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. Since October 2019, he has been Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation.
- Aaron D. Wyner Distinguished Service Award, IEEE Information Theory Society (2021)
- Member of the Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften (2015)
- Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher in Computer Science (2014-2016)
- Alexander von Humboldt Professorship (2010)
- IEEE Fellow (2010)
Key Publications (all publications)
Mahvari MM, Kramer G: "Stability of Bernstein’s theorem and soft doubling for vector Gaussian channels”. IEEE Transactions on Information Theory. 2023; 69(10): 6231-6250.Abstract
Yuan P, Coskun MC, Kramer G: "Polar-coded non-coherent communication”. IEEE Communications Letters. 2021; 25(6): 1786-1790.Abstract
Kramer G: “Information networks with in-block memory”. IEEE Transactions on Information Theory. 2014; 60(4): 2105-2120.Abstract
Essiambre RJ, Kramer G, Winzer PJ, Foschini GJ, Goebel B: “Capacity limits of optical fiber networks”. IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology. 2010; 28(4): 662-701.Abstract
Kramer G, Gastpar M, Gupta P: “Cooperative strategies and capacity theorems for relay networks”. IEEE Transactions on Information Theory. 2005; 51(9): 3037-3063.Abstract