Interactive Edge (iEdge)

We are a lively group of roughly 20 experts under the Center for Ubiquitous Computing at the University of Oulu – some of us also work in other universities and others in industry. We define edge intelligence in collaboration with an international edgeAI community comprising experts of distributed computing and artificial intelligence in computer science and engineering, as well as experts of networking in communication engineering.

Description of elements in the edge-cloud continuum.

Edge computing distributes applications between the cloud, data producing devices, and devices at the edges of wireless and fixed networks. Edge computing brings AI methods closer to the physical environment. This enables deep integration of AI with applications supporting humans in their activities and with machines to realise autonomous systems. AI is integrated with the edge computing platform as well, for example, to decide optimal locations for computations

We study situation-aware, self-organizing and self-managing software platforms that use efficiently edge computing infrastructures for 5G and beyond. We enable trust with distributed ledger technologies and privacy-by-design methods. We push edge computing to the limits by embedding computations and AI into physical objects that are digitally fabricated to fit to their purpose. We use distributed artificial intelligence, big data tools, and machine learning methods to explore situation awareness for both end-user applications and the edge computing platform. We implement AI methods in ethical manner and emphasise testing in real environments. We expect our research to shed light on how humans can benefit from edge computing and how it can be used to realise resource-efficient systems.

 


People

Aarne Mämmelä : Professor Emeritus

Aarne Mämmelä
Professor Emeritus
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Jukka Riekki : Professor, Dean of ITEE

Jukka Riekki
Professor, Dean of ITEE
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Sasu Tarkoma : Professor (part-time)

Sasu Tarkoma
Professor (part-time)
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Susanna Pirttikangas : Research Director, Adj. Professor, Deputy Director

Susanna Pirttikangas
Research Director, Adj. Professor, Deputy Director
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Mickaël Bettinelli : Postdoctoral researcher

Mickaël Bettinelli
Postdoctoral researcher
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Ekaterina Gilman : Postdoctoral researcher

Ekaterina Gilman
Postdoctoral researcher
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Lauri Loven : Postdoctoral researcher (on leave)

Lauri Loven
Postdoctoral researcher (on leave)
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Anna Rohunen : Postdoctoral researcher

Anna Rohunen
Postdoctoral researcher
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Xiang Su : Postdoctoral researcher (part-time)

Xiang Su
Postdoctoral researcher (part-time)
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Jacky Cao : Doctoral researcher

Jacky Cao
Doctoral researcher
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Marta Cortes Orduna : Doctoral researcher

Marta Cortes Orduna
Doctoral researcher
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Abhishek Kumar : Doctoral researcher

Abhishek Kumar
Doctoral researcher
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Hassan Mehmood : Doctoral researcher (part-time)

Hassan Mehmood
Doctoral researcher (part-time)
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Tri Nguyen : Doctoral researcher

Tri Nguyen
Doctoral researcher
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Iván Sánchez Milára : Doctoral researcher

Iván Sánchez Milára
Doctoral researcher
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Shouhua Zhang : Doctoral researcher

Shouhua Zhang
Doctoral researcher
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Henna Kokkonen : Research Assistant

Henna Kokkonen
Research Assistant
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Vahid Mohsseni : Research Assistant

Vahid Mohsseni
Research Assistant
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Huong Nguyen : Research Assistant

Huong Nguyen
Research Assistant
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Jani Launonen : Project Engineer

Jani Launonen
Project Engineer
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Current projects:

FRACTAL ECSEL-JU  Cognitive Fractal and Secure Edge Based On Unique Open-Safe-Reliable-Low Power Hardware Platform Node
Make4Change (ESR)
Better Factory (H2020)
Bridging the Creativity Gap (Erasmus+)
urBOT (Academy of Finland)
Bayesian Trusted Edge Analytics (B-TEA) (Infotech)
Context-aware and Veracious Big Data Analytics for Industrial IoT (ABIDI) (Academy of Finland)
Personalization, Privacy and Quality Control for MaaS with Blockchain (TrustedMaas) (Infotech)


Past projects:

5G Edge Computing Enhanced Augmented Reality (5GEAR) (Academy of Finland)
PRIORITY (Business Finland)
Reboot Finland IoT Factory (Business Finland)
Open Infra Ecosystem I (Business Finland)
S2ERC – APPIA – UoU, Profiling User Activity for Security with Ethical Oversight (ProFile) (Business Finland)
5G Vertical Integrated Industry for Massive Automation (5G VIIMA) (Business Finland)
Coastal Urban developmenT through the LEnses of Resiliency (CUTLER) (H2020)
Edge computing enhanced by artificial intelligence (MEC-AI) (Future Makers)
Virtuaaliset palvelut kiinteistöalalla (Virpa-D) (Business Finland)


Selected publications:

2022

Hoque, M. A., Finley, B. J., Rao, A., Kumar, A., Hui, P., Ammar, M., & Tarkoma, S. (Accepted/In press). Context-driven Encrypted Multimedia Traffic Classification on Mobile Devices. In 2022 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom) IEEE.

2021

Mämmelä, A., Riekki, J. Systems view in engineering research. Integrated Science Series, Vol. II: Transdisciplinarity across the Different Disciplines. N. Razaei, Ed. Springer Nature Switzerland

Lee, L.H., Braud, T., Hosio, S., Pan Hui. Towards Augmented Reality-driven Human-City Interaction: Current Research and Future Challenges, ACM Computing Survey

Nguyen, T.H., Lovén, L., Partala J., and Pirttikangas, S. Blockchain: Foundations and Role in 6G, 6G Mobile Wireless Networks (Springer)

Xu, D., Li, T. Li, Y., Su, X., Tarkoma, S., Jiang, T., Crowcroft, J., Hui, P. Edge Intelligence: Empowering Intelligence to the Edge of Network, Proceedings of IEEE

Lähderanta, T., Lovén, L., Leppänen, T., Ruha, L., Harjula, E., Ylianttila, M., Riekki, J., Sillanpää, M.J. Edge computing server placement with capacitated location allocation, J. Parallel and Distributed Computing

Hartikainen, H., Cortés Orduña, M., Käsmä, M., Sánchez Milara, I., Ventä-Olkkonen, L. Make4Change: Empowering Unemployed Youth through Digital Fabrication, FabLearn 2021

Lovén, L., Lähderanta, T., Ruha, L., Peltonen, E., Launonen, I., Sillanpää, M.J., Riekki, J., Pirttikangas, S., EDISON: An Edge-native Method and Architecture for Distributed Interpolation, Sensors