Hirley Alves

Hirley Alves, D.Sc. (Tech) , Associate Professor , University of Oulu

Short Bio

Hirley Alves is Associate Professor and Head of the Machine-type Wireless Communications Group at the 6G Flagship, Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu. He is actively working on massive connectivity and ultra-reliable low latency communications for future wireless networks, 5GB and 6G, full-duplex communications, and physical-layer security. He leads the URLLC activities for the 6G Flagship Program. He has received several awards and has been the organizer, chair, TPC and tutorial lecturer for several renowned international conferences. He is the General Chair of the ISWCS’2019 and the General Co-Chair of the 1st 6G Summit, Levi 2019, and ISWCS 2021.

Research interests

  • Machine-type communications (MTC)

  • Ultra-reliable low latency communication (URLLC)

  • Massive machine type communications (mMTC)

  • Communications networks for IoT

  • Wireless Energy Transfer

  • Full-duplex wireless communications

  • PHY-security

  • Cooperative diversity and HARQ mechanisms

Hirley Alves, Assoc. Prof

6G Flagship, CWC

University of Oulu

email: firstname.lastname (at) oulu (dot) fi

Activities & News!

  • Hirley Alves promoted to Associate Professor in March 2022.


  • Mohammad Shehab's doctoral defense, Dec 2021



"TEK, the largest organisation for academic engineers and architects in Finland, has awarded the doctoral thesis of the year to Onel Luis Alcaraz López. His thesis is titled “Resource allocation for machine-type communication: from Massive connectivity to ultra-reliable low-latency.” López conducted his research at the Faculty of Information and Electrical Engineering of the University of Oulu. The supervisors of his work were Professor Matti Latva-aho and Assistant Professor Hirley Alves."[1]

Doctoral Defenses

Mohammad Shehab

Find the thesis and connection details at https://www.oulu.fi/university/node/212368

Arliones Hoeller Jr's defense.

Feb 2020

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