Northeastern University Wireless Networks and Embedded Systems Lab


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Biography

Leonardo Bonati is a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Engineering at Northeastern University, Boston, MA. He received his B.S. in Information Engineering and his M.S. in Telecommunication Engineering from University of Padova, Italy in 2014 and 2016, respectively. He served on the technical program committee of ACM WiNTECH 2020-2021, and as guest editor of the special issue of Elsevier's Computer Networks journal on Advances in Experimental Wireless Platforms and Systems. His research interests focus on 5G and beyond cellular networks, network slicing, and software-defined networking for wireless networks.

Research

  • 5G-and-beyond Cellular Networks
  • Network Slicing
  • Software-defined Networking for Wireless Networks

Publications

Articles in Journals

  • S. D'Oro, M. Polese, L. Bonati, H. Cheng, and T. Melodia, "dApps: Distributed Applications for Real-time Inference and Control in O-RAN," arXiv:2203.02370 [cs.NI], March 2022. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • M. Polese, L. Bonati, S. D'Oro, S. Basagni, T. Melodia, "Understanding O-RAN: Architecture, Interfaces, Algorithms, Security, and Research Challenges", arXiv:2202.01032 [cs.NI], February 2022. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • M. Polese, L. Bonati, S. D'Oro, S. Basagni, T. Melodia, "ColO-RAN: Developing Machine Learning-based xApps for Open RAN Closed-loop Control on Programmable Experimental Platforms", arXiv:2112.09559 [cs.NI]., January 2022. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • L. Bonati, S. D'Oro, M. Polese, S. Basagni, and T. Melodia, "Intelligence and Learning in O-RAN for Data-driven NextG Cellular Networks", IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 59, no. 10, pp. 21–27, October 2021. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • S. D'Oro, L. Bonati, F. Restuccia and T. Melodia, "Coordinated 5G Network Slicing: How Constructive Interference Can Boost Network Throughput," IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, vol. 29, no. 4, pp. 1881–1894, August 2021. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • L. Ferranti, S. D’Oro, L. Bonati, F. Cuomo, and T. Melodia "HIRO-NET: Heterogeneous Intelligent RObotic Network for Internet Sharing in Disaster Scenarios," IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 2021. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • L. Bonati, M. Polese, S. D'Oro, S. Basagni, and T. Melodia, "Open, Programmable, and Virtualized 5G Networks: State-of-the-Art and the Road Ahead," Computer Networks, vol. 182, December 2020. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • L. Bertizzolo, L. Bonati, E. Demirors, A. Al-Shawabka, S. D'Oro, F. Restuccia, and T. Melodia, "Arena: A 64-antenna SDR-based Ceiling Grid Testing Platform for Sub-6 GHz 5G-and-Beyond Radio Spectrum Research," Computer Networks, vol. 181, pp. 1–17, November 2020. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • L. Bonati, S. D'Oro, L. Bertizzolo, E. Demirors, Z. Guan, S. Basagni, and T. Melodia, "CellOS: Zero-touch Softwarized Open Cellular Networks," Computer Networks, vol. 180, October 2020. [pdf] [bibtex]

Conference Proceedings

  • L. Bonati, M. Polese, S. D'Oro, S. Basagni, T. Melodia, "OpenRAN Gym: An Open Toolbox for Data Collection and Experimentation with AI in O-RAN," Proc. of IEEE WCNC Workshop on Open RAN Architecture for 5G Evolution and 6G, Austin, TX, USA, April 2022. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • S. D'Oro, L. Bonati, M. Polese, T. Melodia, "OrchestRAN: Network Automation through Orchestrated Intelligence in the Open RAN," Proc. of IEEE Intl. Conf. on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), May 2022. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • L. Bonati, P. Johari, M. Polese, S. D'Oro, S. Mohanti, M. Tehrani-Moayyed, D. Villa, S. Shrivastava, C. Tassie, K. Yoder, A. Bagga, P. Patel, V. Petkov, M. Seltser, F. Restuccia, A. Gosain, K.R. Chowdhury, S. Basagni, T. Melodia, "Colosseum: Large-Scale Wireless Experimentation Through Hardware-in-the-Loop Network Emulation," Proc. of IEEE Intl. Symp. on Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks (DySPAN), Virtual Conference, December 2021. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • T. Melodia, S. Basagni, K.R. Chowdhury, A. Gosain, M. Polese, P. Johari, and L. Bonati, "Tutorial: Colosseum, the World’s Largest Wireless Network Emulator," in Proc. of ACM Intl. Conf. on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom), New Orleans, LA, USA, October 2021. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • B. Casasole, L. Bonati, S. D'Oro, S. Basagni, A. Capone, and T. Melodia, "QCell: Self-optimization of Softwarized 5G Networks through Deep Q-learning," in Proc. of IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), Madrid, Spain, December 2021. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • L. Bonati, S. D'Oro, S. Basagni, and T. Melodia, "SCOPE: An Open and Softwarized Prototyping Platform for NextG Systems," in Proc. of ACM Intl. Conf. on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services (MobiSys), Virtual Conference, June 2021. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • M. Tehrani-Moayyed, L. Bonati, P. Johari, T. Melodia, and S. Basagni, "Creating RF Scenarios for Large-Scale, Real-Time Wireless Channel Emulators," in Proc. of Mediterranean Communication and Computer Networking Conference (MedComNet), Virtual Conference, June 2021. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • L. Bonati, S. D'Oro, F. Restuccia, S. Basagni, and T. Melodia, "SteaLTE: Private 5G Cellular Connectivity as a Service with Full-stack Wireless Steganography," in Proc. of IEEE Intl. Conf. on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), Vancouver, BC, Canada, May 2021. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • S. D'Oro, L. Bonati, F. Restuccia, M. Polese, M. Zorzi and T. Melodia, "Sl-EDGE: Network Slicing at the Edge," in Proc. of ACM Intl. Symp. on Theory, Algorithmic Foundations, and Protocol Design for Mobile Networks and Mobile Computing (MobiHoc), October 2020. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • M. Polese, L. Bertizzolo, L. Bonati, A. Gosain, and T. Melodia, "An Experimental mmWave Channel Model for UAV-to-UAV Communications," in Proc. of ACM Workshop on Millimeter-Wave Networks and Sensing Systems (mmNets), London, UK, Sept. 2020. [pdf] [bibtex] [video] [dataset]

  • L. Ferranti, L. Bonati, S. D’Oro, and T. Melodia, "SkyCell: A Prototyping Platform for 5G AerialBase Stations," in Proc. of IEEE Workshop on Wireless Networking, Planning, and Computing for UAV Swarms, August 2020. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • L. Bertizzolo, S. D'Oro, L. Ferranti, L. Bonati, E. Demirors, Z. Guan, T. Melodia, and S. Pudlewski, "SwarmControl: An Automated Distributed Control Framework for Self-Optimizing Drone Networks," in Proc. of IEEE Intl. Conf. on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), Toronto, ON, CA, July 2020 (AR: 20%). [pdf] [bibtex] [video]

  • F. D'Alterio, L. Ferranti, L. Bonati, F. Cuomo, and T. Melodia, "Quality Aware Aerial-to-Ground 5G Cells through Open-Source Software," in Proc. of IEEE Global Communications Conf. (GLOBECOM), Waikoloa, HI, USA, December 2019. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • L. Bertizzolo, M. Polese, L. Bonati, A. Gosain, M. Zorzi, and T. Melodia, "mmBAC: Location-aided mmWave Backhaul Management for UAV-based Aerial Cells," in Proc. of ACM Workshop on Millimeter-Wave Networks and Sensing Systems (mmNets), Los Cabos, Mexico, October 2019. [pdf] [bibtex] [video]

  • L. Bertizzolo, L. Bonati, E. Demirors, and T. Melodia, "Arena: A 64-antenna SDR-based Ceiling Grid Testbed for Sub-6 GHz Radio Spectrum Research," in Proc. of ACM Workshop on Wireless Network Testbeds, Experimental evaluation & CHaracterization (WiNTECH), Los Cabos, Mexico, October 2019. Best Paper Award [pdf] [bibtex]

  • L. Bertizzolo, L. Bonati, E. Demirors, and T. Melodia, "Demo: Arena: A 64-antenna SDR-based Ceiling Grid Testbed for Sub-6 GHz Radio Spectrum Research," in Proc. of ACM Workshop on Wireless Network Testbeds, Experimental evaluation & CHaracterization (WiNTECH), Los Cabos, Mexico, October 2019. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • L. Ferranti, S. D'Oro, L. Bonati, E. Demirors, F. Cuomo, T. Melodia, "HIRO-NET: Self-Organized Robotic Mesh Networking for Internet Sharing in Disaster Scenarios," in Proc. of IEEE Intl. Symp. on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM), Washington, DC, USA, June 2019. Best Paper Award [pdf] [bibtex]

  • L. Bonati, A. F. Gambin, and M. Rossi, "Wireless Power Transfer under the Spotlight: Charging Terminals amid Dense Cellular Networks," in Proc. of IEEE Intl. Symp. on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM), Macau, China, June 2017. [pdf] [bibtex]

Service

  • Technical Program Committee (TPC) Member

    • ACM WiNTECH 2020
    • ACM WiNTECH 2021

  • Conference Organization

    • Web Chair, ACM WiNTECH 2020
    • Web Chair, ACM WiNTECH 2021

  • Peer Reviewer in IEEE, ACM and Elsevier journal and conferences, including

    • IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing
    • IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
    • IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
    • IEEE Communications Magazine
    • Computer Networks
    • Ad Hoc Networks
    • IEEE INFOCOM
    • IEEE WoWMoM
    • IEEE SECON
    • IEEE GLOBECOM
    • IEEE MASS
    • IEEE DySPAN
    • ACM WiNTECH

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