Tommaso Melodia

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

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  • 412 ISEC
  • 617.373.4159

Research Focus

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

About

Tommaso Melodia (M’07) received the “Laurea” and Doctorate degrees in telecommunications engineering from the University of Rome “La Sapienza,” Rome, Italy, in 2001 and 2005, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA, in 2007.

Between 2007 and 2014 he was an Assistant and then Associate Professor at SUNY Buffalo. In 2014, he joined Northeastern University as an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.  His current research interests are in modeling, optimization, and experimental evaluation of wireless networks, with applications to intra-body networks of implantable devices, tactical cognitive radio networks, multimedia sensor networks, and underwater networks.

Prof. Melodia serves in the editorial boards of the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, and Computer Networks (Elsevier). He received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award, and he coauthored a paper that was recognized as the Fast Breaking Paper in the field of Computer Science by Thomson ISI Essential Science Indicators and a paper that received an Elsevier Top Cited Paper Award.

Honors & Awards

  • COE Faculty Fellow
  • COE Faculty Research Team Award
  • IEEE Fellow
  • IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer
  • NSF CAREER Award
  • Soren Buus Outstanding Research Award

Research Overview

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

A detail view of the radio and server system used for professor Tommaso Melodia's WiNES lab.

Wireless Networks and Embedded Systems Laboratory

The WINES Lab is designing a new generation of secure, reliable, energy-efficient wireless networked systems with higher intelligence and integration with the physical environment. Focus is on advancing the fundamental understanding of wireless networking. We also design and develop new networked systems, with a cross-layer and cross-disciplinary approach.

WiNES Lab

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Research Centers and Institutes

Selected Publications

  • Cen, Nan, Guan, Zhangyu, Melodia, Tommaso (2021). Compressed Sensing based Low-Power Multi-view Video Coding and Transmission in Wireless Multi-path Multi-hop Networks. IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, ,1-1. 10.1109/TMC.2021.3049797
  • F. Restuccia, T. Melodia, PolymoRF: Polymorphic Wireless Receivers Through Physical-Layer Deep Learning, Proceedings of ACM International Symposium on Theory, Algorithmic Foundations, and Protocol Design for Mobile Networks and Mobile Computing (ACM MobiHoc), 2020
  • S. D’Oro, L. Bonati, F. Restuccia, M. Polese, M. Zorzi, T. Melodia, Sl-EDGE: Network Slicing at the Edge, Proceedings of ACM International Symposium on Theory, Algorithmic Foundations, and Protocol Design for Mobile Networks and Mobile Computing (ACM MobiHoc), 2020
  • L. Zhang, F. Restuccia, T. Melodia, S. Pudlewski, Jam Sessions: Analysis and Experimental Evaluation of Advanced Jamming Attacks in MIMO Networks, ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing (MobiHoc), Catania, Italy, 2019
  • S. D’Oro, F. Restuccia, A. Talamonti, T. Melodia, The Slice Is Served: Enforcing Radio Access Network Slicing in Virtualized 5G Systems, IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM) Paris, France, 2019

Faculty

May 04, 2022

WIoT Faculty Win INFOCOM Best Paper Award

ECE Assistant Professor Francesco Restuccia and William L. Smith Professor Tommaso Melodia received the best paper award at the 2022 IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (IEEE INFOCOM), for their work “ChARM: NextG Spectrum Sharing Through Data-Driven Real-Time O-RAN Dynamic Control”.

Tommaso Melodia

Faculty

Feb 08, 2022

3G must die so 5G can live

ECE William Lincoln Smith Professor Tommaso Melodia was featured in the Vox article “3G must die so 5G can live.”

Faculty

Feb 07, 2022

Using 5G for Reliable Connectivity

ECE William Lincoln Smith Professor Tommaso Melodia explains the importance of wireless 5G service in broadcasting events like the Olympics.

Tommaso Melodia

Faculty

Feb 01, 2022

Creating a Wireless Network Operating System

ECE William Lincoln Smith Professor Tommaso Melodia was awarded a patent for creating a “Distributed wireless network operating system.”

Tommaso Melodia

Faculty

Feb 01, 2022

Transmitting Implantable Medical Device Data Ultrasonically

ECE William Lincoln Smith Professor Tommaso Melodia was awarded a patent for designing an “Ultrasonic multiplexing network for implantable medical devices.”

Faculty

Jan 24, 2022

Do 5G Frequency Bands Interfere with Older Plane Altimeters?

William Lincoln Smith Professor Tommaso Melodia explains how new 5G network radio frequencies might interfere with older plane altimeters.

Faculty

Dec 23, 2021

COE Professors Selected in Stanford University List of Top 2% Scientists Worldwide

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 […]

Faculty

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.”

Kaushik Chowdhury, Tommaso Melodia, and Francesco Restuccia

Faculty

Nov 04, 2021

Institute of Wireless Internet of Things Part of IARPA Contract

The Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things is participating in an Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) contract led by AiRANACULUS®, a Massachusetts-based technology company. The IARPA program is focused on identifying unexpected radio frequency (RF) transmissions to detect attempted data breaches. ECE 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.

Dimitrios Koutsonikolas, Stefano Basagni, Kaushik Chowdhury, Josep Jornet, and Tommaso Melodia

Faculty

Sep 23, 2021

$3M Award to Improve the Performance of 5G and 6G Wireless Networks

ECE Associate Professor Dimitrios Koutsonikolas, Professor Stefano Basagni, Professor Kaushik Chowdhury, Associate Professor Josep Jornet, and William Lincoln Smith Professor Tommaso Melodia were awarded a $3M award to create “An Open, Programmable Platform to Conquer the 5G and 6G Wireless Spectrum.”

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