Lakehead Engineering professor selected for Nokia Visiting Professorship

Salama IkkiLakehead Engineering professor Salama Ikki has been selected for the prestigious Nokia Visiting Professorship offered by the Nokia Foundation.

Professor Ikki, a faculty member in Lakehead’s Department of Electrical Engineering, will be a visiting research professor at Aalto University in Espoo, just west of Finland’s capital Helsinki. He will also visit other Finnish universities, as well as various branches of the global technology firm Nokia.

“I am truly honoured to have been chosen for this professorship that will provide an exceptional opportunity to work together with researchers from all over the world on the latest 5G technology,” said Professor Ikki.

Professor Ikki will give lectures to students, academics, and employees on signal processing 5G wireless networks, and take part in collaborative research projects in this field.

“Professor Ikki is a distinguished researcher and innovator. We are thrilled that he has been recognized by the Nokia Foundation, and I know he will make a significant contribution to this rapidly-evolving field of research during his time in Finland,” added Janusz Kozinski, Dean of Lakehead Engineering.

Professor Ikki is only the second Canadian to receive this highly-competitive professorship. He is currently Lakehead University Research Chair in Wireless Communications, where he undertakes research focused on creating a unified theoretical framework that will lead in the application of artificial intelligence to telecommunications systems.