Mats Björkman, Professor


Mats Björkman i Professor in Computer Communication at Mälardalen University since 2001. He received his MSc in Computer Science in 1986 from Uppsala University, and his PhD in Computer Systems in 1993 also from Uppsala University. Previously, Mats has worked as a researcher at the Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SICS) in Stockholm, Sweden, and at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona.

Mats Björkmans current research interests include computer network performance and predictability issues, and communication for embedded systems (sometimes called Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) or Internet of Things (IoT). One current focus is methods and methodology for delay prediction, another current focus is reliability issues (safety, security) for wireless networks. Application areas include industrial automation and health applications.

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Latest publications:

Data Flow and Collection for Remote Patients Monitoring: From Wireless Sensors through a Relational Database to a Web interface in Real Time (Jun 2017)
Ivan Tomasic, Nikola Petrovic, Hossein Fotouhi, Maria Lindén, Mats Björkman
Joint Conference of the European Medical and Biological Engineering Conference (EMBEC) and the Nordic-Baltic Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics (NBC) (EMBEC & NBC 2017)

Applying Time Diversity for Improved Reliability in a Real-Time Heterogeneous MAC Protocol (Jun 2017)
Pablo Gutiérrez Peón, Elisabeth Uhlemann, Wilfried Steiner , Mats Björkman
IEEE 85th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2017-Spring)

Delay Attack versus Clock Synchronization – A Time Chase (Mar 2017)
Elena Lisova, Elisabeth Uhlemann, Johan Åkerberg, Mats Björkman
IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT 2017)

Network Management in Heterogeneous Wireless Sensor Network Applications (Dec 2016)
Maryam Vahabi, Hossein Fotouhi, Mats Björkman
3rd Smart Cloud Networks & Systems Conference (SCNS'16)

Assessing Security, Capacity and Reachability of a Heterogeneous Industrial Network during Planning Phase (Nov 2016)
Apala Ray, Johan Åkerberg, Mats Björkman, Mikael Gidlund
EAI Endorsed Transactions on Security and Safety (EAI)

Medium Access Control for Wireless Networks with Diverse Time and Safety Real-Time Requirements (Oct 2016)
Pablo Gutiérrez Peón, Elisabeth Uhlemann, Wilfried Steiner , Mats Björkman
42nd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON 2016)

Project TitleStatus
BARTAP - Network Measurement Applications finished
CAMI - Artificially intelligent ecosystem for self-management and sustainable quality of life in AAL (Ambient Assisted Living) active
COMSED - Communication for Small Embedded Devices finished
Embedded Systems - Adjungerad lektor Johan Åkerberg finished
ESS-H - Embedded Sensor Systems for Health Research Profile active
EvaluNet finished
EvaluNet - Step II finished
FIA - Strategic research into safety and security for the automation industry finished
Future factories in the Cloud active
Gauss - Garanterad automationskommunikation under svåra störningar finished
IMod - Intelligent Concentration Monitoring and Warning System for Professional Drivers finished
Intelligent Embedded Systems finished
ITS ESS-H Industrial Graduate School in Reliable Embedded Sensor Systems active
ITS-EASY Post Graduate School for Embedded Software and Systems active
Kompetensnav Inbyggda Sensorsystem för hälsa / Competence hub Embedded Sensor Systems for Health active
LUCIA - International Guest Professor Lucia Lo Bello finished
NovaMedTech finished
NovaMedTech II finished
PEWIT finished
RAP-Robotics, Automation and Process Control finished
READY - Research Environment for Advancing Low Latency Internet active
RetNet - The European Industrial Doctorate Programme on Future Real-Time Networks active
SICS CNS finished
SSpiia - Safety & Security in Process Industrial IT and Automation finished
TESLA - Time-critical & Safe wireLess Automation communication finished
Traffic Measurement and Analysis finished
TVISS finished
WIRE – Wireless Industrial networks with Reliability Enhancements finished
PhD students supervised as main supervisor:

Adam Dunkels (former)
Andreas Johnsson (former)
Apala Ray
Elena Lisova
Ewa Hansen (former)
Henrik Abrahamsson (former)
Javier Ubillos (former)
Jonas Neander (former)
Kan Yu (former)
Mudassar Aslam (former)
Shahid Raza (former)
Svetlana Girs (former)

PhD students supervised as assistant supervisor:

Björn Knutsson (former)
Bob Melander (former)
Daniel Brahneborg
Gregory Koshmak
Marcus Bergblomma (former)
Martin Ekström (former)
Pablo Gutiérrez Peón

MSc theses supervised (or examined):
Thesis TitleStatus
Creating Secure Small Office Network available
Impact of interference and mobility on network performance in WSNs available
Radio resource management in 5G available
Reducing power consumption in Bluetooth radio available
Study the correlation of link quality indicator and packet reception ratio in WSNs available
Dator och nätverksövervakning - En studie på Tele 2 selected
Design av trådlöst nätverk selected
Att införa Ipv6 på en hostingplattform in progress
Developing platform fro TrimTrack in progress
Implementation av Cisco ISE in progress
Implementation av nätverk på ABB Arena in progress
IMPLEMENTATION OF SPANNING TREE PROTOCOL IN SKINNSKATTEBERG COUNCIL in progress
IPv6-lösning till ett bankföretagsnätverk in progress
Multiple UART connections via Ethernet in progress
Name-based Sockets - Continued Development in progress
RAID-baserad backup med VPN-åtkomst in progress
Simulering av gripens interna nätverk in progress
Utveckling av ny nätverksdesign för att öka kapacitet, redundans och säkerhet in progress
Security Feature Test for Ethernet switches finished
A comparative study of Palo Alto Networks and Juniper Networks next-generation firewalls for a small enterprise network finished
A Generic System-level framework for Intelligent Sensor Data Management finished
A GIS platform for Win CE finished
A Network Security Analysis of Inter-Organisation Communication from Business-Critical Systems finished
A reliable timing system using RFID finished
A secure user authentication scheme for critical mobile applications finished
A thesis in computer communications: Evaluation of a real time available bandwidth measurement method finished
Analysing network monitoring systems and objects for a telecommunications company finished
Applying AUTOSAR in Practice - Available Development Tools and Migration Paths finished
Att införa Ipv6 på en hostingplattform finished
Automated Deployment of Customer-Premises Equipment finished
Automatisering i en nätverksmiljö​ finished
Capacity Planning And Server Design For A Web Service finished
Centraliserad styrning av åtkomstlistor finished
COLLABORATION QUALITY OF SERVICE IN WLAN ENVIRONMENTS finished
Congestion Management at the Network Edge finished
Dataöverföring av skilda datatyper på gemensam länk via multiplexing finished
Design and implementation of a small scale ISP finished
Development and setup of an environment for measuring of relevant parameters in a harsh environment using software defined radio finished
Development of a web-based interface for SDH finished
Electronic design optimization of vibration monitor instrument finished
Embedded Instrument Panel for Construction Equipment finished
EN BRANDVÄGGSLÖSNING FÖR TWIGNETS DATACENTER MED JUNIPER SRX finished
En jämförande studie mellan Software-Defined Networking protokollen OpenFlow & OpFlex Mälardalens finished
En jämförelse av hårdvarubrandväggars funktion i en nätverksmiljö finished
Evaluation of monitoring systems and processes finished
Experimental study on smart antennas in low power wireless communication finished
Filsystem till massminne i rymden finished
Firepower, Next Generation Firewall from Cisco finished
Healthmonitoring with a SonyEricson, Bluetooth, GPRS, 3G sensors,... finished
Implementation av datainsamlingsverktyg med NetFlow på ISP finished
Implementation av IPv6 i Västerås stadsnät finished
Implementation of a secure network solutions for Project Area finished
Implementering av ett säkert trådlöst nät på SMHI finished
Implementering av OPC server för SNMP nätverksövervakning av FACTS anläggningar finished
Independent Local Locator Substrate Indirection Transport – ILLSIT finished
Indoor positioning system for Android phones finished
Indoor Positioning System Using Bluetooth Beacon Technology finished
Java-baserad mobiltelefon som telefonist/call-center-funktion. finished
Konfigureringsverktyg till modem finished
LAN-uppgradering finished
Lossless Message Compression finished
Manual and Dynamic Spectrum Analysis with Cisco Radio Resource Management and CleanAir for Interference Handling in Wireless 5 GHz Networks finished
MAS Remote finished
Metoder för trådlös gästaccess finished
Modeling of FACTS Power System controller using IEC 61850 finished
Modelling and Characterization of Wireless Channels in Harsh Environments finished
Nätverkssäkerhet finished
Nätverksövervakning av hamnterminaler för ABB Crane Systems finished
Nätverksövervakning av trådlösa accesspunkter finished
Operatörslarm med WAP finished
Porting and verifying AROS to NS in LINUX/UNIX finished
Principles of a Central Database for Interfaces Regarding TCMS, PIS and CCTV Systems finished
Programvaruutveckling till USB I/O enhet finished
Protocol Performance Measurement Methology - A case Study with SS7 finished
Real-Time Operating System for a Video-on-Demand Server finished
Self Power Supplying Sensors finished
Utvärdering av företagets IT-miljö i enlighet med finished
Utvärdering av SNMP-baserade övervakningssystem för feldetektering finished
Utvärdering av utvalda SD-WAN produkter finished
Utvärdering av VMware NSX Virtualized Network Platform finished
VPN Mesh for Industrial Network finished
Wireless Sensor Networks performance in High Voltage environment finished
Long-distance Bluetooth connection over IP on-hold