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Gerhard Fettweis
Member at Large
Class 2018-2020

Gerhard Fettweis earned his Ph.D. from RWTH Aachen in 1990. After working on disk drive read/write channels at IBM Research in San Jose, California, he moved to TCSI Inc., Berkeley, California, developing digital cellular chipsets. Since 1994 he has been Vodafone Chair Professor at TU Dresden, Germany, with currently 20 companies from Asia, Europe, and the United States sponsoring his research on wireless transmission and chip design. He coordinates two DFG centers at TU Dresden, cfAED and HAEC, and a TwinLab with Masdar Institute, Abu Dhabi. In Dresden he has spun out 11 startups, and set up funded projects of nearly e1/2 billion. He is an IEEE Fellow, a member of the German Academy of Science & Technology (acatech), has an honorary doctorate from TU Tampere. He received ComSoc’s Harold Sobol Award in 2013. He has helped organize IEEE conferences, including TPC Chair of ICC 2009, TTM 2012, and General Chair of VTC Spring 2013 and DATE 2014. He served 2 terms as ComSoc Member-at-Large. He served as Associate Editor for IEEE JSAC (1998–2000) and IEEE Transactions CAS-II (1993–1996). He is on the Steering Committees of IEEE Transactions on Communications and IEEE Wireless Communications Letters. He was a member of GIMS (2012 as Chair) and the IEEE Fellow Committee (2010–2013), and is active in ComSoc’s committees (Communication Theory TC, Wireless TC, and Emerging Technologies Committee).