Prof. Dr. sc. techn. Gerhard Kramer
Gerhard Kramer is Alexander von Humboldt Professor and Chair for Communications Engineering at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). 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 the ETH Zürich 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. 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 is an IEEE Fellow and served as the 2013 President of the IEEE Information Theory Society. He was elected to the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities in 2015.
- IEEE Information Theory Society Distinguished Lecturer, 2015-2016
- Lecturer Award (Dozentenpreis), Student Association of the TUM ECE Department, 2015
- Member, Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities, 2015
- Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher, 2014, 2015
- General Co-chair, IEEE Inf. Theory Workshop, Kaohsiung, 2017 (ITW 2017)
- General Co-chair, IEEE Int. Symp. Inf. Theory, Aachen, 2017 (ISIT 2017)
- President, IEEE Information Theory Society, 2013
- Founding Co-chair, IEEE Schools of Inf. Theory, 2008-