Current participants list with research interests related to this COST Action
Ali AlSherbaz 
School of Science and Technology,
University of Northampton,
UK
Wireless Communications, PHY and MAC Layers, Cryptography 
Kemal Alic 
Department of Communication Systems (–17),
Jozef Stefan Institue,
Slovenia
Practical aspects of network coding. NC integration with current OSI infrastructure. 
Paulo Almeida 
Department of Mathematics,
University of Aveiro,
Portugal
Convolutional codes, finite fields, superregular matrices, subspace codes 
Montserrat Alsina 
Applied Mathematics III  EPSEM,
Polytechnic University of Catalonia,
Spain
codes derived from algebraic structures as quaternion algebras 
Ibrahim Altunbas 
Electronics and Communication Engineering,
Istanbul Technical University,
Turkey
Wireless Communications, Physical Layer Network Coding, Cooperative Communications 
Daniel Augot 
INRIA,
France
Algebraic Geometry Codes, RankMetric Codes 
Christine Bachoc 
Bordeaux Institute of Mathematics,
University of Bordeaux,
France
Bounds and Constructions of Network Codes 
Marco Baldi 
Department of Information Engineering,
Marche Polytechnic University,
Italy
Errorcorrecting codes, LDPC and LDGM codes, codebased cryptography 
Edoardo Ballico 
Department of Mathematics,
University of Trento,
Italy
Network Coding, Codes on Curves, Elliptic Cryptography, Tensors 
Angela Barbero 
Department of Applied Mathematics,
University of Valladolid,
Spain
Network coding 
Amaro Barreal Fernandez 
Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis (–17),
Aalto University,
Finland
Distributed Storage Systems and Network Coding, Algebraic Number Theory and Applications to Coding Theory 
Roland D. Barrolleta 
Information and Communications Engineering,
Autonomous University of Barcelona,
Spain
Information Theory, Coding Theory, Design Theory 
Daniele Bartoli 
Department of Mathematics,
Ghent University,
Belgium
Coding Theory, Algebraic Codes, Functional Codes 
Peter Beelen 
DTU Mathematics,
Technical University of Denmark,
Denmark
Algebraic and Algebraic Geometric Methods 
Simon Blackburn 
Mathematics Department,
Royal Holloway, University of London,
UK
Combinatorics, Coding Theory, Cryptography 
Ivan BlancoChacon 
School of Mathematics and Statistics,
University College Dublin,
Ireland

Martin Bossert 
Institute of Communications Engineering,
Ulm University,
Germany
Algebraic Network Coding 
Michael Braun 
Faculty of Computer Science,
University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt,
Germany
Designs over GF(q), Construction of Discrete Structures in Projective Spaces, Construction of Constant Dimension Codes 
Sarit Buzaglo 
Computer Science Department (–14),
Technion,
Israel
Algebraic Coding Theory, ErrorCorrecting Codes for NonVolatile Memories, Discrete Geometry and Combinatorics 
Eimear Byrne 
School of Mathematics and Statistics,
University College Dublin,
Ireland
Codes over Rings, Decoding Algorithms, Network Coding, Codes and Combinatorial Structures 
Ilaria Cardinali 
Department of Information Engineering and Mathematics,
University of Siena,
Italy
Polar Grassmannians, Grassmann Codes, Projective Linear Codes 
Ioannis Chatzigeorgiou 
School of Computing and Communications,
Lancaster University,
UK
Classical Error Control and Network Error Correction 
Arsenia Chorti 
School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering,
University of Essex,
UK
network coding, physical layer security, security 
Jessica Claridge 
Information Security Group,
Royal Holloway, University of London,
UK
Network Coding, Coding Theory, Combinatorics 
JoanJosep Climent 
Department of Statistics and Operations Research,
University of Alicante,
Spain
Linear Algebra, Coding Theory, Cryptography 
Leo Creedon 
School of Engineering,
Institute of Technology Sligo,
Ireland
Algebraic code constructions, group algebras, linear block codes, algebraic number theory 
Jan De Beule 
Department of Mathematics,
Free University of Brussels,
Belgium
Finite Geometry, Coding Theory 
Sara Díaz Cardell 
Department of Statistics and Operations Research (–15),
University of Alicante,
Spain
Coding Theory, Cryptology, Computational Security, Network Coding 
Doris Dumičić Danilović 
Department of Mathematics,
University of Rijeka,
Croatia
Design Theory, Coding Theory 
Michele Elia 
Department of Electronics and Telecommunications,
Polytechnic University of Turin,
Italy
Algebraic Coding Theory, Algorithms, Computational Complexity 
AndreasStephan Elsenhans 
Institute of Mathematics,
University of Paderborn,
Germany

Toni Ernvall 
Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
University of Turku,
Finland
Network Codes, Distributed Storage 
Tuvi Etzion 
Computer Science Department,
Technion,
Israel
Coding Theory, Digital Sequences, Block Design 
Szabolcs Levente Fancsali 
Institute of Mathematics,
Eötvös Loránd University,
Hungary
Finite geometry (tspreads); Network coding and secret sharing 
Peter Farkaš 
Faculty of Informatics,
PanEuropean University,
Slovakia
Network Coding and Physical Layer Network Coding 
Thomas Feulner 
Institute for Mathematics (–13),
University of Bayreuth,
Germany
Automorphism Group, Equivalence, Bounds, Construction 
Ragnar Freij 
Institute for Communications Engineering,
Technical University of Munich,
Germany
Matroid theory in networks, Algebraic graph theory and relations to consensus algorithms 
Luis Javier Garcia Villalba 
Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering,
Complutense University of Madrid,
Spain
Analysis, Security and Systems 
Maria Isabel GarciaPlanas 
Applied Mathematics I,
Polytechnic University of Catalonia,
Spain
Coding Theory, decoding convolutional codes 
Bernat Gastón 
Information and Communications Engineering,
Autonomous University of Barcelona,
Spain
Distributed Storage and Computing, Information Theory 
Olav Geil 
Department of Mathematical Sciences,
Aalborg University,
Denmark
Algebraic Coding Theory, Network Coding and Polynomials over Finite Fields 
Farhad Ghaboussi 
Department of Physics,
University of Konstanz,
Germany
Number theory, Coding theory, Cryptography 
Luca Giuzzi 
DICATAM  Section of Mathematics,
University of Brescia,
Italy
Coding theory; Cryptography; Finite Geometry 
Oliver Gnilke 
Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis,
Aalto University,
Finland
Cryptography, Homomorphic Hash Functions 
Selahattin Gokceli 
Electronics and Communication Engineering,
Istanbul Technical University,
Turkey
Wireless Communications, Physical Layer Network Coding 
Faruk Gologlu 
Claude Shannon Institute,
University College Dublin,
Ireland
Finite Fields, Polynomials over Finite Fields 
Elisa Gorla 
Institute of Mathematics,
University of Neuchâtel,
Switzerland
Network Coding, Cryptography, GrÃ¶bner Bases, Algebraic Combinatorics 
Marcus Greferath 
Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis,
Aalto University,
Finland
Algebraic Coding Theory, qary Designs; Fourier inversion, MÃ¶bius inversion, Exponential sums 
Tor Helleseth 
Department of Informatics,
University of Bergen,
Norway
Coding, Cryptography, Discrete Mathematics 
Russell Higgs 
School of Mathematical Sciences,
University College Dublin,
Ireland
Algebraic Coding Theory, Network Coding, Wireless Sensor Networks 
Camilla Hollanti 
Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis,
Aalto University,
Finland
Distributed storage and network coding, algebraic code constructions, physical layer security, secrecy capacity of storage systems. Mathematical interests in algebraic number theory. 
AnnaLena HorlemannTrautmann 
Faculty of Mathematics and Statistics,
University of St. Gallen,
Switzerland
Projective Space Codes, Subspace Codes, PlÃ¼cker Embedding 
Edmundo J. Huertas Cejudo 
Department of Mathematics,
University of Coimbra,
Portugal
Network coding for throughput and reliability improvement. Bounds and construction of network codes. 
José Ignacio Iglesias Curto 
Department of Mathematics,
University of Salamanca,
Spain
Convolutional codes, algebraic geometric codes, decoding algorithms, optimal constructions 
Relinde Jurrius 
Netherlands Defence Academy,
Netherlands
coding theory, weight enumeration, finite geometry 
Gunes Karabulut Kurt 
Electronics and Communication Engineering,
Istanbul Technical University,
Turkey
Wireless Communications, Physical Layer Network Coding 
David Karpuk 
Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis,
Aalto University,
Finland
Wiretap Channels, Cryptography, Lattice Coding 
Petteri Kaski 
Department of Information and Computer Science,
Aalto University,
Finland

Michael Kiermaier 
Institute for Mathematics,
University of Bayreuth,
Germany
Codes over Rings, Finite Geometry, Computeraided Construction of Combinatorial Objects 
†Axel Kohnert 
Institute for Mathematics,
University of Bayreuth,
Germany
Construction, Classification, Bounds, Foundations 
Mladen Kovačević 
Power, Electronics and Communication Engineering,
University of Novi Sad,
Serbia
Algebraic and combinatorial coding theory 
Vedran Krcadinac 
Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science,
University of Zagreb,
Croatia
qAnalogs of Designs 
Ivo Kubjas 
Institute of Computer Science,
University of Tartu,
Estonia
Index Coding 
Sascha Kurz 
Institute for Mathematics,
University of Bayreuth,
Germany
Random Network Coding, Exhaustive Search, Integer Linear Programming 
Jyrki Lahtonen 
Department of Mathematics,
University of Turku,
Finland

Ivan Landjev 
Department of Informatics,
New Bulgarian University,
Bulgaria
Network Codes, qAnalogs of Designs, Chain Ring Analogs of Designs, Bounds for Network Codes 
Reinhard Laue 
Department of Computer Science/Mathematics,
University of Bayreuth,
Germany
tDesigns, qAnaloga of Designs 
Pierre Loidreau 
DGA and IRMAR,
Rennes 1,
France
RankMetric based Cryptography, Decoding of Codes in Network Coding 
Daniele Manini 
Computer Science Department,
University of Turin,
Italy
Data replication and coded approaches in Distributed Storage Systems, Network coding for video streaming applications (P2P, CDN), Network coding application to content centric networks 
Irene MárquezCorbella 
Institute of Mathematics,
University of Valladolid,
Spain
Algebraic Coding Theory and Codebased Cryptography 
Stefano Martin 
Department of Mathematical Sciences (–16),
Aalborg University,
Denmark
Coding Theory, Cryptography 
Cristina Martínez 
Mathematics Department,
Autonomous University of Barcelona,
Spain
Network coding and cryptography 
Edgar MartinezMoro 
Institute of Mathematics,
University of Valladolid,
Spain
Computeraided Construction of Representations of Codes, Codes over Rings, Group Codes 
Umberto MartínezPeñas 
Department of Mathematical Sciences,
Aalborg University,
Denmark
Algebraic Coding Theory, Network Coding, Cryptography 
Gary McGuire 
School of Mathematics and Statistics,
University College Dublin,
Ireland
Algebraic Methods in Network Coding 
Aleksandar Minja 
Power, Electronics and Communication Engineering,
University of Novi Sad,
Serbia
Network Coding, Distributed Storage, Code Design 
Francisco Monteiro 
Dpt. of Information Science and Technology,
ISCTE  University Institute of Lisbon,
Portugal
Lattice constructions, physical layer, wireless communications, detection algorithms, MIMO 
José María Muñoz Porras 
Department of Mathematics,
University of Salamanca,
Spain
Convolutional codes, algebraic geometric codes, decoding algorithms, optimal constructions 
Anamari Nakic 
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing,
University of Zagreb,
Croatia
Designs over GF(q) 
Diego Napp 
Department of Systems Engineering and Automation,
University of Valladolid,
Spain
Systems Theory, Convolutional Codes 
Alejandro Nicolas 
Department of Mathematics,
University of Oviedo,
Spain
Codes over Rings 
Nicolas Normand 
IRCCyN UMR 6597,
Nantes University,
France
Tomographybased Erasure Coding 
Patric Östergård 
Dpt. of Communications and Networking,
Aalto University,
Finland
Coding Theory, Combinatorial Algorithms, Design Theory 
Kamil Otal 
Institute of Applied Mathematics,
Middle East Technical University,
Turkey
Network Coding, AG Codes 
Ferruh Özbudak 
Institute of Applied Mathematics,
Middle East Technical University,
Turkey

Joonas Pääkkönen 
Dpt. of Communications and Networking,
Aalto University,
Finland
Distributed Storage, Coding Theory 
Enrico Paolini 
Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering "G. Marconi",
University of Bologna,
Italia
Codes on Graphs, Random Nonbinary Fountain Codes, Nonbinary Raptor Codes, Lowcomplexity ML Decoding for Erasure Channels, Performance Bounds for Ensembles of Codes 
Mario Osvin Pavčević 
Applied Mathematics, Fac. of Electrical Eng. and Computing,
University of Zagreb,
Croatia
Constructions of Designs, in Particular qAnalogs of tDesigns 
Francesco Pavese 
Dpt. of Mathematics, Informatics and Economics,
University of Basilicata,
Italy
Construction of Network Codes and Grassmannian Codes, Bounds on the Size of Network Codes 
Ruud Pellikaan 
Discrete Mathematics,
Technical University Eindhoven,
Netherlands
Error Correcting Codes, Algebraic Geometry Codes, Code Based Cryptography 
Raquel Pinto 
Department of Mathematics,
University of Aveiro,
Portugal
Bounds on the Size of Network Codes and Construction of Network Codes and Grassmannian Codes 
Jaume Pujol 
Information and Communications Engineering,
Autonomous University of Barcelona,
Spain
Information Theory, Coding Theory, Distributed Storage 
Alberto Ravagnani 
Institute of Mathematics,
University of Neuchâtel,
Switzerland
Network Coding 
Netanel Raviv 
Computer Science Department,
Technion,
Israel
Network Coding, Subspace Codes, Designs over Finite Fields 
Dionís Remón Adell 
Algebra and Geometry Dpt.,
University of Barcelona,
Spain
Code Theory 
AgoErik Riet 
Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics,
University of Tartu,
Estonia
Combinatorics, Codes over Permutations 
Josep Rifà 
Information and Communications Engineering,
Autonomous University of Barcelona,
Spain
Combinatorics, Coding Theory, Cryptography 
Anna Rimoldi 
Department of Mathematics,
University of Trento,
Italy
Cryptography 
Paula RochaMalonek 
Faculty of Engineering,
University of Porto,
Portugal
Foundational Aspects, Algebraic Methods in Random Network Coding; Construction of Network Codes 
Sondre Rønjom 
NSM,
Norway
Coding Theory in Cryptography 
Joachim Rosenthal 
Institute of Mathematics,
University of Zurich,
Switzerland
Network Codes, Schubert Calculus, Convolutional Codes 
Cornelia Rößing 
School of Mathematical Sciences,
University College Dublin,
Ireland
Discrete Geometry, Coding, Crypto 
Diego Ruano 
Department of Mathematical Sciences,
Aalborg University,
Denmark
Practical Aspects of Network Coding, Cryptographic Aspects of Network Codes 
Nikos Sagias 
Dpt. of Telecommunications Science and Technology,
University of Peloponnese,
Greece
Wireless Communications, Relaying; Physical Layer 
Massimiliano Sala 
Department of Mathematics,
University of Trento,
Italy
Cryptography 
Ana Lucila Sandoval Orozco 
Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering,
Complutense University of Madrid,
Spain
Mobile Ad Hoc Networks 
Vanessa Santana 
Department of Mathematics,
University of Aveiro,
Portugal
Construction of Network Codes and Grassmannian Codes 
Maria Conceição Santos Rocha 
Department of Mathematics,
University of Aveiro,
Portugal
Network coding, errorcorrecting codes 
Paresh Saxena 
Telecommunications and Systems Engineering (–15),
Autonomous University of Barcelona,
Spain
Network Coding for Reliability Improvement, Network Coding for Multimedia Delivery 
Stefan E. Schmidt 
Institute of Algebra, Department of Mathematics,
TU Dresden,
Germany

Natalia Silberstein 
Computer Science Department,
Technion,
Israel
Coding for distributed storage systems, coding in projective spaces 
Rita Simões 
Department of Mathematics,
University of Aveiro,
Portugal

Vitaly Skachek 
Institute of Computer Science,
University of Tartu,
Estonia
Network Coding, ErrorCorrecting Codes 
Xaro Soler 
Department of Statistics and Operations Research,
University of Alicante,
Spain
Finite Group Theory, Network Coding 
Vladimir Stankovic 
Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering,
University of Strathclyde,
UK
Multimedia Streaming, Wireless Communications, Smart Grids; Application Layer, Network Layer 
Andrej Stefanov 
IT Department / Faculty of Engineering,
IBU Skopje,
Macedonia
Wireless Communications, Cooperative Communications, Network Coding 
Cedomir Stefanovic 
Department of Electronic Systems,
Aalborg University,
Denmark
Codesongraphs and random access schemes (MAC layer), Distributed coding schemes for distributed storage and data persistence (packetlevel coding) 
Milos Stojakovic 
Department of Mathematics and Informatics,
University of Novi Sad,
Serbia
Mathematical Aspects of Network Coding, Discrete Mathematics, Combinatorial Algorithms 
Leo Storme 
Department of Mathematics,
Ghent University,
Belgium
Coding Theory Related to Finite Geometry, Designs 
Emilio SuarezCanedo 
Information and Communications Engineering,
Autonomous University of Barcelona,
Spain
Information Theory, Coding Theory, Design Theory 
Ales Svigelj 
Department of Communication Systems,
Jozef Stefan Institute,
Slovenia
Adaptive Routing, Protocol Development; Application Layer, Network Layer 
Andrea Svob 
Department of Mathematics,
University of Rijeka,
Croatia
Design Theory, Coding Theory 
Andrea Tassi 
Electrical and Electronic Engineering,
University of Bristol,
UK
Resource Allocation, Network Coding for Multimedia Delivery, Network Coding, Unequal Error Protection 
Semiha Tedik 
Electronics and Communication Engineering,
Istanbul Technical University,
Turkey
Wireless Communications, Physical Layer Network Coding 
Eda Tekin 
Institute of Applied Mathematics,
Middle East Technical University,
Turkey
Network Coding, Subspace Codes 
Marisa Toste 
School of Technology and Management,
Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra,
Portugal

Laurence Emilie Um 
Applied Mathematics I,
Polytechnic University of Catalonia,
Spain
Encoding and Decoding Schemes, Practical Aspects of Network Coding 
Murat Uysal 
Electrical and Electronics Engineering,
Özyeğin University,
Turkey
Wireless Communications, Physical Layer Network Coding, Cooperative Communications 
M. Ángeles VázquezCastro 
Telecommunications and Systems Engineering,
Autonomous University of Barcelona,
Spain
Network Coding for Throughput Improvement and for Reliability Improvement; Physical Layer, Network Layer 
Hugues Verdure 
Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
University of TromsÃ¸,
Norway
coding theory, weight enumeration, cryptography, algebraic combinatorics 
Paolo Vettori 
Department of Mathematics,
University of Aveiro,
Portugal
Construction of Network Codes and Convolutional Network Codes 
Mercè Villanueva 
Information and Communications Engineering,
Autonomous University of Barcelona,
Spain
Information Theory, Coding Theory, Distributed Storage 
Renata Vlahović 
Department of Mathematics,
University of Zagreb,
Croatia
Quasisymmetric designs 
Dejan Vukobratovic 
Power, Electronics and Communication Engineering,
University of Novi Sad,
Serbia
Network Coding, Unequal Error Protection, Network Coding for Multimedia Delivery, Network Coding for Distributed Storage 
Antonia WachterZeh 
Institute for Communications Engineering,
Technical University of Munich,
Germany
Network coding, Rank metric codes (Gabidulin codes) 
Alfred Wassermann 
Institute for Mathematics,
University of Bayreuth,
Germany
Construction of Network Codes, Isomorphisms 
Thomas Westerbäck 
Department of Mathematics,
KTH Royal Institute of Technology,
Sweden
Codes over Rings, Combinatorics 
Wolfgang Willems 
Faculty of Mathematics,
OttovonGuericke University Magdeburg,
Germany
bounds for network codes, partial spread codes 
Wei Xiang 
College of Science and Engineering,
James Cook University,
Australia
Physical layer network coding, random network coding 
Øyvind Ytrehus 
Department of Informatics,
University of Bergen,
Norway
Coding theory, network coding, secure and reliable communication 
Alexander Zeh 
Computer Science Department (–16),
Technion,
Israel
ReedSolmon Codes, Cyclic Codes, List Decoding 
Jens Zumbrägel 
Faculty of Computer Science and Mathematics,
University of Passau,
Germany
Codes over Rings, Lattice Theory, Cryptography, LDPC Codes 