Team

Co-Director:

Dr. Ian F. Akyildiz

FiDiPro Professor

Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering
Tampere University of Technology
FI-33101 Tampere, Finland
E-mail: ian@ece.gatech.edu

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Prof. Ian F. Akyildiz received his BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Computer Engineering from the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany, in 1978, 1981 and 1984, respectively. He is currently a FiDiPro Professor (Finland Distinguished Professor Program (FiDiPro) supported by the Academy of Finland) at the Department of Electronic and Communication Engineering, Tampere University of Technology. As part of Prof. Akyildiz's FiDiPro, he is the founder of the Nano Communication Centre (NCC). Prof. Akyildiz is currently the Ken Byers Chair Professor in Telecommunication and the Chair of the Telecommunications Group with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, and the Director of the Broadband Wireless Networking Laboratory. He is an IEEE fellow (1996) and an ACM Fellow (1997). He is the editor-in-chief for a number of journals including Computer Networks (Elsevier) journal, Ad Hoc Networks (Elsevier) journal, Nano Communication Networks (Elsevier) journal, as well as Physical Communication (Elsevier) journal. He was the past editor for numerous journals, examples include IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (1996-2001) and IEEE Transactions on Computers (1992-1996). His current research interests are in Nanonetworks, Long Term Evolution (LTE) Advanced Networks, Cognitive Radio Networks and Wireless Sensor Networks.


Co-Director:

Dr. Yevgeni Koucheryavy

Professor

Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering
Tampere University of Technology
FI-33101 Tampere, Finland
E-mail: yk@cs.tut.fi

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Yevgeni Koucheryavy received the Ph.D degree from Tampere University of Technology (TUT), Tampere, Finland, in 2004. Prior to joining TUT, he spent five years in the industry with R&D LONIIS, St. Petersburg, Russia, where he held various technical and managerial positions. He is currently a Professor with the Department of Communications Engineering, TUT. He is an invited expert for ITU-T and the Skolkovo Foundation (Russia) and acts as an External Reviewer for the state funding agencies of several European countries. Yevgeni has published numerous papers in various areas of wireless communication networks, and is currently an editor for numerous journals (e.g. IEEE Communications magazine, IEEE Communication Survey and Tutorial). He is currently an IEEE Senior member. His current research interests include nano communication networks, heterogeneous wireless communications and systems, network and services performance evaluation, Internet of Things, and machine-to-machine communications.


Sasitharan Balasubramaniam

Senior Research Fellow

Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering

Tampere University of Technology

sasi.bala@tut.fi

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Sasitharan Balasubramaniam (sasi.bala@tut.fi) received his Bachelor (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) and PhD (Computer Science) degrees from the University of Queensland in 1998 and 2005, respectively, and Masters in Engineering Science degree (Computer and Communication Engineering) in 1999 from Queensland University of Technology. He is currently a senior research fellow at the Nano Communication Centre (NCC), Department of Electronic and Communication Engineering, Tampere University of Technology, Finland, where he is leading the molecular communications research track. To date, Sasitharan has published over 70 papers in various conferences and journals. He actively participates in a number of technical programme committee for various conferences, and was the co-founder of the IEEE MoNaCom workshop as well as the ACM NANOCOM conference, which is due to start in 2014. Sasitharan is currently an associated editor for the IEEE Internet of Things, Elsevier Nano Communication Networks, and KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems journals. His current research interests includes Bio-inspired communication networks, as well as molecular communications


Dmiti Moltchanov

Senior Research Fellow

Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering

Tampere University of Technology

moltchan@cs.tut.fi

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Dmitri Moltchanov is a Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Communications Engineering at the Tampere University of Technology, Finland. He received the M.Sc. and Candidate of Science degrees from State University of Telecommunications, St.Petersburg, Russia in 2000 and 2002, respectively, and the PhD degree from Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland in 2006. His research interests include performance evaluation and optimization issues of wireless and wired IP networks, queuing theory, and nanocommunications. Dmitri Moltchanov serves as a TPC member in a number of international conferences. He authored more than 70 publications.


Janne Lehtomäki

Adjunct Senior Research Fellow

Centre for Wireless Communication

University of Oulu

jannel@ee.oulu.fi

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Janne Lehtomäki got his doctorate in wireless communications from the University of Oulu in 2005. Currently, he is a senior research fellow at the University of Oulu, Centre for Wireless Communications. He spent the fall 2013 semester at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA, as a visiting scholar. Currently, he is focusing on communication techniques for networks composed of nanoscale devices. Dr. Lehtomäki has served as a guest associate editor for the IEICE Transactions on Communications Special Section in Feb. 2014. He co-authored the paper receiving the Best Paper Award in IEEE WCNC 2012. He has been technical program committee (TPC) member in IEEE ICC 2015 and he was the TPC co-chair for IWSS 2015 Workshop. Dr. Lehtomäki has published more than 100 papers in journals and conference proceedings.


Olga Kara

Senior Research Fellow

Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering

Tampere University of Technology

kara.olga@gmail.com

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Olga Kara obtained her B.S. in Biology in 1994, M.S. in Neurobiology/Psychophysiology in 1995, and PhD degree in Human Neurophysiology in 1998 at the St-Petersburg State University, Russia. Olga Kara has academic background in Biology and Medicine, strong interest in interdisciplinary researches and more than 20 years experience in Brain Research. She participating in number of national and international projects aimed to investigate human brain informational processing, cognitive brain processing and neurobiological basis of mental and neurological disorders. Her interest in nano communication based on the idea of disrupted networks communication  within the brain as a reason for mental and neurological diseases. Understanding of biological principals of neural communication at nano level will not only increase our understanding of brain communication in general, but will become a basis for development of principally new types of nano size monitoring and treatment devices.


Vitaly Petrov

Researcher

Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering

Tampere University of Technology

vitaly.petrov@tut.fi

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Vitaly Petrov received his M.Sc. degree in Information Systems Security from SUAI University, St Petersburg, Russia, in 2011 and his M.Sc. degree in Communications Engineering from Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland, in 2014. He is currently a PhD student with TUT Nano Communications Center, working on enabling electromagnetic nano communications for body area sensor networks. In 2014 Vitaly was a Visiting Scholar at School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, GA, USA. From 2011 till 2014 he has been working as a Researcher in Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering, Tampere University of Technology. Prior to this, from 2008 till 2011 he served as a Junior Researcher in Information Systems Security Department, SUAI, St Petersburg, Russia as well as a Research Engineer in Nokia-SUAI joint lab. From May till October 2012 he was a Strategic Intern with Security Research Team at Nokia Research Center, Helsinki, Finland. His current research interests are in Internet-of-Things, Terahertz Band Communications, Nanonetworks, Cryptology and Network Security.


Stefanus Arinno Wirdatmadja

Researcher

Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering

Tampere University of Technology

stefanus.wirdatmadja@tut.fi

Stefanus Arinno Wirdatmadja graduated from Universitas Indonesia, Depok, Indonesia. After his graduation, he worked in cellular telecommunication industry under Nokia Siemens Networks in Jakarta (Indonesia) and Riyadh (Saudi Arabia). On 2014, he received his M.Sc. degree from Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering, Tampere University of Technology (TUT), Tampere, Finland. He is currently a PhD student with TUT Nano Communications Center.



Maria Komar

Research Assistant

Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering

Tampere University of Technology

mariia.komar@student.tut.fi

Maria Komar received her B.Sc. degree in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from Yaroslavl State University (YarSU), Yaroslavl, Russia, in 2013. Currently, she is a graduate M.Sc. student at Department of Computer Science, YarSU. From August 2014 till June 2015 she is a visiting M.Sc. student at Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering, Tampere University of Technology and a Research Assistant with TUT Nano Communications Center. Her main expertise is in the area of medium access control and security protocols design and analysis for short-range wireless networks.



Anna Volkova

MSc student

Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering

Tampere University of Technology

anna.volkova@student.tut.fi

Anna Volkova has graduated from South Ural State University, Chelyabinsk, Russia, in 2008. Since 2012 till 2015 she studied at Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering, Tampere University of Technology (TUT), Tampere, Finland. Currently, she is working on her M.Sc. thesis in TUT Nano Communications Center on the topic related to wireless board-to-board communications in the terahertz band.



S.K. Karim

MSc Student

Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering

Tampere University of Technology

SK.MD.Shahedul Karim received his B.Sc (tech) degree in 2009 and Specialist degree in 2010 from Department of Electronics and Microelectronics, Saint-Petersburg Electrotechnical University "LETI", Saint Petersburg, Russia under the full funded Scholarship from Bangladesh-Russian Education Ministry. Currently he is pursuing an M.Sc. degree at Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering, Tampere University of Technology (TUT), Tampere, Finland. He is a thesis worker with TUT Nano Communications Center on the topic related to unification of system equipment for nano sensor nodes.