Joerg Kliewer

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Joerg Kliewer

Associate Professor

Affiliation: New Jersey Institute of Technology

Contact Information

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Newark, NJ 07102-1982


Phone: +1 (973) 596-3519

Fax: +1 (973) 596-5680

Research Interests

  • Coding Techniques
  • Coding Theory
  • Shannon Theory


Jörg Kliewer received the Dipl.-Ing. (M.Sc.) degree in electrical engineering from Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg, Germany, in 1993 and the Dr.-Ing. degree (Ph.D.) in electrical engineering from the University of Kiel, Germany, in 1999, respectively.

From 1993 to 1998, he was a research assistant at the University of Kiel, and from 1999 to 2004, he was a senior researcher and lecturer with the same institution. In 2004, he visited the University of Southampton, U.K., for one year, and from 2005 until 2007, he was with the University of Notre Dame, IN, as a visiting assistant professor. From 2007 until 2013 he was with New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, most recently as an associate professor.  He is now with the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ,
as an associate professor. His research interests span coding and information theory, graphical models, and statistical algorithms, which includes applications to networked communication and security, data storage, and biology.

Dr. Kliewer was the recipient of a Leverhulme Trust Award and a German Research Foundation Fellowship Award in 2003 and 2004, respectively. He was an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Communications  from 2008 until 2014, and since 2015 serves as an Area Editor for the same journal. He is also member of the editorial board of the IEEE Information Theory Society Newsletter since 2012.

Participation & Positions:

Newsletter Editorial Committee (Member, 01/01/18 until 12/31/20)
Publications Committee (Associate Editor for Coding Techniques, 08/01/17 until 08/31/20)
Newsletter Editorial Committee (Member, 01/01/15 until 12/31/17)
Membership Committee (Member, 01/01/13 until 12/31/15)
Student and Outreach Subcommittee (Outreach Co-Chair, 01/01/12 until 12/31/17)