The Institute for Communications Engineering comprises the Chair of Communications Engineering (LNT, Prof. Kramer), the Associate Professorship of Line Transmission Technology (LÜT, Prof. Hanik) and the Assistant Professorship of Coding for Communications and Data Storage (COD, Prof. Wachter-Zeh). The groups are studying among other things the following topics.


Gerhard Kramer's group studies information theory, coding, and signal processing. The current focus is on wireless and fiber-optic channels, and on network coding and turbo processing.

A list of publications of the Chair of Communications Engineering can be found here.


Norbert Hanik's group (LÜT) studies the physical layer of wireline communication systems, in particular optical and power line systems.

A list of publications can be found here.


Antonia Wachter-Zeh's group studies coding for communications and data storage. This includes distributed data storage, code-based crypthography, and network coding.

A list of publications of the COD group can be found here.