I am an Associate Research Scientist at the Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things at Northeastern University, working under the supervision of Professor Tommaso Melodia.

I received the Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering at Northeastern University in August 2022 with the dissertation “Softwarized Approaches for the Open RAN of NextG Cellular Networks.” My Ph.D. research was jointly supervised by Professors Tommaso Melodia and Stefano Basagni.

My current research focuses on the design, development and prototyping of softwarized approaches for the Open RAN of NextG cellular networks, on O-RAN-managed networks, and on network orchestration and virtualization.


I received the following awards

  • 2022, Northeastern University’s College of Engineering Outstanding Ph.D. Research Award.
  • 2021, IEEE Communications Society Student Conference Grant to attend the IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM).
  • 2019, Best Paper Award at the ACM International Workshop on Wireless Network Testbeds, Experimental evaluation & CHaracterization (WiNTECH) for the paper

    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 Proceedings of ACM WiNTECH, Los Cabos, Mexico, October 2019. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • 2019, Best Paper Award at the IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM) for the paper

    L. Ferranti, S. D’Oro, L. Bonati, E. Demirors, F. Cuomo, and T. Melodia, "HIRO-NET: Self-Organized Robotic Mesh Networking for Internet Sharing in Disaster Scenarios," in Proceedings of IEEE WoWMoM, Washington, D.C., USA, June 2019. [pdf] [bibtex]