Tanesh Kumar

Tanesh Kumar


Postdoctoral Researcher
Network Security, IoT, Edge Computing, Blockchain, Industry 4.0

45 peer reviewed publications in international journals. The publications have been cited 1201 times, of which the most cited publication accounts for 166 citations. The author has a h-index of 18.00. (Google Scholar)


Currently, I am working as a Postdoctoral researcher at Center for Wireless Communications (CWC-NS), University of Oulu, Finland. I have more than 6 years of experience in the domains of IoT Security and Privacy, Edge Computing, Blockchain and Industry 4.0. During my stay at CWC-NS, I have been working on multiple Finnish and EU research projects, and COST Actions in the domain of security and privacy.

Research interests

  • Network Security
  • Privacy
  • Internet of Things
  • Edge Computing
  • Blockchain
  • Industry 4.0

Social media

Selected publications

  • Kumar, Tanesh; Harjula, Erkki; Ejaz, Muneeb; Manzoor, Ahsan; Porambage, Pawani; Ahmad, Ijaz; Liyanage, Madhusanka; Braeken, An; Ylianttila, Mika (2020) BlockEdge: Blockchain-Edge Framework for Industrial IoT Networks. - IEEE access 8, 154166-154185 . [Original]
  • Kumar, Tanesh; Ramani, Vidhya; Ahmad, Ijaz; Braeken, An; Harjula, Erkki; Ylianttila, Mika (2018) Blockchain Utilization in Healthcare: Key Requirements and Challenges. (Artikkeli tieteellisessä konferenssijulkaisussa). - 2018 IEEE 20th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services (Healthcom), 17-20 September 2018, Ostrava, Czech Republic. Tanesh Kumar. Ei sarjaa/No series. Ostrava, Czech Republic. 1-7, 18233048. [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Kumar, Tanesh; Porambage, Pawani; Ahmad, Ojaz; Liyanage, Madhusanka; Harjula, Erkki; Ylianttila, Mika (2018) Securing Gadget-Free Digital Services. - Computer 51 (11), 66-77 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Kumar, Tanesh; Braeken, An; Ramani,Vidhya; Ahmad, Ijaz; Harjula, Erkki; Ylianttila, Mika (2019) SEC-BlockEdge: Security Threats in Blockchain-Edge based Industrial IoT Networks. (Artikkeli tieteellisessä konferenssijulkaisussa). - 2019 11th International Workshop on Resilient Networks Design and Modeling (RNDM). Proceedings of ... International Workshop on Resilient Networks Design and Modeling, 8949107. [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Kumar, Tanesh; Braeken, An; Liyanage, Madhusanka; Ylianttila, Mika (2017) Identity Privacy Preserving Biometric Based Authentication Scheme for Naked Healthcare Environment. (Artikkeli tieteellisessä konferenssijulkaisussa). - 2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC). IEEE International Conference on Communications. USA. 1-7. [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Kumar, Tanesh; Liyanage, Madhusanka; Ahmad, Ijaz; Braeken, An; Ylianttila, Mika (2018) User Privacy, Identity and Trust in 5G. Comprehensive guide to 5G security. Liyanage, Madhusanka; Ahmad, Ijaz; Abro, Ahmed Bux; Gurtov, Andrei; Ylianttila, Mika. - Ei sarjaa/No series. London. 267-279. [Original]
  • Ahmad, Ijaz; Kumar, Tanesh; Liyanage, Madhusanka; Ylianttila, Mika; Koskela, Timo; Bräysy, Timo; Anttonen, Antti; Pentikinen, Vesa; Soininen, Juha-Pekka; Huusko, Jyrki (2018) Towards gadget-free internet services: A roadmap of the Naked world. - Telematics and Informatics 25 (1), 82-92 . [Original]
  • Kumar, T.; Liyanage, M.; Braeken, A.; Ahmad, I.; Ylianttila, M. (2017) From gadget to gadget-free hyperconnected world : Conceptual analysis of user privacy challenges. (Artikkeli tieteellisessä konferenssijulkaisussa). - 5G - European Roadmap, Global Impact - 2017 European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC). Ei sarjaa/No series. 1-6. [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Ahmad, Ijaz; Kumar, Tanesh; Liyanage, Madhusanka; Okwuibe, Jude; Ylianttila, Mika; Gurtov, Andrei (2017) 5G security : Analysis of threats and solutions. (Artikkeli tieteellisessä konferenssijulkaisussa). - 2017 IEEE conference on standards for communications and networking (CSCN). Ei sarjaa/No series. 193-199. [Original] [Self-archived]

Thesis supervisions

Master Thesis Supervision
  • Johirul Islam

  • Muneeb Ejaz

Research visits

  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium

    Research visit to VUB, Brussels and worked related to IoT lightweight security protocols. 


Towards Digital Paradise

TDP is a company driven joint research project where we develop local services for the remote locations with small cells base stations.

Industrial Edge: Adaptive, Efficient and Reliable Edge Computing for Industrial Applications

The project studies optimal use of Industrial Edge Computing for increasing manufacturing business profitability through improved productivity, sec

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

The project addresses essential research problems on network design and Internet of Things (IoT) system development, by defining an efficient secur