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Tommaso Melodia

William Lincoln Smith Chair Professor,  Electrical and Computer Engineering

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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

  • 2017 Faculty Fellow
  • 2017 Faculty Research Team Award
  • NSF CAREER Award

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

Department Research Areas

Communications, Control & Signal Processing
Computer Networks and Security

Selected Publications

  • Z. Guan, L. Bertizzolo, E. Demirors, T. Melodia, WNOS: An Optimization-based Wireless Network Operating System, in Proc. of ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing (MobiHoc), Los Angeles, USA, 2018
  • Z. Guan, T. Melodia, CU-LTE: Spectrally-Efficient and Fair Coexistence Between LTE and Wi-Fi in Unlicensed Bands, Proceedings of AIEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), San Francisco, CA, 2016
  • G.E. Santagati, T. Melodia, U-Wear: Software-Defined Ultrasonic Networking for Wearable Devices, Proceedings of ACM Conference on Mobile Systems, Services and Applications (MOBISYS), Florence, Italy, May 2015, 1-16
  • Z. Guan, G.E. Santagati, T. Melodia, Ultrasonic Intra-Body Networking: Interference Modeling, Stochastic Channel Access and Rate Control, Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Communications, Hong Kong, 2015, 1-9
  • E. Demirors, G. Sklivanitis, G.E. Santagati, T. Melodia, et al., Design of a Software-Defined Underwater Acoustic Modem with Real-Time Physical Layer Adaptation Capabilities, Proceedings of the International Conference on Underwater Networks and Systems, 2014, 1-8
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Faculty

Sep 04, 2019

Melodia Appointed Editor in Chief of Computer Networks

ECE Professor Tommaso Melodia was appointed Editor in Chief (together with Prof. Antonio Iera from the University of Reggio Calabria, Italy), of Elsevier’s Computer Networks Journal.

Faculty

Aug 27, 2019

Melodia Awarded Patent to Ultrasonically Transmit Data Through Tissue

ECE Professor Tommaso Melodia was awarded a patent to create an “Ultrasonic multiplexing network for implantable medical devices”.

Faculty

Jul 25, 2019

Using Sound Waves to Improve Medical Implants

ECE Professor Tommaso Melodia is developing methods to use sound waves to transmit data wirelessly within implantable medical devices instead of the electromagnetic radio waves used today.

Faculty

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).

Faculty

May 09, 2019

Melodia Awarded Patent

ECE Professor Tommaso Melodia was awarded a patent for “Ultrasonic network for wearable devices.”

Faculty

Apr 03, 2019

ECE Team Awarded DOD DURIP Grant

ECE Professor Tommaso Melodia and co-PIs Associate Professors Kaushik Chowdhury, Stefano Basagni, and Assistant Professor Jose Angel Martinez-Lorenzo were awarded a $295K grant by the Office of Naval Research for their proposal on “PROTECT: A Millimeter-wave Programmable Radio platfOrm and Tactical wirelEss Communication Testbed” as part of DOD’s Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP).

Faculty

Jan 02, 2019

New Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things

ECE Professor Tommaso Melodia is the founding director of Northeastern’s new Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things, which will help build the next generation of wireless technologies.

Faculty

Dec 19, 2018

Melodia Selected as IEEE Distinguished Lecturer

ECE Professor Tommaso Melodia has been selected as an IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) Distinguished Lecturer (DL) for 2019 and 2020.

Faculty

Nov 08, 2018

Melodia Named William Lincoln Smith Chair Professor

ECE Professor Tommaso Melodia has been named William Lincoln Smith Chair Professor in recognition of his significant research contributions and exceptional leadership in the field of electrical and computer engineering.

Faculty

Sep 26, 2018

MIE/ECE Faculty Awarded $1.5M AFRL Grant

MIE/ECE Assistant Professor Jose Martinez-Lorenzo, ECE Professor Tommaso Melodia, ECE Professor Kaushik Chowdhury, ECE/MIE Professor Hanumant Singh, and CCIS/ECE Affiliated Faculty Chris Amato were awarded a $1.5M Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) grant for “Robust Decentralized Classification and Coordination Algorithms for Swarms of SUAS.”

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