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

Nov 18, 2022

COE Researchers Honored at Annual BPLA Invented Here!

The Boston Patent Law Association (BPLA) hosted its annual Invented Here! contest and honored COE inventors who help further innovation not only in our region but worldwide.

Faculty

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 […]

Faculty

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.

Melodia & Johari

Faculty

Aug 17, 2022

Predicting Seizures in Epilepsy Patients

ECE Professor Tommaso Melodia and Principal Research Scientist Pedram Johari, in collaboration with Joseph Neimat from the University of Louisville, Jorge Jimenez from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Doug Pham from Microchip Technology Inc., received a $550K NSF Partnerships for Innovation – Research Partnerships (PFI-RP)  grant for “Smart Seizure Prediction System based on AI-enabled Implantable Sensor Networks.”

Faculty

Jul 22, 2022

Six Engineering Spinouts Selected as Eddies Finalists

Six spinout companies that were created by engineering faculty have been selected as finalists for the Massachusetts Innovation Network’s innovation competition, The Eddies. Every year, the Massachusetts Innovation Network hosts its signature innovation competition, The Eddies. The Eddies (formerly known as NE Innovation Awards) is the oldest and longest running innovation competition in New England. […]

Tommaso Melodia and Emrecan Demirors

Faculty

Jun 28, 2022

Improving Acoustic Wireless Communication

ECE Professor Tommaso Melodia and ECE Research Assistant Professor Emrecan Demirors were awarded a patent for designing a “method and apparatus for wireless communications.”

Tommaso Melodia

Faculty

Jun 28, 2022

Powering Reconfigurable Implantable Medical Devices

ECE William Lincoln Smith Professor Tommaso Melodia received a patent for creating a “Reconfigurable implantable medical system for ultrasonic power control and telemetry.” Abstract Source: USPTO A reconfigurable implantable system for ultrasonic power control and telemetry includes a charging device that includes an ultrasonic transducer to transmit and receive ultrasonic signals transmitted through a biological […]

Faculty

Jun 08, 2022

Making 6G Possible: Time Sharing Demonstrated for the First Time in the Terahertz Band

The Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things has developed methods to move beyond the 5G frequencies into the higher terahertz bandwidths needed for 6G.

Faculty

May 26, 2022

Nature Communications Engineering Paper on Dynamic Spectrum Sharing Above 100 GHz

ECE researchers had their research on “Dynamic Spectrum Sharing between Active and Passive Users Above 100 GHz” published in the first issue of Nature Communications Engineering journal.

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”.

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