Gerhard Kramer

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Gerhard Kramer

Professor

Affiliation: Technical University of Munich

Contact Information

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

Research Interests

  • Shannon Theory

Biography:

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. 

Participation & Positions:

Ad-hoc Committee on Society Finances (Member, 09/21/18 until 12/31/19)
Nominations and Appointments Committee (Member, 01/01/17 until 12/31/19)
Publications Committee (Vice-President of Publications, 2016)
Nominations and Appointments Committee (Ex-Officio and Chair, 2015)
Constitution and Bylaws Committee (Ex-Officio and Chair, 2015)
Board of Governors (Senior Past President, 2015)
Distinguished Lecturers (Lecturer, 01/01/15 until 12/31/16)
Nominations and Appointments Committee (Ex-Officio, 2014)
Constitution and Bylaws Committee (Ex-Officio, 2014)
Information Theory School Subcommittee (Member, 01/01/14 until 12/31/17)
Aaron D. Wyner Distinguished Service Award Selection Committee (Ex-officio, 2014)
Board of Governors (Junior Past President, 2014)
Publications Committee (Ex-officio, 2013)
External Nominations Committee (Ex-officio, 2013)
Conference Committee (Ex-Officio, 2013)
Aaron D. Wyner Distinguished Service Award Selection Committee (Ex-officio and Chair, 2013)
Claude E. Shannon Award Selection Committee (Ex-officio and Chair, 2013)
Board of Governors (President, 2013)
Awards Committee (Ex-Officio and Chair, 2012)
Publications Committee (Ex-officio, 2012)
Online Committee (Ex-officio, 01/01/12 until 12/31/13)
Conference Committee (Ex-Officio, 2012)
Claude E. Shannon Award Selection Committee (Ex-officio, 2012)
Board of Governors (First Vice President, 2012)
Awards Committee (Ex-Officio, 2011)
Student and Outreach Subcommittee (Ex-officio, 2011)
Membership Committee (Ex-Officio and Chair, 2011)
Claude E. Shannon Award Selection Committee (Ex-officio, 2011)
Board of Governors (Second Vice President, 2011)
School Committee (General Chair, 01/01/10 until present)
Membership Committee (Member, 01/01/09 until 12/31/10)
Board of Governors (Member, 01/01/09 until 12/31/11)
School of IT Organizing Committee (General Chair, 2009)
Publications Committee (Associate Editor for Shannon Theory, 01/01/06 until 01/01/09)
Publications Committee (Publication Editor, 2005)