Software Defined Mobile Networks

Prof. Mika Ylianttila

Mika Ylianttila

Contact information:

Address: Erkki Koiso-Kanttilan katu 3, P.O. Box 4500,
FIN-90014 University of Oulu, Finland
Room: TS444
GSM: + 358 40 535 0505
Fax: + +358 8 553 2845


Mika Ylianttila is a full-time professor at the Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC), at the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (ITEE). Previously he was the director of the Center for Internet Excellence (2012-2015) and associate director of the MediaTeam research group (2009-2011), and professor (pro tem) in Information networks (2005-2010). He is also adjunct professor in Computer Science and Engineering (since 2007). He received his doctoral degree on Communications Engineering at the University of Oulu in 2005. He has co-authored more than 100 international peer-reviewed articles on broadband communications networks and systems, including aspects on wireless security, mobility management, distributed systems and novel applications. He has supervised 9 doctoral theses and 75 masters theses. He was a visiting researcher at Center for Wireless Information Network Studies (CWINS), Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Massachusetts, and Internet Real Time Lab (IRT), Columbia University, New York, USA. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, and Editor in Wireless Networks journal.

Research Interests:

Broadband Communications Networks and Systems, SDN, 5G applications and services, IoT security, Edge computing


January12: Nomination as Deputy member to UnioGS doctoral training committee for Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
January9: 17th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (IEEE CIT-2017), Call for Papers and Workshops

December1: Doctoral defense, Madhusanka Liyanage, "Enhancing security and scalability of Virtual Private LAN Services", L10 12
September30: Energy-aware load monitoring for improving battery life of mobile peer-to-peer nodes article in Elsevier Sustainable Computing: Informatics and Systems (in press).
August16: Opportunities and Challenges of Software-Defined Mobile Networks in Network Security article in IEEE Security & Privacy magazine.
June17: Infotech lecture by prof. Henning Schulzrinne, "5G: What can be learn from the previous four generations", IT116 10 am.
June16: Doctoral defense, Erkki Harjula, "Energy-efficient peer-to-peer networking for constrained-capacity mobile environments", L10 12
June10: Academy of Finland funded 5 research projects from ITEE faculty
May11: Blog: Living on the Tactile Edge: Communication Architecture for the Future Hyperconnected World"

Publications & CV:

List of publications
Curriculum Vitae
SoleCris (University of Oulu expert database)
Google Scholar