Imperial College London

Dr Fernando Rosas

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Mathematics

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship







Electrical EngineeringSouth Kensington Campus




Short Bio

I first studied contemporary music composition and jazz improvisation (BA 2002), and the exposure to modern art triggered questions about methods and meanings that pushed me to also study philosophy (Minor 2002). However, philosophy opened many questions about everything, and the best way to deal with this was to study pure mathematics (BSc 2007). After all these endeavours I ended up with an overdose of abstractions, which was cured by doing research in electrical engineering (Master and PhD 2012). All this took place in the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC), one of the top-ranked universities of South America. 

I worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at PUC (2013) and KU Leuven (2014-2016), where I could start to reconnect with my musical background by leading the design of an autonomous network of wireless acoustic sensors. Afterwards I return to work on more theoretical issues while working as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Taiwan University (2016), exploring the interface between communication theory and complexity.