Adrian Garcia Rodriguez

Dublin, Ireland
Research Scientist

Education

  • PhD in Electronic & Electrical Engineering from University College London (U.K.). February 2013 - June 2016.
  • Master’s Degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain).  September 2007 – December 2012.

Biography

Adrian Garcia Rodriguez was born in Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain). His currently focuses on the design of UAV communications and next-generation 802.11 technologies. He joined Bell Labs in 2016, after receiving the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from University College London (U.K.). Adrian is co-inventor of fifteen filed patent families and co-author of 40+ technical publications on wireless communications and networking. On these topics, he frequently delivers technical tutorials, organizes workshops and special sessions, and participates in industrial seminars in venues such as IEEE ICC or IEEE Globecom. Adrian delivered the industrial presentation “Drone Base Stations: Opportunities and Challenges Towards a Truly “Wireless” Wireless Network”, which won the Most Attended Industry Program Award at IEEE Globecom 2017. He was the recipient of the Best Paper Award in PIMRC’19 for his work on “Cellular UAV-to-UAV Communications”, and was named an Exemplary Reviewer for IEEE Commun. Letters in 2016, and both IEEE Trans. on Wireless Commun. and IEEE Trans. on Commun. in 2017.

Research Interests

  • Wireless Communications

Honors and Awards

  • L. Galati Giordano, A. Garcia-Rodriguez, M. Ding, and M. Hassan, “Drone Base Stations: Opportunities and Challenges Towards a Truly “Wireless” Wireless Network,” industrial presentation held in IEEE Globecom 2017, Singapore, Dec. 2017. [Awarded the “Most Attended Industry Program Award at IEEE Globecom 2017”].
  • Exemplary reviewer award of IEEE Transactions in Wireless Communications, 2017.
  • Exemplary reviewer award of IEEE Transactions in Communications, 2017.
  • Exemplary reviewer award of IEEE Communications Letters, 2016.
  • PhD scholarship from the Electronic & Electrical Engineering department of University College London (U.K.).

Selected Articles and Publications