My name is Aleksandr Ometov and I am a young and excited researcher living in Tampere, Finland. Currently, I am coordinating the Convergence of Humans and Machines Research field, and manage EU H2020 MSCA A-WEAR and APROPOS ITN projects on a Postdoctoral level at Tampere University.
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Briefly, I have experience in research related to security, networking, its analysis, some software and web development, as well as management/organizational activities. Despite my current employment and research activities, I am involved in various conferences organization and handling of journals' special issues in the field of security for communications. As for my biggest academic achievement, I hold the Publisher of the Year title from Industrial Research Fund at Tampere University of Technology in 2022. From the engineering side, I feel that developing, implementing, and integrating a protocol enabling secure proximity-based connectivity for intermittent cellular assistance. And, finally, being a chairman of a retro scooter club for more than 10 years is the one from my personal side.
January 2019 - Present
Currently, I manage Convergence of Humans and Machines research field at Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences. I am also responsible for managing EU H2020 EJD/ITN A-WEAR and APROPOS projects, which aims at educating 30 PhD students in less then 4 years.
Contacts: Prof. Juho Hamari (CONVERGENCE); Prof. Elena-Simona Lohan (A-WEAR); Prof. Jari Nurmi (APROPOS).
January 2017 - December 2018
My tasks included organization relations activities, project leading, and consultation in the field of my expertize.
Contacts: Dr. Alexander Pyattaev.
January 2017 - December 2018
Continuation of previous collaboration with TUT.
Contact: Assoc. Prof. Sergey Andreev.
August 2013 - December 2016
The work was related to the research in modern wireless networks and information security related issues. I was utilizing such approaches as analysis (markov chains, regenerative cycles), modeling (self-developed, industrial simulators), prototyping and testing in real environment, and protocols development. I obtained experience working with conventional IEEE 802.11 protocols; some more specific ones like 802.11ah (which is currently developing for wireless sensor networks), cellular data offloading onto unlicensed bands and corresponding security challenges. Few successful field trials and integrations were done as well.
Contacts: Prof. Yevgeni Koucheryavy and Assoc. Prof. Sergey Andreev.
September 2012 – March 2013
As a beginner in a big company, I was given a wide range of duties: technical and user support; system administration; testing and further integration a software tool for complete inventory via local network and even an introduction of the personal information processing policy. After most of the routine was systemized, I finally went more into programming, which resulted in the trading system automatization framework and its further improvements with continuous integration.
September 2011 – January 2012
Main research target was to get a basic idea on how the MEMS accelerometer of Nokia N900 operates, and to develop an application to process data on board or to send it via any wireless interface to the server for further analysis. Worth to note, that main goal of this research was to determine a person by its motion mask. In the end, it was my first research experience working on wireless communications and it resulted in the first IEEE publication. The project was financed by Nokia.
Contact: Prof. Andrey Turlikov
June 2010 - September 2012
We were a team of two very young students trying to delve deeper in software development. I was mainly focused on the front-end development and client/server application support. Everything was done mainly with .Net, msSQL and extensions. Nevertheless, documentation, technical and user guides also took its' places. Finally, this activity ended up as a foundation of the copywriters team, and my first serious management of those for a few years (inluding financial aspecsts).
Contact: Dmitriy Azarov.
August 2017 - December 2018
As a natural continuation of my research career and having some time in Industry, I decided to continue towards the Doctoral Degree.
Thesis topic: Social, Private, and Trusted Wearable Technology under Cloud-Aided Intermittent Wireless Connectivity.
May 2022 - PR
To become a better person, I decided that learning modern approaches to educate the youngest generations is quite an appropriate step. Thus, I was admitted to International Professional Teacher Education online programme (13 months -separate admission group) at Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK).
June 2014 - June 2018
Feeling my lack of proper degree related to teaching, I got enrolled in a long-term remote postgraduate studies. Unfortunatelly, there is no page in English but the main activities were focused on actual teaching, histroy of sciences, phylosophy, etc.
University website: SPbSUT.
August 2014 - September 2016
After receiving my first degree in Information Security and obtaining some experience working in this feel but counting on real environment, I realized that having the theoretical knowledge would be insufficient without the understanding on "how do things work in real life". And that was the main reason to come to TUT and start working on security in D2D communications.
Thesis topic: Enabling Secure Direct Connectivity Under Intermittent Cellular Network Assistance.
September 2008 - June 2013
My thesis was focused on Secured Proximity-Based Connectivity in Combined IEEE 802.11/3GPP LTE Networks, supervised by Prof. Andrey Turlikov. During the end of my studies, I was an exchange student in Tampere University of Technology and later in 2014 applied for a full degree in Information Technology.
September 2015 - January 2016
During this stay, I was developing an information security protocol suite to enable secure D2D communications supporting both in/out- of cellular coverage cases. Collaboration resulted in successful implementation and trialing the demo in live LTE core.
Contact: Dr. Jiří Hošek.
Together with my colleagues we spent one month in Brno having access to the only one educational LTE core in Europe. I was responsible for the development of the android application for Galaxy S4 to enable direct UE’s WiFi-Direct connectivity orchestrated by the core plugin.
Working at the university for more than three years resulted in the research experience of applying my security background to the telecommunication systems of today.
Both banking and academic security areas forced me to collect the knowledge of "real paper work" and protocol development processes. Two sides of the coin with their own cons and pros.
Programming is just the tool, not the goal itself. Over past years I was mainly working with Java (due to the nature of work with Android wearables), but getting to know the target language is never an issue!
I'm open for consulting purposes being them a process of paper publication or system analysis from cyber security point of view. Drop me a line!
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