Area: Signal Processing, Wireless Communication
Rodney A. Kennedy is a Professor at the Australian National University currently within the Research School of Engineering. He is an electrical engineer with research specialization in wireless communications, signal processing and audio signal processing.
He has been head of the inaugural Department of Telecommunications Engineering and then Department of Information Engineering in the Research School of Information Sciences and Engineering between 1994 and 2008, and Director of Research 2009–2010. Professor Kennedy has received over 30 external grants and industry contracts/university consultancies including 15 ARC grants. In addition he has a leading participant in major research centers including the Cooperative Research Centre for Robust and Adaptive Systems (CRASys), National ICT Australia (NICTA) and the ARC Communications Research Network (ACoRN).
He is an IEEE Fellow and has published in approximately 400 journal papers, conference papers and patents, and has supervised over 47 PhD students. He was an Associate editor for 11 years in the IEEE Transactions on Communications and a member of a number of journal editorial boards. He is a former QEII Fellow and recipient of a number awards including the ATERB medal and the UNSW University medal.
Honors and Awards:
• 1993 ATERB Medal “Outstanding Young Investigator in Telecommunications and Electronics” – to recognize outstanding contributions in the fields of telecommunications and electronics (Australian Telecommunications and Electronics Research Board)
• 1982, The UNSW University medal
Membership in Distinguished Organizations:
• Fellow of the IEEE
• Cooperative Research Centre for Robust
• Adaptive Systems (CRASys)
• National ICT Australia (NICTA)
• ARC Communications Research Network (ACoRN)
• Associate editor for 11 years in the IEEE Transactions on Communications
• Member of a number of journal editorial boards
Jul 2000-Present: Professor in Engineering at the Australian National University (Currently, Head of Applied Signal Processing Group within the Research School of Engineering).
2009-2010, Director of Research, Research School of Information Sciences and Engineering
Jul 1997-Jul 2000, Senior Fellow, RSISE (Research School of Information Sciences and Engineering).
1994-2008, Head of the inaugural Department of Telecommunications Engineering and then Department of Information Engineering in the Research School of Information Sciences and Engineering.
Jul 1990-Jun 1997, Senior Lecturer/Fellow, Faculties/RSISE.
1990-Present, Faculty of Australian National University.
1989, PhD (SysEng), The Australian National University
1985, ME (EE), The University of Newcastle
1982, BE (EE, Hons.1, Uni Medal), The University of New South Wales
Areas of Expertise:
• Electrical and Electronic Engineering
• Signal Processing
• Wireless Communications 100510
• Acoustics and Acoustical Devices; Waves
• Coding and Information Theory
• Image Processing
• R. A. Kennedy and P. Sadeghi, Hilbert Space Methods in Signal Processing. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, Mar. 2013.
• Sadeghi, P, Kennedy, R & Ding, N 2016, 'Discrete Convexity and Stochastic Approximation for Cross-layer ON-OFF Transmission Control', IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 389-400.
• Nasir, A, Durrani, S, Kennedy, R et al 2016, 'Timing and carrier synchronization in wireless communication systems: a survey and classification of research in the last 5 years', EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, vol. 2016, no. 1, pp. 1-38.
• Alem, Y, Kennedy, R & Khalid, Z 2016, 'Spherical Harmonic Expansion of Fisher-Bingham Distribution and 3-D Spatial Fading Correlation for Multiple-Antenna Systems', IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 65, no. 7, pp. 5695-5700.
• Bates, A, Khalid, Z & Kennedy, R 2016, 'An Optimal Dimensionality Sampling Scheme on the Sphere with Accurate and Efficient Spherical Harmonic Transform for Diffusion MRI', IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 15-19.
• Ding, N, Chan, C, Liu, T et al 2016, 'A game-theoretic perspective on communication for omniscience', Australian Communications Theory Workshop, AusCTW 2016, IEEE, Melbourne, pp. 95-100.
• Ding, N, Sadeghi, P & Kennedy, R 2016, 'On Monotonicity of the Optimal Transmission Policy in Cross-Layer Adaptive m-QAM Modulation', IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 64, no. 9, pp. 3771-3785.
• Ding, N, Chan, C, Zhou, Q et al 2016, 'Fairness in communication for omniscience', IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2016, IEEE, Piscataway, New Jersey, pp. 2314-2318.
• Akbar, N, Yang, N, Sadeghi, P et al 2016, 'Multi-Cell Multiuser Massive MIMO Networks: User Capacity Analysis and Pilot Design', IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 64, no. 12, pp. 5064 - 5077.
• Khalid, Z, Kennedy, R & McEwen, J 2016, 'Slepian spatial-spectral concentration on the ball', Applied and Computational Harmonic Analysis, vol. 40, no. 3, pp. 470-504pp.
• Khalid, Z, Durrani, S, Kennedy, R et al 2016, 'Gauss-Legendre Sampling on the Rotation Group', IEEE Signal Processing Letters, vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 207-211.
• Nasir, A, Ngo, D, Zhou, X et al 2016, 'Joint Resource Optimization for Multicell Networks with Wireless Energy Harvesting Relays', IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 65, no. 8, pp. 6168-6183.
• Samarasinghe, P & Kennedy, R 2015, 'Analysis and performance of CMA blind deconvolution for image restoration', International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing, vol. 29, no. 9, pp. 1135-1151.
• Nasir, A, Zhou, X, Durrani, S et al 2015, 'Wireless-powered relays in cooperative communications: Time-switching relaying protocols and throughput analysis', IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 63, no. 5, pp. 1607-1622.