Virgilio Rodriguez is a Research Associate
with the Communication Networks (ComNets) laboratory, at
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
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 RWTH, working 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
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
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
of the University
of Surrey in England (dynamic
management of the radio spectrum , as part of the E2R project
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,
New York, (now the Polytechnic
Institute of New
York University ) where he
under the supervision of Prof. David J. Goodman on
management in the context of third-generation cellular communication
he earned master’s degrees
and the Virginia
Polytechnic Institute, for work
respectively in electrical