Head of Chair: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h-c- Frank H. P. Fitzek

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

Chair Head

Frank H. P. Fitzek is a Professor and head of the “Deutsche Telekom Chair of Communication Networks” at TU Dresden coordinating the 5G Lab Germany. He is the spokesman of the DFG Cluster of Excellence CeTI.

He received his diploma (Dipl.-Ing.) degree in electrical engineering from the University of Technology – Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) – Aachen, Germany, in 1997 and his Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.) in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University Berlin, Germany in 2002 and became Adjunct Professor at the University of Ferrara, Italy in the same year. In 2003 he joined Aalborg University as Associate Professor and later became Professor.

He co-founded several start-up companies starting with acticom GmbH in Berlin in 1999. He has visited various research institutes including Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), VTT, and Arizona State University. In 2005 he won the YRP award for the work on MIMO MDC and received the Young Elite Researcher Award of Denmark. He was selected to receive the NOKIA Champion Award several times in a row from 2007 to 2011. In 2008 he was awarded the Nokia Achievement Award for his work on cooperative networks. In 2011 he received the SAPERE AUDE research grant from the Danish government and in 2012 he received the Vodafone Innovation prize. In 2015 he was awarded the honorary degree “Doctor Honoris Causa” from Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BUTE).

His current research interests are in the areas of wireless and 5G communication networks, network coding, cloud computing, compressed sensing, cross layer as well as energy efficient protocol design and cooperative networking.

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
Adjunct Professor, Wireless Networking,
Group of Professor Michele Zorzi

Visiting Appointments

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

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

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


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

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


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

Resiliente Fehlerbehandlung in Ethernet-basierten Netzwerken Patent


Sipos, Marton A; Lucani Rötter, Daniel E; Heide Møller, Janus ; 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.


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

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

US-2018302836-A1, 2018.


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

Network coding by beam forming Patent

EP-2678950-A4, 2017.


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

Fulcrum network codes Patent

US9647800B2, 2015.

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

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

US9860022B2, 2015.


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

Network coding by beam forming Patent

US9077398B2, 2015.

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

Intrinsic information conveyance in network coding Patent

WO-2011114191-A1, 2011.


Fitzek, Frank H P

Device and method for activating a communication unit Patent

US-2011084815-A1, 2011.


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.


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.


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

Low complexity compression of short messages Patent

WO-2007104313-A1, 2007.


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.


Kozlova Madsen, Tatiana ; Fitzek, Frank H P

A method of compressing the header of a data packet Patent

WO-2007031090-A1, 2007.


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.


Fitzek, Frank H P

Method for data communication Patent

WO-2006131118-A1, 2006.


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


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.


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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