Gerhard Kramer is Alexander von Humboldt Professor and Chair of 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, Canada, in 1991 and 1992, respectively, and the Dr. sc. techn. degree from the ETH Zurich, Switzerland, 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.
- Information Theory for Dispersion-Free Fiber Channels, CLEO, Aug 3, 2017
- Advances in Coded Modulation for Optical Communications, OFC, Mar 22, 2017
- Energy and Entropy Conservation for Optical Fiber Channels, ICSEE, Nov 18, 2016
- General Co-chair, IEEE Inf. Theory Workshop, Kaohsiung, 2017 (ITW 2017)
- General Co-chair, IEEE Int. Symp. Inf. Theory, Aachen, 2017 (ISIT 2017)
- Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher, 2014-2016
- IEEE Information Theory Society Distinguished Lecturer, 2015-2016