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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

  • 2017 Faculty Fellow
  • 2017 Faculty Research Team Award
  • NSF CAREER Award

Selected Publications

  • Z. Guan, L. Bertizzolo, E. Demirors, T. Melodia, WNOS: An Optimization-based Wireless Network Operating System, in Proc. of ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing (MobiHoc), Los Angeles, USA, 2018
  • Z. Guan, T. Melodia, CU-LTE: Spectrally-Efficient and Fair Coexistence Between LTE and Wi-Fi in Unlicensed Bands, Proceedings of AIEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), San Francisco, CA, 2016
  • 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
  • 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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July 25, 2019

ECE Professor Tommaso Melodia is developing methods to use sound waves to transmit data wirelessly within implantable medical devices instead of the electromagnetic radio waves used today.

June 17, 2019

A paper from ECE Professor Tommaso Melodia's lab on "HIRO-NET: Self-Organized Robotic Mesh Networking for Internet Sharing in Disaster Scenarios" won the Best Paper Award at the 2019 IEEE 20th International Symposium on World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM).

May 9, 2019

ECE Professor Tommaso Melodia was awarded a patent for "Ultrasonic network for wearable devices."

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