Hossein Fotouhi, Senior Lecturer

Hossein is working as Senior Lecturer at Mälardalen University. He completed his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Porto, Portugal. His Ph.D. Thesis was on "Reliable Mobility Support in Low-Power Wireless Networks". He was a researcher at CISTER/INESC-TEC during his Ph.D. He received his Master's degree in Communication Network Engineering from University Putra Malaysia. He also worked more than 3 years in Telecom Industry as a network engineer after finishing his Bachelor's degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Guilan in Iran. 

I am available to supervise visiting researchers and Ph.D. students to perform their internship within the scope of sensor networks, wireless communication, IoT, 5G, CPS, SDN, and network virtualization.   

Current projects and roles:

  • MobiFog VR starting grant project (started 2019, 4 years), project leader
  • ESS-H plus research profile (started 2019, 3 years), co-applicant, member
  • GREENER FFI-Vinnova (starts in 2020, 4 years), (Volvo CE and VTI), project leader
  • PROVIDENT FFI-Vinnova (starts in 2020, 4 years), co-applicant, member
  • ARRAY, member

Past projects and roles:

  • 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


  • 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


  • Our paper entitled "Cuckoo-PC: An Evolutionary Synchronization-Aware Placement of SDN Controllers for Optimizing the Network Performance in WSNs" has been accepted and published at the MDPI Sensors Journal in a Special Issue on "Software-Defined Networking for Sensor Networks and Internet of Things" (IF=3.031).
  • Our paper entitled "An Energy-Efficient Evolutionary Clustering Technique for Disaster Management in IoT Networks" accepted for publication at the MDPI Sensors Special Issue on "Internet of Things for Smart Community Solutions" (IF=3.031). 
  • Guest Editor of a special issue on "QoS in Wireless Sensor/Actuator Networks"  at the MDPI JSAN journal (IF=2.58).
  • Guest Editor of a special issue on "Wireless Communication in Internet of Things" at the MDPI Sensors journal (IF=3.031).
  • GREENER FFI project (GREENER: Intelligent energy management in connected construction sites) has been granted by VINNOVA. The consortium is composed of MDH, Volvo CE, and VTI, and the total budget of the project is 17.5 MSEK with 4 MSEK for MDH (role: project leader).
  • Invited as a keynote speaker at the 28th Iranian IEEE Conference on Electrical Engineering (ICEE 2020) to be held at the University of Tabriz, Iran, 26-28 May 2020. http://icee2020.tabrizu.ac.ir/en/page/8741/keynote-speakers
  • The paper entitled "MobiFog: Mobility Management Framework for Fog-assisted IoT Networks" has been accepted at the IEEE GCIoT'19 conference. 
  • TPC member at the 9th International Conference on Sensor Networks (SENSORNETS 2020).
  • Giving a lecture on "Wireless Communication in Industrial Internet of Things" at the "Practical real-time control and embedded dynamic simulations" course at Mälardalen University (course code: FOES003). 
  • TPC member at the 1st International Workshop on Edge, Fog, and Cloud Computing for the Internet of Things (EFIOT) in conjunction with the 16th EAI International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services (MobiQuitous 2019).
  • TPC member at ICFEC 2020: 4th IEEE International Conference on Fog and Edge Computing (ICFEC 2020).
  • The paper entitled "SoFA: A Spark-oriented Fog Architecture" has been accepted at IECON'19.
  • The paper entitled "Evaluating a remote health monitoring application powered by Bluetooth" has been accepted at the 11th International Conference on e-Health (e-Health 2019).
  • The paper entitled "A Quantum-Annealing-Based Approach to Optimize the Deployment Cost of a Multi-Sink Multi-Controller WSN" has been accepted at the 16th International Conference on Mobile Systems and Pervasive Computing (MibiSPC'19).
  • The paper entitled "A Proposal Towards Software-Defined Management of Heterogeneous Virtualized Industrial Networks" has been accepted at the IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics, (INDIN’19).
  • The paper entitled "A Budget-Constrained Placement of Controller Nodes for Maximizing the Network Performance in SDN-Enabled WSNs" has been accepted at the 5th International Conference on Communication, Management and Information Technology (ICCMIT'19).
  • Giving a Ph.D. course on "IoT and Fog Computing" at MDH [link
  • Open Ph.D. position in Computer Science-IoT Connectivity Beyond 5G Wireless Systems [link] --> Shunmuga Priyan Selvaraju (KTH Royal Institute of Technology) has been admitted.  
  • Open Ph.D. position in Computer Science-Mobility Management in Fog-assisted IoT Networks [link] --> Iliar Rabet (University of Tehran) has been admitted. 
  • Celtic+ application on Health5G has been granted. (role: WP leader)
  • Prospekt KKS grant approved. The Prospekt individual grant runs for two years with the total budget of 3.3 MSEK. (role: project leader)
  • VR starting grant approved. The total budget of the VR individual grant is 3.6 MSEK and the project runs for four years. (role: project leader) 
  • Guest editor of "Wireless Networks for Real-Time Communication" in open access MDPI Sensors journal with impact factor 2.475. The deadline for submission is 6 June 2019. 

His research interests are Wireless Networks, Intelligent Wireless Communication, Sensor Networks, Mobile Computing, Fog 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 has been serving as a reviewer in several top-notch conferences (e.g. EWSN, PWSN, RTSS, ICCPS, OPODIS, LCN, WFCS, ETFA, SIES, IOTBDS) and journals (e.g. ACM TOSN, IEEE TMC, IEEE TII, IEEE sensors, Elsevier Ad-Hoc networks, Elsevier JNCA, Elsevier PMC, Springer journal of heuristics, Springer journal on wireless networks, MDPI Sensors).

He published papers in EWSN (acceptance rate=19%), IEEE Healthcom, IEEE COMPSAC (acceptance rate=18%), IEEE WFCS, IEEE ETFA, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (IF=3.822), Elsevier Ad-hoc Networks (IF=3.178), Elsevier Computer Communications (IF=2.898), MDPI Sensors (3.031).