Researcher Information - Professor Rodney Kennedy

Personal Details

Name Professor Rodney Andrew Kennedy
Affiliation ANU Dept. of Information Engineering
Research School of Information Sciences & Engineering
Australian National University
Contact Details Building 115, Cnr North and Daley Roads
Canberra, ACT
Phone: +61 2 6125 8800
Fax: +61 2 6125 8623
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Rod Kennedy has degrees from the University of New South Wales, Australia, University of Newcastle, and the Australian National University. We worked 3 years for CSIRO on the Australia Telescope Project.

He has been head of the Department of Telecommunication Engineering, Research School of Information Sciences and Engineering at the Australian National University since 1994. His research interests are in the fields of digital and wireless communications, digital signal processing and acoustical signal processing. He is currently interim Program Leader for the Wireless Signal Processing Program part of the National ICT Australia (NICTA) research centre. He has shared responsibility in supervising about 25 research students and has co-authored approximately 180 papers. He is on a number of editorial boards for international journals and monograph series.


Project1 Active2
Predrag Rapajic, Victor Solo and Rodney Kennedy.
Adaptive Multi-user Detectors for Mobile Space-Time Communications Systems over Time Variable Fading Channels
ARC Discovery.
Thushara Abhayapala and Rodney Kennedy.
System Theoretical Aspects of Spatial Signal Processing
ARC Discovery.

Areas of Expertise

Research Areas Communications Theory; Signal Processing; Wireless Access; Broadband Access;
Application Areas Mobile Communications; Wireless Data Communications; Broadband Communications;

Selected Publications

  1. Leif Hanlen, Alex Grant and Rodney Kennedy. On the capacity of operator channels. In Proceedings of the Australian Communications Theory Workshop, pages 23-27, Newcastle, Australia, 4-6 February 2004. [ Abstract ]
  2. Thushara Abhayapala, Tony Pollock and Rodney Kennedy. Spatial Decomposition of MIMO Wireless Channels. In Proceedings of the Seventh International Symposium on Signal Processing and its Applications, ISSPA 2003, vol. 1, pages 309-312, Paris, France, 1-4 July 2003. [ Abstract ]
  3. Haley Jones and Rodney Kennedy. Analysis of the MMSE Detector in the Spatial Domain. In Proceedings of the Australian Communications Theory Workshop, vol. 1, pages 129-135, Melbourne, Australia, 5-7 February 2003.
  4. Tony Pollock, Thushara Abhayapala and Rodney Kennedy. Introducing Space into MIMO Capacity Calculations. Journal on Telecommunications Systems, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 415-436, 2003. [ Abstract ]
  5. Tony Pollock, Thushara Abhayapala and Rodney Kennedy. Antenna Saturation Effects on Dense Array MIMO Capacity. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, vol. IV, pages 361-364, Hong Kong, 2003. [ Abstract ]
  6. Paul Teal, Thushara Abhayapala and Rodney Kennedy. Spatial Correlation for General Distributions. IEEE Signal Processing Letters, vol. 9, no. 10, pp. 305-308, October 2002.