University at Buffalo, The State University of New York Wireless Networks and Embedded Systems Lab

Tommaso Melodia

Associate Professor

Department of Electrical Engineering
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-1027
Email:
tmelodia@eng.buffalo.edu


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Biography

I am an Associate Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, where I direct the Wireless Networks and Embedded Systems Laboratory. I received my Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2007. I had previously received my M.S. in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Rome "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy, in 2001. I am an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, and Computer Networks. My research is currently supported by several grants from the National Science Foundation, the Air Force Research Laboratory, the Office of Naval Research, and local and national industrial partners. I received a National Science Foundation CAREER award, and 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 the "Elsevier Top Cited Paper Award". My research interests are in modeling, optimization, and experimental evaluation of wireless networks, with applications to ultrasonic intra-body area networks, multimedia sensor networks, underwater networks, cognitive and cooperative networks.  

Research

Recent Selected Publications

Ultrasonic Intra-body Area Networks

  • G. E. Santagati, T. Melodia, L. Galluccio, S. Palazzo "Medium Access Control and Rate Adaptation for Ultrasonic Intra-Body Sensor Networks," IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, in press 2014.

  • G. E. Santagati, T. Melodia "Opto-Ultrasonic Communications for Wireless Intra-Body Nanonetworks," Nano Communication Networks (Elsevier), in press 2014. [pdf]

  • G. E. Santagati, T. Melodia, "Sonar Inside Your Body: Prototyping Ultrasonic Intra-body Sensor Networks," in Proc. of IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), Toronto, Canada, April 2014. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • G. E. Santagati, T. Melodia, L. Galluccio, S. Palazzo, "Distributed MAC and Rate Adaptation for Ultrasonically Networked Implantable Sensors," in Proc. of IEEE Conf. on Sensor, Mesh and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks (SECON), New Orleans, USA, June 2013. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • G. E. Santagati, T. Melodia, L. Galluccio, S. Palazzo, "Ultrasonic Networking for e-Health Applications,"   IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine,  Vol. 20, No. 4, 2013. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • L. Galluccio, T. Melodia, S. Palazzo, G. E. Santagati, "Challenges and Implications of Using Ultrasonic Communications in Intra-body Area Networks," in Proc. of IEEE Wireless On-demand Network Systems and Services (WONS), Courmayeur, Italy, Jan. 2012. [pdf] [bibtex]

Cognitive and Cooperative Networking

  • L. Zhang, Z. Guan, T. Melodia, "Cooperative Anti-jamming for Infrastructure-less Wireless Networks with Stochastic Relaying," in Proc. of IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), Toronto, Canada, April 2014. [bibtex]

  • L. Ding, K. Gao, T. Melodia, S. Batalama, D. Pados, J. Matyjas, "All-spectrum Cognitive Networking through Joint Distributed Channelization and Routing," in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications,  vol. 12, no. 11, pp. 5394-5405, November 2013. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • Z. Guan, T. Melodia, G. Scutari, "Distributed Queuing Games in Interference-limited Wireless Networks," in Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Budapest, Hungary, June 2013. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • Z. Guan, T. Melodia, D. Yuan, D. Pados, "Distributed Spectrum Management and Relay Selection in Interference-Limited Cooperative Wireless Networks," in Proc. of ACM Intl. Conf. on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom), Las Vegas, NV, USA, Sept. 2011. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • L. Ding, T. Melodia, S. Batalama, J. Matyjas, M. Medley, "Cross-layer Routing and Dynamic Spectrum Allocation in Cognitive Radio Ad Hoc Networks,"  IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Vol. 59, No. 4, pp. 1969-1979, May 2010. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • K. Chowdhury, T. Melodia, "Platforms and Testbeds for Experimental Evaluation of Cognitive Ad Hoc Networks," IEEE Communications Magazine, September 2010.  [pdf] [bibtex]

Multimedia Wireless Networking

  • S. Pudlewski, T. Melodia, "Compressive Video Streaming: Design and Rate-Energy-Distortion Analysis," IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, vol. 15, no. 8, pp. 2072-2086, December 2013. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • S. Pudlewski, T. Melodia, A. Prasanna, "Compressed-Sensing-Enabled Video Streaming for Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks," in IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing , vol. 11, no. 6, pp. 1060-1072, June 2012. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • Z. Guan, T. Melodia, D. Yuan, "Jointly Optimal Rate Control and Relay Selection for Cooperative Video Streaming in Wireless Networks," IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 1173-1186, August 2013. [pdf] [bibtex]

Underwater Networking

  • H. Kulhandjian, T. Melodia, D. Koutsonikolas, "Securing Underwater Acoustic Communications through Analog Network Coding," in Proc. of IEEE Intl. Conf. on Sensing, Communication, and Networking (SECON), Singapore, June 2014. [bibtex]

  • Y. Sun, T. Melodia, "The Internet Underwater: An IP-compatible Protocol Stack for Commercial Undersea Modems," in Proc. of ACM Conference on Underwater Networks and Systems (WUWNet), Kaohsiung, Taiwan, November 2013. Best Student Paper Award [pdf] [bibtex]

  • H. Kulhandjian, T. Melodia, D. Koutsonikolas, "CDMA-based Analog Network Coding through Interference Cancellation for Underwater Acoustic Sensor Networks," in Proc. of ACM Intl. Conf. on UnderWater Networks and Systems (WUWNet), Los Angeles, CA, USA, November 2012. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • T. Melodia, H. Kulhandjian, L. Kuo, and E. Demirors, "Advances in Underwater Acoustic Networking," in Mobile Ad Hoc Networking: Cutting Edge Directions, Eds. S. Basagni, M. Conti, S. Giordano and I. Stojmenovic, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, Second Edition, pp. 804-852, 2013. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • H. Kulhandjian, L. Kuo, T. Melodia, D. Pados, D. Green, "Towards Experimental Evaluation of Software-Defined Underwater Networked Systems," in Proc. of IEEE Underwater Communications Conf. and Workshop (UComms), Sestri Levante, Italy, September 2012. [pdf] [bibtex]

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Recent Talks, Seminars, and Invited Courses

  • "Towards Ultrasonic Networking for Implantable Wireless Sensors," Invited Seminar, Rice University, September 2013. 

  • "Energy-efficient Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks through Compressed-sensing Enabled Video Streaming," invited lecture at 2013 GreenComNet Summer School at Northeastern University, Boston, MA, May 2013. 

  • "How to Win an NSF CAREER Award (and learn a few things along the way)," Invited Talk at NSF CAREER Workshop, March 2013, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. 

  • "Ultrasonic Wide Band: MAC and Rate Adaptation for Ultrasonically Networked Implantable Sensors," Invited Talk at University of Michigan-Dearborn, February 2013. 

  • "Compressed-sensing-based video streaming for wireless multimedia sensor networks," Invited Talk at Seoul National University, South Korea, June 2012. 

  • "Underwater Sensor Networks," Invited Talk at the First International Conference on Wireless Technologies for Humanitarian Relief (ACWR), Kerala, India, December 18-21, 2011. 

  • "Towards Software-defined Underwater Networks - Trends and Opportunities for Underwater Networks and Systems," invited panel at ACM WUWNet 2011, Seattle, WA, December 2011. 

  • "Cooperative Routing and Spread-Spectrum Channelization in Cognitive Ad Hoc Networks," invited talk at TTCP C3I TP6 Workshop on Tactical Communications, SPAWAR, San Diego, October 2010. 

Full List of Talks, Seminars, and Invited Courses

Service

Teaching

Students

M.S. Students

B.S. Students

Visiting Students

  • Wu Peng   (Ph.D. student, October 2012)

  • Davide Zordan   (Ph.D. student from University of Padova, January 2013)

Alumni and Past Visitors

  • Scott Pudlewski (Ph.D. student, August 2008 - July 2012) - Joined MIT Lincoln Laboratory in Lexington, MA.

  • Lei Ding (Ph.D. student, January 2008 - June 2012) - Joined Intelligent Automation, Inc. in Rockville, MD.

  • Li-Chung Kuo   (Ph.D. student, January 2008 - October 2012)

  • Pradeep B Nagaraju (M.S. student, May 2009 - June 2011) - Joined Qualcomm Atheros as a Systems Engineer in San Jose, CA.

  • Arvind Prasanna (M.S. student, May 2009- December 2010) - Joined Netronome Systems in Pittsburgh, PA.

  • Donatella Ermini (Visiting Ph.D. student, April  2010-October 2010)

  • Pietro Cassar√† (Visiting Ph.D. student, May-October 2009 and March-April 2010)

  • M. Amac Guvensan (Visiting Ph.D. student, October 2009 - March 2010)

  • Z. Cihan Taysi (Visiting Ph.D. student, October 2009 - March 2010)

  • Ilaria Di Bartolomeo (Visiting M.S. student, March - August 2010) - Now with Procter & Gamble, Rome, Italy.

  • Enrico Corallo (Visiting M.S. student, March - August 2010) - Now with Business Integration Partners, Italy

  • Luigi Moriello (Visiting M.S. student, March - August 2008) - Joined Reply Consulting in Milan, Italy.

  • Taylor Travis (High School Student)

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