UCL Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Dr Miguel Rodrigues

Dr Miguel Rodrigues

Reader of Information Theory and Information Processing

Dept of Electronic & Electrical Eng

Faculty of Engineering Science

Joined UCL
1st Mar 2012

Research summary

- information theory

- communications theory

- signal processing

- compressive sensing


University College London
PhD, Electronic and Electrical Engineering | 2002
Universidade do Porto
LIC, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | 1998
University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology
MSc, Communications Engineering | 1998


Dr. Rodrigues is a Senior Lecturer with the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University College London, U.K. He 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.

He has 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, U.K. in 2002. He has carried out postdoctoral research work both at Cambridge University, U.K., as well as Princeton University, U.S.A, in the period 2003 to 2007. He has also held visiting research appointments at Princeton University, U.S.A., Duke University, U.S.A. Cambridge University, U.K in the period 2007 to 2014.

His research interests are in the general areas of information theory, communications theory and signal processing. He has over 100 publications in international journals and conference proceedings in the areas.

He was the recipient of the IEEE Joint Comsoc and Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award in 2011 for the work on Wireless Information-Theoretic Security (jointly with M. Bloch, J. Barros and S. W. McLaughlin). He 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. He has also been awarded doctoral and postdoctoral research fellowships from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, and research fellowships from Foundation Calouste Gulbenkian. Dr Rodrigues is Associate Editor of the IEEE Communications Letters.