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Tommaso Melodia (M’07) received the “Laurea” and Doctorate degrees in telecommunications engineering from the University of Rome “La Sapienza,” Rome, Italy, in 2001 and 2005, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA, in 2007.

Between 2007 and 2014 he was an Assistant and then Associate Professor at SUNY Buffalo. In 2014, he joined Northeastern University as an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.  His current research interests are in modeling, optimization, and experimental evaluation of wireless networks, with applications to intra-body networks of implantable devices, tactical cognitive radio networks, multimedia sensor networks, and underwater networks.

Prof. Melodia serves in the editorial boards of the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, and Computer Networks (Elsevier). He received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award, and he coauthored a paper that was recognized as the Fast Breaking Paper in the field of Computer Science by Thomson ISI Essential Science Indicators and a paper that received an Elsevier Top Cited Paper Award.

Research & Scholarship Interests

Modeling, optimization, and experimental evaluation of wireless networked systems; Networked implantable medical systems; Multimedia sensor networks; Secure tactical cognitive radio networks; Underwater networks; Mobile cloud computing
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Honors & Awards

  • NSF CAREER Award

Selected Publications

  • N. Cen, Z. Guan, T. Melodia "Multi-view Wireless Video Streaming Based on Compressed Sensing: Architecture and Network Optimization", Proceedings of ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing, 2015, 1-10 
  • G.E. Santagati, T. Melodia "U-Wear: Software-defined Ultrasonic Networking for Wearable Devices", Proceedings of ACM Conference on Mobile Systems, Services and Applications (MOBISYS), Florence, Italy, May 2015, 1-16 
  • Z. Guan, G.E. Santagati, T. Melodia "Ultrasonic Intra-body Networking: Interference Modeling, Stochastic Channel Access and Rate Control", Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Communications, Hong Kong, 2015, 1-9 
  • S. Pudlewski, N. Cen, Z. Guan, T. Melodia "Video Transmission Over Lossy Wireless Networks: A Cross- Layer Perspective", IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, 9(1), 2015, 6-21 
  • E. Demirors, G. Sklivanitis, G.E. Santagati, T. Melodia, et al. "Design of a Software-defined Underwater Acoustic Modem with Real-time Physical Layer Adaptation Capabilities", Proceedings of the International Conference on Underwater Networks and Systems, 2014, 1-8
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October 25, 2016

ECE PhD student Emrecan Demirors and Associate Professor Tommaso Melodia received the WUWNet'16 Best Student Paper Award for their paper "Chirp-Based LPD/LPI Underwater Acoustic Communications with Code-Time-Frequency Multidimensional Spreading".

October 24, 2016

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August 16, 2016

ECE Associate Professor Tommaso Melodia has recently been awarded several national grants totaling over $1.2M to develop new wireless networks.

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