I am a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at Columbia University working on emerging wireless networks. My research interests are:

  • Theory: network modelling and optimization, scheduling algorithms with performance guarantees, machine learning, multi-armed bandits, mathematical optimization, and stochastic processes.
  • Systems: design and implementation of ultra-low latency wireless networks, 5G networks, Internet-of-Things (IoT), Smart-Cities, full-duplex wireless, millimeter-wave systems, spectrum sharing, and Software Defined Radios (SDR).
I am very fortunate to be hosted by Prof. Gil Zussman at Columbia University, and to have been
advised by Prof. Eytan Modiano during the PhD at MIT LIDS.

Here you can find additional information about: Publications, Teaching, Talks, and Service.


Awards and Honors

  • MIT School of Engineering Graduate Student Extraordinary Teaching and Mentoring Award of 2020 - given annually by the School of Engineering to a graduate student in "recognition of demonstrated extraordinary teaching and mentoring efforts as a teaching or research assistant".
  • MIT AeroAstro Graduate Teaching Assistantship Award of 2018 - given annually by the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics to a graduate student "who has demonstrated conspicuous dedication and skill in helping fulfill a subject's educational objectives". Igor Kadota
  • Thomas G. Stockham Jr. Fellowship of 2019-2020 - awarded to a graduate student at MIT in "recognition of outstanding academic record, exceptional background, and promising future".
  • CAPES Fellowship of 2011-2013 - awarded by the Brazilian federal government for the duration of the SM in ITA / Brazil.
PRESENTATION: LIDS Student Conference 2020


  • July 2021: our paper on Regret Analysis of Aging Bandits has been accepted to WiOpt Conference.
  • July 2021: our Survey Paper on Full-Duplex Systems has been accepted to IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society, Special issue on Full-Duplex Transceivers for Future Networks: Theory and Techniques.
  • July 2021: our paper on Dynamic Spectrum Access using SCMs has been accepted to ACM WiNTECH workshop.
  • June 2021: invited to represent the MIT LIDS graduating class of 2021 during the commencement ceremony.
  • Apr 2021: our WiFresh Paper has been accepted to IEEE ICCCN. Virtual conference presentation below.
  • IEEE ICCCN 2021

  • Mar 2021: talk "Wireless Networks for Emerging Time-Sensitive Applications: Theory and Systems" at Yale, Dept of Electrical Engineering Seminar, hosted by Prof. Steve Morse, 2021.
  • Jan 2021: serving on the TPC of WiOpt 2021. Please consider submitting your latest work!
  • Dec 2020: our paper on Information Freshness in Random Access Networks has been accepted to IEEE INFOCOM.
  • Oct 2020: serving on the TPC of the 4th Workshop on Age of Information at IEEE INFOCOM 2021. Please consider submitting your latest work!
  • Oct 2020: our paper on Self-Interference Cancellation for Full-Duplex Systems has been accepted to the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC).
  • Aug 2020: online talk "Index Policies: Gittins and Whittle Indices" at Carnegie Mellon University, SQUALL Seminar, hosted by Prof. Mor Harchol-Balter. (Please find the slides HERE)
  • Aug 2020: served as a panelist in the event PhD 101 organized by MIT Graduate Association of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
  • July 2020: successful defense of PhD thesis entitled "Age-of-Information in Wireless Networks: Theory and Implementation."
  • June 2020: received the 2020 School of Engineering Graduate Student Extraordinary Teaching and Mentoring Award.
  • Jan 2020: talk "WiFresh: Age-of-Information from Theory to Implementation" received the Best Presentation Award at the MIT LIDS Student Conference. Please find the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrfvWxujud8.

Igor Kadota



Columbia University
Office: CEPSR 801
530 W 120th St
New York, NY 10027

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