Hossein Fotouhi, Senior Lecturer

Hossein Fotouhi is currently working at Mälardalen University as Senior Lecturer. He received his PhD degree from University of Porto, Portugal in 2015. His PhD thesis was on "Reliable Mobility Support in Low-Power Wireless Networks". He was a researcher at CISTER/INESC-TEC during his Ph.D. 

His research interests include Internet of Things, sensor networks, wireless communication, and Fog computing. He received several project funding after his Postdoctoral research at MDU, including VR starting grant, which is a very competitive funding in Sweden. 

Current projects and roles:

  • GREENER FFI-Vinnova (started in 2020, 4 years), (Volvo CE and VTI), project leader
  • PROVIDENT FFI-Vinnova (started in 2020, 4 years), co-applicant, member
  • ARRAY, member

Past projects and roles:

  • MobiFog VR starting grant project (started 2019, 4 years), project leader
  • Prospekt KKS (started 2019, 2 years): 3 companies are involved (Alten, Ondosis, Accellrate), project leader
  • Health5G Celtic Next European project (started 2019, 3 years), co-applicant and WP leader
  • FiC, member
  • ESS-H plus research profile (started 2019, 3 years), co-applicant, member


  • SEMANTIC project summer school on "emerging models and trends for dynamic network slicing and resource virtualization". Talk on "mobility management solutions: from 5G to IoT networks", June 2022. 
  • Guest lecture at the Introduction Course of Networking Students (BSc), 2021 
  • Developing and teaching at IoT and Fog Computing course (Ph.D. level), 2019
  • Developing IIoT course (Master), 2019 
  • Teaching at Practical real-time control and embedded dynamic simulations (Master), 2019
  • Teaching at Wireless Communication (Bachelor), 2019
  • Teaching at Sensor Techniques (Master), 2017
  • Teaching at Autonomous Systems course (Master), 2019 and 2020

His research interests are Wireless Networks, Intelligent Wireless Communication, Sensor Networks, Mobile Computing, Edge Computing, Internet of Things, and Software Defined Networking.

He is currently involved in the following projects: (1) MobiFog, (2) GREENER, and (3) PROVIDENT. He was involved in many projects in the past, such as (1) CONET European project (cluster of COTS for QoS in cooperating objects), (2) MASQOTS FCT project, (3) EMMON European project, (4) ESS-H research profile, (5) ecare@home, (6) READY, (7) FiC, (8) Health5G, and (9) FlexiHealth

He published papers in several top notch venues, including EWSN, WFCS, ETFA, COMPSAC, HealthCom Conferences, and IEEE IoT, IEEE TMC, IEE Sensors, IEEE ACCESS, Elsevier Ad-hoc Networks, Elsevier COMCOM, MDPI Sensors, and MDPI JSAN journals.

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Latest publications:

On the Deployment of Private Broadband Networks in Surface Mines (Sep 2023)
Iliar Rabet, Hossein Fotouhi, Mário Alves , Maryam Vahabi, Mats Björkman
28th International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA 2023)

A Comprehensive Systematic Review of Integration of Time Sensitive Networking and 5G Communication (Feb 2023)
Zenepe Satka, Mohammad Ashjaei, Hossein Fotouhi, Masoud Daneshtalab, Mikael Sjödin, Saad Mubeen
Journal of Systems Architecture, 2023 (JSA)

Performance Analysis of SDN-based network management in Content Centric Networks for WSN (Apr 2022)
Shunmuga Priyan Selvaraju, Ali Balador, Hossein Fotouhi, Maryam Vahabi, Mats Björkman
MRTC Report, Mälardalen Real-Time Research Centre (MRTC 2022)

SDMob: SDN-Based Mobility Management for IoT Networks (Jan 2022)
Iliar Rabet, Shunmuga Priyan Selvaraju, Hossein Fotouhi, Maryam Vahabi, Mats Björkman, Mário Alves
Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks (MDPI JSAN)

Enabling Time-critical Communications in Medical IoT Applications (Jul 2021)
Dino Mustefa, Hossein Fotouhi, Sasikumar Punnekkat, Detlef Scholle
International Conference on e-Health (e-Health'21)

Pushing IoT Mobility Management to the Edge: Granting RPL Accurate Localization and Routing (Jun 2021)
Iliar Rabet, Shunmuga Priyan Selvaraju, Hossein Fotouhi, Mohammad Hassan Adeli, Maryam Vahabi, Ali Balador, Mats Björkman, Mário Alves
World Forum on the Internet of Things (WF-IoT)