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.
ARC Discovery Project DP150101011, Harnessing Spherical Geometry in Scientific and Engineering Data Processing, with CI Salman Durrani and PI Jason McEwen (MSSL-UCL) secured research funding. The overall success rate for Discovery Projects for funding commencing in 2015 is 18 per cent. The grant also came with 2 ICA awards, which have a 13 per cent success rate.