computer Science Dept, University of Zurich with Prof. Burkhard Stiller.


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