Salvatore D'Oro

Assistant Research Professor,  Electrical and Computer Engineering



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Salvatore D’Oro joined Northeastern University (Boston, MA) in 2017 where now he is a research assistant professor with the Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things (WIoT). He received the B.S. degree in Computer Engineering and the M.S. degree in Telecommunications Engineering degree both from the University of Catania (Catania, Italy) in 2011 and 2012, respectively. He received the PhD degree from the University of Catania in 2015, where, in 2016 worked as a postdoctoral researcher. In 2013 and 2015, he was a Visiting Researcher at Université Paris-Sud 11 (Paris, France) and at Ohio State University (Ohio, USA). He serves in the Technical Program Committee (TPC) of several international journals and conferences such as Elsevier Computer Communications and IEEE INFOCOM. His research interests focus on Open RAN, network slicing and virtualization techniques for 5G systems and beyond, physical layer security, artificial intelligence and machine learning for networking applications.


Research Overview

  • Open RAN and O-RAN
  • Network slicing and virtualization
  • 5G/6G/xG
  • Security and private connectivity
  • Network intelligence via AI and ML
  • Optimization for networking applications

Research Centers and Institutes


Aug 09, 2023

Northeastern receives one of first research grants from CHIPS and Science Act’s $1.5 billion fund to study next-gen wireless networks

The announcement of the grants was made at Northeastern’s Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex in Boston and was followed by a tour of the Wireless Internet of Things lab. The CHIPS and Science Act provides $1.5 billion over the next decade to support the development of open and interoperable wireless networks.


Mar 22, 2023

Improving Wireless IoT Signals Across Communication Channels

ECE Research Assistant Professor Salvatore D’Oro, William Lincoln Smith Professor Tommaso Melodia, and Assistant Professor Francesco Restuccia were awarded a patent for “Device and method for reliable classification of wireless signals.”

Student Groups

Dec 13, 2022

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.


Nov 02, 2022

2022 Stanford University Annual Assessment of Author Citations

The following COE professors are among the top scientists worldwide selected by Stanford University representing the top 2 percent of the most-cited scientists with single-year impact in various disciplines. The selection is based on the top 100,000 by c-score (with and without self-citations) or a percentile rank of 2% or above. The list below includes […]


Sep 20, 2022

Northeastern in Top 100 Universities with U.S. Utility Patents

For the seventh consecutive year, Northeastern University has appeared in the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) list of Top 100 Universities that were granted U.S. utility patents in 2021, cementing it as a world leader in academia and research.


Nov 24, 2021

Using Radio Fingerprinting as an Efficient Authentication Mechanism

William Lincoln Smith Professor Tommaso Melodia, ECE Assistant Professor Francesco Restuccia, and Research Assistant Professor Salvatore D’Oro were awarded a patent for “Real-time channel-resilient optimization of radio fingerprinting.”

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Jan 30, 2020

Eight COE Projects Selected for GapFund360

Northeastern’s GapFund360 program helps Northeastern’s researchers bridge the gap between promising lab results and demonstrating a commercially viable prototype. Awards range from $50K -$100K. Nine projects were selected from a pool of 39 applications from across the university; COE contributed 25 of the applications and seven projects were selected for funding. Congratulations to the following COE researchers whose projects were selected for Phase I or Phase II GapFund360 funding: ChE Assistant Professor Sidi Bencherif, MIE Assistant Professor Safa Jamali, ECE Assistant Professor Sarah Ostadabbas, ChE/COS Associate Professor Carolyn Lee-Parsons, ECE Professor Tommaso Melodia, ECE Associate Research Scientist Salvatore D’Oro, ECE Associate Professor Kaushik Chowdhury, ECE Principal Research Scientist Yousof Naderi, ECE Postdoc Ufuk Muncuk, ECE Professor Vincent Harris, ECE Associate Research Scientist Parisa Andalib, ECE Associate Professor Matteo Rinaldi, and ECE Research Assistant Professor Zhenyun Qian.


Jun 17, 2019

Melodia’s Group Wins Best Paper Award at WoWMoM

A paper from ECE Professor Tommaso Melodia’s lab on “HIRO-NET: Self-Organized Robotic Mesh Networking for Internet Sharing in Disaster Scenarios” won the Best Paper Award at the 2019 IEEE 20th International Symposium on World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM).

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