Northeastern University Wireless Networks and Embedded Systems Lab

Tommaso Melodia

William Lincoln Smith Chair Professor

College of Engineering Faculty Fellow, IEEE Fellow

Director, Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things

Director of Research, PAWR Project Office

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Northeastern University
412 ISEC, Boston, MA 02115

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

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News (September 2018): I will be giving a Keynote Speech at the IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications in Bologna, Italy.

News (June 2018): I will be giving a Keynote Speech at IEEE International Conference on Telecommunications and Signal Processing in Athens, Greece

News (June 2018): Zhangyu Guan will be joining the University at Buffalo, Department of Electrical Engineering, as a tenure-track Assistant Professor. Congratulations Zhangyu!

News (June 2018): Liyang Zhang will be joining the Network Infrastructure group at Google in Mountain View, CA. Congratulations Liyang!

News (June 2018): I will be giving a Keynote Speech at ACM MobiSys 2018

News (June 2018): I will be giving a Keynote Speech at Balkancom 2018

News (April 2018): I received the 2018 College of Engineering Søren Buus Outstanding Research Award

News (May 2018): I will be giving a Keynote Speech at European Wireless 2018

News (Spring 2018): Openings for Ph.D. Students and Postdocs.

News (November 2017): Elevated to IEEE Fellow.




 

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Biography

Tommaso Melodia is the William Lincoln Smith Chair Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northeastern University in Boston. He is also the Founding Director of the Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things and the Director of Research for the PAWR Project Office. He received his Laurea (integrated BS and MS) from the University of Rome - La Sapienza and his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2007. He is an IEEE Fellow and recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER award. He was named a College of Engineering Faculty Fellow in 2017 and received the Søren Buus Outstanding Research Award in 2018 - the highest research award in the College of Engineering at Northeastern University. Prof. Melodia has served as Associate Editor fo IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, Elsevier Computer Networks, among others. He has served as Technical Program Committee Chair for IEEE Infocom 2018, General Chair for IEEE SECON 2019, ACM Nanocom 2019, and ACM WUWnet 2014. Prof. Melodia is the Director of Research for the Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) Project Office, a $100M public-private partnership to establish 4 city-scale platforms for wireless research to advance the US wireless ecosystem in years to come. The PAWR Project Office is co-lead by Northeastern University and US Ignite and is overseeing the overall deployment and operation of the PAWR Program. Prof. Melodia’s research on modeling, optimization, and experimental evaluation of Internet-of-Things and wireless networked systems has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Air Force Research Laboratory the Office of Naval Research, DARPA, and the Army Research Laboratory.  

Research

Recent Selected Publications

5G and IoT

  • F. Restuccia, S. D'Oro, S.S. Kanhere, T. Melodia, and S.K. Das, "Blockchain for the Internet of Things: Present and Future," under review, IEEE Internet of Things Journal. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • S. D'Oro, F. Restuccia, A. Talamonti, T. Melodia, "The Slice Is Served: Enforcing Radio Access Network Slicing in Virtualized 5G Systems," in Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), Paris, France, April 2019.

  • S. D'Oro, F. Restuccia, T. Melodia, and S. Palazzo, "Low-Complexity Distributed Radio Access Network Slicing: Algorithms and Experimental Results," IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking [pdf] [bibtex]

  • N. Cen, N. Dave, E. Demirors, Z. Guan, T. Melodia, "LiBeam: Throughput-Optimal Cooperative Beamforming for Indoor Visible Light Networks," in Proc. of IEEE Computer Communications (INFOCOM), Paris, France, April 2019.

  • Z. Guan, L. Bertizzolo, E. Demirors, and 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, June 2018. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • 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]

Artificial Intelligence for Wireless

  • F. Restuccia and T. Melodia, "Big Data Goes Small: Real-Time Spectrum-Driven Embedded Wireless Networking Through Deep Learning in the RF Loop," in Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), Paris, France, May 2019.

  • M. Hooshmand, D. Zordan, T. Melodia, M. Rossi "SURF: subject-adaptive unsupervised ECG signal compression for wearable fitness monitors," IEEE Access, Sep. 2017. [pdf] [bibtex]

Secure and Tactical Wireless Networks

  • F. Restuccia, S. D'Oro, and T. Melodia, "Securing the Internet of Things in the Age of Machine Learning and Software-defined Networking," to appear, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, 2018. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • S. D'Oro, F. Restuccia, T. Melodia, "Hiding Data in Plain Sight: Undetectable Wireless Communications Through Pseudo-Noise Asymmetric Shift Keying," in Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), Paris, France, April 2019.

  • N. Cen, J. Jagannath, S. Simone, Z. Guan, T. Melodia, " LANET: Visible-Light Ad Hoc Networks," in Ad Hoc Networks (Elseier), 2018. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • L. Zhang, F. Restuccia, T. Melodia, and S. Pudlewski, "Taming Cross-Layer Attacks in Wireless Networks: A Bayesian Learning Approach," IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 2018. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • L. Zhang, F. Restuccia, T. Melodia, S. Pudlewski "Learning to Detect and Mitigate Cross-layer Attacks in Wireless Networks: Framework and Applications," IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS), Las Vegas, NV, USA, Oct. 2017. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • J. Jagannath, S. Furman, T. Melodia, A. Drozd, "Design and Experimental Evaluation of a Cross-Layer Deadline-Based Joint Routing and Spectrum Allocation Algorithm," IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 2018.

Internet of Medical Things

  • R. Guida, T. Melodia, "Ultrasonically Rechargeable Platforms for Closed-Loop Distributed Sensing and Actuation in the Human Body," in Proc. of IEEE Intl. Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC), Kalamata, Greece, June 2018. [bibtex]

  • G. E. Santagati, T. Melodia, "An Implantable Low-Power Ultrasonic Platform for the Internet of Medical Things," in Proc. of IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), Atlanta, USA, May 2017 (AR: 21%). [pdf] [bibtex]

  • G. E. Santagati, T. Melodia "Experimental Evaluation of Impulsive Ultrasonic Intra-Body Communications for Implantable Biomedical Devices," IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 367-380, Feb. 2017. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • 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] [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]

  • 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]

Underwater Communications, Networking, and Systems

  • E. Demirors, J. Shi, A. Duong, N. Dave, R. Guida, B. Herrera, F. Pop, G. Chen, C. Casella, S. Tadayon, M. Rinaldi, S. Basagni, M. Stojanovic and T. Melodia, "Project SEANet: Toward a Programmable Internet of Underwater Things," in Proc. of. IEEE Underwater Communications Conf. and Workshop (UComms), Lerici, Italy, August 2018. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • E. Demirors and T. Melodia, "Chirp-Based LPD/LPI Underwater Acoustic Communications with Code-Time-Frequency Multidimensional Spreading," in Proc. of ACM Conference on Underwater Networks & Systems (WUWNet), Shanghai, China, October 2016. Best Student Paper Award [pdf] [bibtex]

  • E. Demirors, J. Shi, R. Guida, T. Melodia, "SEANet G2: Toward a High-Data-Rate Software-Defined Underwater Acoustic Networking Platform," in Proc. of ACM Conference on Underwater Networks & Systems (WUWNet), Shanghai, China, October 2016. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • 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] [bibtex]

  • 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] [bibtex]

  • 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 [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]

  • 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]

Full Publication List

Invited Talks

  • Invited Plenary Talk, Moscow Wireless Week, Institute for Information Transmission Problems (Kharlevic Institute), Russian Academy of Sciences, October 2018.

  • Keynote Speech, IEEE Intl. Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), Bologna, Italy, September 2018.

  • Keynote Speech, IEEE Intl. Conf. on Telecommunications and Signal Processing (TSP), Athens, Greece, July 2018.

  • Invited Seminar, Sapienza University of Rome, July 2018.

  • NSF Workshop on Seafloor Science and Engineering, Boston, MA June 2018.

  • Keynote Speech, ACM MobiSys 2018, Munich, Germany, June 2018.

  • Keynote Speech, Balkancom 2018, Podgorica, Montenegro, June 2018.

  • Keynote Speech, European Wireless 2018 Conference, Catania, Italy, May 2018.

  • Invited Talk, IEEE ICNC 2018, Maui, Hawaii, 2018.

  • Invited Plenary Talk, ACM WUWNet, Shanghai, China, October 2016.

  • Invited Plenary Talk, GTTI Meeting, Genova, Italy, June 2016.

Full List of Talks, Seminars, and Invited Courses

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