PhD positions in information theory/coding theory in Munich
There is vacancy for three PhD positions in information theory/coding theory at the Institute for Communications Engineering (Prof. Gerhard Kramer) starting on June 1, 2019. The positions are for a fixed period of 3 years as part of the BMBF-Project „Coding theory and coding methods for new communication models”. The project leader is Dr. Christian Deppe. The location is the Technical University of Munich, Theresienstr 90, 80333 Munich.

The goal of the project is to develop information theory/coding theory for communication systems beyond the classic Shannon requirements to improve the efficiency of information transfer for specific applications. For this purpose, a holistic system concept for communication systems should be developed in which basic communication tasks combined with security, privacy protection and stealth requirements are realized by means of coding. In particular, the enormous efficiency gains of the new transmission methods compared to classic requirements of communication should be achieved. Selected tasks will be implemented in a demonstrator, and the performance gains achieved will be experimentally verified.

The successful candidates will use advanced information-theoretic and coding-theoretic tools to design new security and privacy schemes and derive fundamental performance bounds for such schemes applied to future communication models.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • Applicants must hold a master's degree or the equivalent in electrical engineering, computer science, information technology, mathematics, or similar/equivalent fields, or must have submitted his/her master's thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the master's degree has been awarded.
  • The applicants should have excellent mathematical knowledge of probability theory and linear algebra.
  • Solid understanding of information theory and/or algebraic coding theory is a requirement.
  • Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured manner, and demonstrate good collaborative skills.

We offer:

  • an excellent and professionally challenging working environment
  • salary at pay grade TVL-E13.

Your application must include:

  • a brief summary of your research interests and motivation
  • CV
  • transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor's and master's degrees, or official confirmation that the master's thesis has been submitted
  • relevant certificates/references
  • any publications in your name

General information

For further details about the position, please contact Christian Deppe,
phone +49 (89) 289 - 23458, email [email protected]

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) aims to increase the proportion of women, and applications from women are especially welcomed. Severely handicapped people are given preferential treatment with essentially the same qualifications. As part of your application for a position at TUM, you submit personal data. Please note our privacy policy in accordance with Art. 13 General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) for the collection and processing of personal data in the context of your application By submitting your application, you confirm that you have read the privacy notices of TUM.

How to apply

Submit your application via email to [email protected]