Welcome to the Communications Engineering Lab (CEL)

Please contact the secretary only via sekretariat@cel.kit.edu until further notice.

New Lecture: Channel Coding - Algebraic Methods for Communications and Storage

The CEL is offering the new lecture "Channel Coding - Algebraic Methods for Communications and Storage", which will replace the lecture "Verfahren zur Kanalcodierung" starting from the summer term 2021. The lecture will be offered online and is being held in English. The contents of the lecture are algebraic methods for channel coding, with a focus on both communications but also on data storage and networking aspects. Details can be found in ILIAS.


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The "Journal of Lightwave Technology Best Paper Award" goes to CEL

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. You can access the publication using this link.

Prof. Schmalen wins ERC Consolidator Grant

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.





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Final Theses at the CEL

Despite the current restrictions to slow the spread of the novel corona virus, we can offer all final theses without major restrictions. 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 difficult situation and hope you all stay healthy.


Open Position as Research Associate / PhD Candidate

The CEL has an open position as research associate / PhD candidate working on energy efficient data transmission using machine learning techniques.

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We have moved!

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!

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CEL Scientists Win Awards at the Nokia Innovation Days

Two CEL scientists win the main awards at this year's Innovation Days hosted at Nokia Bell Labs in Stuttgart. Felix Wunsch won the first prize of the post award with his work on wireless low power wide area networks operating at 2.4 GHz. Marcus Müller led a team consisting of students from University of Rostock and Saarland University that won the first prize of the Hackathon. Congratulations to both of them!