MAKI Scientific Workshop 2023

Tommaso Melodia

Foto: Tommaso Melodia
Foto: Tommaso Melodia

Northeastern University
Institute of Wireless Internet of Things

„Toward Open, Programmable, and AI-Driven Open RAN Systems: Architectures, Algorithms, Testbeds“

This talk will present an overview of our work on laying the basic principles to design open, programmable, AI-driven, and virtualized next-generation wireless networks. We will cover in detail challenges and opportunities associated with the evolution of cellular systems into cloud-native softwarized architectures enabling fine grained control of end-to-end functionalities.

Tommaso Melodia is the Director of the Institute of Wireless Internet of Things at Northeastern University, where he is an expert in machine learning based optimization and control of Open RAN future cellular networks.
Tommaso Melodia is the William Lincoln Smith Chair Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northeastern University in Boston. He is also the Founding Director of the Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things and the Director of Research for the PAWR Project Office. He received his Laurea (integrated BS and MS) from the University of Rome – La Sapienza and his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2007. He is an IEEE Fellow and recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER award. Prof. Melodia’s research on modeling, optimization, and experimental evaluation of Internet-of-Things and wireless networked systems has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Air Force Research Laboratory the Office of Naval Research, DARPA, and the Army Research Laboratory.