Frank H. P. Fitzek

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

Chair Head

+49 351 463-33945 

frank.fitzek@tu-dresden.de

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Frank H. P. Fitzek is a Professor and head of the “Deutsche Telekom Chair of Communication Networks” at TU Dresden. He is the spokesman of the DFG Cluster of Excellence CeTI and the 6G-life hub in 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 Economics (BUTE).

His current research interests are in the areas of 5G/6G communication networks, in-network computing, network coding, compressed sensing, post-Shannon theory, quantum and molecular communication, as well as human-machine interaction in the virtual worlds.

Curriculum vitae

Academic Appointments

10/2014 – present

Professor, Area Chair – Communication Networks
5G Lab Germany Coordinator 5Glab.de

TU Dresden, Germany

12/2003 – 09/2014

Professor, Electronic Systems
Head of Mobile Devices and Future Vision Group

Aalborg University, Denmark

2002–2003

Adjunct Professor, Wireless Networking,
Group of Professor Michele Zorzi

University of Ferrara, Italy

Visiting Appointments

2009,2010

Visiting Professor Wireless and Cooperative Networks,
Group of Professor Muriel Medard

MIT – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

2007

Visiting Professor, Cognitve and Cooperative Wireless Networks
Group of Dr. Marcos Katz

VTT Research Center Oulu, Finland

2000,2002

Visiting student, Multimedia Networking
Group of Martin Reisslein

ASU – Arizona State University, USA

Education

1997–2002

supervisor Professor Adam Wolisz
Degree: Dr.-Ing. in Electrical Engineering

Technical University of Berlin, Germany

1992–1997

supervisor Professor Bernhard Walke
Degree: Dipl.-Ing. in Electrical Engineering

RWTH Aachen, Germany

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