Research Projects

Connected Mobility Living Lab. A state-funded research project in which major industry players and TUM join forces to prototype an open platform for mobility services.  The aim is bringing together data and (B2B) service providers to offer a sustainable ecosystem of services based upon which a broad range of B2B and consumer services related to human and vehicular mobility can be easily developed and operated.  Overall, the project covers a broad range of topics from business processes in support of such an ecosystem to security and privacy to protocol and system design and evaluation.  We are involved with three subprojects: on privacy-preserving proximity services, on sensing on demand (sensing as a service) and on social and collaborative mobility services.

RIFE: architectuRe for an Internet For Everybody. A project funded by the EC Horizon 2020 program to provide affordable and sustainable access to the Internet by realizing an architecture for an Internet for everybody that enables access to information and services at economically sustainable price points unmatched by today's technologies while also catering to challenges, such as intermittent connectivity, posed by the varying environmental challenges that are imposed on those who want to connect. RIFE will devise a unifying network architecture, incorporating elements of delay-tolerant and information-centric networking, develop dissemination strategies to enable Internet access in diverse settings, and implement application-specific functions as necessary to support today's and future services.

SSICLOPS: Scalable and Secure Architecture for Cloud Operations. A project funded under the EC Horizon 2020 program to create and operate high-performance private cloud infrastructure that allows flexible scaling through federation with other private clouds without compromising their service level and security requirements. SSICLOPS federation will support the efficient integration of clouds, no matter if they are geographically co-located or distributed, belong to the same or different administrative entities or jurisdictions. We will devise efficient and secure transport protocols for both intra- and inter-cloud/data center communication and develop mechanisms for flexible job scheduling and migration supported by cloud performance monitoring and tuning functions. We will explore four use cases from in-memory data bases high-performance computing (high-energy physics) to cloud bursting to network function virtualization.

METRICS: Measurement for Europe: Training and Research for Internet Communications Science. An EC FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Networking for 13 PhD students and one post-doctoral researcher on network measurements in the fixed and mobile Internet and within data centers. Research is complemented by summer schools on scientific writing and presentations, tools and methodology, and entrepreneurship. Aalto Comnet work will focus on 1) (mobile) network measurements and QoE prediction and 2) data analysis, trace-based modeling, and simulations of human behavior.

IoTSS: Internet of Things for Smart Systems: The focus of our project is the user context, in which way end users react and interact with the presence of an ecosystem consisting of smart devices dedicated to augment their reality and enrich their experience. Therefore, we create a platform composed of different devices able to tackle different research questions spanning across multiple fields, e.g Indoor navigation optimization, creation of mobile clouds on resource-constrained devices, proximity modeling based on multimodal data.

For recent research projects, please see my previous homepage at Aalto University.