Northeastern University Wireless Networks and Embedded Systems Lab


Ludovico Ferranti received his Master of Science in Engineering in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (110/110) at Sapienza - University of Rome in 2015. He is a PhD student at Sapienza - University of Rome at DIET (Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettronica e Telecomunicazioni) and Northeastern University of Boston at Graduate School of Engineering from November 2015. His research interests include Micro and Nanorobotics, Biomedical Devices, Wireless Sensor Networks and Robotics Swarms Algorithms, having prof. Francesca Cuomo and Tommaso Melodia as Academic Advisors..


  • Biomedical Devices

  • UAV Aerial Networks

  • Robotics Swarms Algorithm

  • Wireless Sensor Networks


  • F. D'Alterio, L. Ferranti, L. Bonati, F. Cuomo, and T. Melodia, "Quality Aware Aerial-to-Ground 5G Cells through Open-Source Software," in Proc. of IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), Waikoloa, HI, USA, Dec. 2019.

  • L. Ferranti, S. D'Oro, L. Bonati, E. Demirors, F. Cuomo, T. Melodia, "HIRO-NET: Self-Organized Robotic Mesh Networking for Internet Sharing in Disaster Scenarios," in Proc. of 2019 IEEE 20th International Symposium on World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM) (IEEE WoWMoM 2019), Washington DC, USA, June 2019. Best Paper Award [pdf] [bibtex]

  • G. S. Colonnese, F. Cuomo, L. Ferranti and T. Melodia, "Efficient Video Streaming of 360° cameras in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: an analysis of real video sources" in Proc. of. 7th European Workshop on Visual Information Processing (EUVIP), Tampere, Finland, November 2018. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • L. Ferranti, F. Cuomo, S. Colonnese, T. Melodia, "Drone Cellular Networks: Enhancing the Quality of Experience of Video Streaming Applications", Ad Hoc Networks (Elsevier), 2018.

  • S. Colonnese, F. Cuomo, T. Melodia, L. Ferranti, R. Guida, M. Pullo, "UAVs deployment in Heterogeneous Networks: enhancing video streaming QoE", First Intl. Balkan conference on Communications and Networking (BalkanCom), Tirana, Albania, May 2017 [pdf] [bibtex]

  • L. Ferranti, F. Cuomo "Nano-wireless communications for microrobotics: An algorithm to connect networks of microrobots" in Nano Communication Networks, vol. 12, pp. 53-62, Jun 2017 [pdf] [bibtex]

  • L. Ferranti, F. Cuomo "Nano-wireless Communication for Microrobotics: Bridging the Gap" in in Proc. of the Second Annual International Conference on Nanoscale Computing and Communication, Boston, MA, USA, Sep 2015 [pdf] [bibtex]