Olav Tirkkonen works as a Professor in telecommunications at the Department of Communications and Networking, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland, since 2006. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from Helsinki University of Technology, Helsinki, Finland, in 1990 and 1994, respectively. Between 1994 and 1999, he worked at the University of British Columbia, Canada, and the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, Copenhagen, Denmark. He joined Nokia Research Center (NRC) in 1999, where he first concentrated on physical layer research on multiantenna communication. From 2004 to 2006, he was leading the Nokia-wide research for the physical layer standardization of UTRA Long-Term Evolution. Currently, he acts as a Part-Time Research Fellow at NRC. He has published 90 papers, and he coauthored a book titled Multiantenna Transceiver Techniques for 3G and Beyond. His current research interests are in multiantenna techniques, cellular system design, and self-organization of wireless networks.
Biography Updated on 13 April 2011