Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland TEK and Tekniska Föreningen i Finland TFiF presented the award for the best doctoral thesis of the year to Doctor of Science (Technology) Onel Luis Alcaraz López for his thesis entitled “Resource allocation for machine-type communication: from massive connectivity to ultra-reliable low-latency”. The thesis was completed at the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering in the University of Oulu. The supervisors were Academy Professor Matti Latva-aho and Assistant Professor Hirley Alves.
The doctoral thesis award is presented annually to acknowledge a doctoral thesis of high international standard which advances knowledge in the field of technology in Finland. The award is worth 7 500 euros.
According to the Award Committee of TEK and TFiF, the subject of the thesis is significant and the thesis offers many new ideas. The Committee also saw a business opportunity in the thesis. It also noted the many merits of the author and the fact that he was exceptionally promoted to professor immediately after defending his thesis.
– By giving out awards, we want to promote wide-ranging competence and the application of cross-disciplinary knowledge, in addition to highlighting meritorious theses and their authors, says Martti Kivioja, Expert in Entrepreneurship at TEK.