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
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

plugging network cables into the back of servers in big Colosseum data center

Northeastern Receives Rare Designation by FCC as Spectrum Innovation Zone

Northeastern University has been given the rare designation by the FCC as a Spectrum Innovation Zone, which will allow for opportunities to build the next generation of wireless technology. It is the fourth such hub in the U.S. and the first to enable experimentation for wireless communications and sensing technologies above 100 gigahertz, including a frequency band that is crucial for the development of 6G technologies.

Kaushik Chowdhury, Tommaso Melodia, and Stratis Ioannidis.

Northeastern Part of New NSF Artificial Intelligence Research Institute

Northeastern is part of a team led by the Ohio State University that was awarded $20 million over five years for the NSF AI Institute for Future Edge Networks and Distributed Intelligence (AI-EDGE). Professor Kaushik Chowdhury, electrical and computer engineering (ECE), is the Northeastern lead, with co-PIs ECE Professor Tommaso Melodia and ECE Associate Professor Stratis Ioannidis responsible for $1.8 million of the award.