Northeastern University Wireless Networks and Embedded Systems Lab


I am a PhD student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northeastern University. I received my B.S. and M.S. in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Sannio, Benevento (Italy) in 2009 and from the University of Rome "La Sapienza" (Italy) in 2013 respectively. For the next two years I worked in the world of ICT in Italy. Currently, I am conducting research at Wireless Networks and Embedded Systems Laboratory under the supervision of Prof. Tommaso Melodia.


    Primary research areas:

  • Ultrasonic Power Transmission & Ultrasonic Energy Harvesting

  • Intra-body Wireless Sensor Networks

  • Other research interests are in:

  • Video delivery technologies

  • Video streaming and HTTP streaming

  • Multimedia Wireless Sensor Networks

  • Mobile Cloud Computing


  • R. Guida, N. Dave, F. Restuccia, E. Demirors, and T. Melodia, "The Implantable Internet of Medical Things: Toward Lifelong Remote Monitoring and Treatment of Chronic Diseases," ACM GetMobile, vol. 24, September 2020. [bibtex]

  • R. Guida, E. Demirors, N. Dave, and T. Melodia, "Underwater Ultrasonic Wireless Power Transfer: A Battery-less Platform for the Internet of Underwater Things," IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 2020. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • R. Guida, N. Dave, F. Restuccia, E. Demirors and T. Melodia, "U-Verse: A Miniaturized Platform for End-to-End Closed-Loop Implantable Internet of Medical Things Systems," in Proc. of ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (ACM SenSys), New York, NY, USA, Nov. 2019. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • F. V. Pop, B. Herrera, G. Chen, E. Demirors, R. Guida, C. Cassella, T. Melodia, and M. Rinaldi, "Novel pMUT-Based Acoustic Duplexer for Underwater and Intra-Body Communication," in Proc. of IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS), Kobe, Japan, October 2018. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • R. Guida, E. Demirors, N. Dave, J. Rodowicz and T. Melodia, "Acoustically Powered Battery-less Internet of Underwater Things Platform," in Proc. of. IEEE Underwater Communications Conf. and Workshop (UComms), Lerici, Italy, August 2018. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • E. Demirors, J. Shi, A. Duong, N. Dave, R. Guida, B. Herrera, F. Pop, G. Chen, C. Casella, S. Tadayon, M. Rinaldi, S. Basagni, M. Stojanovic and T. Melodia, "Project SEANet: Toward a Programmable Internet of Underwater Things," in Proc. of. IEEE Underwater Communications Conf. and Workshop (UComms), Lerici, Italy, August 2018. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • R. Guida, T. Melodia, "Ultrasonically Rechargeable Platforms for Closed-Loop Distributed Sensing and Actuation in the Human Body," in Proc. of IEEE Intl. Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC), Kalamata, Greece, June 2018. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • B. Herrera, E. Demirors, G. Chen, R. Guida, F. Pop, N. Dave, C. Cassella, T. Melodia, and M. Rinaldi, "PMUT-Based High Data Rate Ultrasonic Wireless Communication Link for Intra-Body Networks," in Proc. of Hilton Head Workshop 2018: A Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Workshop, Hilton Head Island, SC, USA, June, 2018. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • S. Colonnese, F. Cuomo, T. Melodia, L. Ferranti, R. Guida, M. Pullo, "UAVs deployment in Heterogeneous Networks: enhancing video streaming QoE", in Proc. of First Intl. Balkan conference on Communications and Networking (BalkanCom), Tirana, Albania, May 2017 [pdf] [bibtex]

  • R. Guida, G. E. Santagati, and T. Melodia, "A 700 kHz Ultrasonic link for wireless powering of implantable medical devices," in Proc. of IEEE Sensors, Orlando, USA, Oct-Nov 2016. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • E. Demirors, J. Shi, R. Guida, T. Melodia, "SEANet G2: Toward a High-Data-Rate Software-Defined Underwater Acoustic Networking Platform," in Proc. of ACM Conference on Underwater Networks and Systems (WUWNet), Shanghai, China, October 2016. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • S. Colonnese, F. Cuomo, T. Melodia, R. Guida, "Cloud-assisted buffer management for HTTP-based mobile video streaming", Proceedings of the 10th ACM symposium on Performance evaluation of wireless ad hoc, sensor, & ubiquitous networks (PE-WASUN), Barcelona, Spain, November 2013. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • S. Colonnese, F. Cuomo, R. Guida, T. Melodia, "Performance evaluation of sender-assisted HTTP-based video streaming in wireless ad hoc networks", Ad Hoc Networks (Elsevier), vol. 24, Part B, pp. 74-84, January 2015.

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    I am a reviewer for IEEE, Elsevier, ACM and other academic and science-related publishing companies