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Joel Rodrigues

  • PhD; Habilitation
  • Professor and senior researcher
  • National Institute of Telecommunications
  • 28h-indexImpact measure calculated using publication and citation counts. Updated daily.
  • 4078CitationsNumber of citations received by Joel's publications. Updated daily.

Research interests

e-health technologiesSensor networks and IoTmobile and cloud computingVehicular communicationsMobile and ubiquitous computing


Joel Rodrigues is a professor and senior researcher at the National Institute of Telecommunications (Inatel), Brazil, and a senior researcher at the Institute for Telecommunications, Portugal. His main research interests include Internet technologies, sensor networks, mobile and ubiquitous computing, vehicular communications, e-learning and e-health technologies, mobile and cloud computing. He his the leader of the Next Generation Networks and Applications Group and has authored or co-authored over 450 scientific publications. He is an IEEE and ACM Senior Member, the Past-Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on eHealth, and the Past-Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on Communications Software. Joel is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of E-Health and Medical Communications (from IGI Global, USA) and the Recent Advances on Communications and Networking Technologies Journal (from Bentham Science, USA). He is the Symposium Co-Chair leader of Several ICC/GLOBECOM conferences, among others.

Co-authors (588)

Publications (5)

  • A Systematic Review of Techniques and Sources of Big Data in the Healthcare Sector

    • Alonso S
    • de la Torre Díez I
    • Rodrigues J
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  • An efficient fuzzy rule-based big data analytics scheme for providing healthcare-as-a-service

    • Jindal A
    • Dua A
    • Kumar N
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  • Data Offloading in 5G-Enabled Software-Defined Vehicular Networks: A Stackelberg-Game-Based Approach

    • Aujla G
    • Chaudhary R
    • Kumar N
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  • Energy-Efficiency Maximization with Non-linear Fractional Programming for Intelligent Device-to-Device Communications

    • Zhai X
    • Guan X
    • Yuan J
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  • GMA: An adult account identification algorithm on Sina Weibo using behavioral footprints

    • Wang L
    • Niu J
    • Rodrigues J
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Professional experience

Professor and senior researcher


September 2016 - Present

Senior Researcher

Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal

January 2002 - Present

Professor and researcher

Universidade da Beira Interior

October 2000 - August 2016(16 years)

Coordinator, network and systems administrator

Hospital Center of Cova da Beira - Teaching Hospital

May 1998 - September 2000(2 years)


Portugal Telecom

November 1995 - April 1998(2 years)

Professional trainee

Portugal Telecom Inovação

April 1995 - November 1995(7 months)

Education history

Departamento de Informática

Universidade da Beira Interior

October 2002 - July 2006(4 years)

Departamento de Engenharia informática

Universidade de Coimbra - Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia

October 1990 - July 1995(5 years)