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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


•    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



  • 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