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About me

Over 30 years experience on electronics, computer engineering, communications engineering and positioning technologies, both in academia and industry. Organizing conferences and other events and doctoral education are close to my heart.


As a professor (since 1999) the main tasks include research fund raising, research management, supervision of doctoral and MSc students, and education and research. Director of national DELTA doctoral training network, head of the European Joint Doctorate A-WEAR at Tampere University, coordinator of APROPOS MSCA ITN, and organizer of several international conferences per year as a chairman or steering group member. Research Integrity Advisor.

Fields of expertise

Expertise in embedded processor systems, reconfigurable computing, approximate computing, digital circuits and systems, digital implementations of communications receivers and networks, software-defined radio, software-defined networking, positioning technology (in particular GNSS receiver architectures).

Top achievements

28 supervised PhD dissertations, examiner or opponent for another 49 PhD dissertations worldwide, 150 supervised/examined MSc theses, editor of 5 books, awards as conference organizer and innovator.

Main positions of trust

Head of A-WEAR joint doctoral program at Tampere University, vice chair of the steering group of the international BSc program, steering group member of four international conferences (chairman in two: IEEE Nordic Circuits and Systems Conference, International Conference on Localization and GNSS), member of the VLSI Systems and Applications technical committee at IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, editorial board member in three international scientific journals. Tampere Congress Ambassador.

Research career

Research assistant 1987-88, Research Scientist 1988-91, acting Associate Professor 1991-1993, Senior Research Scientist 1994, Vice President (VLSI Solution Oy) 1995-98, Full Professor 1999-

Degrees: MSc (Tech) 1988, Licentiate (Tech) 1990, DSc (Tech) 1994

Selected publications

Selected recent publications:

Antoine Grenier, Elena Simona Lohan, Aleksandr Ometov, and Jari Nurmi, “A Survey on Low-Power GNSS,” in IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, 2023. doi: 10.1109/COMST.2023.3265841.

Lucie Klus, Roman Klus, Joaquin Torres Sospedra, Elena Simona Lohan, Carlos Granelli, Jari Nurmi, “EWOk: Towards Efficient Multidimensional Compression of Indoor Positioning Datasets,” in IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 2023.

Iñigo Cortés, Johannes Rossouw Van der Merwe, Elena Simona Lohan, Jari Nurmi, and Wolfgang Felber, “Low-Complexity Adaptive Full Direct-State Kalman Filter for Robust GNSS Tracking,” in Sensors, 2023, 23, 3658.

Tiago Troccoli, Juho Pirskanen, Jari Nurmi, Aleksandr Ometov, Jorge Morte, Elena Simona Lohan, and Ville Kaseva, “Direction-of-Arrival Method for L-Shaped Array with RF Switch: An Embedded Implementation Perspective,” in Sensors, MDPI, 2023, 23(6), 3356, doi: 10.3390/s23063356.

Aleksandr Ometov, Anzhelika Mezina and Jari Nurmi, "On Applicability of Imagery-Based CNN to Computational Offloading Location Selection," in IEEE Access, vol. 11, pp. 2433-2444, 2023, doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2022.3232469.

Joaquín Torres-Sospedra, Darwin Quezada Gaibor, Jari Nurmi, Yevgeni Koucheryavy, Elena Simona Lohan, and Joaquin Huerta, “Scalable and Efficient Clustering for Fingerprint-Based Positioning,” in IEEE Internet of Things Journal, vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 3484-3499, Feb.15, 2023, doi: 10.1109/JIOT.2022.3230913.

Hans Jakob Damsgaard, Aleksandr Ometov, and Jari Nurmi, “Approximation Opportunities in Edge Computing Hardware: A Systematic Literature Review,” in ACM Computing Surveys, 2022 (online), doi: 10.1145/3572772.

Aditi Site, Saigopal Vasudevan, Samuel Afolaranmi, Jose L. Martinez Lastra, Jari Nurmi, and Elena Simona Lohan, “A Machine-Learning-Based Analysis of the Relationships between Loneliness Metrics and Mobility Patterns for Elderly,” in Sensors, MDPI, 2022, 22(13), 4946. doi: 10.3390/s22134946.

Iñigo Cortés, Johannes Rossouw van der Merwe, Elena Simona Lohan, Jari Nurmi, and Wolfgang Felber, “Performance Evaluation of Adaptive Tracking Techniques with Direct-State Kalman Filter,” in Sensors, MDPI, 2022, 22(2), 420. doi: 10.3390/s22020420.

Darwin Quezada Gaibor, Joaquín Torres-Sospedra, Jari Nurmi, Yevgeni Koucheryavy, and Joaquín Huerta, “Cloud Platforms for Context-Adaptive Positioning and Localisation in GNSS-denied Scenarios - A Systematic Review,” in Sensors, MDPI, 2022, 22, 110. doi: 10.3390/s22010110

Aleksandr Ometov, Oliver Liombe Molua, Mikhail Komarov, and Jari Nurmi, “A Survey of Security in Cloud, Edge, and Fog Computing,” in Sensors, MDPI, 2022, 22, 927. doi: 10.3390/s22030927.

Aditi Site, Jari Nurmi, and Elena Simona Lohan, “Systematic Review on Machine-Learning Algorithms used in Wearable-based eHealth Data Analysis,” in IEEE Access, 2021, doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3103268.

Pavel Pascacio, Sven Casteleyn, Joaquin Torres Sospedra, Elena Simona Lohan, and Jari Nurmi, “Collaborative Indoor Positioning Systems: A Systematic Review,” in Sensors, MDPI, 2021, 21, 1002.

Lucie Klus, Roman Klus, Elena Simona Lohan, Carlos Granell, Jukka Talvitie, Mikko Valkama, and Jari Nurmi, “Direct Lightweight Temporal Compression for Wearable Sensor Data,” in IEEE Sensors Letters, Jan. 2021, doi: 10.1109/LSENS.2021.3051809.

Iñigo Cortés, Johannes Rossouw van der Merwe, Jari Nurmi, Alexander Rügamer, and Wolfgang Felber, “Evaluation of Adaptive Loop-Bandwidth Tracking Techniques in GNSS Receivers,” in Sensors, MDPI, 2021, 21, 502.

Rabia Qadar, Waleed Bin Qaim, Jari Nurmi, and Bo Tan, “Effects of Multipath Attenuation in the Optical Communication-Based Internet of Underwater Things,” in Sensors, MDPI, 2020, 20, 6201.doi: 10.3390/s20216201.

Waleed Bin Qaim, Aleksandr Ometov, Antonella Molinaro, Ilaria Lener, Claudia Campolo, Elena Simona Lohan, and Jari Nurmi, ”Towards Energy Efficiency in the Internet of Wearable Things: A Systematic Review,” in IEEE Access, September 2020.

Hesam Zolfaghari, Davide Rossi, Walter Cerroni, Hayate Okuhara, Carla Raffaelli, and Jari Nurmi, “Flexible Software-defined Packet Processing using Low-area Hardware,” IEEE Access, May 2020.

Most cited publications (Google Scholar):

Xin Wang, Tapani Ahonen, and Jari Nurmi, “Applying CDMA Technique to Network-on-Chip,” in IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems, Vol. 15, No. 10, pp. 1091-1100, October 2007.

Jari Nurmi, Hannu Tenhunen, Jouni Isoaho, and Axel Jantsch (Eds.), Interconnect-Centric Design for Advanced SoC and NoC, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004, ISBN 1-4020-7835-8.

Tapani Ahonen, David Sigüenza Tortosa, and Jari Nurmi, “Topology Optimization for Application-Specific Networks-on-Chip,” in Proc. 6th International Workshop on System Level Interconnect Prediction, Paris, France, February 14-15, 2004.

Jari Nurmi (Ed.), Processor Design: System-on-Chip Computing for ASICs and FPGAs, Springer, 2007, ISBN 978-1-4020-5529-4.

Ilkka Saastamoinen, David Sigüenza Tortosa and Jari Nurmi, ”Interconnect IP Node for Future System-on-Chip Designs,” in Proc. 1st International Workshop on Electronic Design, Test & Applications Delta2002, Christchurch, New Zealand, January 29-31, 2002, pp. 116-120.

David Sigüenza Tortosa and Jari Nurmi, “Proteo: A New Approach to Network-on-Chip,” in Proc. International Conference on Communication Systems and Networks (CSN’02), Malaga, Spain, September 9-12, 2002, pp. 355-357.

Ilkka Saastamoinen, Mikko Alho and Jari Nurmi, “Buffer Implementation for Proteo Networks-on-Chip,” in Proc. International Symposium on Circuits and Systems ISCAS 2003, Bangkok, Thailand, May 25-28, 2003.

Jari Nurmi, Elena-Simona Lohan, Stephan Sand, and Heikki Hurskainen (Eds.), GALILEO Positioning Technology, Springer, 2014, ISBN 978-94-007-1829-6, Doi 10.1007/978-94-007-1830-2.

David Sigüenza Tortosa, Tapani Ahonen and Jari Nurmi, “Issues in the Development of a Practical NoC: The Proteo Concept,” in Integration, The VLSI Journal, Elsevier, Vol. 38, pp. 95-105, October 2004.

Jari Nurmi, “Network-on-Chip: A New Paradigm for System-on-Chip Design,” invited paper in Proc. International Symposium on System-on-Chip SoC 2005, Tampere, Finland, November 15-17, 2005, pp. 2-6.

David Sigüenza Tortosa and Jari Nurmi, “VHDL-based Simulation Environment for Proteo NoC,” in Proc. Seventh Annual IEEE International Workshop on High Level Design Validation and Test (HLDVT’02), Cannes, France, October 27-29, 2002, pp. 1-6.

Omer Anjum, Tapani Ahonen, Fabio Garzia, Jari Nurmi, Claudio Brunelli, and Heikki Berg, “State of the Art Baseband DSP Platforms for Software Defined Radio: a Survey,” in EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communication and Networking, Hindawi, June 2011. doi:10.1186/1687-1499-2011-5.

Heikki Hurskainen, Elena Simona Lohan, Xuan Hu, Jussi Raasakka, and Jari Nurmi, “Multiple Gate Delay Tracking Structures for GNSS Signals and Their Evaluation with Simulink, SystemC and VHDL,” in International Journal of Navigation and Observation, Hindawi, vol. 2008, Article ID 785695, 17 pages, 2008. Doi:10.1155/2008/785695.

Francescantonio Della Rosa, Mauro Pelosi, and Jari Nurmi, "Human-Induced Effects on RSS Ranging Measurements for Cooperative Positioning," in International Journal of Navigation and Observation, vol. 2012, Article ID 959140, 13 pages, 2012. doi:10.1155/2012/959140.