Tarik Taleb

Professor, University of Oulu

Prof. Tarik Taleb is currently a Professor at the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, The University of Oulu, Finland. He is the founder and director of the MOSA!C Lab (www.mosaic-lab.org). Between Oct. 2014 and Dec. 2021, he was a Professor at Aalto University, Finland. Prior to that, he was working as Senior Researcher and 3GPP Standards Expert at NEC Europe Ltd, Germany. Before joining NEC and till Mar. 2009, he worked as assistant professor at Tohoku University, Japan, in a lab fully funded by KDDI. From Oct. 2005 till Mar. 2006, he worked as research fellow at the Intelligent Cosmos Research Institute, Japan. He received his B. E degree in Information Engineering with distinction, M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Information Sciences from Tohoku Univ., in 2001, 2003, and 2005, respectively. Prof. Taleb’s research interests lie in the field of telco cloud, network softwarization & network slicing, AI-based software defined security, immersive communications, mobile multimedia streaming, & next generation mobile networking. Prof. Taleb is the recipient of the 2021 IEEE ComSoc Wireless Communications Technical Committee Recognition Award, the 2017 IEEE ComSoc Communications Software Technical Achievement Award for his outstanding contributions to network softwarization. He is also the (co-) recipient of the 2017 IEEE Communications Society Fred W. Ellersick Prize, and many other awards. Some of Prof. Taleb’s research work have been also awarded best paper awards at prestigious IEEE-flagged conferences.

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