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


Staff Members
Prof. Mikael Gidlund
Prof. Tingting Zhang
Assistant Prof. Patrik Österberg
Assistant Prof. Stefan Forsström  
Assistant Prof. Aamir Mahmood

Guest Professor
Prof. Emiliano Sisinni, University of Brescia
Gerhard P. Hancke Jr, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Syed Ali Hassan, National University of Science and Technology, Pakistan

Post-doctoral Fellows
Dr. Abedin Sakrul Farhder

Luca Beltramelli 
Hossam Farag

Teklay Gebremichael
Simone Grimaldi
Johannes Lindén
Raul Rondón
Richard Mugisha
Sujash Naskar
Farnaz Khodakhah


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
Dr. Aamir Mahmood, postdoc 2016-2019. Currently Ass. Prof. at Mid Sweden University.
Dr. Claro Noda, postdoc 2017-2018, Currently freelancing.
Dr. Ismail Butun, postdoc 2018-2019. Currently postdoc at Chalmers University, Sweden.
Dr. LakshmiKanth Guntupalli, postdoc 2017. Currently at Ericsson Research, Lund, Sweden.
Dr. Mohamed Eldefrawy, postdoc 2017-2018. Currently assistant professor at Halmstad University, Sweden.
Dr Myung Gil Kang, postdoc 2018-2019. Currently at KAIST, South Korea.
Mehrzad Lavassani, Licentiate degree awarded 2018. Currently at RISE, Sweden.