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Gerhard Fettweis

Gerhard Fettweis

CEO Barkhausen Institut


Gerhard P. Fettweis F’09 is Vodafone Chair Professor at TU Dresden since 1994 and heads the Barkhausen Institute since 2018, respectively. He earned his Ph.D. under H. Meyr's supervision from RWTH Aachen in 1990. After one year at IBM Research in San Jose, CA, he moved to TCSI Inc., Berkeley, CA. He coordinates the 5G Lab Germany and has coordinated 2 German Science Foundation (DFG) centers at TU Dresden, namely CFAED and HAEC. In 2019 he was elected into the DFG Senate. His research focusses on wireless transmission and chip design for wireless/IoT platforms, with 20 companies from Asia/Europe/US sponsoring his research. He also serves on the board of National Instruments Corp and advises other companies.

Gerhard is an IEEE Fellow, member of the German Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina), the German Academy of Engineering (AcaTech), and received multiple IEEE recognitions as well as the VDE ring of honor. In Dresden, his team has spun-out seventeen start-ups, and setup funded projects in volume of close to EUR 1/2 billion. He co-chairs the IEEE 5G/Future Networks Initiative and has helped to organize IEEE conferences, most notably as TPC Chair of ICC 2009 and of TTM 2012, and as General Chair of VTC Spring 2013 and DATE 2014.

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