Prof. Josef Nossek

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Academic Career and Research Areas

The research activities of Prof. Nossek (b. 1947) are focused on signal processing, particularly in relation to technical and physical boundary conditions, which play a major role in mobile communication. He is especially interested in multi-antenna systems and their use for hot spots in conurbations, for instance.

After studying electrical engineering at TU Vienna, Prof. Nossek did his doctorate there in 1980 in cooperation with Siemens AG in Munich. He worked for Siemens up to 1989 and held several positions there, including Head of the Radio Systems Design Department and a member of senior management. He has been a full professor at TUM since 1989. He has worked as a visiting professor at the University of California at Berkeley, TU Vienna and Pazmany University Budapest. Prof. Nossek is a fellow of the IEEE, Vice President of the VDE and a member of acatech (German National Academy of Science and Engineering).


Ivrlač MT, Nossek JA:  “Toward a Circuit Theory of Communication”.  IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers. 2010; 57(7): 1-21.


Nossek JA, Antreich F:  “On Chip Pulse Shape Design for Precise Synchronization for DS-CDMA Systems”.  International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications. 2007; 35(5-6): 565-574.


Farsakh C, Nossek JA:  “Spatial Covariance Based Downlink Beamforming in an SDMA Mobile Radio System”.  IEEE Transactions on Communications. 1998; 46(11): 1497-1506.


Haardt M, Nossek JA:  “Unitary ESPRIT: How to Obtain Increased Estimation Accuracy with a Reduced Computational Burden”.  IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing. 1995; 43(5): 1232-1242.


Nossek JA:  “Experimental Verification of Horseshoes from Electronic Circuits”.  Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Physical Science and Engineering. 1995: 59-64.