Mission and Goals

The rapid progress in wired and wireless communication technologies has fueled the tremendous success of the Internet and cellular mobile communications. With the 5th Generation Mobile Communication (“5G”), a global networked world across all societal and industrial disciplines is emerging that is driven by market pull and technology push and is characterized by massive R&D efforts in industry and academia.

To realize the vision of a seamlessly networked world poses great technical challenges and requires the tight cooperation of many engineering disciplines. The impact of communication technologies on other industrial fields, like transport, medical systems, media, energy systems, automation, etc., can already be seen everywhere. It will further increase in the forthcoming decades and create new opportunities for communications engineering.

The TUM Center of Competence on Communications (TUM-COM) brings together unique expertise from different scientific fields to perform joint interdisciplinary research on all areas of communications system technology and its applications, e.g. communications and information theory, networking and protocols, hardware and software design, wireless, wired and optical transmission, optical, microelectronics and integrated systems, signal processing, microwave technology, multimedia communications, and application areas including Industry 4.0, audio and video processing, tactile Internet, automobile networks, as well as big data analysis.

TUM-COM contributes to the creation of user-friendly, efficient, secure and dependable Next Generation Communication Systems by performing high-quality research in a broad range of fields and topics at the forefront of communication technologies and systems and in tight cooperation with national and international industry as well as national and international academic research partners. TUM-COM provides an administrative and organizational hub to bundle and foster research and education in the broad area of Communications at the Technical University of Munich.

If you are interested in the TUM-COM research, please do not hesitate to contact the coordinator.

Targeted Application Domains

The research projects carried out in TUM-COM targets technology advancement in the following interdisciplinary application domains.

  • Telecommunications
  • Urban Mobility and Transport
  • Industry 4.0
  • Automobile systems and autonomous driving
  • Robotics, automation and teleoperation
  • Tactile Internet
  • Cyber-physical networking
  • Multimedia signal processing and –communication
  • Perception oriented and user centered design
  • Machine learning and data analytics
  • Network and data security
  • Cloud computing and data storage
  • Localization and navigation

Core Competencies

Network Architectures and Protocols, Network Planning and Optimization, Techno Economics in Networking, Signal Processing, Information Theory, Source and Channel Coding, Image and Video Compression, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Information Retrieval, Information Security, Wireless Transmission,  MIMO Systems, Optical Transmission, Optical Communication Systems, Satellite Navigation, Embedded Systems, Integrated Systems for Communications, Multi-core Architectures, Hardware Accelerators, Circuit Theory, High-frequency Engineering, Antennas, Transceiver Technology.

Research

Projects

Leadership in Societies

Education

TUM-COM offers interdisciplinary courses for students:

  • Industrie 4.0 Praktikum (summer semester)
  • Tactile Internet Lab (winter semester)

TUM-COM contributes (K. Diepold, W. Kellerer) to the Center for Digital Technology and Management (www.CDTM.de). The CDTM offers internationally acclaimed interdisciplinary elite study program “Technology Management” for students of all departments of TUM and LMU providing entrepreneurial education. The course program is supported by the Elite Network Bavaria (ENB) and aims at training students to understand the interplay of business/management and digital (communication) technology.

TUM-COM also has started a library of online lecture tutorials to introduce students and other that are interested in fundamentals of communication technology (add link here to those course that can go public).

For the lectures and seminars offered by the individual chairs, please see the respective websites of each member.