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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, Professor and Chair of the “Deutsche Telekom Chair of Communication Networks” at TU Dresden, leads at the forefront of telecommunications research in Germany. As the spokesperson for the DFG Cluster of Excellence CeTI and the 6G-life hub, his contributions have significantly shaped the field of communication networks.
Educationally, Fitzek completed his diploma in electrical engineering at RWTH Aachen, Germany, in 1997, followed by a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University Berlin in 2002. That same year, he embarked on his professorial journey at the University of Ferrara, Italy, and further expanded his academic influence to Aalborg University in 2003 as a Professor.
An entrepreneurial spirit, Fitzek co-founded over ten startups, beginning with acticom GmbH in 1999. His global research footprint includes prestigious institutions like MIT, VTT, and Arizona State University. Fitzek’s groundbreaking work in MIMO MDC earned him the YRP award in 2005, alongside the Danish Young Elite Researcher Award. His innovative contributions were recognized with the NOKIA Champion Award annually from 2007 to 2011, the Nokia Achievement Award in 2008 for cooperative networks, the SAPERE AUDE research grant in 2011, and the Vodafone Innovation prize in 2012. In 2015, he was honored with the “Doctor Honoris Causa” degree from BUTE.
His research ambitiously spans 5G/6G communication networks, in-network computing, network coding, compressed sensing, post-Shannon theory, quantum and molecular communication, and immersive human-machine interaction in virtual environments.