Gerhard Kramer is Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). He joined TUM as Alexander von Humboldt Professor and Chair of Communications Engineering in 2010 after a short stay at the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, from 2009-10.
He received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Manitoba in 1991 and 1992, respectively, and the Dr. sc. techn. degree from ETH Zurich in 1998. From 1998 to 2000, he was with Endora Tech AG in Basel, Switzerland, and from 2000 to 2008 he was with the Math Center at Bell Labs in Murray Hill, NJ. His research interests are primarily in information theory and communications theory, with applications to wireless, copper, and optical fiber networks.
Gerhard Kramer is an IEEE Fellow and served as the 2013 President of the IEEE Information Theory Society. He received several awards for his work, including an ETH Medal, an IEEE Communications Society Stephen O. Rice Prize Paper Award, an Alexander von Humboldt Professorship, a Vodafone Innovations Prize, a Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award, a EURASIP Best Paper Award, and a Lecturer Award from the Student Association of the TUM ECE Department. He is a member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities since 2015.