Dr. Bob Iannucci leads the CyLab Mobility Research Center and is known for leading
both software and systems research in scalable and mobile computing. Most recently, he
served as Chief Technology Officer of Nokia and Head of Nokia Research Center (NRC). Bob
spearheaded the effort to transform NRC into an Open Innovation center, creating
"lablets" at MIT, Stanford, Tshinghua University, the University of Cambridge,
and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). Under his leadership, NRC's
previously established labs and the new lablets delivered fundamental contributions to
the worldwide Long Term Evolution for 3G (LTE) standard; created and promulgated what is
now the MIPI UniPro interface for high-speed, in-phone interconnectivity; created and
commercialized Bluetooth Low Energy - extending wireless connectivity to
coin-cell-powered sensors and other devices; and delivered new technology initiatives
including TrafficWorks (using mobile phones to crowd source traffic patterns, Point and
Find (augmented-reality using the mobile phone’s camera for image recognition and “zero
click” search) and the Morph Concept (opening new directions for using nanotechnology to
significantly improve mobile phone functionality and usability). 

Previously, Bob led engineering teams at startup companies focused on virtualized
networking and computational fluid dynamics, creating systems that offered
order-of-magnitude improvements over alternatives. He also served as Director of Digital
Equipment Corporation's Cambridge Research Laboratory (CRL) and became VP of
Research for Compaq. CRL created some of the earliest multimedia indexing technologies,
and these became part of Alta Vista. In addition, the CRL team and Dan Siewiorek's
team at CMU created MoCCA - a mobile communication and computing architecture - that
prefigured and anticipated (by more than a decade) much of what has become today's
smartphone technology. MoCCA won the IDEA Gold award for its innovative approach to
facilitating real-time interaction within teams. Bob spent the earliest days of his
career at IBM studying and developing highly scalable computing systems. 

Bob remains active as a hands-on systems builder. His most recent iPhone app for radio
direction finding is in use in over 70 countries, and he is actively engaged in building
WiFi-based "internet of things" devices and the cloud services behind them. He
serves as advisor to companies developing new technologies for ultra-low-power computing,
mobile video systems, and cloud-connected mobile apps. 

Bob earned his Ph.D. from MIT in 1988, and his dissertation was on the hybridization of
dataflow and traditional von Neumann architectures, offering advantages over both. He has
served on a number of scientific and engineering advisory boards and was on the program
committees for the 3rd and 4th International Symposia on Wearable Computing. Bob also
served as a member of the selection committee for the Millennium Technology Prize in

Conference Proceedings

Energy-Governed Resilient Networked Systems (with Arjun P. Athreya, Harry Chan-Maestas, Edward Katz, and Patrick D. Tague), IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (2014)
A Survivable Social Network (with Jonida Cali, Ryan Caney, and Stuart Kennedy), 2013 IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security (2013)
An Infrastructure Supporting Considerate Sensor Service Provisioning (with Jia Zhang, Nimish Radia, Zhipeng Li, Norman Xin, Yuan Ren, Prateek Sachdeva, Puja Subramanyam, Sky Hu, Song Luan, Lydian Lee, Bo Xing, Du Li, Jordan Cao, Ted Selker, Martin L. Griss, and Anthony Rowe), The 6th IEEE International Conference on Service Oriented Computing and Applications (SOCA) (2013)
Mobile Computing : Challenges and Opportunities for Autonomy and Feedback (with Ole J. Mengshoel and Abe Ishihara), 8th International Workshop on Feedback Computing (2013)
On the Potential Uses of Static Offsets Derived From Low-Cost Community Instruments and Crowd-Sourcing for Earthquake Monitoring and Rapid Response (with Sarah E. Minson, Benjamin A. Brooks, and Jessica R. Murray), American Geophysical Union -- Fall Meeting (2013)


Multithreaded Computer Architecture: A Summary of the State of the Art (with Guang R. Gao, Robert H. Halstead, and Burton R. Smith) (1994)

Technical Reports


Crowdsourced Earthquake Early Warning (with Sarah E. Minson, Benjamin A. Brooks, Craig L. Glennie, Jessica R. Murray, John O. Langbein, Susan E. Owen, Thomas H. Heaton, and Darren L. Hauser), Science Advances (2015)

Earthquake early warning (EEW) can reduce harm to people and infrastructure from earthquakes and tsunamis,...

The Case for Cross Disciplinary Research on Time Aware Applications , Computers and Communication Systems ( TAACCS ) (with Marc Weiss, John Eidson, Charles Barry, Leon Goldin, Edward Lee, and Kevin Stanton) (2013)
A Wallable Macrodevice (with Keith Waters), Technical Report: Compaq Cambridge Research Laboratory (1999)
Design, Implementation, and Analysis of a Multimedia Indexing and Delivery Server (with Chris Joerg and Michael Swain), Technical Report: Compaq Cambridge Research Laboratory (1999)

Invited Talks

Rethinking Networking for the Internet of Things, US Geological Survey (2013)
At the Tone, the Time will be... Unknown – A Perspective on the Evolution of Time in Telecommunications, National Workshop on The New Clockwork for Time-Critical Systems (2012)
Embedded Systems as Datacenters, HiPEAC: International Conference on High Performance Embedded Architectures and Compilers (2010)
Platform Thinking in Embedded Systems, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (2005)


Computer System for Simulating Physical Processes using Multiple Integer State Vectors US:5594671 (with Hudong Chen, Peter Churchill, Kim Molvig, Gregory Papadopoulos, Stephen A. Remondi, Christopher Teixeira, and Kenneth R. Traub) (1997)