Institute of Wireless Internet of Things Part of IARPA Contract

Kaushik Chowdhury, Tommaso Melodia, and Francesco Restuccia

The Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things is participating in an Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) contract led by AiRANACULUS®, a private, Massachusetts-based technology company.

The IARPA program is focused on identifying unexpected radio frequency (RF) transmissions to detect attempted data breaches. The project will develop new smart radio techniques to enable the monitoring of RF emissions across a wide range of frequencies at data rates that can approach terabytes per second. The Northeastern team, which includes electrical and computer engineering professors Kaushik Chowdhury (lead), Tommaso Melodia, and Francesco Restuccia, will work on designing machine learning techniques and support experimental testing for signal analysis and classification.

If fully funded across the three-phase, 42-month project plan, the overall contract will be valued at more than $10M.

Northeastern University is a leader in wireless communications research, machine learning, and smart technologies. It is home to the Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things, including Colosseum—the world’s largest radio frequency emulator, and is an FCC designated Spectrum Innovation Zone.

Related Faculty: Kaushik Chowdhury, Tommaso Melodia, Francesco Restuccia

Related Departments:Electrical & Computer Engineering