Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Utschick

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Academic Career and Research Areas

Wolfgang Utschick’s (b. 1964) research combines different areas of applied mathematics in various signal processing application domains as in the field of wireless communications, radar and automotive safety. Since his doctoral studies, he has also been working on machine learning topics. He holds several patents in the field of signal processing and has authored and co-authored a great many of technical articles in international journals and conference proceedings.

Prof. Utschick studied and did his doctorate at TUM after working in the industry. After a short postdoctoral period at TUM and ETH Zürich, he was appointed to the Professorship for Signal Processing Methods in 2002. Wolfgang Utschick has been principal investigator in multiple collaborative projects with the industry and in many research projects funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Since 2011 he is member of the steering committee of the TUM Department for Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), first as the Dean for Study Affairs and since 2017 as the Dean of the department. He was elected to a second term as Dean in October 2020.


  • Elevation to IEEE Fellow (2021)
  • The Teaching Award of TUM (2014)
  • Best Paper Award at the IEEE SPS SPAWC Workshop (2013)
  • Best Paper Award at the IEEE Globecom Conference (2009, 2010)
  • The Publication Award of the German Information Technology Society (2007)

Utschick W: Communications in Interference Limited Networks. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2016.


Hotz M, Utschick W: “A hybrid transmission grid architecture enabling efficient optimal power flow”. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems. 2016; 31(6): 4504-4516.


Riemensberger M, Utschick W: “A polymatroid flow model for network coded multicast in wireless networks”. IEEE Transactions on Information Theory. 2014; 60(1): 443-460.


Tejera P, Utschick W, Bauch G, Nossek JA: “Subchannel allocation in multiuser multiple input multiple output systems”. IEEE Transactions on Information Theory. 2006; 52(10): 4721-4733.


Joham M, Utschick W, Nossek JA: “Linear transmit processing in MIMO communications systems”. IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing. 2005; 53(8): 2700-2712.