Chair of Information and Coding Theory


Peter A. Hoeher (IEEE Fellow) was born in Cologne, Germany, in 1962. He received the Dipl.-Eng. and Dr.-Eng. degrees in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Aachen, Germany, and the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, in 1986 and 1990, respectively. From October 1986 to September 1998, he has been with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany. From December 1991 to November 1992, he was on leave as a PostDoc at AT&T Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey. In October 1998, he joined the University of Kiel, Germany, where he is a Full Professor in Electrical Engineering. From 2006 till 2008, he has been the Managing Director of the Institute for Electrical and Information Engineering of the University of Kiel. Since 2020, he serves as a Vice Dean of the Faculty of Engineering. His research interests are in the general area of communication theory with applications in wireless communications, visible light communication, underwater communications, molecular communication, and simultaneous wireless information and power transfer - subjects on which he has published more than 300 papers (being cited more than 13000 times) and filed 20 patent families. He is one of the pioneers of soft-output decoding, iterative processing, and channel estimation for OFDM. Dr. Hoeher is an IEEE Fellow since 2014. He received the Hugo-Denkmeier-Award 1990 and the ITG Award 2006. From 1999 to 2006 he was serving as an Associated Editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications. He is the founder and managing director of a start-up in telecommunications.