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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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March 30, 2017

Congratulations to this year’s class of COE Faculty Fellows: Ed Beighley, Raymond Fu, and Tommaso Melodia.

March 10, 2017

The Platform for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) led by ECE Associate Professor Tommaso Melodia was featured in fedscoop.

March 8, 2017

ECE Associate Professor Tommaso Melodia has been named the director of research of the Project Office for an NSF initiative called Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research, or PAWR, which will disburse over the next seven years nearly $100 million in investments from the NSF and more than 25 companies and industry associations to winning teams. The NSF will fund the PAWR Project Office , or PPO, with a five-year, $6.1 million award.

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