Communication Systems and Networks

The Communication Systems and Networks group focuses on research areas to better understand and develop communication networks, particularly in the wireless domain.


Communication Systems and Networks (CSN) research group was founded in 2014 and is a part of the research center Sensible Things that Communicate (STC). The CSN group is engaged in cutting edge fundamental and applied science, and is jointly directed by Prof. Mikael Gidlund and Prof. Tingting Zhang. The research in the CSN group focuses on communication systems and networks, particularly in the wireless domain. Our research is both theoretical and experimental, and we always strive to test and validate our theoretical work in real industrial settings. The mission of CSN is apart from research, educating the next generation of leaders in communications engineering and networks science. We teach courses in the areas of wireless communications, computer networks, network security, data mining, distributed algorithms and systems.

Our current work is focused mainly on four different research areas to understand and develop communication networks. The current research areas are (i) Low-power wireless communication for cyber-physical systems, (ii) Internet-of-things and embedded intelligence, (iii) Security and privacy, and (iv) Data analytics for industrial applications.

We have a large international academic network and are collaborating with universities and research institutes such as Beijing Jiatong University, Beijing University of Technology, City University of Hong Kong, University of Brescia, University of Bologna, University of Connecticut, and University of Pretoria.

Current projects



Dr. Filip Barac, graduated 2016, currently at Ericsson Research
Dr. Felix Dobslaw, graduated 2015, currently at a start-up
Dr. Victor Kardeby, graduated 2015, currently at Swedish ICT Acreo 
Dr. Stefan Forsström, graduated in 2014, currently at Mid Sweden University
Dr. Wei Shen, graduated 2014, currently at Ericsson Research
Dr. Qinghua Wang, graduated 2010, currently a University lecture in Kristianstad University, Sweden