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Title: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c.
6G-life Position: Co-Coordinator
University: TU Dresden – Deutsche Telekom Chair of Communication Networks
Phone: +49 151 16 00 00 03
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Twitter: @frankfitzek
Work Packages involved:
WP 1.1 Communication architectures
WP2.1 Network-internal data processing / Cloud
Work Packages of interest:
WP1.2 Quantum communication
WP 1.3 Post-Shannon and algorithms
WP1.4 Optical communication
WP1.5 New radio interface and antennas
WP1.6 Network security
WP1.7 Post-quantum cryptography
WP 1.8 Molecular Communication and Storage
WP2.2 Compiler/operating system
WP2.3 AI, algorithms and digital twin
WP3.1 Robotics
WP3.2 Sensors and actuators
WP3.3 Materials
WP3.4 Joint Communications and Sensing / Localisation
WP3.5 Adaptive Microelectronics and Network Hardware
WP4.1 Industry
WP4.2 Medicine
WP4.3 Human-machine interaction
WP4.4 Test fields.

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