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... António José Castelo Branco Rodrigues

Senior Researcher

António Rodrigues

Academic position: Assistant Professor
Joining date: 01-01-1999
Roles in IT: Senior Researcher
Scientific Area: Wireless Communications
Group: Radio Systems – Lx

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Address: IT – Lisboa
Instituto Superior Técnico - Torre Norte - Piso 10
Av. Rovisco Pais, 1
1049 - 001 Lisboa
Tel: +351 21 841 84 54
Fax: +351 21 841 84 72


Scientific Achievements

  • PhD, Université Catholique de Louvain, 17-04-1997
  • MSc, Instituto Superior Técnico, 13-07-1989
  • Licenciatura, Instituto Superior Técnico, 31-07-1985
  • IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 01-01-1989, Member
  • Ordem dos Engenheiros, 01-01-1989, Membro Sénior - Membro da Especialização em Telecomunicações
  • Instituto Superior Técnico, 16-11-1984, Assistant Professor
  • Sist. Tele. via Rádio (Wireless Telecommunication , Instituto Superior Técnico, Mestrado Integrado em Eng. Electr. e Computadores
  • Sist. Com. via Satélite (Satellite Communications), Instituto Superior Técnico, Doutoramento em Eng. Aeroespacial e em Eng. Electrotécnica e de Computadores
Supervision of theses
  • Geolocalização não-assistida por GPS para redes móveis em ambiente indoor e outdoor, MSc Student, Eduardo Jorge Machado Pedroso, 12-2018
  • Aplicação de técnicas de aprendizagem automática para optimização de configuração de redes 4G com base em indicadores de desempenho (KPI), MSc Student, Rui Miguel Maia Santos, 12-2018
  • RF and antenna array processing in 5G millimeter waves applications, MSc Student, Filipa Santana da Silva Fernandes, 11-2018
  • Advanced receivers for 5G millimeter waves, MSc Student, Raquel de Almeida Martins, 11-2018
  • Fronthaul design for wireless networks, MSc Student, Nuno Raposo de Oliveira Guerreiro de Sousa, 07-2018
  • Energy Efficient Capacity Balancing in 5G Software-Centric Mobile Networks, MSc Student, Inês da Silva Santos, 05-2018
  • Small-cell LTE networks: evaluating RF planning methods, MSc Student, Inês Moura Perdigão Gonçalves, 05-2018
  • SmartCity - Planeamento de uma rede de sensores baseado na tecnologia LoRaWAN, MSc Student, João António Cepeda Jaime, 05-2018
  • Time Domain Impact on Spectrum Management, MSc Student, Luís Pedro Felisberto Rodrigues, 01-2018
  • QoE-based scheduling algorithms for adaptive HTTP video delivery in LTE, MSc Student, Frederico Freire Rodrigues, 11-2017
  • Impact of Just-in-Time caching on user QoE in dynamic adaptive streaming over HTTP, MSc Student, Rita Vaz de Carvalho Coutinho, 11-2017
  • PCI conflict and RSI collision detection in LTE networks using supervised learning techniques, MSc Student, Rodrigo Miguel Martins Diz Miranda Veríssimo, 11-2017
  • Identifying Quality of Experience (QoE) in 3G/4G Radio Networks based on Quality of Service (QoS) Metrics, MSc Student, Vera Cristina da Silva Pedras, 11-2017
  • Efficient spectrum sharing techniques for unlicensed frequency bands, MSc Student, Rita Semedo de Sá Bandeira, 05-2017
  • Improving Accuracy in Long Term Evolution (LTE) Geo-positioning based on Network Recordings, MSc Student, Rúben Alexandre Guerra Borralho, 05-2017
  • Assessment of non-orthogonal multiple access for 5G systems, MSc Student, Ricardo José Neves Alberto, 11-2016
  • Full-duplex radio with massive MIMO relays, MSc Student, João Francisco Aragão Aboim de Sande e Lemos, 11-2015
  • Telecommunications Services Convergence, MSc Student, Nuno Gonçalves, 09-2015
  • Massive MIMO Processing for 5G Systems: Efficient Detection Algorithms and Applications, MSc Student, Francisco Miguel Teixeira do Rosário, 07-2015
  • The limits of MIMO with large antenna arrays, MSc Student, Pedro Valério Catarino Miguel, 12-2014
  • Software defined radio implementation for maritime cognitive radio communications, MSc Student, Germano Gonçalves Capela, 11-2014
  • Energy savings in 3G using dynamic spectrum access and base station sleep modes, MSc Student, Tiago Gouveia e Cunha, 11-2014
  • Interference suppression using MIMO and physical layer network coding, MSc Student, Flávio André Silva Brás, 04-2014
  • Simulator-based performance evaluation of LTE and LTE-Advanced, MSc Student, João Filipe Elói Aleluia Carrasco Gonçalves, 09-2011
  • Hierarchical Cell Structure in UMTS Systems, MSc Student, Tiago Alexandre Sequeira Rebelo, 12-2008
  • Planning of WiMAX Mobile Networks, MSc Student, Guilherme Pereira, 10-2008
  • Location in Cellular Mobile Systems, MSc Student, Ivo Luís de la Cerda Garcia e Sousa, 11-2007
  • MIMO Systems for 3G Mobile Capacity Enhancement, MSc Student, Pedro Manuel de Almeida Carvalho Vieira, 12-2003
  • CPM Receivers Complexity Reduction in Wireless Communication Systems, MSc Student, Francisco António Taveira Branco Nunes Monteiro, 01-2003
  • Location Based Services in Mobile Telecommunications Systems, BSc Student, Jorge Costa, José Remédios, 12-2004
Co-Supervision of theses
  • Automatic detection of TV logos in broadcast video content , MSc Student, Guilherme Mateus Moreira, 10-2018
  • Software Defined Receivers for GNSS, MSc Student, Carlos Jorge Alves Porrais, 09-2018
  • No-reference Quality Assessment of Free Viewpoint Video, MSc Student, Fábio Freire Rodrigues, 12-2017
  • Omnidirectional (360V) Video Streaming over Wireless Networks, MSc Student, Francisco Garção Lopes, 11-2017
  • Data Rate Change Algorithms for HF Band Efficient Communications Using the E/R GRC-525 Radio, MSc Student, Vasco Ferreira Sequeira, 11-2017
  • Managing Capacity for a Real Multi-Service UMTS/HSPA Radio Access Network, MSc Student, Marta de Oliveira Veríssimo, 10-2016
  • Forecasting Traffic and Balancing Load for Quality driven LTE Networks, MSc Student, Miguel Aires Barros Monteiro, 10-2016
  • Planeamento e Optimização de uma Field Area Network (FAN) para Monitorização de Medidores de Eletricidade Inteligentes, MSc Student, Hugo Café, 10-2015
  • Capacity Management and Load Balancing for 3G Wireless Access networks, MSc Student, Tiago Miguel de Almeida Pedro, 10-2015
  • Video Quality Evaluation in IP Networks , MSc Student, Miguel Chin, 05-2012
  • Implementação e Desenvolvimento da Operação e Controlo Remotos da Estação Terrestre de Satélites do Instituto de Telecomunicações, MSc Student, Miguel Cardoso Martins, 12-2009
  • Modelos 3D para planeamento de redes celulares, BSc Student, Miguel Soares e Nuno Correia, 09-2000
  • F. J. Velez, P. Sebastião, R. Costa, D.R. Robalo, C. Comissário, A. J. Rodrigues, H. Aghvami, Radio and Network Planning, Chapter in, WiMAX Networks: Techno-economic Vision and Challenges, amjee Prasad and Fernando J. Velez, Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 2010
  • A. Marchetti, N. Prasad, A. J. Rodrigues, R. Prasad, Self-organizing cognitive disaster relief networks, Chapter in, Telecommunications in disaster areas, Nicola Marchetti, River Publishers, 2010

Currently running projects1

Acronym Name Funding Agency Start date Ending date
ENVISION QoE-Driven Adaptive 3D-Video Streaming for Wireless Networks IT 01-11-2016 01-12-2018

Closed Projects17

Acronym Name Funding Agency Start date Ending date
ART ART - Cooperation with AR Telecom in Propagation and Radio Communications AR Telecom 01-03-2007 01-06-2008
B-BONE Broadcasting and Multicasting Over Enhanced UMTS Mobile Broadband Networks EU 01-02-2004 30-06-2006
COILS Comparison of WiMAX and LTE on a Personal Cell Scenario for the Provision of Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Services IT/LA 01-12-2008 01-11-2010
COMMON Coordinated Multiuser MIMO for Future Wireless Networks FCT/PTDC 01-10-2010 01-12-2013
GOLD GOLD - Using Geo-Positioned Indicators for Self-Optimization of LTE Data Networks FCT 01-03-2014 01-02-2016
HICOPI HiCoPI - High Accuracy GNSS-based Coordinated Positioning IT/LA 01-12-2008 01-01-2011
L-DimM-NetCod Large-Dimensional MIMO Physical Layer Network Coding IT/LA 01-09-2014 01-09-2016
MobileMAN Mobile IP for Broadband Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks IT/LA 01-06-2005 01-10-2007
NAGCPS Navigation Algorithms for GNSS-based Coordinated Positioning Systems FCT/PTDC 01-01-2012 01-01-2014
NEWCOM++ Network of Excellence in Wireless Communications ++ EU/FP7 01-12-2007 01-12-2010
RESOURCE Radio resource optimization in third generation mobile systems FCT/POSI 01-10-2000 30-09-2004
SAAS Remote Piloted Semi-Autonomous Aerial Surveillance System Using Terrestrial Wireless Networks IT/LA 01-03-2012 01-04-2014
SATSTATION Satellite Ground Station for Study and Development of Radio Communications FCT/REEQ 01-01-2006 31-12-2006
SEACORN Simulation of Enhanced UMTS Access and Core Networks EU 01-03-2002 28-02-2004
TeleTimor Telecommunications Infrastructure for East Timor Ministério dos Negócios Estrangeiros 01-05-2001 31-07-2001
TERRA Techno-Economic Regulatory Framework for Radio Spectrum Access for Cognitive Radio/Software Defined Radio ESF/COST 01-05-2010 01-12-2014
VTINT VTINT - Vias Físicas de Tráfego Internacionais e Nacionais ANACOM 01-06-2008 01-06-2010
  • F. Rosário, F. A. Monteiro, A. J. Rodrigues, Paper in the Most Downloaded Papers in the IEEE Signal Processing Letters in The Last Two Years, The 2016 paper in IEEE Signal Processing Letters (SPL) was showcased in the list of the 10 "Most Downloaded Papers from IEEE Xplore" for the SPL during the previous two years (2015-2016). The list was showcased in the May 2017 issue of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine., 01-05-2017
  • J. S. Lemos, F. Rosário, F. A. Monteiro, A. J. Rodrigues, Luís Vidigal Prize 2015, Co-supervision of the two winners (ex aequo) of the Luís Vidigal Prize 2015 . This prize awards the Best MSc Thesis of the Year at IST in the fields of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Compute Science, and related fields, completed in 2015. Mr. Francisco Rosário and Mr. João Sande Lemos were both scholars under the L-DIMM-NetCod project in our group., 01-03-2016
  • P. Vieira, N. Cota, A. Serrador Serrador, A.B. Beire, A. J. Rodrigues, Best Student Paper Award WPMC 2013, On the Use of Okumura-Hata Propagation Model on Railway Communications", 16th International Symposium on Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications (WPMC'13), Atlantic City, New Jersey, EUA, Junho de 2013 (Best Student Paper Award)., 01-06-2013
  • A. Marchetti, N. Prasad, A. J. Rodrigues, R. Prasad, Adaptive counting rule for cooperative spectrum sensing under correlated environments, 13th International Symposium on Wireless Multimedia Communications (WPMC'10) - Best Paper Award, 01-10-2010
  • J. Reis, J. Sanguino, A. J. Rodrigues, Influence of baseline length in single-frequency real-time vehicle heading determination, 13th International Symposium on Wireless Multimedia Communications (WPMC'10) - Best Paper Award, 01-10-2010
  • A. Marchetti, N. Prasad, A. J. Rodrigues, R. Prasad, Capacity limits introduced by data fusion on cooperative spectrum sensing under correlated environments, 8th International Conference on Communications (COMM2010) - Best Student Paper Award, 01-06-2010
  • F. J. Velez, A. J. Rodrigues, Iterative Processing for Cooperative Communications Allowing Intra-Link Errors, Seminars, Organization of the Seminar, speakers: Prof. Tad Matsumoto (distinguished lecturer da VTS Society) e Prof. Khoirul Anwar (both from JAIST – Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), the Seminar was held in Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa, Portugal, Oct. 18, 2011, 01-10-2011 | Link
  • 9th International Symposium on Spread Spectrum Techniques and Applications (ISSSTA06), Technical Programme Committee, 2006
  • 13th IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference (MELECON 2006), Technical Programme Committee, 2006
  • Wireless Euro-Mediterranean International Conference (WEMIC 2006), Technical Programme Committee, 2006
  • 3as Jornadas de Engenharia de Electrónica e Telecomunicações e de Computadores (JETC'05), Technical Programme Committee, 2005
  • 11th Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications (APCC 2005), Technical Programme Committee, 2005
  • International Conference on E-Business and Telecommunication Networks (ICETE-2005), Technical Programme Committee, 2005
  • 8th International Symposium on Wireless Multimedia Communications (WPMC'05), Technical Programme Committee, 2005
  • 7th International Symposium on Wireless Multimedia Communications (WPMC'04), Technical Programme Committee, 2004
  • International Conference on E-Business and Telecommunication Networks (ICETE-2004), Technical Programme Committee, 2004
  • International Symposium on Wireless Multimedia Communications - WPMC, Scientific Committee, 2002
  • IEEE International Symp. on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Comm. - PIMRC, Organizing Committee, 2002
  • Member of the Editorial Committee, 11-09-2001 - 30-10-2002