Welcome to the Communications Engineering Lab (CEL)
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Prof. Laurent Schmalen has been elevated to the grade of an IEEE Fellow. He is being recognized for his contributions to the design of error correction and modulation techniques for optical networks. The IEEE grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one- percent of the total voting membership. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.
The Science Award of the Gisela and Erwin Sick Foundation, honours both fundamental and application-oriented research in the KCIST research area. The Best Thesis Award 2020 was given to Mr. Lukas Rapp his bachelor thesis conducated at CEL. The title of his thesis was "Analysis of product and staircase codes for data transmission over channels with errors and erasures". Our congratulations go to the award recipient!
[Link to publication related to the thesis]Link to the KCIST web page
We have multiple open topics for bachelor and master theses. If you are reaching the end of your bachelor or master studies and are interested in a final thesis in the field of communications engineering, please contact us directly. We have multiple open theses in different fields of telecommunications. Our scientific staff will support you with all means to carry out your thesis. We are happy to offer you a variety of interesting topics in the exciting world of communications engineering despite the current situation.
The CEL has multiple open positions as Postdoc and/or PhD candidate working on energy efficient communication systems and 6G technologies using a variety of techniques including machine learning and information theory.
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We are delighted to announce that the CEL will organize the first workshop on Neuromorphic High-Speed Communications (NeuCos) which will take place virtually on the 9th of December 2021 in Karlsruhe. The workshop will be jointly organized with the ICT group of the Technical University of Eindhoven (TU/e). More details can be found on the workshop page.Workshop page
The CEL is part of the Open6GHub initiative, which will carry out fundamental research on the future 6G mobile communication system in the next four years. The initiative is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and led by the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) in Kaiserslautern. Together with 16 other German partners (11 universities and 5 research institutions), the hub will define the fundamentals of an open future 6G system in an end-to-end perspective. The team at CEL will be responsible for carrying out basic and fundamental research on the physical layer of the 6G system.
DFKI press release
A team led by Prof. Laurent Schmalen from the CEL has been awarded this years "Best Paper Award" of the IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology. The award recognizes the paper that has been most cited in the past three years. The awarded publication considers the design of novel optical communication systems using machine learning techniques.Publication on IEEE
Prof. Schmalen has been awarded with an ERC Consolidator grant, offered by the European Research Council to the research at CEL forward. In the upcoming five years, his RENEW project will reinvent the way we look at the design of communication systems and has the goal to massively increase both the dara rates and the energy efficiency of communication systems. If you are interested in participating in this research, please contact us for opportunities for PhD theses, master theses and bachelor theses.
KIT Press Release
From now on the CEL is located at the Campus West (Hertzstr. 16) in the building 06.45. It is reached best via Kußmaulstraße. We are looking forward to welcome students, guests and colleagues at our new home, when the current situation allows to!Location