Anthony Rowe is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. His research interests are in networked real-time embedded systems with a focus on low-power wireless communication. His most recent projects have related to large-scale sensing for critical infrastructure monitoring and building energy-efficiency. His past work has led to dozens of hardware and software systems, four best paper awards, and several widely adopted open-source research platforms. He earned a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon in 2010.

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Networked Embedded Systems: Integration with the Physical Environment

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2010 Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

2003 BS, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

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CMU Engineering

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.

Engineering faculty awarded professorships

The College of Engineering recently awarded and virtually celebrated several professorships. MechE’s Conrad Tucker was awarded the Arthur Hamerschlag Career Development Professorship in Mechanical Engineering. MechE’s Jessica Zhang was awarded the George Tallman Ladd and Florence Barrett Ladd Research Professorship in Mechanical Engineering. ECE’s Brandon Lucia was awarded the Sathaye Family Foundation Career Development Professorship. ECE’s Anthony Rowe was awarded the Siewiorek and Walker Family Professorship.

CMU Engineering

Intelligent, automatic contact tracing

CMU ECE alumnus Patrick Lazik and his team at Yodel Labs have developed a system that creates contact networks to contain COVID-19.


Kumar, Rowe, and students featured on radar research

ECE’s Swarun Kumar, Anthony Rowe, Akarsh Prabhakara, and Vaibhav Singh’s research on using radar to track tire wear was featured in Gizmodo.

CMU Engineering

Sensing tire wear

Researchers propose how we can we measure and monitor tire wear with tire wear sensors, increasing safety on the road, saving drivers money, and ultimately, saving lives.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Rowe receives Siewiorek Professorship

ECE’s Anthony Rowe has been named the inaugural recipient of the Daniel and Karon Walker Siewiorek Endowed Distinguished Professorship in the College of Engineering, which has been inspired by Dan Siewiorek’s dedication to electrical and computer engineering and computer science.

CyLab Security and Privacy Institute

Second round of Secure and Private IoT Initiative funded projects announced

Carnegie Mellon CyLab’s Secure and Private IoT Initiative (IoT@CyLab) has announced its second round of funding, which will support ten IoT-related projects for one year.


Rowe’s Yodel Labs wins 2019 AlphaLab Gear Hardware Cup Regional and International Finals Competitions

Yodel Labs, a CMU spin-off co-founded by ECE’s Anthony Rowe, won the 2019 AlphaLab Gear Hardware Cup Regional Competition and $3,000, as well as the international finals and $50,000 for its technology that uses sound waves to achieve indoor localization.

CyLab Security and Privacy Institute

First round of Secure and Private IoT Initiative funded projects announced

CyLab’s Secure and Private IoT Initiative (IoT@CyLab) has broken ground as the first round of funded proposals have been announced. Twelve selected projects will be funded for one year, and results will be presented at the IoT@CyLab annual summit next year.

Pittsburgh Business Times

Rowe featured on symposium panel about Pittsburgh as a “living lab”

In a symposium hosted during President Farnam Jahanian’s inauguration, a panel of five professors from different disciplines, including ECE’s Anthony Rowe, discussed ways in which they are using Pittsburgh as a “living lab.”

Popular Science

Rowe discusses FCC's proposed plans to quicken Wi-Fi

According to ECE’s Anthony Rowe, plans proposed by the FCC could lead to faster Wi-Fi. By enabling Wi-Fi devices to access a new part of the wireless spectrum, Rowe estimates that available bandwidth could nearly triple.

CyLab Security and Privacy Institute

Carnegie Mellon's CyLab launches initiative on IoT security with Amazon Web Services, Infineon Technologies, and Nokia Bell Labs

The IoT@CyLab initiative will bring together faculty and student researchers across the university and leading corporations with a common vision of making IoT more secure and privacy-respecting.