Prof. Dr. Gerhard Kramer
Academic Career and Research Areas
Professor Kramer (b. 1970) conducts research on telecommunication technology and information theory, as well as their applications in radio, telephone and fiber glass channels. His research focuses on the core interests of the modern information society: increasing the information density and reliability of messages, expanding the capacity and efficiency of the transmission media and networks and improving data storage methods.
Professor Kramer studied electrical engineering at the University of Manitoba (Canada) and was awarded a doctorate at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich in 1998. From 1998 to 2000, he worked at Endora Tech (Basel) as a communication engineer. From 2000 to 2008, he was a member of technical staff at the Math Center, Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent, Murray Hill, New Jersey (USA). In 2009, he assumed a professorship at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles. Since 2010, he has held the position of Alexander von Humboldt Professor at TUM.
- Alexander von Humboldt Professur (2010)
- IEEE Fellow (2010)
- IEEE Communications Society Stephen O. Rice Prize (2005)
- Bell Labs President's Gold Award (2003)
- ETH Medaille (1998)
Key Publications (all publications)
Essiambre RJ, Kramer G, Winzer PJ, Foschini G J, Goebel B: “Capacity limits of optical fiber networks”. IEEE/OSA J. Lightwave Techn. 2010; 28 (4): 662-701.Abstract
Kramer G, Savari SA: “Communicating probability distributions”. IEEE Trans. Inf. Theory. 2007; 53(2): 518-525.Abstract
Kramer G, Gastpar M, Gupta P: “Cooperative strategies and capacity theorems for relay networks”. IEEE Trans. Inf. Theory. 2005; 51(9): 3037-3063.Abstract
Ashikhmin A, Kramer G, ten Brink S: “Extrinsic information transfer functions: model and erasure channel properties”. IEEE Trans. Inf. Theory. 2004; 50(11): 2657- 2673.Abstract
ten Brink S, Kramer G, Ashikhmin A: “Design of low-density parity-check codes for modulation and detection”. IEEE Trans. Commun.2004; 52( 4): 670-678.Abstract