Dario Pompili

Associate Professor


Website: http://www.ece.rutgers.edu/~pompili/


Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007
Ph.D., System Engineering, University of Rome "La Sapienza," Rome, Italy, 2004
Laurea Degree (integrated B.S. and M.S.), Telecommunications Engineering, University of Rome "La Sapienza," Rome, Italy, 2001


  • Awardee of the DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA) (a 2-year $300K grant), one of 51 awarded nationwide, 2012
  • Winner of the ONR Young Investigator Program (YIP) (a 3-year $510K grant), one of 26 awarded nationwide, 2012.
  • Rutgers/ECE Outstanding Young Researcher Award for "demonstrating outstanding research performance as well as deep insight of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Research area", 2011
  • Recipient of the prestigious NSF CAREER Award (a 5-year $650K grant), 2011
  • Top Cited Author for the article "Underwater Acoustic Sensor Networks: Research Challenges,"Ad Hoc Networks (Elsevier), vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 257-279, March 2005 (according to Scopus citations in 2005-2010)
  • Five-day New Faculty Traveling Seminar with Rutgers University President McCormick - selected among tenured and tenure-track faculty who joined Rutgers in '04-'07, 2008
  • ACM MobiCom Student Travel Award, 2006
  • Georgia Institute of Technology BWN-Lab Researcher of the Year for "outstanding contributions and professional achievements," 2005

Research Interests

  • Dr. Pompili is the director of the Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) Lab, whose mission is to propose novel sensing strategies to transform raw heterogeneous data into valuable information by giving semantic meaning to the collected data and, finally, into knowledge through information fusion and integration.
  • The CPS Lab is active on the following research topics:
    • Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks: from theory to practice
    • Underwater Acoustic Communications, Vehicle Coordination, Team Formation/Steering, Task Allocation
    • Thermal Management of Datacenters, Mobile Cloud Computing, Green Computing
    • Cognitive Radio Networks, Dynamic Spectrum Allocation
    • Traffic Engineering, Network Optimization and Control

Selected Publications

*Underlined authors are PostDoc, Ph.D., M.S. students or visiting scholars that Dr. Pompili advised or co-advised

  • P. Pandey, M. Hajimirsadeghi, and D. Pompili, "Region of Feasibility of Interference Alignment in Underwater Sensor Networks," IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 189-202, Jan 2014
    • B. Chen and D. Pompili, "Minimizing Position Uncertainty for Under-Ice Autonomous Underwater Vehicles," Computer Networks (Elsevier), vol. 57, no. 18, pp. 3840-3854, 2013
      • H. Viswanathan, B. Chen, and D. Pompili, "Research Challenges in Computation, Communication, and Context Awareness for Ubiquitous Healthcare," IEEE Communication Magazine, vol. 50, no. 5, pp. 92-99, May 2012
        • B. Chen and D. Pompili, "Team Formation and Steering Algorithms for Underwater Gliders using Acoustic Communications," Computer Communication (Elsevier), vol. 35, no. 9, pp.1017-1028, May 2012
          • J. P. Varkey, D. Pompili, T. Walls, "Human Motion Recognition Using a Wireless Sensor-based Wearable System," Personal and Ubiquitous Computing (Springer), pp. 1-14, September 2011
          • H. Viswanathan,  E. K. Lee, and D. Pompili, "Self-organizing Sensing Infrastructure for Autonomic Management of Green Datacenters," IEEE Network, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 34-40, July 2011
          • B. Chen and D. Pompili, "Transmission of Patient Vital Signs using Wireless Body Area Networks," Mobile Networks and Applications (Springer), vol. 16, no. 6, pp.663-682, 2011
          • D. Pompili and I. F. Akyildiz, "A Multimedia Cross-layer Protocol for Underwater Acoustic Sensor Networks," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 9, no. 9, pp. 2924-2933, September 2010
          • D. Pompili, T. Melodia, and I. F. Akyildiz, "Distributed Routing Algorithms for Underwater Acoustic Sensor Networks," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 9, no. 9, pp. 2934-2944, September 2010
          • E. K. Lee,  I. S. Kulkarni, D. Pompili, and M. Parashar, "Proactive Thermal Management in Green Datacenters," Journal of Supercomputing (Springer), vol. 51, no. 1, pp. 1-31, June 2010
          • I. S. Kulkarni and D. Pompili, "Task Allocation for Networked Underwater Vehicles in Critical Missions," IEEE Journal of Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 28, no. 5, pp. 716-727, June 2010
          • T. Melodia, D. Pompili, and I. F. Akyildiz, "Handling Mobility in Wireless Sensor and Actor Networks," IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 160-173, February 2010