Current Supervision

Doctoral Thesis Advisor

  1. Abdallah Fayed, Identification Capacity and Codes. 2019- (with C. Deppe)
  2. Mohammad Salariseddigh, Identification Capacity and Codes. 2019- (with C. Deppe)
  3. Diego Lentner, Information Theory and Codes for Security. 2019-
  4. Tayyab Mehmood, Coding and Constellation Shaping for Optical Communication. 2019- (joint with DTU)
  5. Emna Ben Yacoub, Quantized Message Passing and Codes for Multi-user Communication. 2018-
  6. Thomas Wiegart, Polar Codes and Shaping. 2018-
  7. Mustafa Coşkun, Low-latency Coding and Channel Estimation. 2017- (joint with DLR)
  8. Delcho Donev, Low-latency Waveforms and Coding. 2017- (joint with DLR)
  9. Francisco Javier García Gómez, Fiber Optic Channels. 2016-
  10. Thomas Jerkovits, Channel and Security Coding. 2016- (with DLR)
  11. Tobias Prinz, Polar Codes. 2016-
  12. Peihong Yuan, Polar Codes. 2015-
  13. Patrick Schulte, Constellation Shaping and Coding. 2014-


  1. Uzi Pereg, Quantum Information Theory. 2020-
  2. Roberto Ferrara, Quantum Communications. 2018- (with C. Deppe)

Past Supervision

Dr. Ing. / Ph.D.

  1. Amir Mehdi Ahmadian, 2015-2018; Precoding for Massive MIMO
  2. Andrei Nedelcu, 2012-2018; Compact and Massive MIMO
  3. Fabian Steiner, 2016-2019; Coded Modulation and Probabilistic Shaping
  4. Lars Palzer, Dr.-Ing. TUM, 2019; Rate-Distortion Analysis of Sparse Sources and Compressed Sensing
  5. Marcin Pikus, Dr.-Ing. TUM, 2019; Finite-Precision and Multi-Stream Distribution Matching
  6. Rana Ali Amjad, Dr.-Ing. TUM, 2019; Information Theory and Factor Graphs for Machine Learning
  7. Markus Staudacher, 2014-2019; Quantized Precoding for Massive MIMO
  8. Onur Günlü, Dr.-Ing. TUM, 2018; Key Agreement with PUFs and Biometric Identifiers
  9. Stefan Dierks, Dr.-Ing. TUM, 2018; Multiple Antenna Precoding: Indoor Communications and EIRP
  10. Hannes Bartz, Dr.-Ing. TUM, 2017; Algebraic Decoding of Subspace and Rank-Metric Codes
  11. Markus Stinner, Dr.-Ing. TUM, 2016; Spatially Coupled LDPC Codes on the BEC
  12. Marwa El Hefnaway, Dr.-Ing. TUM, 2015; Spectral Efficiency of Faster-than-Nyquist Signals
  13. Joschi Brauchle, Dr.-Ing. TUM, 2015; Decoding of Reed-Solomon and Related Codes
  14. Michael Heindlmaier, Dr.-Ing. TUM, 2015; Network Coding for Relay and Broadcast Channels
  15. Onurcan İşcan, Dr. Ing.-TUM, 2015; Communications for Two-Way Relaying
  16. Hassan Ghozlan, Ph.D. USC, 2014; Channels with Nonlinearity and Phase Noise
  17. Tobias Lutz, Dr.-Ing. TUM, 2014; Coding for Half-Duplex Relay Networks
  18. Ronald Böhnke, Dr.-Ing. Universität Bremen, 2014; MIMO-OFDM Communications
  19. Jie Hou, Dr.-Ing. TUM, 2014; Coding for Relay Networks and Effective Secrecy
  20. Mohit Thakur, Dr.-Ing. TUM, 2014; Relay Positioning for Multicast Relay Networks
  21. Georg Zeitler, Dr.-Ing. TUM, 2012; Low-Precision Quantizer Design for Communications

Postdoc / Habilitation

  1. Georg Böcherer, Dr.-Ing. habil., 2013-2017; Postdoc, 2012-13; joined Huawei in Paris
  2. Bernhard Geiger, 2014-17; continued Schrödinger Fellowship at TU Graz
  3. Yongpeng Wu, 2017; joined Shanghai Jiao Tong University as Research Prof.
  4. Youlong Wu, Postdoc, 2014-17; joined ShanghaiTech University as Assistant Prof.
  5. Roy Timo, Postdoc, 2014-16; joined Ericsson in Stockholm
  6. Shirin Saeedi Bidokhti, 2012-16; continued postdoc at Stanford University
  7. Mansoor Yousefi, Postdoc, 2012-16; joined Telecom ParisTech as Assistant Prof.
  8. Luca Barletta, Postdoc, 2012-15; joined Politecnico di Milano as Assistant Prof.
  9. Stefano Rini, Postdoc, 2011-12; joined National Chiao-Tung Univ. as Assistant Prof.
  10. Christoph Hausl, Habilitation, 2010-13; joined Rohde & Schwarz in Munich

Short Courses & Tutorials

Ferienakademie Sarntal, Südtirol, two-week course (8 in total, recent courses listed)

  • Machine Learning in Signal Processing & Communications (Bachelor & Master students), Sep-Oct 2019
  • Redundancy & Irrelevance in Source & Channel Coding (Bachelor & Master students), Sep-Oct 2018
  • Compressed Sensing (Bachelor & Master students), Sep 2017

Advanced Information Theory (23 in total, recent courses listed)

  • short course (1 week), Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India, Mar 2018
  • short course (3 weeks), DTU, Denmark, Aug 2017
  • short course (3 lectures), IEEE North American School Inf. Theory, Georgia Tech, GA, Jun 2017