Anthony Rowe is an associate 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

The CONIX research center


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

2003 BS, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

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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.

CMU Engineering

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.


Sekar and Rowe co-direct the Secure and Private Internet of Things Initiative

CyLab/ECE’s Vyas Sekar and Anthony Rowe will co-direct the Secure and Private Internet of Things Initiative. They will work on this initiative with CMU faculty and students, Amazon Web Services, Infineon Technologies, and Nokia Bell Labs. They aim to make the Internet of Things more secure by developing both hardware and software. The work created through this initiative will be released under permissive open-source licenses.

CMU Engineering

Indoor location, location, location

Carnegie Mellon sweeps the competition at the 2018 Microsoft Indoor Localization Competition.

CMU Engineering

CONIX Center

The CONIX Center is creating the architecture for networked computing to better connect edge devices to the cloud in the IoT.


Rowe heads research on future of edge computing

ECE/CyLab associate professor Anthony Rowe is leading CONIX, a research project aimed at increasing the capabilities of future computing networks.

Education Dive

Rowe quoted on CMU students' contribution to IoT field

According to ECE/CyLab’s Anthony Rowe, students at Carnegie Mellon are developing solutions for real-world IoT applications.

CMU Engineering

Occulow device counts people to cut HVAC costs

Occulow, a cheap, low power sensor unit that senses and transmits occupancy data, demonstrates the potential of OpenChirp, a LoRaWAN platform that makes it easy to connect edge devices to the cloud.


New research center CONIX featured in TribLIVE

ECE/CyLab’s 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.

CMU Engineering

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.