Recent Mobile and 5G Research

Speaker:        Professor Sasu Tarkoma
                Head and Professor
                Department of Computer Science
                University of Helsinki

Title:          "Recent Mobile and 5G Research"

Date:           Monday, 3 July 2017

Time:           4:00pm - 5:00pm

Venue:          Room 5506 (via lifts 25/26), HKUST


In this talk, I will first give an overview of the Department of Computer
Science at the University of Helsinki, and then present the current
research activities in mobile computing and 5G areas.  As a key example of
the mobile computing research, I will present and discuss the Carat
smartphone energy profiler and our lessons learned when analyzing mobile
applications. The key idea of the methodology is to gather app, battery,
and context data on mobile devices and then to analyze and diagnose the
data in the cloud. We have studied various energy anomalies, user feedback
effect, and analysis techniques for malware identification. Pertaining to
5G research, I will present recent results on mobile edge computing,
wireless Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and network refactoring.


Sasu Tarkoma is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of
Helsinki, and Head of the Department of Computer Science. He is also
affiliated with the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT and
a member of the board of Helsinki Doctoral Education Network in
Information and Communications Technology (HICT). He has authored 4
textbooks and has published over 160 scientific articles.  His research
interests are Internet technology, distributed systems, data analytics,
and mobile and ubiquitous computing. He is a member of the Finnish Union
of University Professors, Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and
Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Professional Member of the Association for
Computing Machinery (ACM). He has managed and participated in national and
international research projects at the University of Helsinki, Aalto
University, and Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT). He
has seven granted US Patents. His research has received several Best Paper
awards and mentions, for example at IEEE PerCom, ACM CCR, and ACM OSR. He
is a member of the editorial board of the Computer Networks Journal and
member of organizing and scientific committees of many international