About me

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 Gulbenkian.

Selected publications and preprints

Energy Harvesting Wireless Sensor Networks

Compressive Sensing and Compressive Information Processing

Compressive Measurement Design and Applications

Information Theory and Communications

Information Theory and Security

Intersections Between Information Theory and Estimation Theory

Intersections Between Information Theory and Machine Learning

More publications


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

United Kingdom


Research Positions

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.