Northeastern University Wireless Networks and Embedded Systems Lab

Tommaso Melodia

Associate Professor

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Northeastern University
422 Dana Hall, Boston, MA 02115

Phone: (617) 373-3354
Email:
melodia@ece.neu.edu


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Coming Soon: Discovery Seminar for first-year and second-year undergraduate students: Wireless Mobile Health: Applications and Enabling Technologies


News: Openings for new Ph.D. Students.

Undergraduate Research

We have opportunities for undergraduate research in ultrasonic intra-body networks and underwater networks (see our Outreach page). We accept volunteers and work-study. We also have limited funding to support undergraduate research over the summer. If you were at the COE Undergraduate Research Fair and are interested in our work please send an email to wineslab@gmail.com.




 

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Biography

I am an Associate Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northeastern University, where I direct the Wireless Networks and Embedded Systems Laboratory. I received my Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2007. I had previously received my M.S. in Telecommunications Engineering and Doctorate from the University of Rome "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy, in 2001 and 2005. I am an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, and Computer Networks. My research is currently supported by several grants from the National Science Foundation, the Air Force Research Laboratory, the Office of Naval Research, and local and national industrial partners. I received a National Science Foundation CAREER award, and 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 the "Elsevier Top Cited Paper Award". My research interests are in modeling, optimization, and experimental evaluation of wireless networks, with applications to ultrasonic intra-body area networks, multimedia sensor networks, underwater networks, cognitive and cooperative networks.  

Research

Recent Selected Publications

Ultrasonic Intra-body Area Networks

  • Z. Guan, G. E. Santagati, T. Melodia "Distributed Algorithms For Joint Channel Access and Rate Control in Ultrasonic Intra-body Networks," IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, in press 2016. [pdf]

  • G. E. Santagati, T. Melodia, "U-Wear: Software-defined ultrasonic networking for wearable devices," in Proc. of ACM Conference on Mobile Systems, Services and Applications (MOBISYS), Florence, Italy, May 2015. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • Z. Guan, G. E. Santagati, T. Melodia, "Ultrasonic Intra-body Networking: Interference Modeling, Stochastic Channel Access and Rate Control," in Proc. of IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), Hong Kong S.A.R., PRC, April 2015. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • G. E. Santagati, T. Melodia, L. Galluccio, S. Palazzo "Medium Access Control and Rate Adaptation for Ultrasonic Intra-Body Sensor Networks," IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, vol. 23, no. 4, pp. 1121-1134, Aug. 2015. [pdf]

  • G. E. Santagati, M. Gradillo, F. Cuomo and T. Melodia, "A Comparison of MAC Protocols for Ultrasonic Intra-body Sensor Networks," in Proc. of ACM Intl. Conf. on Body Area Networks (BODYNETS), London, UK, Sept-Oct 2014. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • G. E. Santagati, T. Melodia "Opto-Ultrasonic Communications for Wireless Intra-Body Nanonetworks," Nano Communication Networks (Elsevier), vol. 5, no. 1–2, pp. 3–14, March–June 2014. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • G. E. Santagati, T. Melodia, "Sonar Inside Your Body: Prototyping Ultrasonic Intra-body Sensor Networks," in Proc. of IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), Toronto, Canada, April 2014. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • G. E. Santagati, T. Melodia, L. Galluccio, S. Palazzo, "Ultrasonic Networking for e-Health Applications,"   IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine,  Vol. 20, No. 4, 2013. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • L. Galluccio, T. Melodia, S. Palazzo, G. E. Santagati, "Challenges and Implications of Using Ultrasonic Communications in Intra-body Area Networks," in Proc. of IEEE Wireless On-demand Network Systems and Services (WONS), Courmayeur, Italy, Jan. 2012. [pdf] [bibtex]

Cognitive and Cooperative Networking

  • Z. Guan and T. Melodia, " CU-LTE: Spectrally-Efficient and Fair Coexistence between LTE and Wi-Fi in Unlicensed Bands," in Proc. of IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), San Francisco, CA, USA, April 2016. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • L. Zhang, T. Melodia, "“Hammer and Anvil: The Threat of a Cross-Layer Jamming-aided Data Control Attack in Multihop Wireless Networks”," in Proc. of IEEE Conf. on Communications and Network Security (CNS), Florence, Italy, September 2015.

  • E. Demirors, G. Sklivanitis, T. Melodia, S. Batalama, "RcUBe: Real-Time Reconfigurable Radio Framework with Self-Optimization Capabilities," in Proc. of IEEE Intl. Conf. on Sensing, Communication and Networking (SECON), Seattle, WA, June 2015. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • Z. Guan, T. Melodia, G. Scutari," To Transmit or Not to Transmit? Distributed Queueing Games for Infrastructureless Wireless Networks," IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, in press 2015. [pdf]

  • J. Shi, Z. Guan, C. Qiao, T. Melodia, D. Koutsonikolas, and G. Challen, "Crowdsourcing Access Network Spectrum Allocation Using Smartphones," in Proc. of ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks (HotNets), Los Angeles, California, USA, Oct. 2014. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • L. Zhang, Z. Guan, T. Melodia, "Cooperative Anti-jamming for Infrastructure-less Wireless Networks with Stochastic Relaying," in Proc. of IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), Toronto, Canada, April 2014. [bibtex]

  • L. Ding, K. Gao, T. Melodia, S. Batalama, D. Pados, J. Matyjas, "All-spectrum Cognitive Networking through Joint Distributed Channelization and Routing," in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications,  vol. 12, no. 11, pp. 5394-5405, November 2013. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • Z. Guan, T. Melodia, D. Yuan, D. Pados, "Distributed Spectrum Management and Relay Selection in Interference-Limited Cooperative Wireless Networks," in Proc. of ACM Intl. Conf. on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom), Las Vegas, NV, USA, Sept. 2011. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • L. Ding, T. Melodia, S. Batalama, J. Matyjas, M. Medley, "Cross-layer Routing and Dynamic Spectrum Allocation in Cognitive Radio Ad Hoc Networks,"  IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Vol. 59, No. 4, pp. 1969-1979, May 2010. [pdf] [bibtex]

Multimedia Wireless Networking

  • N. Cen, Z. Guan, T. Melodia, "Multiview Wireless Video Streaming Based on Compressed Sensing: Architecture and Network Optimization," in Proc. of ACM Intl. Symp. on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing (MobiHoc), Hangzhou, China, June 2015. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • S. Pudlewski, N. Cen, Z. Guan, and T. Melodia, "Video Transmission over Lossy Wireless Networks: A Cross-layer Perspective," IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Signal Processing, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 6-22, Feb. 2015. [pdf]

  • S. Colonnese, F. Cuomo, R. Guida, T. Melodia, "Performance evaluation of sender-assisted HTTP-based video streaming in wireless ad hoc networks," Ad Hoc Networks (Elsevier), vol. 24, Part B, pp. 74-84, January 2015. [pdf]

  • S. Pudlewski, T. Melodia, "Compressive Video Streaming: Design and Rate-Energy-Distortion Analysis," IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, vol. 15, no. 8, pp. 2072-2086, December 2013. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • S. Pudlewski, T. Melodia, A. Prasanna, "Compressed-Sensing-Enabled Video Streaming for Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks," in IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing , vol. 11, no. 6, pp. 1060-1072, June 2012. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • Z. Guan, T. Melodia, D. Yuan, "Jointly Optimal Rate Control and Relay Selection for Cooperative Video Streaming in Wireless Networks," IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 1173-1186, August 2013. [pdf] [bibtex]

Underwater Networking

  • E. Demirors, G. Sklivanitis, T. Melodia, S. Batalama, D. Pados, "Software-defined Underwater Acoustic Networks: Towards a High-rate Real-time Reconfigurable Modem," IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 53, no. 11, pp. 64 - 71, November 2015. [pdf]

  • H. Kulhandjian, T. Melodia, D. Koutsonikolas, "CDMA-based Analog Network Coding for Underwater Acoustic Sensor Networks," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 14, no. 11, pp. 6495-6507, November 2015. [pdf]

  • E. Demirors, B. G. Shankar, G. E. Santagati, and T. Melodia, "SEANet: A Software-Defined Acoustic Networking Framework for Reconfigurable Underwater Networking," in Proc. of ACM Intl. Conf. on Underwater Networks & Systems (WUWNet), Washington, DC, October 2015 Best Student Paper Award

  • E. Demirors, G. Sklivanitis, G.E. Santagati, T. Melodia and S. N. Batalama, "Design of A Software-defined Underwater Acoustic Modem with Real-time Physical Layer Adaptation Capabilities," in Proc. of ACM Intl. Conf. on Underwater Networks & Systems (WUWNet), Rome, Italy, November 2014. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • H. Kulhandjian, T. Melodia, D. Koutsonikolas, "Securing Underwater Acoustic Communications through Analog Network Coding," in Proc. of IEEE Intl. Conf. on Sensing, Communication, and Networking (SECON), Singapore, June 2014. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • Y. Sun, T. Melodia, "The Internet Underwater: An IP-compatible Protocol Stack for Commercial Undersea Modems," in Proc. of ACM Conference on Underwater Networks and Systems (WUWNet), Kaohsiung, Taiwan, November 2013. Best Student Paper Award [pdf] [bibtex]

  • H. Kulhandjian, T. Melodia, D. Koutsonikolas, "CDMA-based Analog Network Coding through Interference Cancellation for Underwater Acoustic Sensor Networks," in Proc. of ACM Intl. Conf. on UnderWater Networks and Systems (WUWNet), Los Angeles, CA, USA, November 2012. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • T. Melodia, H. Kulhandjian, L. Kuo, and E. Demirors, "Advances in Underwater Acoustic Networking," in Mobile Ad Hoc Networking: Cutting Edge Directions, Eds. S. Basagni, M. Conti, S. Giordano and I. Stojmenovic, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, Second Edition, pp. 804-852, 2013. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • H. Kulhandjian, L. Kuo, T. Melodia, D. Pados, D. Green, "Towards Experimental Evaluation of Software-Defined Underwater Networked Systems," in Proc. of IEEE Underwater Communications Conf. and Workshop (UComms), Sestri Levante, Italy, September 2012. [pdf] [bibtex]

Full Publication List

Recent Talks, Seminars, and Invited Courses

  • Keynote Speech, European Wireless 2015 Conference, Budapest, Hungary May 2015. 

  • Invited Talk, TTI/Vanguard “Biotech and Beyond,”, San Diego, CA, February 2015. 

  • Invited Seminar, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, February 2015. 

  • Invited Seminar, Ultra Maritime Digital Communications Centre, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, Nov. 2014. 

  • Invited Seminar, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden, September 2014. 

  • Keynote Speech, IEEE Colombian Conference on Communications (COLCOM), Bogota’, Colombia, June 2014. 

  • Invited Talk, RFID Journal LIVE Conference and Exhibition, April 2014. 

  • Invited Seminar, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), January 2014. 

  • Invited Seminar, University of Padova, Italy, December 2013 

  • Invited Seminar, University of Rome La Sapienza, November 2013 

  • Invited Seminar, University of Rome Tor Vergata, November 2013. 

  • "Towards Ultrasonic Networking for Implantable Wireless Sensors," Invited Seminar, Rice University, September 2013. 

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