Tommaso Melodia

William Lincoln Smith Chair 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

Selected Research Projects

  • Colosseum: Opening and Expanding the World’s Largest Wireless Network Emulator to the Wireless Networking Community
    • – Principal Investigator; National Science Foundation & Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • MRI: SEANet: Development of a Software-Defined Networking Testbed for the Internet of Underwater Things
    • – Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation

Research Centers and Institutes

Selected Publications

  • 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

Dec 01, 2020

Using Ultrasonic Signals to Control Biological Devices

ECE Professor Tommaso Melodia was awarded a patent for “Internet-linked ultrasonic network for medical devices.”

Faculty

Sep 29, 2020

Using Ultrasonic Communication in Implantable Medical Devices

ECE Professor Tommaso Melodia was awarded a patent for creating an “ultrasonic multiplexing network for implantable medical devices”.

Faculty

Sep 28, 2020

Network Communications at Acoustical Wavelengths

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

Faculty

Sep 03, 2020

Northeastern’s WIOT to Co-Host First Annual 6G Symposium

Northeastern University’s Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things (WIOT), along with mobile and video technology research and development company InterDigital, is hosting a virtual 6G symposium to create excitement and increase public awareness and engagement in articulating a strong vision for 6G.

Faculty

May 07, 2020

$1M DARPA Grant for Signal Processing in Neural Networks for Wireless IoT

ECE Associate Professor Kaushik Chowdhury, Assistant Professor Pau Closas, Professor Deniz Erdogmus, Professor Tommaso Melodia, and Assistant Professor Yanzhi Wang received $1M funding from DARPA for their project titled Signal Processing in Neural Networks (SPiNN) for Wireless IoT.

Mar 12, 2020

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Faculty

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.

Students

Nov 14, 2019

ECE Wins Best Paper Award at WiNTECH

Computer Engineering PhD student Lorenzo Bertizzolo, along with co-authors PhD student Leonardo Bonati, ECE Research Assistant Professor Emrecan Demirors, and Professor Tommaso Melodia won the Best Paper Award at the 13th ACM Workshop on Wireless Network Testbeds, Experimental evaluation & Characterization (WiNTECH) in Los Cabos, Mexico.

Faculty

Oct 21, 2019

Northeastern University Launches the Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things

ECE Professor Tommaso Melodia will be the new director of the Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things which will drive advances in the ways that people stay connected worldwide.

Faculty

Sep 20, 2019

Creating the World’s Most Powerful Emulator of Wireless Systems

ECE Professor Tommaso Melodia is working with NSF and DARPA to create the next generation of wireless technology by building a testbed named Colosseum, which will be the world’s most powerful emulator of wireless systems.

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