Ulrico Celentano


Natural and artificial intelligent entities, and their interaction. Dependable systems.

The author has a h-index of 11.00. (Google Scholar, Nov 2017)


  • Dott.ing. degree in electronics engineering (University of Florence, Italy). Doctoral degree in technology (University of Oulu). Completed block of studies in psychology (University of Oulu).
  • Research interests include interacting artificial cognitive systems, human cognition and their social interaction, as well as adaptive dependable systems.
  • International projects: FP5 ULTRAWAVES (WP5 leader); FP6 NEWCOM (researcher); FP7 QoSMOS (deputy WP5 leader, task leader); Finland-US project SOCRATE (co-PI); ECSEL JU SECREDAS (researcher); Horizon 2020 HYFLIERS (technical coordinator, WP4 leader); Horizon 2020 CSI-COP (WP4 leader).

Research interests

  • Cognitive systems
  • Interacting cognitive entities
  • Systems modelling
  • Concurrent systems
  • Dependability
  • Human-technology interaction
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Security
  • Privacy
  • Ethics

See also

Professional and community activities

  • Finnish Artificial Intelligence Society (FAIS), Member (2020 - )
  • Invited panelist, "European Project Space on Intelligent Technologies for Innovation and Sustainability", International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART), 24–26 Feb 2016, Rome, Italy
  • Guest Editor, IEEE Access

Research groups

  • Biomimetics and Intelligent Systems (BISG)

Selected publications

  • Stepankova, Olga; Shah, Huma; Özdemir, Deniz; Pierce, Robin L.; Gialelis, Yiannis; Hinsenkamp, Maria; Rigler, Dorottya; Celentano, Ulrico; Zhitomirsky-Geffet, Maayan; Vallverdú, Jordi; Lantavou, Nantia; Evram, Mariana; Hriscu, Ana (2020) CSI-COP framework. - Ei sarjaa/No series. Coventry, Citizen Scientists Investigating Cookies and App GDPR compliance. [Original]
  • Hinsenkamp, Mária; Rigler, Dorottya; Stepankova, Olga; Shah, Huma; Gialelis, Yiannis; Pierce, Robin; Celentano, Ulrico; Zhitomirsky-Geffet, Maayan; Vallverdú, Jordi; Özdemir, Deniz (2020) Guidelines for diverse citizen science recruitment. - Ei sarjaa/No series. Coventry, Citizen Scientists Investigating Cookies and App GDPR compliance. [Original]
  • Ignat, Tiberius; Stepankova, Olga; Shah, Huma; Celentano, Ulrico; Zhitormsky-Geffet, Maayan; Gialelis, Yiannis; Pierce, Robin; Vallverdú, Jordi; Bal, Damla; Persic, Sanja; Bencze, Julia; Wyler, Daniel; Ozdemir, Deniz (2020) Public report on current methods in CS engagement. - Ei sarjaa/No series. Coventry, Citizen Scientists Investigating Cookies and App GDPR compliance. [Original]
  • Celentano, Ulrico; Röning, Juha (2017) Structured information representation and exchange in heterogeneous multi-agent systems in mission-critical scenarios. (Artikkeli ammatillisessa konferenssijulkaisussa). - Information Systems Technology Panel: Specialists Meeting on Intelligence & Autonomy in Robotics. Ei sarjaa/No series, ksutantaja. 11, 7
  • Celentano, Ulrico; Röning, Juha (2016) Multi-robot systems, machine-machine and human-machine interaction, and their modelling. (Artikkeli tieteellisessä konferenssijulkaisussa). - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence, Rome, Italy, 24-26 Feb. van den Herik, Jaap; Filipe, Joaquim. Ei sarjaa/No series. Leiden. 118-125, 23.
  • Celentano, Ulrico; Röning, Juha (2015) Framework for dependable and pervasive eHealth services. (Artikkeli tieteellisessä konferenssijulkaisussa). - 2015 IEEE 2nd World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT). Ei sarjaa/No series. 634-639.
  • Celentano, Ulrico (2014) Dependable cognitive wireless networking : modelling and design. - Acta Universitatis Ouluensis. Series C, Technica 488. Oulu. Monografiaväitöskirja. 224.
  • Arshad, Kamran; MacKenzie, Richard; Celentano, Ulrico; Drozdy, Árpád; Leveil, Stéphanie; Mange, Geneviève; Rico, Juan; Medela, Arturo; Rosik, Christophe (2014) Resource management for QoS support in cognitive radio networks. - IEEE Communications Magazine 52 (3), 114-120
  • Celentano, Ulrico & Glisic, Savo (2006) Characterization of the link layer service capacity and adaptive air interfaces with imperfections. - IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications 5 (10), 2643-2646
  • Celentano, Ulrico; Bochow, Bernd; Lange, Christian; Noack, Ferenc; Herrero, Jesús; Cendón, Bruno; Grøndalen, Ole; Mérat, Vincent; Rosik, Christophe (2011) Flexible architecture for spectrum and resource management in the whitespace. (Artikkeli tieteellisessä konferenssijulkaisussa). - International Symposium on Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications Symposium (WPMC). National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT). 1-5.
  • Celentano, Ulrico (2008) Correlations in learning styles and assessment methods. STOPEDA — Opetuskokeluja Sähkö- ja tietotekniikan osastolla vuonna 2006. Alha, Katariina. - Uutta opetuksessa 23. -, Oulu University Press. 49-65.
  • Peng, Mugen; Yang, Lei; Zhang, Junshan; Chen, Tao; Celentano, Ulrico; Röning, Juha; Ermolova, Natalia Y.; Tirkkonen, Olav (2017) IEEE Access special section editorial : Recent advances in socially-aware mobile networking. - IEEE Access 5, 12596-12600 .
  • Höyhtyä, Marko; Mämmelä, Aarne; Celentano, Ulrico; Röning, Juha (2016) Power-efficiency in social-aware D2D communications. (Artikkeli tieteellisessä konferenssijulkaisussa). - European Wireless 2016 : 22th European Wireless Conference 18-20 May 2016, University of Oulu, Finland. University of Oulu. Ei sarjaa/No series. Berlin. 327-332.

Thesis supervisions

Miika Moilanen (2019) Topic Distiller: Distilling semantic topics from documents
  • This thesis details the design and implementation of a system that can find relevant and latent semantic topics from textual documents.

  • Keywords: natural language processing, entity linking, automatic keyphrase extraction, automatic topic labeling, graph theory, ontology, knowledge base, information retrieval.

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Antti Männikkö (2020) Agile development model in multi-project environment
  • This thesis observes current agile models in multi-project software development environment and tries to improve current model the evaluated team uses introducing four principles that might help the team to choose an agile method.

  • Keywords: agile, Scrum, Kanban, continuous delivery, workflow.

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