🇫🇮 Professor Matti Latva-aho Awarded Prestigious IEEE Fellow Honour

Press release from 6G Flagship

December 11, 2023
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IEEE Fellow Professor Matti Latva-aho

In a significant recognition of his contributions to the field of mobile communication systems, Professor Matti Latva-aho, Director of 6G Flagship, has been elevated to the esteemed rank of IEEE Fellow. The announcement, made by the IEEE Board of Directors in their November 2023 meeting, places Latva-aho among the top echelons of the global technology community. This elevation, effective from 1 January 2024, is a testament to his distinguished career and impact in the domain of mobile communications.

The IEEE bestows the prestigious Fellow designation on fewer than 0.1% of its voting members each year through a rigorous evaluation, marking it as a highly esteemed honour by the leading global association for technological advancement.

Throughout his career at the University of Oulu, Latva-aho has been a guiding force in wireless communications research. Beginning his tenure at the University of Oulu in the early 1990s, Latva-aho advanced to become a professor of communications engineering in 2000. Additionally, he served as the director of the Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC) from 1998 to 2006. From 2017 to 2021, he held the position of Academy Professor, and since 2018, he has been the Director of the National 6G Flagship, with a budget of 251 million euros.

Professor Latva-aho’s 653 published works have garnered 12,819 citations, evidencing his impact in academic research. Furthermore, he has actively supervised 31 doctoral candidates from 2003 to 2019, with 10 earning distinctions for their exceptional theses.

“Receiving this honour from IEEE is deeply humbling. It represents not just a personal achievement but the culmination of decades of research in wireless communications. Our journey at the University of Oulu, especially in exploring new spectrum allocations and enhancing wireless network capacities, is about pushing the frontiers of technology for societal benefit,” Latva-aho reflects.

Latva-aho’s commitment to exploring the future of wireless systems, from transmission technologies to receiver architectures, continues to inspire and guide the next generation of researchers and technologists, further cementing the university’s reputation as a hub of innovation and technological advancement.


Originally published on 4 December by 6G Flagship.

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