Emeritus Professor Rolando Carrasco
Emeritus Professor

Background

Personal Details

Roles and Responsibilities

IT and Telecom consultancy

Qualifications

BEng(Hons), PhD, DSc

Memberships

FIET, CEng

Research Interests

Digital Modulation, Traffic and Information Theory, Networks Communication Systems, Channel Coding, MIMO Systems and Mobile Communications

A new book entitled Non-Binary Error Control Coding for Wireless Communication and Data Storage by R. A. Carrasco & M. Johnston , published by John Wiley & Sons, will be available in December 2008.

I have also written seven chapters in the following books:

DSP for Communication Systems I. ‘Trellis Codes for Quadrature Quadrature Phase Shift Keying Systems’, HW Communications Limited, pp. 93-105, 1994. ISBN 0952428024.

Communications Theory and Applications II.‘Performance of Orthogonally Multiplexed QAM on Rayleigh Channels’, HW Communications Limited, pp. 230-241, 1994. ISBN 0952428016.

Modelling Future Telecommunications Systems.‘Complex Behaviour in Non-linear Systems’, Edited by P Cochrane and D J T Heatley, BT Telecommunications Series 7, Chapman and Hall, 1996. ISBN 0412621606.

Selected Papers from DSPCS’96. ‘Combination of a Viterbi Decoder with an Adaptive Neural Equaliser over a Rician Fading Channel’, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1997. ISBN 0792399323.

Lossy 4D Biosemiotic Visual Human Scale Equaliser for TV/Video Image Source Coding. Research Studies Press Ltd. ISBN 0-86380-259-1.

Global Mobile Commerce – Strategies, implementation, and case studies.‘Perception of Mobile Technology Provision in Health Service’ Chapter XIX, Information Science Reference, Harshey, New York. ISBN – 978-159904558-0.

Design Considerations and Algorithms for Broadband Fixed WiMAX Systems. VLSI and Computer Architecture. Nova Publishers, 2008. ISBN 978-1-60692-075-6

Esteem Indicators

Symposioum Secretary for the Sixth International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing (CSNDSP'08) 23rd - 25th July, 2008, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria

Technical Chair for the Ninth International Symposium on Communication Theory and Applications (ISCTA'07) 15th - 20th July, 2007, Ambleside, Lake District, UK

Editorial board of International Journal of Communication Systems

Editorial board of The Mediterranean Journal of Computers and Networks

Editorial board of The Mediterranean Journal of Electronics and Communication"

Guest Editor for the Special Issue on Mobile Communication Theory, Technology and Applications, Mediterranean Journal of Electronics and Communication, Vol. 2, No. 2, April 2006.

Member of the EPSRC Communications College

Member of the technical programme committee for the Signal Processing for Communications Symposium, GlobeCom2006, San Fransisco, USA

Member of the technical programme committee for the IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference 2006 Autumn 25 – 28 September 2006, Montreal, Canada

Member of the organising committee for the Second IEE International Symposium on Broadband Communications (ISBC’06), 10th-14th September, 2006, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Russia

Member of the steering committee for Communication Systems, Networks AND Digital Signal Processing (CSNDSP 2006), IEEE/IEE and EURASIP Fifth International Symposium, 19-21 July, 2006, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Patras, Patras, Greece

Member of the organising committee, chair section and paper reviewer for The Eighth IEE International Symposium on DSP and Communication Systems, DSPCS'2005 & 4th Workshop on the Internet, Telecommunications and Signal Processing, WITSP'2005, Noosa Heads (Sunshine Coast, Australia), 19th - 21st December 2005.

Member of the organising committee, chair section, guest speaker and paper reviewer for The Eighth IEE International Symposium on Communication Theory & Applications. Ambleside, Lake District, UK. 17th - 22nd July 2005.

Member of the organising committee and paper reviewer for The Fifth IASTED International Multi-Conference on Wireless and Optical Communications (WOC 2005). Banff, Canada. 19th - 21st July 2005.

Member of the organising committee and paper reviewer for The Third IASTED International Conference on Communications and Computer Networks. (CCN 2005).Marina del Rey, CA, USA. October 24-26, 2005.

Member of the organising committee and paper reviewer for The First IEEE/IEE International Symposium on Broadband Communications (ISBC '04) held at the Village Hotel and Leisure Club, Leeds, between 12th - 15th December 2004.

Member of the organising committee and paper reviewer for The Fourth IEE/IEEE International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing (CSNDSP 2004) held at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne between 20-22 July 2004.

Local Chairman and paper reviewer for Staffordshire University hosted the Third IEE/IEEE International Symposium of Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing (CSNDSP 2002) in July 2002. This symposium is jointly sponsored by the IEE, IEEE Communication Society and the British Computer Society.

International chairman and organiser for ICSECIT conference at Magallane University, Punta Arenas, Chile, April 2001

Visiting professor at University of Austral, Chile, 2004 - present

Invited Lecture, "Mobile Communication Theory and Applications" at:
Beihang University, Beijing, The Institute of Advanced Computing Technology, China, 26th October, 2005.

Shang Hai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, Department of Electronic Engineering, China, 31st October, 2005.

Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Department of Electronics and Information Engineering, China, 2nd November, 2005.

Invited Lecture at Department of Communication Systems, Lancaster University, “Space Time Diversity Coding for Time-varying channels”, February 2002

Invited Lecture at Santiago University, Chile, “Future of Mobile Communications”, sponsored by NORTEL, January 2005

Invited Lecture at Ankara University, Turkey, “Future of Mobile Communications”, September 2004

Invited Lecture at Reading University, UK, “Mobile Computer Technology”

Invited Lecture at Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic, “Space Time Diversity Coding for Time-varying channels” , October 2004

External Examiner for:
BSc (Hons) Electronics/Internet and Communication Technologies, University of Abertay Dundee (2000-2003)

MSc/Pg Diploma in Defence Communications Engineering, Advanced Mobile and Personal Radio Communications Engineering and Multimedia Communication Systems, Lancaster University (2001-2004).

MSc in Software Techniques for Digital Signal and Image Processing, Cranfield University (2002-2005).

MSc Modern Digital Communication Systems, Department of Engineering and Design, University of Sussex, 1st October, 2005 to 30th September, 2009

Projects

Undergraduate Teaching