Joel J. P. C. Rodrigues [S’01, M’06, SM’06, F’20] is a professor at the Federal University of Piauí (UFPI), Brazil; and senior researcher at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal. 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 IoT and sensor networks, e-health technologies vehicular communications, and mobile and ubiquitous computing.
Prof. Rodrigues is the leader of the Next Generation Networks and Applications research group (CNPq), IEEE Distinguished Lecturer [2018-2021], Director for Conference Development - IEEE ComSoc Board of Governors [2018-2019], Technical Activities Committee Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Latin America Region Board [2018-2019], the President of the scientific council at ParkUrbis – Covilhã Science and Technology Park, a Past-Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on eHealth, a 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.
He is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal on E-Health and Medical Communications and editorial board member of several high-reputed journals (IEEE Network, IEEE Wireless Communications, IEEE IoT Journal, IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society, etc.). He has been general chair and TPC Chair of many international conferences, including IEEE ICC, IEEE GLOBECOM, IEEE HEALTHCOM, and IEEE LATINCOM. He has authored or coauthored over 850 papers in refereed international journals and conferences, 3 books, 2 patents, and 1 ITU-T Recommendation. 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, a senior member of ACM, and an IEEE Fellow.