11/2017: Recent keynote presentation on URLLC.
9/2017: 2017 All-university of Oulu award for research.
6/2017: 2017 Best student paper Award at EUCNC 2017, awarded to the paper "Proactive Edge Computing in Latency-Constrained Fog Networks", by Mohammed Saad ElBamby, Mehdi Bennis and Walid Saad.
3/2017: 2017 EURASIP Best paper Award for the Journal of wireless communications and networks.
1/2017: 2 upcoming keynotes at 5GU conference (Melbourne) and IEEE 5G Summit.
11/2016: Awarded a NOKIA research donation around the topic of FOG COMPUTING.
06/2016: Awarded a NOKIA visiting professor grant for a visit to Princeton University (2017).
05/2016: Received the best paper award at the 2016 European Wireless Conference, Oulu, Finland.
04/2016: Featured in the local news regarding the 2016 IEEE COMSOC Best Tutorial Paper Award on edge caching
04/2016: IEEE Communications Society Best Tutorial Paper Award Winner for the article: "Living on the Edge: The Role of Proactive Caching in 5G Networks," IEEE Communications Magazine, Volume 52, No. 8, pp. 82-89, August 2014.
04/2016: Received the Transmission, Access, and Optical Systems (TAOS) Technical Committee's Award with Dr. Walid Saad and Gilsoo Lee for Best Paper in the Green Communications Symposium, at IEEE ICC 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
04/2015: IEEE Fred W. Ellersick Prize Winner for the article: "When Cellular Meets WiFi in Wireless Small Cell Networks," IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol.51, No. 6, June 2013, pp. 44 - 50.
09/2015: Academy of Finland Research Fellow (2015-2020)
Dr. Sumudu Samarakoon, Univ. of Oulu, Finland
Dr. Jihong Park, Univ. of Oulu, Finland
Currently co-Supervised Doctoral Students
Mohammed ElBamby, Muhammad Ikram Ashraf, Trung Kien Vu, Syed Tamoor Ul-Hassan, Chen-Feng Liu, Mohamed Khairy.
Formerly co-Supervised Doctoral Students
Dr. Sumudu Samarakoon, Postdoc, Univ. of Oulu, Finland
Dr. Omid Semiari, Ass. Prof. Georgia State Univ, USA.
Dr. Petri Luoto, MEDIATEK, Oulu, Finland
Dr. Ejder Bastug, Nokia Bell-Labs, Paris, France
Dr. Francesco Pantisano, now with Joint Research Center (JRC), Ispra, Italy.
Prof. Carlos H. Lima, Assistant professor in Sao Paolo, Brazil
Tutorial on UAVs, at IEEE GLOBECOM 2017, Singapore.
Keynote at WINCOM 2017, Rabat, Morocco, Oct. 2017.
Tutorial on UAVs, at IEEE GLOBECOM 2016, Washington, USA.
Keynote at UNET'16, Casablanca, Morocco, May. 2016.
Invited speaker at the Finnish winter school on 5G, Levi, Feb. 2016.
The book on Small cells is OUT, A. Alagan, M. Bennis and R. Vannithamby, "Design and Deployment of Small Cells", Cambridge Press University.
Accepted tutorial on small cell networks, at IEEE WCNC 2016, Doha, Qatar.
Lectured 4-hour tutorial on small cell networks, at IEEE DySPAN 2015, Stockholm, Sweden.
Featured in an article titled "If carriers cache everywhere, there's less backhaul to be done" and written by R. Chirgwin (16 May 2014) about the research activities on caching by Univ. of OULU and SUPELEC.
Invited speaker at the international school on small cells and 5G, Tunisia, Jan. 2015.
Lecturing tutorial on game theory in wireless communications, at IEEE ICC 2015, with Professor Walid Saad (Virginia Tech, USA), London, UK.
Presented keynote on 5G small cells in Brazil, 1st week of November, 2014.
Lectured course on small cell networks at UNICAMP (Brazil), 1st week of November, 2014.
Coeditor for a IEEE Com. Mag. special issue on Full Duplexing.
4th edition of the ICC 2015 WORKSHOP ON SMALL CELLS ACCEPTED! (See you in LONDON)
Lectured tutorial on small cell networks, at IEEE GLOBECOM 2014, with Professor Walid Saad (Virginia Tech, USA), Austin, USA.
Three (3) invited papers at IEEE IWSCS 2014, Barcelona, Spain.
Coeditor for a JSAC special issue on HetSNets 2014. Submission deadline: July, 1st, 2014. For CFP, see:
Successful Tutorial on small cell networks, at IEEE WCNC 2014, with Professor Walid Saad (Univ. Of Miami, USA), Istanbul, Turkey.
Successful Tutorial on small cell networks, at IEEE DYSPPAN 2014, with Professor Walid Saad (Univ. Of Miami, USA), VA, USA.
The paper "When Cellular Meets WiFi in Wireless Small Cell Networks" among TEN MOST POPULAR articles published in IEEE ComSoc, June 2013.
Cochair of the Third edition of IEEE ICC workshop on Small Cells (Smallnets), June 2014, Sydney, Australia.
Coeditor of an upcoming book on Small cells, "Design and Deployment of Small Cells", Cambridge University PRESS, 2014.
Chair of the First edition of IEEE Black Sea Special Session on Small Cells (HetNets), Batumi, Georgia, July 3-5, 2013.
Cochair of the Second edition of IEEE ICC workshop on Small Cells (Smallnets), June 9th 2013, Budapest, Hungary.
Cochair of the the 6th International Workshop on Cooperative and Heterogeneous Cellular Networks, (WDN), at IEEE PIMRC 2013, London, UK, September 8, 2013.
Tutorial on small cell networks, at IEEE GLOBECOM 2012, with Professor Walid Saad (Univ. Of Miami, USA), Monday, 3rd Dec. 2012.
October 2012: Editor at IEEE Transaction in Wireless Communications.
Full day tutorial at HUAWEI on the application of game theory in heterogeneous networks.
Keynote speaker at IEEE-ICT 2013, Casablanca, Morocco.
Co-Chair at the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 2nd International Workshop on Small Cell Networks, Budapest, Hungary 2013.