Bob Iannucci is director of the CyLab Mobility Research Center and a distinguished service professor in electrical and computer engineering. Previously, he served as chief technology officer of Nokia and head of Nokia Research Center. His current research interests include mobile networks, large-scale sensor networks, and emergency communications. He teaches courses in low-power wireless device architecture and connected embedded systems architecture. He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT in 1988.

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SMILE: Synchronized Multi-Sensor Integrated Learning Environment

Virtual image processing environment for research

PowerDué: Low Power and Time Sync for the IoT

CROSSMobile: Using Drones on Networks to Improve Infrastructure


1988 Ph.D., EECS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1982 MS, Computer Engineering, Syracuse University

1977 Bachelor of Engineering, EE, Youngstown State University

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Detecting wireless interference

ECE researchers were awarded a $1M NSF grant to investigate a system that allows devices to scan wide bandwidths to avert interference.

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Communications technologies for monitoring the great outdoors

ECE’s Bob Iannucci has worked with the USGS building a low-power, wide-area wireless network (LP-WAN) platform that can be used to sense a host of environmental factors.

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Teaching drones how to learn on the fly

Electrical and computer engineering (ECE) and CMU Silicon Valley Professor Bob Iannucci and ECE Ph.D. candidate Ervin Teng are asking how drones can mimic this behavior by becoming curious themselves. To do so, they are using machine learning and a simulation training tool to teach drones how to learn in real-time in what they call “autonomous curiosity.”

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Drones in the Matrix

CMU-SV’s Bob Iannucci and his team are working on a number of projects to train drones through real-time deep learning.

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Radio City in Silicon Valley

CMU-SV/CyLab's Bob Iannucci explains how the future of radio technology will take us beyond Wifi and LTE receivers to a whole new computing platform.

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The initiatives underway in the College’s departments embody the value we place on progress. Here are some of our current projects and prides.

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Wireless innovators come in loud and clear

Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley students participated in Field Day, an event that promotes emergency communications preparedness and has become the biggest amateur radio-operating event in North America.