Persönlicher Status und Werkzeuge

Prof. Dr. sc. techn. Gerhard Kramer

Gerhard Kramer

Prof. Dr. sc. techn. Gerhard Kramer
Head of Institute

Institute for Communications Engineering
Theresienstrasse 90
Building N4, 2. Floor
D-80333 Munich

Room: N2403
Phone: +49 89 289-23491


Gerhard Kramer is Alexander von Humboldt Professor and Head of the Institute for Communications Engineering at the Technische Universität München (TUM). He received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada in 1991 and 1992, respectively, and the Dr. sc. techn. (Doktor der technischen Wissenschaften) degree from the ETH Zürich, Switzerland, in 1998. From 1998 to 2000, he was with Endora Tech AG, Basel, Switzerland, as a communications engineering consultant. From 2000 to 2008 he was with the Math Center, Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent, Murray Hill, NJ, as a Member of Technical Staff. He joined the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, as a Professor of Electrical Engineering in 2009. He joined TUM in 2010.

Gerhard Kramer’s research interests are primarily in information theory and communications theory, with applications to wireless, copper, and optical fiber networks. He received several awards for his work, including an ETH Medal for his doctoral dissertation in 1999, a Bell Labs President’s Gold Award in 2003, the IEEE Communications Society Stephen O. Rice Prize Paper Award in 2005, an Alexander von Humboldt Professorship in 2010, the Vodafone Innovations Prize in 2011, a Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award in 2012, and a EURASIP Best Paper Award in 2014. He is a Fellow of the IEEE since 2010 and an IEEE Information Theory Society Distinguished Lecturer during 2015-16. He was elected a Full Member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities in 2015.

Gerhard Kramer served as Associate Editor for Shannon Theory for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory during 2006-2008. In 2008, he was the founding co-chair of the Annual Schools of Information Theory that today run in Australia, East Asia, Europe, India, and North America. He served as technical program co-chair of the 2008 and 2014 IEEE International Symposia of Information Theory (ISIT) in Toronto and Honolulu, respectively, and he is general co-chair of ISIT 2017 in Aachen. He served as the 2013 President of the IEEE Information Theory Society.

Principal Honors and Awards

Service Highlights 

  • President, IEEE Information Theory Society, 2013
  • Board of Governors, IEEE Information Theory Society, 2009-2015
  • Associate Editor for Shannon Theory, IEEE Trans. Inf. Theory, 2006-2008
  • Founding Co-chair, 1st-3rd Annual Schools of Information Theory, 2008-2010
  • General Co-chair, IEEE Int. Symp. Inf. Theory (ISIT), 2017
  • General Co-chair, IEEE Inf. Theory Workshop (ITW), 2017
  • TPC Co-chair, IEEE Int. Symp. Inf. Theory (ISIT), 2008, 2014
  • TPC Co-chair, IEEE Int. Symp. Turbo Codes & Iter. Inf. Proc., 2014
  • TPC Co-chair, Int. Symp. Wireless Commun. Sys. (ISWCS), 2011

Curriculum Vitae [ pdf file ]

IEEE Schools of Information Theory

European Schools
1991 in Essen, Germany
1993 in Essen, Germany
1994 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands
1996 in Moelle, Sweden
1998 in Aarthus, Denmark
2000 in Ulm, Germany
2003 in Monte Verita, Switzerland
2005 in Bratislava, Slovakia
2007 in Lan Colle Sur Loup, France
2009 in Loen, Norway (10th School)
2011 in Barcelona, Spain (1st European School sponsored by ITSoc)
2012 in Antalya, Turkey
2013 in Ohrid, Macedonia
2014 in Tallinn, Estonia
2015 in Zandvoort, The Netherlands
2016 in Göteborg, Sweden
2017 in Madrid, Spain

North American School
2008 at Penn State University
2009 at Northwestern University
2010 at USC
2011 at University of Texas at Austin
2012 at Cornell University
2013 at Purdue University
2014 at University of Toronto
2015 at UC San Diego
2016 at Duke University
2017 at Georgia Tech (10th School)

Australian School
2014 in Adelaide

East Asian School
2014 in Hong Kong
2015 in Hong Kong

Indian School (JTG Summer School)
2014 at IIT Madras
2015 at IISc, Bangalore

African Winter School
2010 at Mopani Camp, Kruger National Park, South Africa
2015 in South Africa

Taiwan Winter School
2011 at National Chiao Tung University