Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Frank H. P. Fitzek

Chair Head

Frank H. P. Fitzek, Professor and Chair of the “Deutsche Telekom Chair of Communication Networks” at TU Dresden, leads at the forefront of telecommunications research in Germany. As the spokesperson for the DFG Cluster of Excellence CeTI and the 6G-life hub, his contributions have significantly shaped the field of communication networks.
Educationally, Fitzek completed his diploma in electrical engineering at RWTH Aachen, Germany, in 1997, followed by a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University Berlin in 2002. That same year, he embarked on his professorial journey at the University of Ferrara, Italy, and further expanded his academic influence to Aalborg University in 2003 as a Professor.
An entrepreneurial spirit, Fitzek co-founded over ten startups, beginning with acticom GmbH in 1999. His global research footprint includes prestigious institutions like MIT, VTT, and Arizona State University. Fitzek’s groundbreaking work in MIMO MDC earned him the YRP award in 2005, alongside the Danish Young Elite Researcher Award. His innovative contributions were recognized with the NOKIA Champion Award annually from 2007 to 2011, the Nokia Achievement Award in 2008 for cooperative networks, the SAPERE AUDE research grant in 2011, and the Vodafone Innovation prize in 2012. In 2015, he was honored with the “Doctor Honoris Causa” degree from BUTE.
His research ambitiously spans 5G/6G communication networks, in-network computing, network coding, compressed sensing, post-Shannon theory, quantum and molecular communication, and immersive human-machine interaction in virtual environments.

Curriculum Vitae

Academic Appointments

TU Dresden, Germany
10/2014 – present
Professor, Area Chair – Communication Networks
5G Lab Germany Coordinator 5Glab.de

Aalborg University, Denmark
12/2003 – 09/2014
Professor, Electronic Systems
Head of Mobile Devices and Future Vision Group

University of Ferrara, Italy
2002–2003
Adjunct Professor, Wireless Networking,
Group of Professor Michele Zorzi

Visiting Appointments

MIT – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
2009,2010
Visiting Professor Wireless and Cooperative Networks,
Group of Professor Muriel Medard

VTT Research Center Oulu, Finland
2007
Visiting Professor, Cognitve and Cooperative Wireless Networks
Group of Dr. Marcos Katz

ASU – Arizona State University, USA
2000,2002
Visiting student, Multimedia Networking
Group of Martin Reisslein

Education

Technical University of Berlin, Germany
1997–2002
supervisor Professor Adam Wolisz
Degree: Dr.-Ing. in Electrical Engineering

RWTH Aachen, Germany
1992–1997
supervisor Professor Bernhard Walke
Degree: Dipl.-Ing. in Electrical Engineering

Awards

Doctor Honoris Causa from Budapest University of Technology and Economy 2015
Vodafone Innovation Price 2012
Sapere Aude Grant 2010
Nokia Achievement Price 2008
Nokia Innovation Award 2008
Nokia Champion 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Young Elite Researcher Denmark 2005
YRP award (Japanese Research Award) 2005

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Patents

Sossalla, Peter; Kreis, A.; Frank, S.; Mayer, Mathias; Fitzek, Frank H. P.

Self-sufficient gripping tool, industrial robot arrangement and operating procedures Patent

DE102022120119A1 pubstate = published, 2022.

Links

Sossalla, Peter; Kreis, A.; Frank, S.; Mayer, Mathias; Fitzek, Frank H. P.

Autarkes Greifwerkzeug, Industrieroboteranordnung und Betriebsverfahren Patent

2022.

Sossalla, Peter; Kreis, Arjen; Frank, Stefan; Mayer, Mathias; Fitzek, Frank H. P.

Driverless transport system and method for operating a driverless transport system Patent

2022.

Sossalla, Peter; Kreis, Arjen; Frank, Stefan; Mayer, Mathias; Fitzek, Frank H. P.

Methode zur Zeitsynchronisierung von Fahrerlosen Transportfahrzeugen und Mobilen Robotern Patent

2022.

Sossalla, Peter; Kreis, Arjen; Frank, Stefan; Mayer, Mathias; Fitzek, Frank H. P.

Dynamische Lokalisierung für Fahrerlose Transportsysteme Patent

2022.

Sossalla, Peter; Kreis, Arjen; Frank, Stefan; Mayer, Mathias; Fitzek, Frank H. P.

Method and system for locating an autonomously operated means of transport and autonomously operated means of transport Patent

DE102021130140A1 keywords = , 2021.

Links

Sossalla, Peter; Kreis, Arjen; Frank, Stefan; Mayer, Mathias; Fitzek, Frank H. P.

Verfahren und Ortungssystem zur Lokalisierung zumindest eines mobilen Systems sowie Produktionssystem mit zumindest einem fahrerlosen Transportfahrzeug Patent

2021.

Rischke, Justus; Hirschberg, Heiko; Fitzek, Frank H. P.

Laufzeitbestimmungssystem und Verfahren zur Bestimmung einer Datenpaketlaufzeit Patent

2021.

Rischke, Justus; Fitzek, Frank H. P.; Müller, Julian-Steffen; Krüger, Jens

Resiliente Fehlerbehandlung in Ethernet-basierten Netzwerken Patent

2020.

Sipos, Marton A.; Rötter, Daniel E. Lucani; Møller, Janus Heide; Pedersen, Morten V.; Fitzek, Frank H. P.

Method for file updating and version control for linear erasure coded and network coded storage Patent

US-10270468-B2, 2019.

Links

Fitzek, Frank H. P.; Rötter, Daniel E. Lucani; Pahlevani, Peyman

Method And Apparatus To Enhance Routing Protocols In Wireless Mesh Networks Patent

US-2018302836-A1, 2018.

Links

Fitzek, Frank H. P.; Møller, Janus Heide; Pedersen, Morten V.

Network coding by beam forming Patent

EP-2678950-A4, 2017.

Links

Rötter, Daniel E. Lucani; Møller, Janus Heide; Pedersen, Morten V.; Fitzek, Frank H. P.

Fulcrum network codes Patent

US9647800B2, 2015.

Krigslund, Jeppe; Hansen, Jonas; Hundebøll, Martin; Rötter, Daniel E. Lucani; Fitzek, Frank H. P.

Method, apparatus, and protocol for improving performance in a wireless network Patent

US9860022B2, 2015.

Links

Møller, Janus Heide; Pedersen, Morten V.; Fitzek, Frank H. P.

Network coding by beam forming Patent

US9077398B2, 2015.

Møller, Janus Heide; Pedersen, Morten V.; Fitzek, Frank H. P.; Zhang, Qi

Intrinsic information conveyance in network coding Patent

WO-2011114191-A1, 2011.

Links

Fitzek, Frank H. P.

Device and method for activating a communication unit Patent

US-2011084815-A1, 2011.

Links

Rahman, Muhammad I.; Reynisson, Ragnar V.; Fitzek, Frank H. P.; Prasad, Ramjee; Koo, Jin-Kyu; Park, Dong-Seek; Cho, Young-Kwon; Kim, Young-Kyun; Lim, Eun-Taek; Jung, Jun-Young

Apparatus and method for operating frequency resources in a mobile communication system Patent

US7768987B2, 2010.

Fitzek, Frank H. P.; Rein, Stephan A.; Gühmann, Clemens

Low complexity compression of short messages Patent

US7999704B2, 2009.

Gade, Morten; Christensen, Thomas H.; Schneider, Kim; Fitzek, Frank H. P.; Olsen, Ole

Power saving in signal processing in receivers Patent

EP1946449B1, 2008.

Links

Fitzek, Frank H. P.; Larsen, Morten Holm; Popovski, Petar; Andersen, Saren Vang

Communication system and method for communication in a communication system Patent

WO-2007107159-A1, 2007.

Links

Fitzek, Frank H. P.; Rein, Stephan A.; Gühmann, Clemens

Low complexity compression of short messages Patent

WO-2007104313-A1, 2007.

Links

Popovski, Petar; Eggers, Patrick; Yomo, Hiroyuki; Fitzek, Frank H. P.; Kyritsi, Persefoni

A method for secure communication in a wireless communication system Patent

WO-2007031089-A1, 2007.

Links

Madsen, Tatiana Kozlova; Fitzek, Frank H. P.

A method of compressing the header of a data packet Patent

WO-2007031090-A1, 2007.

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Eggers, Patrick; Popovski, Petar; Zhou, Xin; Fitzek, Frank H. P.; Kyritsi, Persefoni

A method for sending secure information or increasing communication capacity via coding of wavefronts and a system using said method Patent

WO-2007031088-A1, 2007.

Links

Fitzek, Frank H. P.

Method for data communication Patent

WO-2006131118-A1, 2006.

Links

Lee, Sung-jin; Cho, Young-Kwon; Katz, Marcos D.; Park, Dong-Seek; Son, Jung-Je; Koo, Chang-Hoi; Fitzek, Frank H. P.; Madsen, Tatiana Kozlova; Prasad, Ramjee

Apparatus and method for transmitting/receiving header information in a wireless communication system with a multi-channel structure Patent

US-2006083270-A1, 2006.

Links

Das, Suvra S.; Rahman, Muhammad I.; Fitzek, Frank H. P.

Semi-blind channel estimation using sub-carriers with lower modulation order in an OFDM system Patent

EP-1641206-A2, 2006.

Links

Fitzek, Frank H. P.; Wijting, Carl S.; Theeuwes, Jeroen; Popovski, Petar; Prasad, Ramjee; Suh, Chang-Ho; Yoon, Seok-Hyun; Hong, Sung-Kwon; Cho, Young-Kwon; Kim, Young-Kyun; Park, Dong-Seek; Ro, Jung-Min

Apparatus and method for assigning subcarrier in OFDMA communication system Patent

US7209460B2, 2005.

Fitzek, Frank H. P.; Morich, Rolf

Method for transmitting data packets Patent

WO-02067487-A1, 2002.

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