Bio SketchDr. Rodrigues is a Senior Lecturer with the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University College London, UK, currently working in the general fields of information theory and processing with applications to the sensing, analysis and processing of high-dimensional data. He was previously with the University of Porto, Portugal, rising through the ranks from Assistant to Associate Professor, where he also headed the Information Theory and Communications Research Group at Instituto de Telecomunições−Porto.
He received the Licenciatura degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Porto, Portugal in 1998 and the Ph.D. degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from University College London, U.K. in 2002. He has also held postdoctoral and visiting appointments with various Institutions worldwide including University College London, Cambridge University, Princeton University, and Duke University in the period 2003-2014.
He is responsible for a team consisting of two postdoctoral researchers and four PhD students and has been responsible in the past for the supervision of 10+ postdoctoral researchers and PhD students, paving their way to successful careers in academia or industry. He has also been responsible for raising as a Principal Investigator nearly 2M EUR in funding through research projects and fellowships to his research team alone. His research team also exhibits strong collaboration links with leading researchers in worldwide academic institutions, such as Princeton U., Carnegie Mellon U., Duke U., the Georgia Institute of Technology and Cambridge U., EPFL, and Oxford U.
His most relevant research contributions include information-theoretic analysis and design of communications systems, information-theoretic security and, more recently, intersections between information theory and the foundation of high-dimensional data problems. His work , which has led to 150+ papers in the leading international journals and conferences in the field with 2000+ citations, has also been honoured with the prestigious IEEE Communications and Information Theory Societies Joint Paper Award 2011.
Dr. Rodrigues has been the recipient of research fellowships from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology as well as the Foundation Calouste Gulbenkian. He currently serves as Associate Editor to the IEEE Communications Letters and as Co-Chair of the Technical Program Committee of the IEEE Information Theory Workshop 2016. He has also co-organized the Workshop on Sensing and Analysis of High-Dimensional Data 2014 and 2015 (SAHD 2014 and SAHD 2015).
News03/2015: 3 papers accepted to the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, Hong Kong, June 2015
01/2015: 2 papers accepted to the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, Brisbane, Australia, April 2015