RESEARCH PROJECTS

INSPIRE-5Gplus, Nov 2019 - Oct 2022

Consortium : EURESCOM, Germany, Thales, France, AALTO University, Finland, CTTC, Spain, CyberLens, The Netherlands, NCSRCD, Greece, MONTIMAGE, France, ORANGE, France, ORANGE, Poland, TAGES, France, Telefónica I+D, Spain, University of Oulu, Finland, University of Murcia, Spain, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland

The goal of INSPIRE-5Gplus is to advance security of 5G and Beyond networks via two main ap-proaches : (1) by leveraging/extending existing assets such as Trusted Execution Environments (TEEs),Remote Attestation/Path Proof/RCA (Root Cause Analysis), and end-to-end liability management betweenparties, and (2) by introducing novel solutions/paradigms exploiting the potential of new trends includingAI/ML and Blockchains

RESPONSE 5G, Jan 2019 - Dec 2020

  • Funded by : European Union

  • Budget : 197K€

  • Type : Marie Sklodowska-Curie individual fellowships

  • Role : Principle Investigator (PI)

The project studies optimal use of Industrial Edge Computing for increasing manufacturing business profitability through improved productivity, security and safety, while maintaining low production infrastructure maintenance and investment costs. The project will utilize and further develop emerging technologies, such as Mobile Edge Computing (MEC), distributed IoT Edge computing, 5G networks andBlockchain

uO5G, Jan 2017 - Dec 2018

  • Funded by : Academy of Finland, Finland

  • Budget : 1.5M

  • Type : National level

  • Role : Task Leader

The project studies optimal use of Industrial Edge Computing for increasing manufacturing business profitability through improved productivity, security and safety, while maintaining low production infrastructure maintenance and investment costs. The project will utilize and further develop emerging technologies, such as Mobile Edge Computing (MEC), distributed IoT Edge computing, 5G networks andBlockchain

6G Flagship, May 2018 - April 2026

  • Funded by : Academy of Finland, Finland

  • Budget : 24M

  • Type : National level

  • Role : Task Leader

The 6Genesis flagship is focused on the development of wireless technology, exploring the imple-mentation of the fifth generation of mobile communication technology (5G) and the development of the6G standard. The flagship will support industry in bringing the 5G standard to the commercialisation stageby carrying out large pilots with a test network

Industrial Edge, Jan 2018 - Dec 2019

  • Funded by : Academy of Finland, Finland

  • Budget : 350K€

  • Type : National level

  • Role : Task Leader

The project studies optimal use of Industrial Edge Computing for increasing manufacturing business profitability through improved productivity, security and safety, while maintaining low production infrastructure maintenance and investment costs. The project will utilize and further develop emerging technologies, such as Mobile Edge Computing (MEC), distributed IoT Edge computing, 5G networks andBlockchain

SHELD-ON, Oct 2017 – Oct 2021

Wearable Robots Action is a pan-European network of scientists, engineers, manufacturers and other stakeholders around the topic of Wearable Robots, strengthening WR as a field of Research, Development and Innovation, as well as supporting the societal embedding of Wearable Robots in diverse environments, including Healthcare and Industrial applications.

SHELD-ON, Oct 2017 – Oct 2021

SHELD-ON (Indoor living space improvement: Smart Habitat for the Elderly) aims to foster knowledge exchange and the development of a joint research agenda in terms of design and development of multifunctional indoor environments to meet the requirements of Europe's ageing population while promoting healthy and safe ageing.

Towards Digital Paradise, Jan 2017 - Dec 2018

Consortium : Nokia, Streamr, Nextfloor, Lighting Design Collecive, Reaktor, Nordkapp, Flexbright, Barrabes, NextBase, LMInfo, VTT, Lapland, TUTampere, UOulu, AaltoU, Demos Helsinki

  • Funded by : TEKES, Finland

  • Budget : 11.8 M€

  • Type : National level

  • Role : Task Leader

TDP is a company driven joint research activity in the theme of seeking and developing alternative, human-centric ways of producing and utilizing digital services. The driving vision is the digital paradise, where users can live “naked” without carrying any gadgets. Digital services appear to the user through the texture of the environment when needed and then disappear when not needed.

SECURE Connect, Sep 2016 - Aug 2020

Consortium : University of Oulu and Aalto University

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

  • Assessment of Security strengths and weaknesses in current cyber-physical communication systems and derivation of potential points for improvement especially by using SDN and NFV concepts

  • Identification of possible security attacks future cyber-physical networks and how they can be detected and prevented.

  • Specify achievable and relevant scenarios and use-cases for coexistence, cooperation and integration of SDN and NFV based techniques and cloud-service based solutions within cyber-physical systems, for network security.

  • Research on economically viable security techniques and protocols for cyber-physical networks and Customization of identified security techniques and protocols to use in future cyber-physical networks.

  • Design Secure and scalable communication architecture for future cyber-physical networks based on emerging SDN and NFV technologies

5G CHAMPION, Jun 2016 – May 2018

Consortium : CEA-Leti (Coordinator), France, Nokia, Finland, Intel, Germany, Thales Alenia Space, France, University of Oulu, Finland, Fraunhofer HHI, Germany, Telespazio, France, iMinds, Belgium, ETRI (Coordinator), Seoul Metropolitant Rapid Transit, South Korea Telecom, HFR, Clever Logic, Seoul National University, Dankook University, Hanyang University, Korea Telecom, Eluon, InSoft, Mobigen, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology

  • Funded by : European Union

  • Budget : 2 998 517,50 €

  • Type : International

  • Website : www.5g-champion.eu

  • Role : Reseracher

The 5GCHAMPION project aims at the first 5G system proof-of-concept in conjunction with the 2018 Korean Winter Olympics. Key novel 5G building blocks will be developed and implemented into a new architectural approach providing an efficient end-to-end system performance encompassing cutting edge 5G radio-access, core-network and satellite technologies.

5GCHAMPION concept is a system including key building blocks for mmWave access and backhaul network, for sub 6 GHz direct 5G satellite narrowband access, positioning and for a flexible and evolved packet core network managed by SDN interface, to support various 5G use cases and all new and legacy access networks.

In order to bring the 5GCHAMPION concept into a tangible proof-of-concept, in this project we develop a new, integrated, agile system architecture with heterogeneous radio accesses.

The Naked Approach, Mar 2015 - Feb 2018

Consortium : VTT, Lapland, TUTampere, UOulu, AaltoU, Demos Helsinki

The Naked Approach project is seeking and developing alternative, human-centric ways of producing and consuming digital services. The driving vision is digital paradise, where users can live “naked” without carry-on gadgets. The digital services appear to the user from the texture of the environment when needed and then completely disappear when not needed anymore.

Design, technology and business solutions are created and studied from user perspective in order to realise new digital interaction paradigms. While developing the business models and ecosystems, the Nordic values – respectful co-living and trust – are emphasized as a part of new services and products – on our way towards the hyperconnected world of the future.

5G Test Network , Jan 2014 – Dec 2017

Consortium : Nokia, VTT, UOulu, Anite, Bittum, Eltel, EXFO, Haltian, Indalgo, Mediatek, Sarokal, OAMK, Oulu CIty, Pehutec, Pulse, Viestintavirasto, Yle

  • Funded by : TEKES, Finland

  • Budget : 2.8 M€

  • Type : National level

  • Website : http://5gtn.fi

  • Role : Researcher


5G Test Network is facility for R&D and testing in a realistic 5G network environment, and it is located at the premises of VTT and University of Oulu. Fully functioning, it will form a dynamic and heterogeneous platform for developing and testing new applications, services, algorithms, technologies, and systems.

IRACON, March 2014 – Feb 2017

  • Funded by : European Union

  • Type : European level

  • Website : http://www.iracon.org/

  • Role : National Coordinator/Management Committee Member

Inclusive Radio Communication Networks for 5G and beyond (IRACON) project is a European Union project which aims at scientific breakthroughs by introducing novel design and analysis methods for the 5th-generation (5G) and beyond-5G radio communication networks.

RECODIS, March 2014 – Feb 2017

  • Funded by : European Union

  • Type : European level

  • Website : http://cost-recodis.eu/

  • Role : Management Committee Member


Resilient communication services protecting end-user applications from disaster-based failures (RECODIS) project is a European Union project which is seeking respective solutions to provide resilient communications in the presence of disaster-based disruptions of all types for existing communication networks.

WiPE, June 2013 – May 2017

Wireless Power Transmission for Sustainable Electronics (WiPE) is a European Union project which is seeking strategies specially tailored for battery-less systems, battery-free sensors, Near Field Communications (NFC) to develop and foster the Internet of Things (IoT) evolution.

AAPELE, June 2013 – May 2017

  • Funded by : European Union

  • Type : European level

  • Website : http://aapele.eu/

  • Role : Management Committee Member

Algorithms, Architectures and Platforms for Enhanced Living Environments (AAPELE) project is European Union project which addresses the issues of defining software, hardware and service architectures for Ambient Assisted Living (AAL), on studying and creating more efficient algorithms for AAL.

Celtic-Plus SIGMONA, May 2010 – Jan 2013

  • Funded by : Tekes, Finland

  • Budget : 13.1M€

  • Type : European level

  • Website : www.sigmona.org

  • Role : WP Leader

SDN Concept in Generalized Mobile Network Architectures (SIGMONA) project is a Celtic-Plus multinational project with 25 partners from Six EU countries. The project aims at evaluation, specification and validation of a Software Defined Mobile Network concept designed onto the software defined networking (SDN), network virtualization and cloud computing principles.

Celtic-Plus MEVICO, Jun 2013 – May 2016

  • Funded by : Tekes, Finland

  • Budget : 15.2M€

  • Type : European level

  • Website : http://www.mevico.org/

  • Role : Task Leader

Mobile Networks Evolution for Individual Communications Experience (MEVICO) project is a Celtic-Plus multinational project with 19 partners from Five EU countries. The project aims at defining an architecture for deploying the next generation mobile networks in line with user demands' evolution. The project starts identifying the requirements for the new architecture and highlight the ones with higher priority for implementation.

Train Wireless Bus, May 2012 – Sep 2012

  • Funded by : Tekes, Finland

  • Budget : 200,000€

  • Type : Industrial

  • Role : WP Leader

Train Wireless Bus (TWB) - Wireless Solutions for Urban Transit Environments project is a joint research project between GE Transportation, Italy. The project aims to develop and test an innovative, low power and reliable solution for vehicle-to-vehicle on-board communications in challenging radio propagation environments.

SECURE Connect (Secure Connectivity of Future Cyber-Physical Systems) project will solve the Industrial Internet and future Cyber Physical System challenges by achieving following objectives:

  • Assessment of Security strengths and weaknesses in current cyber-physical communication systems and derivation of potential points for improvement especially by using SDN and NFV concepts

  • Identification of possible security attacks future cyber-physical networks and how they can be detected and prevented.

  • Specify achievable and relevant scenarios and use-cases for coexistence, cooperation and integration of SDN and NFV based techniques and cloud-service based solutions within cyber-physical systems, for network security.

  • Research on economically viable security techniques and protocols for cyber-physical networks and Customization of identified security techniques and protocols to use in future cyber-physical networks.

  • Design Secure and scalable communication architecture for future cyber-physical networks based on emerging SDN and NFV technologies