profile picture  Ignacio Rodriguez Larrad, PhD

Assistant Professor in Wireless Communications for Industrial IoT
5G for Industries, Wireless Communication Networks Section
Department of Electronic Systems
Aalborg University
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7, A4-203 & WCN-Lab
DK-9220 Aalborg Øst, Denmark

Email: irl (at) es.aau.dk


External Research Engineer
Standardization Research Systems & Protocols
NOKIA Bell Labs
Alfred Nobels Vej 27 (NOVI 8)
DK-9220 Aalborg Øst, Denmark

Email: ignacio.rodriguez_larrad.ext (at) nokia.com


Ignacio Rodriguez Larrad (Oviedo, Spain, 1984) holds a Telecommunication Engineering degree (B.Sc.+M.Sc.) from University of Oviedo, Spain; a M.Sc. degree in Mobile Communications and a Ph.D. degree in Wireless Communications from Aalborg University, Denmark. He is currently an Assistant Professor in Wireless Communications for Industrial IoT at the same institution, where he is currently leading the 5G for Industries Research Group, coordinating the Industry 4.0 Experimental Research Activities at the Wireless Communication Networks Section, and the AAU 5G Smart Production Lab in collaboration with the Department of Materials and Production. He is also an External Research Engineer with Nokia Bell Labs, where he is involved in Industrial IoT research and the development of several 3GPP and ITU-R standards targeting 5G deployment scenarios.

His research interests are mainly related to radio propagation, channel modeling, radio network planning and optimization, ultra-reliable low-latency communications, low-power wide-area networks, non-terrestrial networks, and industrial IoT. He is a co-recipient of the IEEE VTS 2017 Neal Shepherd Memorial Best Propagation Paper Award, and in 2019 he was co-awarded with the 5G-prize by the Danish Energy Agency and the Danish Society of Telecommunication Engineers.

Links of Interest

AAU 5G for Industries
AAU 5G Smart Production
AAU vbn Profile
Google Scholar Profile
LinkedIn Profile


  • 17.06.2022: We showcased the prototypes built in the Low-RF project in collaboration with GMV NSL at the ESA NAVISP Industry Days 2022. [event info]
  • 10.06.2022: We presented the findings and conclusions of the "ESA NAVISP Low-RF Fast Deployable Systems for Emergencies in Difficult Environments" project run in collaboration with GMV NSL at a public online webinar organized by ESA. [event info]
  • 02.06.2022: I presented our "Edge-cloud AMR fleet management" live demo at the 5G-ACIA booth, Industrial-grade QoS section, at Hannover Messe 2022. [event info]
  • 22.04.2022: Our paper "Low RF-based Navigation for Emergencies in Difficult Environments" in collaboration with GMV NSL and European Space Agency has been accepted for presentation at ION GNSS+ 2022. [publications]
  • 22.04.2022: Our paper "Directional Measurements and Propagation Models at 28 GHz for Reliable Factory Coverage" in collaboration with Nokia Bell Labs, Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria, and Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso has been accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation. [publications]
  • 10.04.2022: Our paper "Evaluation and Comparison of Ultrasonic and UWB Technology for Indoor Localization in an Industrial Environment" lead by Amalia has been accepted for publication in MPDI Sensors. [publications]
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