Prof. Gerhard Kramer





Gerhard Kramer is Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). He received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Manitoba in 1991 and 1992, respectively, and the Dr. sc. techn. degree from ETH Zurich in 1998. From 1998 to 2000, he was with Endora Tech AG in Basel, Switzerland, from 2000 to 2008 he was with the Math Center at Bell Labs in Murray Hill, NJ, and from 2009-2010 he was with the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA. He joined TUM as Chair of Communications Engineering in 2010.


Gerhard Kramer’s research interests are primarily in information theory and communications theory, with applications to wireless, copper, and optical fiber networks.


  • Alexander von Humboldt Professor (2010)
  • IEEE Fellow (2010)
  • IEEE Communications Society Stephen O. Rice Prize (2005)
  • Bell Labs President’s Gold Award (2003)
  • ETH Medaille (1998)


  1. P. Schulte, R. A. Amjad, T. Wiegart, and G. Kramer, “Invertible low-divergence coding”. IEEE Trans. Inf. Theory. 2022; 68(1): 178-192.
  2. O. GÜnlü, G. Kramer, “Privacy, secrecy, and storage with multiple noisy measurements of identifiers”. IEEE Trans. Inf. Forensics Security. 2018; 13 (11): 2872-2883.
  3. 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.
  4. Kramer G, Gastpar M, Gupta P: “Cooperative strategies and capacity theorems for relay networks”. IEEE Trans. Inf. Theory. 2005; 51(9): 3037-3063.
  5. 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.

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