Gerhard Kramer is Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation 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 ETH Zurich in 1998. From 1998 to 2000, he was with Endora Tech AG in Basel, Switzerland, from 2000 to 2008 he was with the Math Center at Bell Labs in Murray Hill, NJ, and from 2009-2010 he was with the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA. He joined TUM as Chair of Communications Engineering in 2010.

Gerhard is an IEEE Fellow and served as the 2013 President of the IEEE Information Theory Society. He is a member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities since 2015. Other recognitions include the IEEE Information Theory Society Aaron D. Wyner Distinguished Service Award, an Alexander von Humboldt Professorship, an IEEE Communications Society Stephen O. Rice Prize Paper Award, a EURASIP Paper Award, a Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award, and the Vodafone Innovations Prize.

Participation & Position
Contact Information

Institute for Communications Engineering
Technical University of Munich
D-80290 Munich, Germany

Research interests
Coding techniques
Communication networks
Complexity and cryptography
Detection and estimation
Shannon theory
Signal processing
Source coding