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Joel José P. C. Rodrigues

Joel José P. C. RodriguesJoel José P. C. Rodrigues (S’01, M’06, SM’06) is a professor in the Department of Informatics of the University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal, and researcher at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal. He received a PhD degree in informatics engineering, an MSc degree from the University of Beira Interior, and a five-year BSc degree (licentiate) in informatics engineering from the University of Coimbra, Portugal. His main research interests include sensor networks, e-health, e-learning, vehicular delay-tolerant networks, and mobile and ubiquitous computing. He is the leader of NetGNA Research Group (, the Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on Communications Software, the Vice-Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on eHealth, Member Representative of the IEEE Communications Society on the IEEE Biometrics Council, and officer of the IEEE 1907.1 standard. He is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal on E-Health and Medical Communications, the editor-in-chief of the Recent Advances on Communications and Networking Technology, and editorial board member of several journals (IEEE Communications Surveys and tutorials; IEEE Communications Magazine; Elsevier Journal of Network and Computer Applications; Elsevier Journal of Vehicular Communications; Wiley Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, Wiley International Journal of Communications Systems, among others). He has been general chair and TPC Chair of many international conferences (such as IEEE HEALTHCOM; IEEE ICC; IEEE GLOBECOM; IEEE CAMAD; etc.). He is a member of many international TPCs and participated in several international conferences organization. He has authored or coauthored over 300 papers in refereed international journals and conferences, a book, and 2 patents. He had been awarded the Outstanding Leadership Award of IEEE GLOBECOM 2010 as CSSMA Symposium Co-Chair and several best papers awards. Prof. Rodrigues is a licensed professional engineer (as senior member), member of the Internet Society, an IARIA fellow, and a senior member of ACM and IEEE 

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