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Joel Rodrigues
Director, Conference Development

Joel J. P. C. Rodrigues [S’01, M’06, SM’06] is a professor and Senior researcher at the National Institute of Telecommunications (Inatel), Brazil and Senior researcher at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal. He has been professor at the University of Beira Interior (UBI), Portugal and visiting professor at the University of Fortaleza (UNIFOR), Brazil. He received the Academic Title of Aggregated Professor in informatics engineering from UBI, the Habilitation in computer science and engineering from the University of Haute Alsace, France, a PhD degree in informatics engineering and an MSc degree from the UBI, and a five-year BSc degree (licentiate) in informatics engineering from the University of Coimbra, Portugal. His main research interests include Internet of Things and Sensor networks, e-health,vehicular communications, and mobile and ubiquitous computing.

Prof. Rodrigues is the leader of the Internet of Things research group (CNPq), Member of the IEEE ComSoc Board of Governors as Director for Conference Development [2018-2019], IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer [2018-2019], the President of the scientific council at ParkUrbis – Covilhã Science and Technology Park, the Past-Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on eHealth, the Past-chair of the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on Communications Software, Steering Committee member of the IEEE Life Sciences Technical Community and Publications co-Chair, and Member Representative of the IEEE Communications Society on the IEEE Biometrics Council.

Prof. Rodrigues is the editor-in-chief of three reputed International Journals and editorial board member of several high-reputed journals (IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, IEEE IoT Journal, IEEE ACCESS, etc.). He has been general chair and TPC Chair of many international conferences, including IEEE ICC, IEEE GLOBECOM, and IEEE HEALTHCOM. He is a member of many international TPCs and participated in several international conferences organization. He has authored or coauthored over 550 papers in refereed international journals and conferences, 3 books, and 2 patents. He had been awarded several Outstanding Leadership and Outstanding Service Awards by IEEE Communications Society and several best papers awards. Prof. Rodrigues is a licensed professional engineer (as Senior member), member of the Internet Society, and a Senior member ACM and IEEE.