Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things

  • Cross-Disciplinary Partnerships

    Our approach is engineering-focused, but our unique model of collaborating with industry, government, and other academics has enabled us to convene more than 130 researchers across disciplines, including cybersecurity and resilience, to advance IoT technologies. The sharing of ideas, resources, and Northeastern’s state-of-the-art laboratory spaces helps speed discovery and add to its impact.

  • Industry Membership Program

    The institute offers a novel industry membership program that provides corporate members opportunities for sponsored research, first rights to license on patents, and a pipeline of talent for co-op positions and full-time wireless IoT researchers and professionals.

  • PAWR Project Office

    We serve as the academic lead for the Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research Project Office, a $100 million public-private partnership to build city-scale testbeds for advanced wireless technologies, digital ecosystems, and how they can power IoT in new ways.

For more information contact:

Tommaso Melodia
William Lincoln Smith Professor,  Electrical and Computer Engineering & Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things
Director,  Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things

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

Recent News

Everything you need to know about the 5G revolution—and how it will usher in 6G

Northeastern’s Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things is working on improving 5G operability and developing 6G technology, which will enable faster speeds and more reliable connections.

Northeastern University launches O-RAN OTIC, Pioneering Capabilities for Next-Generation Cellular Networks in the Open6G Hub

The Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things (WIoT) has established an Open Testing and Integration Center (OTIC) in Burlington, Mass. to promote research, development, and testing of next-generation Open Radio Access Networks (Open RAN). OTIC will be a resource for industry, academia, and the federal government to provide testing, certification, and badging capabilities to guarantee multi-vendor interoperability, perform compliance and performance testing, and validate end-to-end control logic;, as well as test artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms to control open and programmable cellular networks.