Joel J. P. C. Rodrigues is a professor at the University of Beira Interior (UBI), 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. He is the Director of the Master degree in Informatics Engineering at UBI. He is the leader of NetGNA Research Group (http://netgna.it.ubi.pt), the Vice-chair of the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on Communications Software, the Vice-Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on eHealth, and Member Representative of the IEEE Communications Society on the IEEE Biometrics Council. He is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal on E-Health and Medical Communications, the editor-in-chief of the Recent Patents on Telecommunications, and editorial board member of several international journals. He has been general chair and TPC Chair of many international conferences. He is a member of many international TPCs and participated in several international conferences organization. He has authored or coauthored over 220 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.
Biography Updated on 11 December 2012