Northeastern University Wireless Networks and Embedded Systems Lab

Tommaso Melodia

William Lincoln Smith Professor

College of Engineering Faculty Fellow, IEEE Fellow

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.

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 IEEE Fellow, 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". I am the Director of Research for the PAWR Project Office, a $100M public-private partnership to build 4 city-scale platforms for wireless research that will transform the US wireless ecosystem in years to come. I am an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, Computer Networks (Elsevier), IEEE Transactions on Biological, Molecular, and Multi-Scale Communications. My research is currently supported by the National Science Foundation, the Air Force Research Laboratory, the Office of Naval Research, the Army Research Laboratory, and local and national industrial partners. My research interests are in modeling, optimization, and experimental evaluation of wireless networked systems, with applications to Internet of Things, next-generation cellular networks, secure communications, underwater networks, body area networks.  

Research

Recent Selected Publications

Internet of Medical Things

  • 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]

  • 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] [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, 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]

Next-Generation Networking and Internet of Things

  • 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.

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

  • 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]

  • 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. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • 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] [bibtex]

  • 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. [pdf] [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] [bibtex]

  • 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] [bibtex]

  • 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 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]

  • 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]

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