I am a Senior Lecturer with the Department of Electronic and
Electrical Engineering, University College London, U.K. I was
previously with the Department of Computer Science, University of
Porto, Portugal, rising through the ranks from Assistant to Associate
Professor, where I also led the Information Theory and Communications
Research Group at Instituto de Telecomunicações – Porto.
I received the Licenciatura
degree in Electrical Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal in 1998 and
the Ph.D. degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from University College London, UK in 2002. I have carried out postdoctoral
research work both at Cambridge
University, UK, as well as Princeton University, USA, in the period 2003 to 2007. I have also held
visiting research appointments at Princeton University, USA., Duke University,
USA Cambridge University, UK and University College London, UK in the period 2007 to 2013.
My research interests are in the general areas of information theory,
communications theory and signal processing. I have over 100 publications
in international journals and conference proceedings in the areas.
I was the recipient of the IEEE Communications and Information Theory Societies Joint Paper Award in
2011 for the work on Wireless Information-Theoretic Security
(with M. Bloch, J. Barros and S. W. McLaughlin). I was also the
recipient of the the Prize Engenheiro António de Almeida, the Prize
Engenheiro Cristiano Spratley, and the Merit Scholarship from the
University of Porto, and the best student poster prize at the 2nd IMA
Conference on Mathematics in Communications. I have also been awarded
doctoral and postdoctoral research fellowships from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, and research fellowships
from Foundation Calouste
Selected publications and preprints
Energy Harvesting Wireless Sensor Networks
- W. Chen, I. Andreopoulos, I. J. Wassell and M. R. D. Rodrigues. Unlocking Energy Neutrality in Energy Harvesting Wireless Sensor Networks:
An Approach Based on Distributed Compressed Sensing. (arxiv version)
Compressive Sensing and Compressive Information Processing
- H. Reboredo, F. Renna, A. R. Calderbank, and M. R. D. Rodrigues. Compressive classification. (arxiv version).
- F. Renna, A. R. Calderbank, L. Carin and M. R. D. Rodrigues. Reconstruction of signals drawn from a Gaussian mixture from noisy compressive
measurements. IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, to appear. (arxiv version)
Compressive Measurement Design and Applications
- W. R. Carson, M. Chen, M. R. D. Rodrigues, A. R. Calderbank, and
L. Carin. Communications-inspired
projection design with
application to compressive sensing. SIAM Journal on Imaging
Sciences, vol. 5, pp. 1185–1212, October 2012. (arxiv version)
- M. Chen, W. R. Carson, M. R. D. Rodrigues, A. R. Calderbank, and
L. Carin. Communications inspired
linear discriminant analysis. International Conference on
Machine Learning (ICML), Edinburgh, UK, June 2012. (arxiv version)
- L. Wang, D. Carlson, M. R. D. Rodrigues, D. Wilcox, A. R.
Calderbank and L. Carin. Designed
measurements for vector count data. Advances in Neural
Information Processing Systems (NIPS), Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA,
December 2013. (arxiv version)
- L. Wang, A. Razi, M. R. D. Rodrigues, A. R. Calderbank and L. Carin. Nonlinear information-theoretic compressive measurement design. International Conference on
Machine Learning (ICML), Beijing, China, June 2014.
- W. Chen, M. R. D. Rodrigues, and I. J. Wassell. Projections design for statistical compressive sensing: A tight frame based
approach. IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 61,
pp. 2016 - 2029, April 2013. (ieeexplore version)
Information Theory and Communications
- F. Pérez-Cruz, M. R. D. Rodrigues and S. Verdú. MIMO Gaussian channels with arbitrary inputs: Optimal precoding and
power allocation. IEEE Transactions on Information Theory,
vol. 56, pp. 1070-1084, March 2010. (ieeexplore version)
- M. R. D. Rodrigues. Multiple-antenna fading channels with arbitrary inputs: Characterization and
optimization of the information rate. IEEE Transactions on
Information Theory, vol. 60, pp. 569-585, January 2014. (arxiv version)
- A. G. C. P. Ramos and M. R. D. Rodrigues. Coherentfading channels driven by arbitrary inputs: Asymptotic characterization of
the constrained capacity and related information-
andestimation-theoretic quantities. (arxiv version)
Information Theory and Security
- H. Reboredo, J. Xavier, and M. R. D. Rodrigues. Filter design with secrecy constraints: The MIMO Gaussian wiretap channel.
IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 61, pp. 3799-3814,
August 2013. (ieeexplore version)
- M. Bloch, J. Barros, M. R. D. Rodrigues and S. W. McLaughlin. Wireless information-theoretic security. IEEE Transactions on
Information Theory - Special Issue on Information-Theoretic
Security, vol. 54, pp. 2515-2534, June 2008. (ieeexplore version)
Intersections Between Information Theory and Estimation Theory
- L. Wang, D. Carlson, M. R. D. Rodrigues, A. R. Calderbank and L.
Carin. A Bregman matrix and the
gradient of mutual information for vector Poisson and Gaussian
channels. IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, to
appear (conference version
available in arxiv).
Intersections Between Information Theory and Machine Learning
- M. Nokely, M. R. D. Rodrigues and A. R. Calderbank. Discrimination on the Grassmann manifold: Fundamental limits of subspace classifiers . (arxiv version)
UCL Roberts Building, Room 911
m.rodrigues (at) ee.ucl.ac.uk
+44 (0)20 7679 3957
Dept. of Electronic & Electrical Eng.
University College London
Torrington Place, London WC1E 7JE
PhD and postdoctoral positions available in the research group, in
the areas of Information Theory, Communications and Signal Processing.
Please contact me for further information.