Forschungsgebiet / Field of activity
Rudolf Mathar received the Ph.D. degree from RWTH Aachen University in 1981. He held lecturer positions with Augsburg University and the European Business School. In 1989, he joined the Faculty of Natural Sciences, RWTH Aachen University. He has held the International IBM Chair in computer science with Brussels Free University in 1999. In 2004, he was appointed as the Head of the Institute for Theoretical Information Technology with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, RWTH Aachen University. Since 1994, he has held visiting professor positions with The University of Melbourne, Canterbury University, Christchurch, and Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. In 2002, he was a recipient of the prestigious Vodafone Innovation Award. In 2010, he was elected member of the NRW Academy of Sciences and Arts. He is co-founder of two spin-off enterprises. From 2011 to 2014, he served as the Dean of the Faculty of Electrical and Engineering and Information Technology. In 2012, he was elected as Speaker of the Board of Deans, RWTH Aachen University. Since 2014, he has been serving as Vice-rector for research and structure with RWTH Aachen University. His research interests include information theory, mobile communication systems, particularly optimization, resource allocation, and access control. Recently he has initiated projects in the area of compressed sensing and data science.