Dario Pompili



Phone:(848) 445-8533
Office:CoRE 615
Website: https://www.ece.rutgers.edu/~cps/people/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


  • IEEE/IFIP WONS'17 Best Paper Award, "Collaborative Multi-bitrate Video Caching and Processing in Mobile-Edge Computing Networks,” 2017
  • 2016 Googol T-ASE Best Applications Paper Award, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (T-ASE) article, "Dynamic Collaboration between Networked Robots and Clouds in Resource-Constrained Environments," vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 471-480, 2015
  • ACM WUWNet'15 Best Paper Runner-up, "uwMIMO-HARQ: Hybrid ARQ for Reliable Underwater Acoustic MIMO Communications,” 2015
  • Rutgers New-Brunswick Chancellor's Scholar (as a "truly outstanding and highly promising scholar”), 2015-2020
  • IEEE MASS'14 Best Demo, "Towards Reconfigurable Cyber Physical Systems,” 2014
  • Elevated to "Senior Member" of both the IEEE Communications Society and the ACM, 2014
  • Most Cited Ad Hoc Networks Article "Three-dimensional and Two-dimensional Deployment Analysis for Underwater Acoustic Sensor Networks," Ad Hoc Networks (Elsevier), vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 778-790, June
  • 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


  • E. K. Lee, H. Viswanathan, and D. Pompili, "RescueNet: Reinforcement-learning-based communication framework for emergency networking," Computer Networks (Elsevier), vol. 98, pp. 14-28, April 2016
  • H. Viswanathan, E. K. Lee, I. Rodero, and D. Pompili, “A Multi-objective Approach to Real-time In-situ Processing of Mobile-application Workflows,” IEEE Transaction on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), vol. 27, no. 11, pp. 3116-3130, Nov. 2016
  • D. Pompili, A. Hajisami, and T. X. Tran, "Elastic Resource Utilization Framework for High Capacity and Energy Efficiency in Cloud RAN," IEEE Communication Magazine (ComMag), vol. 54, no. 1, pp. 26-32,
  • Jan. 2016
  • M.-P. Hosseini, M.-R. Nazem-Zadeh, D. Pompili, K. Jafari-Khouzani, K. Elisevich, and H. Soltanian-Zadeh, "Comparative performance evaluation of automated segmentation methods of hippocampus from
  • magnetic resonance images of temporal lobe epilepsy patients," Journal of Medical Physics Research and Practice (Medical Physics), vol. 43, no. 1, pp. 538-553, Jan. 2016
  • P. Parul, E. K. Lee, and D. Pompili, "A Distributed Computing Framework for Real-time Detection of Stress and of its Propagation in a Team," IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (JBHI), Sept. 2015
  • B. Chen and D. Pompili, "Modeling Position Uncertainty of Networked Autonomous Underwater Vehicles," Ad Hoc Networks (Elsevier), vol. 34, pp. 184-195, Nov. 2015
  • D. Pompili, A. Hajisami, and H. Viswanathan, "Dynamic Provisioning and Allocation in Cloud Radio Access Networks (C-RANs)," Ad Hoc Networks (Elsevier), vol. 30, no. C, pp. 128-143, July 2015
  • P. Pandey, D. Pompili, and J. Yi, "Dynamic Collaboration between Networked Robots and Clouds in Resource-constrained Environments," IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (T-ASE), vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 471-480, April 2015 [2016 Googol T-ASE Best Applications Paper Award]
  • H. Viswanathan, E. K. Lee, I. Rodero, and D. Pompili, "Uncertainty-aware Autonomic Resource Provisioning for Mobile Cloud Computing," IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), vol. 26, no. 8, pp. 2363-2372, Aug. 2015
  • E. K. Lee, H. Viswanathan, and D. Pompili, "Distributed Data-centric Adaptive Sampling for Cyber-Physical Systems," ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems (TAAS), vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 1-21, Jan. 2015
  • P. Pandey, M. Hajimirsadeghi, and D. Pompili, "Region of Feasibility of Interference Alignment in Underwater Sensor Networks," IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering (JOE), vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 189-202, Jan. 2014
  • B. R. Raiff, C. Karataş, E. A. McClure, D. Pompili, and T. A. Walls, "Laboratory Validation of Inertial Body Sensors to Detect Cigarette Smoking Arm Movements," Electronics, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 87-110, Feb. 2014
  • B. Chen and D. Pompili, "Reliable Geocasting for Random-access Underwater Acoustic Sensor Networks,” Ad Hoc Networks (Elsevier), vol. 21, pp. 134-146, Oct. 2014
  • B. Chen and D. Pompili, "A QoS-aware Underwater Optimization Framework for Inter-vehicle Communication using Acoustic Directional Transducers," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (TWireless), vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 2490-2504, May 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
  • E. K. Lee, I. S. Kulkarni, D. Pompili, and M. Parashar, "Proactive Thermal Management in Green Datacenters," Journal of Supercomputing (Springer), vol. 60, no. 2, pp. 165-195, May 2012
  • I. Rodero, H. Viswanathan, E. K. Lee, M. Gamell, D. Pompili, and M. Parashar, "Energy-efficient Thermal-aware Autonomic Management of Virtualized HPC Cloud Infrastructure," Journal of Grid Computing (Springer), vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 447-473, Sept. 2012
  • S. Oh, M. Gruteser, and D. Pompili, "Coordination-free Safety Messages Dissemination Protocol for Vehicular Networks," IEEE Transaction on Vehicular Technology (TVT), 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
  • H. Viswanathan, B. Chen, and D. Pompili, "Research Challenges in Computation, Communication, and Context Awareness for Ubiquitous Healthcare," IEEE Communication Magazine (ComMag), vol. 50, no. 5, pp. 92-99, May 2012