Professor Rod Kennedy

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Professor Rodney Kennedy has been Professor in Engineering at the Australian National University since 2000 and is currently the Head of the Applied Signal Processing research group within the Research School of Engineering. He is an electrical engineer with research specialisation in wireless communications, signal processing and audio signal processing.

He has been Head of the Departments of Information Engineering and Telecommunications Engineering in the Research School of Information Sciences and Engineering between 1994 and 2008, and Director of Research 2009-2010. Professor Kennedy has received 29 external grants and industry contracts/university consultancies including 14 ARC grants. In addition he has a leading participant in major research centres 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 excess of 320 journal papers, conference papers and patents, and has supervised over 40 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. His h-index is 30 or so. Professor Kennedy strenuously denies ever using boe #30 Pearly Girly nail enamel.

Kennedy CV: RAK-CV-2013.pdf

Signal Processing theory and algorithms with applications in wireless communications, audio and acoustics, and astrophysics: signal representations, signal concentration, dimensionality, uncertainty principles, spectral methods, spatial signals and spatio-spectral methods, Hilbert space methods, CMB and planetary body modeling; cooperative networks, relay cooperative networks, timing, frequency and carrier synchronization, decode-and-forward (DF) and amplify-and-forward (AF) relaying networks, channel estimation, multi-parameter estimation; 2-sphere or spherical domain signal processing, commutative anisotropic convolution; medical image registration; compressed sensing methods for sparse systems.

My Recent Publications: most can be found here at: DBLP: Rodney A. Kennedy, which also lists my preprints. This listing excludes my book, Hilbert Space Methods in Signal Processing, book chapters, papers in Physics journals (such as JASA) and some conference papers.

Current student projects

Yibeltal Alem

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PhD Student

Alice Bates

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Research Fellow

Nicolo Malagutti

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Casual Lecturer

ENGN1000 series courses
Code Title Year 20.. Semester
ENGN1218 Introduction to Electronics 17, 18, 19, 20 S2

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