Andrea Lacava
Double Ph.D. Candidate, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA and Sapienza, University of Rome, RM, Italy |

You can find a detailed list about my publications at my Scopus author page and into my Google Scholar profile.

Please refer also to my LinkedIn profile for the recent activities.


  • Open RAN (O-RAN) Architecture
  • 5G and beyond cellular networks
  • Deep Reinforcement Learning for Cellular Networks
  • Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and Mesh networking
  • Network security


Northeastern University
2020 - present
Ph.D. Computer Engineering
supervised by Prof. Tommaso Melodia
Sapienza, University of Rome
2020 - present
Ph.D. Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
supervised by Prof. Francesca Cuomo
Sapienza, University of Rome
2018 - 2020
M.Sc. Cybersecurity


News about projects and researches I am involved


This list is indicative and may not fully reflect the latest status of my works, which is shown in my Google Scholar and my Scopus profile.
Programmable and customized intelligence for traffic steering in 5G networks using Open RAN architectures, 2022, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, doi: 10.1109/TMC.2023.3266642
Andrea Lacava , Michele Polese , Rajarajan Sivaraj , Rahul Soundrarajan , Bhawani Shanker Bhati , Tarunjeet Singh , Tommaso Zugno , Francesca Cuomo , Tommaso Melodia
Securing Bluetooth Low Energy networking: An overview of security procedures and threats, 2022, Journal of Computer Networks
Andrea Lacava , Valerio Zottola , Alessio Bonaldo , Francesca Cuomo , Stefano Basagni
Intrusion detection system for bluetooth mesh networks: Data gathering and experimental evaluations, 2021, 2021 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops and other Affiliated Events (PerCom Workshops)
Andrea Lacava , Emanuele Giacomini , Francesco D’Alterio , Francesca Cuomo
BLUES: A self-organizing BLE mesh-network paradigm for IoT environments, 2020, 2020 IEEE 21st International Symposium on "A World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks" (WoWMoM)
Emanuele Giacomini , Francesco D'Alterio , Andrea Lacava , Francesca Cuomo
Demo abstract: BE-Mesh: bluetooth low energy mesh networking, 2019, 2019 IEEE INFOCOM Demo (INFOCOM 2019 Demo)
Andrea Lacava , Gianluigi Nero , Pierluigi Locatelli , Francesca Cuomo , Tommaso Melodia
Exploiting Edge Computing for Adaptive Data Update in Internet of Things Networks, , AmI (Workshops/Posters)
Andrea Petroni , Andrea Lacava , Pierluigi Locatelli , Gianluigi Nero , Marcello Pediconi , Francesca Cuomo


Current and past projects I joined
ns-O-RAN: Open Source Open RAN Simulation Platform
Colosseum: The World’s Most Powerful Wireless Network Emulator
Research Project: BE-Mesh
LALAPARK - App di interscambio parcheggi