Background and activities

Kimmo Kansanen (1971) is a Professor at the Department of Electronic Systems. He leads the Signal Processing Group. He has a MSc and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Oulu, Finland.

Work Experience

  • 2016 Professor, NTNU
  • 2011- 2016 Associate Professor, NTNU
  • 2008-2011 Research Scientist, FP7-SENDORA, NTNU
  • 2006-2008 Post-doc, NORDITE/VERDIKT project CROPS
  • 1999-2006 Research Scientist, University of Oulu
  • 1994-1997 Telecommunications hardware assembly and testing, embedded software development, system testing, and project management, Elektrobit Oy, Finland

External funding

  • RCN Project "Massive Simple IoT", funded by IKTPLUSS Phase 1.
  • NTNU participant in the H2020 ITN “Wireless In-Body Environment - WIBEC”, H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015, total score 94.6%.
  • Contact person for NTNU in “Advanced MODEM Techniques for Future Satellite Access Networks“ (2013-2014), funded by European Space Agency, prime contractor is Space Engineering S.p.A. while NTNU is a subcontractor.
  • Project member in “Norwegian, Bosnian and Serbian cooperation platform for university and industry in ICT R&D (NORBAS)” (2012-2015), financed by Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • Project member in “Medical Sensing, Localization and Communications using Ultra Wideband Technology (MELODY) - II” (2013-2015) funded by the research council of Norway and focusing on sensing, localization, and wireless communications in medical practice.
  • Project member in FP7 SENDORA (2008-2010). The EU-FP7 focused project SENDORA received funding from the 7th framework program Call 1 Objective 1. The goal of the project is to study and eventually demonstrate the use of sensor networks for enabling cognitive radio system operation and optimization.
  • The Nordic cooperation project CROPS-2 (2008-2010) received funding from the NORDITE project by TEKES, Vinnova and Forskningsrådet. The goal of the project is to perform fundamental research in cooperative sensing in a sensor network to detect radio signals.

Editorial Service

IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Associate editor, 2017 --

Elsevier Physical Communication, Associate Editor, 2012-2017

Conference organization

Special Session Chair, CrownCom 2010, Publicity Co-Chair, Communication Theory Workshop 2011, General Chair, Third Nordic Workshop on System & Network Optimization for Wireless 2012, 2015.

Technical Program Committees

IEEE Globecomm, IEEE ICC, IEEE SmartGridCom, European Wireless, IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC).

Patents and patent applications

  • US Patent 7447285: Data processing method, receiver and network element for executing a turbo principle
  • US Patent 7492844: Data processing method, equalizer and receiver
  • US Patent 7466779: Data transmission method, data transmission arrangement and base station

He has supervised 5 MSc students, and 6 PhD students

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications