Inaugural lectures

To celebrate the new appointments, Department of Electronic Systems will host inaugural lectures for the for the three new full professors on January 13, 2021.


13.01.2021 kl. 12.30 - 16.00



12.30 Welcome by Thomas Bak, Head of Department


12.35 – 13.35 Prof. Jens Myrup Pedersen

Title: Cyber Attacks – Finding the Achilles heel


This lecture first gives a short introduction to the most important groups of attackers, and presents the anatomy of some of the most common cyber attacks. With this point of departure, we look at how attacks can be prevented and mitigated, and delve into the weak points of different attacks to gain an understanding of how we most efficiently combat them. This also provides a good context for presenting research results achieved in the research group at Aalborg University, especially in terms of early detection of malicious activity based on network traffic analysis. 

Finally the lecture will touch upon trends in digitisation and technical developments, which are impacting the threat picture - including having many more devices and systems being connected to the Internet - and how these trends impact our ability to withstand cyber attacks, and eventually affect our current and future research directions. 

Jens Myrup Pedersen is an acknowledged researcher in the field of cyber security. The Department of Electronic Systems has just appointed him as full professor. Jens Myrup Pedersen has contributed in developing the field of cyber security research, while at the same time being active in the Danish cyber security community, including board membership of the Council for Digital Security and IDA Connect.


13.45 – 14.45 Prof. Jan Østergaard

Title: Information in Biological and Physical Systems


Information Theory is a mathematical science that studies limits and optimal methods for representation, communication, processing and utilization of information. The machinery of information theory allows us to formally answer fundamental questions about biological and physical systems.

In this lecture, I present results on information flows and information loss in biological systems such as the human brain, and physical systems such as networked control systems. Partially inspired by these results, I present perspectives on zero-delay interactive information processing for future generations of cyber-physical human systems.

Jan Østergaard is an acknowledged researcher in the field of information theory and signal processing. The Department of Electronic Systems has just appointed him as full professor. Jan Østergaard has a broad international network and strong ties to the Danish sound industry – he is also the main representative from AAU in Sound Hub Denmark.


15.00 – 16.00 Prof. Cedomir Stefanovic

Title: Wireless access for 5G and beyond


The need for high-performing cellular access has continuously been a major driver of research in wireless communications.

This in particular holds true in 5G systems with their novel service categories and requirements. 

In this lecture, we will discuss some of the key challenges and research visions for the development of advanced access networking mechanisms, that could effectively support 5G and beyond 5G services.

Cedomir Stefanovic is an acknowledged researcher within IoT communications, including development of novel protocols and algorithms for IoT communications for 5G and beyond 5G systems.


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