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.

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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

WIoT team Wins First Prize at IEEE Advanced Air Mobility – Concepts Innovation Challenge

A team of researchers with the Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things (WIoT) consisting of computer engineering students Matteo Bordin, PhD’26, and Pietro Brach Del Prever, PhD’27, and led by ECE Research Assistant Professor Salvatore D’Oro, won first prize at the IEEE Advanced Air Mobility – Concepts Innovation Challenge, a challenge to engage undergraduate and graduate students across the world in developing novel concepts in unmanned air transportation.

New Open6G DOD Research Center to Jumpstart Beyond 5G Systems Research

The Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things led by ECE faculty announces Open6G, a DOD-supported industry-university cooperative research center focused on future open, programmable, and disaggregated 6G systems. The technical effort will be housed at the Innovation Campus in Burlington, and its goal is to create a federal-industry-university cooperative research, development, testing, and commercialization hub to jumpstart beyond-5G systems research.