Øivind Kure

Position: Professor
Phone: 91564756

Research topics

  • QoS particulary in wireless networks
  • ad hoc networking
  • sensor networks


See Cristin (Norwegian universities' research publication index).

Brief CV

Academic degrees

  • Ph.D University of California, Berkeley, 1988
  • Master of Engineering, NTNU 1980

Work experience

  • 2000 – present Professor , Department of Telematics, NTNU
  • 1988- 2000 Telenor (Incumbent Phone company, Norway), last 5 years research manager, other positions, researcher, group leader
  • 1980-1982 Exxon Norway, downstream investment analysis in logistics

Fields of interest and present research activities

  • My research focus in the last five years has been ad-hoc networking with a smaller activity in congestion control. The research interest reflects the overall research plan of the different institutions I am associated with. I am a professor at department of Telematics at NTNU (ITEM), a core member of a national centre of excellence, Q2S, and University technology centre at Kjeller, UNIK. Each of these has their own research agendas, and my research interest is mapped to all of them.
  • Q2S research is focused on quantifiable quality of service. The research plan focuses on three different areas, network media handling, quality of service mechanisms, and monitoring and measurements. My research activities are within Quality of service mechanism, either in QoS for ad hoc networks or congestion control for video services. Given the vital important of admission control and pre-emption in ad hoc networks, these two research interest have a strong relationship. At the ITEM, I am associated with the network area where wireless and mobile network are one of the central topics. My research interest for projects under ITEM has been focused on other aspects of ad-hoc networking, like heterogeneous networks, interconnection to fixed network, load sharing, and routing. The on-going research in ad hoc networking targets QoS for multicast in ad-hoc networks. Admission control and pre-emption are important aspects and to augment a more traditional approach, my immediate research group includes a post doc focusing on utilizing operation research method to control of multicast.
  • In the last two years, there has been a gradual shift towards wireless sensor networks. It represents a natural extension of the work on ad-hoc networking. Some of the methods and mechanisms are common, while the objectives and the context differ widely.

Research group

The immediate research group consists of 2 Ph.d students working of wireless sensor networks (scaling and heterogeneous networks), one post doc and 2 Ph.d student working on ad- hoc networks( heterogeneous networking, qos multicast and interconnection to fixed networks), one Ph.d student working on congestion control and path estimation, and one post doc working on using operational research method to multicast control. In addition to the colaboration with the core group in Q2S and professors at ITEM, there is also close collaboration with professors at University of Oslo, and Bergen University College, and researchers at Norwegian Defence Research Institute and several different industrial companies.

National projects

All of the last 10 past and present Ph.d students have been funded through projects and collaboration. The foremost sources has been NFR through industry led projects, Q2S, and research institutes.

Journal,conference, project and proposal review

Springer Telecommunication Systems Journal, International Journal of Electronics and Communications, European Wireless Conference, IEEE Communications Letters, International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology, Elsevier Computer Communications, Eunice Conference, Networks
EU project and proposal review
Euro-NGI 2007 co TPC chair
EW2011 Member TPC

Ph.D committees

  • F. Davik, UiO
  • B. Hafskjold Gade, UiO,
  • S. Sulaiman, University of Dresden