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Virgilio Rodriguez is a Research Associate with the  Communication Networks (ComNets) laboratory, at the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen (Rhine-Westphalia Technological University at Aachen). Virgilio's recent works have been accepted for publication at international journals from Wiley and Springer, as well as at such IEEE conferences as PIMRC, VTC, WCNC, ICASSP, ICC and Globecom.
The paper "Capacity and power control of spread-spectrum macrodiversity radio networks revisited" by V. Rodriguez, R. Mathar, and A. Schmeink received the overall Best Paper Award
at the Australasian Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (ATNAC), held in  Adelaide, Australia, 7-10 December 2008. ATNAC is the long-running preeminent communication/networking academic event in the Austral-Asian region.
Likewise, as one of the
5 best papers out of 143 at the IEEE ISWCS 2009 (Siena, Italy), "Power allocation for social benefit through price-taking behaviour on a CDMA reverse link shared by energy-constrained and energy-sufficient data terminals" by V. Rodriguez, F. Jondral, and R. Mathar is eligible for inclusion in a special issue of the prestigious ACM/Springer journal "Mobile Networks and Applications" (ranked 14 among 67 telecommunication journals by Thomson-Reuter's 2008 Journal Citation Reports).

Previously, Virgilio was with the Institute for Theoretical Information Technology, also at RWTHworking within the Ultra High-Speed Mobile Information and Communication (UMIC) research cluster, which has been established under the "Initiative for Excellence" of the German government. Before that, he was with the Institut für Nachrichtentechnik, at the Universität Karlsruhe (TH), where he focused on radio-spectrum coexistence and medium-access control in the context of ultra wide band (UWB) radios, for the phase II of the European Commission project "Pervasive Ultra-wide-band Low Spectral Energy Radio Systems" (PULSERS). 

Earlier, Virgilio worked with the  Signal Communication, and Embedded Electronics group of the Rennes campus of Supélec, a "Grande école" of engineering in France (optimal design of multi-standard reconfigurable radios); as well as with the Centre for Communication Systems Research (CCSR) of the University of Surrey in England (dynamic management of the radio spectrum , as part of the E2R project of the European Commission).

The RWTH Aachen  and the Universität Karlsruhe (TH) are two of the only three German technological universities to be officially declared "Elite University" by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft ( German Research Foundation ). In a recent official evaluation of United Kingdom's universities, the University of Surrey was one of only two to receive the maximal possible grade (5*A) in the area of electrical and electronic engineering.  Supélec is widely recognised as France's preeminent institution in the field of information technology, as reflected by numerous rankings, including two that rank it first in France.

Virgilio received the PhD degree from the former Polytechnic University, in Brooklyn, New York, (now the Polytechnic Institute of New York University ) where he worked under the supervision of Prof. David J. Goodman on resource management in the context of third-generation cellular communication systems. Previously, he earned master’s degrees from both Purdue University and the Virginia Polytechnic Institute, for work respectively in electrical and systems engineering.