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22.07.2019 – 14:21

Technische Universität München

Gerhard Kramer new TUM Senior Vice President Research

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NEWS RELEASE

Gerhard Kramer new Senior Vice President Research

TUM Board of Trustees elects Humboldt Professor to Board of Management

The Board of Trustees of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has appointed engineering professor Gerhard Kramer to the role of Senior Vice President Research and Innovation. In 2010, TUM made the communications engineer a Humboldt Professor. He will take over from Prof. Thomas Hofmann, who will become TUM President in October.

Prof. Gerhard Kramer is one of the world's most acclaimed scientists in the field of communications engineering, information theory and the applications of these disciplines. His research focuses on ways of increasing the information density and reliability of messages, enhancing network performance and optimizing information storage methods. In spring of this year, companies used a method developed by his chair to set a new speed record for data transfer over fiber-optic networks.

Born in Canada, Kramer studied electrical engineering at the University of Manitoba and was awarded a doctorate at ETH Zurich. Afterwards, he worked as an engineer at Endora Tech, a Swiss IT company, before moving to Bell Labs - the research arm of the US company Alcatel-Lucent. In 2009, he was appointed professor at the University of Southern California. One year later, he secured Germany's highest endowed research award, the Humboldt Professorship. Since then, he has held the Chair of Communications Engineering at TUM. His three-year term as Senior Vice President Research and Innovation will commence on October 1.

More information:

- Prof. Dr. Gerhard Kramer: http://www.professoren.tum.de/en/kramer-gerhard/
- TUM Board of Management: 
  https://www.tum.de/en/about-tum/our-university/tum-board-of-management/
- Humboldt Professors at TUM: 
  http://www.professoren.tum.de/en/humboldt-professors/
- Record data transfer speed in fiber optic network: 
  https://www.tum.de/nc/en/about-tum/news/press-releases/details/35244/
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is one of Europe's leading research
universities, with around 550 professors, 41,000 students, and 10,000 academic
and non-academic staff. Its focus areas are the engineering sciences, natural
sciences, life sciences and medicine, combined with economic and social
sciences. TUM acts as an entrepreneurial university that promotes talents and
creates value for society. In that it profits from having strong partners in
science and industry. It is represented worldwide with the TUM Asia campus in
Singapore as well as offices in Beijing, Brussels, Cairo, Mumbai, San Francisco,
and São Paulo. Nobel Prize winners and inventors such as Rudolf Diesel, Carl von
Linde, and Rudolf Mößbauer have done research at TUM. In 2006, 2012, and 2019 it
won recognition as a German "Excellence University." In international rankings,
TUM regularly places among the best universities in Germany.
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