Carnegie Mellon University

Anthony Rowe

Anthony Rowe

Siewiorek and Walker Family Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Anthony Rowe is the Siewiorek and Walker Family Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Carnegie Mellon University. His research interests are in networked real-time embedded systems with a focus on wireless communication. He has worked on topics including large-scale sensing for critical infrastructure monitoring, indoor localization, building energy-efficiency and technologies for microgrids. His most recent work has looked at connecting embedded sensing systems with mixed reality and spatial computing platforms. He is currently the director of the SRC/DARPA sponsored CONIX Research Center which spans seven Universities with the goal of exploring future distributed computing architectures. His past work has led to dozens of hardware and software systems, seven best paper awards, talks at venues like the World Economic Forum in Davos and several widely adopted open-source research platforms. He earned a Ph.D in Electrical and Computer Engineering from CMU in 2010, received the Lutron Joel and Ruth Spira Excellence in Teaching Award in 2013, the CMU CIT Early Career Fellowship and the Steven Fenves Award for Systems Research in 2015 and the Dr. William D. and Nancy W. Strecker Early Career chair in 2016.



  • Cyber Physical Systems (CPS)
  • Embedded Sensing Systems
  • Distributed Systems
  • Mixed Reality

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Monday, March 14, 2022

Bosch Takes Next Steps

Bosch and Carnegie Mellon announced new leadership for the Carnegie Bosch Institute (CBI) as Christopher Martin, CMU alumnus and director of engineering, research and development for the Bosch Research and Technology Center in Pittsburgh, steps into the role of president of CBI.
Wednesday, November 03, 2021

A Platform for Physical and Virtual Collaboration

Researchers from the CONIX research center have made the first open-source version of their novel platform combining augmented and virtual reality into a unified collaborative space.
Monday, October 25, 2021

Bosch and CMU to Focus on Spatial Computing

Announced today, Bosch and Carnegie Mellon University extend collaboration; focus on how virtual and physical worlds interact. Professor Anthony Rowe joins Bosch team to lead research in the emerging area of spatial computing.
Monday, October 11, 2021

ARENA Wins at Mixed and Augmented Reality Conference

The Augmented Reality Edge Networking Architecture (ARENA), a unique networking platform designed by the CONIX Research Center, recently won a hybrid conference competition held at IEEE’S Mixed and Augmented Reality Conference (ISMAR).
Monday, September 14, 2020

Detecting Wireless Interference

Swarun Kumar, Anthony Rowe, and Robert Iannucci from Carnegie Mellon University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering have been awarded a $1M National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to investigate a system that allows teams of geo-distributed low-power devices to quickly and efficiently scan wide bandwidths to avert interference.
Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Sensing Tire Wear

Today, every car has tire pressure sensors. But what if they also had tire wear sensors? This would increase safety on the road, save drivers money, and ultimately, save lives.
Thursday, April 30, 2020

Tracking Wildfires

A research team has received the Best Paper Award at the 19th ACM/IEEE Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN) in recognition of their work "Quick (and Dirty) Aggregate Queries on LP-WANs" (QuAiL).
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Rowe Receives Siewiorek Professorship

Anthony Rowe, named the inaugural recipient of the professorship, has been inspired by Siewiorek’s dedication to electrical and computer engineering and computer science.
Monday, May 20, 2019

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 International Finals Competition.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

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.
Friday, April 26, 2019

Rowe’s Yodel Labs wins 2019 AlphaLab Gear Hardware Cup Regional Competition

Yodel Labs, a CMU spin-off co-founded by ECE’s Anthony Rowe, won the 2019 AlphaLab Gear Hardware Cup Regional Competition.
Friday, November 09, 2018

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

According to Anthony Rowe, this change would provide faster Wi-Fi, nearly tripling the available bandwidth.
Monday, October 08, 2018

Carnegie Mellon team dives into DARPA Subterranean Challenge

A team from Carnegie Mellon University will compete in the systems track of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Subterranean Challenge, a multi-year robotics competition with a $2 million prize in which robots will autonomously search tunnels, caves and underground structures.
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Secure and Private IoT Initiative

Carnegie Mellon's CyLab launches initiative on IoT security with Amazon Web Services, Infineon Technologies, and Nokia Bell Labs
Monday, August 06, 2018

Indoor location, location, location

A CMU team and a CMU spinout took first and second place, respectively, at the 2018 Microsoft Indoor Localization Competition.
Friday, April 13, 2018

Faculty and students win at IPSN 2018

Carnegie Mellon University had a strong showing at this year’s International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN) in Porto, Portugal, by winning Best Paper, Best Demo, and taking first and second place in the Microsoft Indoor Localization Competition.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Rowe heads research on future of edge computing

Anthony Rowe is leading CONIX, a research project aimed at increasing the capabilities of future computing networks.
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Rowe quoted on CMU students' contribution to IoT field

According to Anthony Rowe, students at Carnegie Mellon are developing solutions for real-world IoT applications.
Thursday, January 25, 2018

New research center CONIX featured in TribLIVE

Anthony Rowe will head the Computing on Network Infrastructure for Pervasive Perception, Cognition, and Action Research Center—CONIX—to work toward improving Internet of Things (IoT) networks.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Smarter networks to connect the edge to the cloud

Carnegie Mellon University will lead a $27.5 million Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) initiative to build more intelligence into computer networks.
Thursday, October 19, 2017

Radio City

Iannucci is the director of the CyLab Mobility Research Center at Carnegie Mellon University, and resident at CMU’s Silicon Valley campus. His cell phone exemplifies how prevalent radio technology is in our daily lives. If it weren’t for radios, we wouldn’t type on Bluetooth keyboards, wouldn’t engage in wireless video chats, wouldn’t be guided safely to our destinations by GPS mapping. These technologies illustrate what radios do for us now. But what will they do for us in the future?
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Tracking firefighters through heat and smoke

Tracking firefighters in burning buildings is fraught with challenges. Smoke renders laser- and vision-based tracking technologies useless, while heat and flames will obliterate pre-installed monitoring devices. GPS isn’t an option either, because it doesn’t work indoors. Another constraint is the need for speed—when firefighters arrive on the scene, they don’t have time to operate complex technology.
Monday, August 14, 2017

Rowe featured in NPR for research on bicycle safety and autonomous vehicles

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, in 2015, nearly 1,000 cyclists were killed in car crashes. Some people say that self-driving vehicles will make our roadways safer, but before this can happen, researchers argue that these vehicles must be able to recognize bicyclists.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

NIST awards CMU $3.2M to help firefighters and first responders

The US Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology has recently awarded $38.5 million to 33 different research and development projects that are aimed specifically at advancing broadband communications technologies for first responders.
Monday, May 22, 2017

Student wins Best Presentation at CPS Week

Adwait Dongare won Best Presentation for his talk on a paper called “Pulsar: A Wireless Propagation-Aware Clock Synchronization Platform” at the Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium (RTAS) as part of CPS Week hosted in Pittsburgh.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Sending signals to keep cyclists safe

To reverse this alarming trend, Anthony Rowe, an associate professor in electrical and computer engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, says that early-warning collision systems that are making their way into our auto fleet must not only detect cyclists but also predict how they will move.
Monday, August 15, 2016

The vents in your office aren't just pumping out air

Current systems waste huge amounts of energy and hemorrhage money as a result. It’s estimated that buildings consume more than 40% of our country’s energy, and of that energy, nearly one third is wasted due to outdated, inefficient systems like heating and cooling.
Friday, January 22, 2016

Rowe presents at the World Economic Forum

Eight Carnegie Mellon University faculty members, led President Subra Suresh, are presenting at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, today through Jan. 23. One of the largest university delegations at the prestigious conference, the CMU faculty will meet with government and business leaders from around the world to explain the latest research in fields such as big data, artificial intelligence and climate change.