Nils Torbjörn Ekman

Professor Department of Electronic Systems
+47 73594604
O. S. Bragstads plass 2, Elektro B * B427

Background and activities

Nils Torbjørn Ekman (1969) is a Professor at the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications. He is performing research, supervision and teaching within the fields of radio communications, communication theory and signal processing. Leading the CAMOS (Coastal and Arctic Maritime Operations and Surveillance) sensor networks project at IME/NTNU. Member of the leader group for NTNU Ocean Science and Technology, one of four strategic NTNU initiatives. Professor Ekman has a MSc in Engineering Physics, as well as a Licentiate of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy degree both in Signal Processing from the University of Uppsala.

He has supervised 4 PhD students, and is an external supervisor and co-supervisor for PhD students at UniK and NTNU. In addition Ekman supervises about 2 MSc students a year.

Fields of expertise

  • Statistical channel modeling for the dynamics of wireless radio channels
  • Radio resource management (RRM)
  • Prediction of radio channels for applications in adaptive modulation and RRM
  • Sensor networks
  • Exploiting subspace descriptions of MIMO channels
  • High resolution spectral estimation techniques

Work Experience

  • 2014- Professor at IET/NTNU
  • 2011-2012 Guest researcher at NYU Poly, New York, USA
  • 2005-2014 Associate Professor at IET/NTNU
  • 2002-2005 Postdoc at Unik, Kjeller Norway
  • 1999-2002 Located at the DSB group at University of Oslo (UiO)
  • 1997-1998 Marie Curie scholarship at Institut für Nachrichtentechnik und Hochfrequenztechnik, Technisce Universität Wien, Austria
  • 1995-2002 PhD student, Signals and Systems Group, Uppsala University, Sweden

Research project experience

  • CAMOS, NTNU/IME project 2013
    Project leader
    Communications and Sensor Networks for Coastal and Arctic Maritime Operations and Surveillance
  • WILATI+, Nordite project, 2006
    Primary investigator and manager of the Norwegian part
    Cooperation with TKK, Finland, LTH, Sweden.
    Wireless interference-limited high-throughput access technologies and applications
  • SENDORA, EU FP7 STREP project, 2008
    Primary investigator and manager for the Norwegian part
    Project on sensor network aided cognitive radio
    WP leader for Cognitive Actuation.
  • MoPSAR, NFR funded project, 2004
    Modeling and Prediction of mm Wavelength Channels, Scheduling and Adaptive Data Rate  for Wireless Access Systems

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