Prof. Ari Pouttu has scientific and engineering experience as a researcher, project manager, and research manager in various domains of ICT development.
He was the Director of Centre for Wireless Communications at the University of Oulu from 2006 to 2012.
Currently, Prof. Ari Pouttu is heading a research group targeting dependable wireless solutions for business verticals such as energy, industry, health and automotive including solutions for 5G.
He is the principal investigator of 5G test network (5GTN) experimental research, co-PI of H2020 Sat5G, 5G!Drones, Inspire5Gplus, and 5G-ENHANCE projects. Prof. Ari Pouttu is also acting as vice-director of the national 6Genesis flagship targeting 6G solutions.
Prof. Ari Pouttu has published more than 60 conference or journal papers in the field of wireless communications and he holds two patents.