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

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 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 Economy (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 – today
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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