Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Gerhard Wunder
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Institute for Computer Science
Cybersecurity and AI
Head of the Group
Short bio: Gerhard Wunder studied electrical engineering and received his graduate degree in electrical engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) from TU Berlin with highest honors in 1999. He received the PhD degree (Dr.-Ing.) with distinction (summa cum laude) in 2003 from TU Berlin and became a research group leader at the Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institut in Berlin. In 2007, he also received the habilitation degree (venia legendi) and became a Privatdozent (Associate Professor). In this period, he was a visiting professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Prof. Jayant) in Atlanta (USA, GA), and the Stanford University (Prof. Paulraj) in Palo Alto/USA (CA). In 2009 he was a consultant at Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs (USA, NJ), both in Murray Hill (Prof. Stolyar) and Crawford Hill (Dr. Valenzuela). In 2015, he has become Heisenberg Fellow, granted for the first time to a communication engineer, and extraordinary Professor heading the Heisenberg Communications and Information Theory (Heisenberg CIT Group) at the FU Berlin. Since 2021 he is a professor for Cybersecurity and AI at FU (Stiftungsprofessur Bundesdruckerei GmbH).
Dr. Wunder is a recipient of research fellowships from the German national research foundation (DFG). He also receives currently funding (until 2022) in the DFG priority programs SPP 1798 CoSIP (Compressed Sensing in Information Processing), and the SPP 1914 CPN (Cyber-Physical Networking). Dr. Wunder has been a coordinator and principal investigator in the FP7 project 5GNOW (www.5gnow.eu) on 5G new waveforms (awarded outstanding excellence by EC), and PROPHYLAXE (www.ict-prophylaxe.de) on IoT Physical Layer Security funded by German BMBF. He has been a member of the project management teams of H2020 projects FANTASTIC-5G (www.fantastic5g.eu) (also awarded outstanding excellence) and ONE5G (www.one5g.eu), both regarded as flagship projects within the European 5GPPP framework. Dr. Wunder has co-chaired numerous international renowned workshops, conference tracks, special issues, particularly in the context of 5G. He has co-chaired the IEEE GLOBECOM 2017 Signal Processing for Communications Symposium and will co-chair the Machine Learning for Communications track at the IEEE International Conference on Communications 2022.
In 2011 Dr. Wunder received the 2011 award for outstanding scientific publication in the field of communication engineering by the German communication engineering society (ITG Award 2011). Very recently, he has been nominated together with Dr. Müller (BOSCH Stuttgart) and Prof. Paar (Ruhr University Bochum) for the Deutscher Zukunftspreis 2017 on behalf of the PROPHYLAXE project.
Awards and Honour:
- 2015 Heisenberg Fellowship of German Science Foundations (DFG)The most prestigious German fellowship (established 1977), awarded for the first time ever to an communication engineer.
- 2014 IEEE Communications Society Award for distinguished service as Tutorials and Workshop Chair
- 2011 National award for outstanding scientific publication in the field of communication engineering by the German communication engineering society (ITG Award 2011):J. Bühler and G. Wunder, Traffic-Aware Optimization of Heterogeneous Access Management, IEEE Transactions on Communications, June 2010, vol. 58, no. 6
- 2003 Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering with Summa Cum Laude
- 1999 Electrical Engineering Diploma with highest honors from TU Berlin
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