Ph.D positions

1. Compressed Sensing and Applications in Information Processing

The Heisenberg Communications and Information Theory Group at the Freie Universität Berlin, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, is seeking an outstanding PhD student in the field of Compressed Sensing (CS) and 5G Wireless Networks (Internet of Things, Tactile Internet, Security, Massive MIMO etc.) as well as other intriguing and interdisciplinary applications in information processing (data analysis, machine learning etc.). In the dissertation the student will develop and mathematically analyze new schemes for which CS techniques will become instrumental. Within the research the student is expected to expand the information theory of security and establish a close link to mathematical foundations of CS.

The student’s dissertation will be supervised by PD Dr Gerhard Wunder, Heisenberg Fellow. The position is part of the new priority program “Compressed Sensing in Information Processing” and the research will be carried out in close collaboration with the research group Quantum Information Theory of Prof. Eisert ( There will be also close links to the Communications and Information Theory Chair of Prof. Caire ( and the Applied Functional Analysis Chair, Institute of Mathematics, of Prof. Kutyniok ( at the Technische Universität Berlin. For details on this program please visit Moreover there will be close international interdisciplinary collaboration as part of new international EU-funded projects.

Applicants must possess a master degree in electrical engineering or similar. Applicants with strong quantitative skills in network information theory and mathematics will be given preference. To be considered please send a short cover letter outlining your background, a detailed CV including possibly some references, and all relevant certificates to


2. Cyber Physical Networking

Soon to come

3. Physical Layer Security in the Internet of Things, Tactile Internet, and Fog Networks

Soon to come