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Stefano Basagni

Affiliated Faculty, Bioengineering
312 Dana Research Center
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


Stefano Basagni holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Dallas (December 2001) and a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Milano, Italy (May 1998). He received his B.Sc. degree in computer science from the University of Pisa, Italy, in 1991. Since Winter 2002 he is on faculty at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northeastern University, in Boston, MA, where he is currently associate professor. From August 2000 to January 2002 he was assistant professor of computer science at the Department of Computer Science of the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, The University of Texas at Dallas.

Dr. Basagni's current research interests concern research and implementation aspects of mobile networks and wireless communications systems, Bluetooth and sensor networking, definition and performance evaluation of network protocols and theoretical and practical aspects of distributed algorithms.

Dr. Basagni has published over five dozens of referred technical papers and book chapters. He is also co-editor of two books. Dr. Basagni served as a guest editor of the special issue of the Journal on Special Topics in Mobile Networking and Applications (MONET) on Multipoint Communication in Wireless Mobile Networks, of the special issue on mobile ad hoc networks of the Wiley's Interscience's Wireless Communications & Mobile Networks journal, of the special issue of the Elsevier's journal Ad Hoc Networks on advances in ad hoc and sensor networking, and of the special issue of the Elsevier's journal Algorithmica on algorithmic aspects of mobile computing and communications.

Dr. Basagni serves as a member of the editorial board and of the technical program committee of ACM and IEEE journals and international conferences. He is a senior member of the ACM (including the ACM SIGMOBILE), senior member of the IEEE (Computer and Communication societies), and member of ASEE (American Society for Engineering Education).


  • PhD, University of Texas, Dallas, 2001
  • PhD, University of Milan, Italy, 1998

Research & Scholarship Interests

Wireless networks; ad hoc networks; underwater and terrestrial sensor networking; protocol design and testing
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Selected Publications

  • D. Spenza, M. Magno, S. Basagni, L. Benini, M. Paoli, et al., Beyond Duty Cycling: Wake-up Radio with Selective Awakenings for Long-lived Wireless Sensing Systems, Proceedings of IEEE Infocom 2015, Hong Kong, China, April 26-30, 2015
  • D. Mishra, S. De, S. Jana, S. Basagni, K.R. Chowdhury, et al., Smart RF Energy Harvesting Communications: Challenges and Opportunities, Communications Magazine, IEEE, 53(4), 2015, 70-78
  • M.Y. Naderi, K.R. Chowdhury, S. Basagni, Wireless Sensor Networks with RF Energy Harvesting: Energy Models and Analysis, Proceedings of IEEE WCNC 2015, New Orleans, LA, March 9-12, 2015, 1494-1499
  • C. Petrioli, M. Nati, P. Casari, M. Zorzi, S. Basagni, ALBA-R: Load-balancing Geographic Routing Around Connectivity Holes in Wireless Sensor Networks, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 24(3), 2014, 529-539
  • S. Basagni, C. Petrioli, R. Petroccia, D. Spaccini, CARP: A Channel-aware Routing Protocol for Underwater Acoustic Wireless Networks, Ad Hoc Networks, Available on-line, August 2014
  • M.Y. Naderi, K.R. Chowdhury, S. Basagni, W. Heinzelman, et al., Experimental Study of Concurrent Data and Wireless Energy Transfer for Sensor Networks, Proceedings of IEEE Globecom 2014, Austin, TX, December 8-12, 2014, 2543-2549
  • S. Basagni, L. Boloni, C. Petrioli, C.A. Phillips, D. Turgut, Maximizing the Value of Sensed Information in Underwater Wireless Sensor Networks via an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, in Proceedings of IEEE Infocom 2014, Toronto, Canada, April 27- May 2, 2014, 988-996
  • L. Chen, S. Cool, H. Ba, W. Heinzelman, S. Basagni, et al., Range Extension of Passive Wake-up Radio Systems through Energy Harvesting, Proceedings of IEEE ICC 2013, Ad Hoc and Sensor Networking Symposium, Budapest, Hungary, June 9-13, 2013, 1549-1554, Best Paper Award
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