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 2012.
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
- H. Reboredo, F. Renna, A. R. Calderbank, and M. R. D. Rodrigues. Compressive classification. In preparation. (conference version available in arxiv).
- L. Wang, M. R. D. Rodrigues, and L. Carin. Generalized Bregman
divergence and gradient of mutual information for vector Poisson
channels. In preparation (conference version available in arxiv).
- M. R. D. Rodrigues. Multiple-antenna
fading coherent channels with arbitrary inputs: Characterization and
optimization of the reliable information transmission rate. IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, second round of reviews. (arxiv version)
- A. G. C. P. Ramos and M. R. D. Rodrigues. Coherent
fading channels driven by arbitrary inputs: Asymptotic characterization
of the constrained capacity and related information- and
estimation-theoretic quantities. IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, second round of reviews. (arxiv version)
Reboredo, J. Xavier, and M. R. D. Rodrigues. Filter design with secrecy
constraints: The MIMO Gaussian wiretap channel. IEEE Transactions on
Signal Processing, to appear. (arxiv version)
- 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, to appear. (arxiv version)
- 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. Proceedings of the International Conference on Machine Learning, Edinburgh, U.K., June 2012. (arxiv version)
- 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. Bloch, J. Barros, M. R. D. Rodrigues and S. W. McLaughlin.
security. IEEE Transactions on Information Theory - Special
Issue on Information-Theoretic Security, vol. 54, pp. 2515-2534,
June 2008. (ieeexplore 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.