Research Profiles

AIP: Audio Information Processing (Prof. Seeber)

Main Topics:

  • Signal processing for cochlear implants and hearing aids
  • Audio-visual virtual reality and room acoustics
  • Methods for spatial sound reproduction and spatial hearing
  • Psychoacoustics – Relating sound to perception in experiments and models of the normal and impaired auditory system
  • Acoustic non-destructive testing and machine learning in audio

Web: www.ei.tum.de/aip

BAI: Bio-Inspired Information Processing (Prof. Hemmert)

Main Topics :

  • Modeling: Neuronal processing in the auditory system, Electrical and optical stimulation of neurons, Improvement of cochlear implants
  • Experimental: Listening experiments, Measurement of neuronal potentials, Binaural synthesis, Micromechanics and microsystems

Web: www.ei.tum.de/bai

CNE: Computational Neuroengineering (Prof. Macke)

Main Topics :

  • Statistical models and machine learning algorithms for large-scale data-analysis
  • Collaboration with experimental laboratories performing measurements of neural activity and behavior
  • Bayesian inference: structured probabilistic models

Web: www.ei.tum.de/cne

COD: Coding for Communications and Data Storage (Prof. Wachter-Zeh)

Main Topics :

  • Coding theory
  • Post-quantum cryptography:
  • code-based and lattice-based systems
  • Coding for data storage:
  • non-volatile memories, distributed
  • data storage, DNA storage
  • Network coding
  • Private information retrieval

Web: www.ei.tum.de/lnt

CPH: Computational Photonics (Prof. Jirauschek)

Main Topics :

  • Multi-domain modeling of quantum cascade laser structures for the terahertz and mid-infrared spectral region
  • Modeling and design of fiber and solid state lasers for applications in biomedical optics, sensing, and ultrafast optics Modeling of nanostructured photonic and quantum effect devices

Web: www.ei.tum.de/cph

EAL: Electrical Drive Systems and Power Electronics (Prof. Kennel)

Main Topics:

  • Encoderless control of electrical drives
  • Modern control strategies for electrical drives
  • „wireless“ energy/power transmission
  • Renewable energy systems (focus on photovoltaics, wind energy & efficiency)

Web: www.ei.tum.de/eal

EDA: Electronic Design Automation (Prof. Schlichtmann)

Main Topics:

  • Software tools for design of integrated circuits (ICs) and systems
  • Mathematical algorithms for analysis, modeling, synthesis and optimization from transistor to system level

Web: www.ei.tum.de/eda

EEN: Power Transmission Systems (Prof. Witzmann)

Main Topics:

  • Grid Integration of Decentralized Regenerative Electric Power Generation
  • Electrical Vehicles and Grid Integration
  • Smart Grids
  • Dynamic Analysis of large Power Systems
  • Insulation Coordination and Very Fast Transients
  • Modelling of Technical Equipment and Network Systems

Web: www.ei.tum.de/hsa

EES: Electrical Energy Storage Technology (Prof. Jossen)

Main Topics:

  • Electrothermal modelling and simulation on cell-, module- and system-level
  • Investigation of cell processes for improvement of e.g. safety     and ageing characteristics
  • Development of optimal control strategies for high lifetime, safety and reliability
  • Construction and testing of systems for stationary and mobile usage

Web: www.ei.tum.de/ees

ENS: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Systems (Prof. Hamacher)

Main Topics:

  • Modeling and optimization of energy systems at different scales under technical, economic, and ecological constraints
  • Simulation and development of smart micro-grids for industrial and developing countries
  • Life Cycle Assessment as major tool to measure and promote sustainable development

Web: www.ei.tum.de/ens

ESI: Embedded Systems and Internet of Things (Prof. Steinhorst)

Main Topics :

  • Decentralized system architectures for Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems in the context of the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Design methodology and hard­ware/software architecture co-design
  • Application areas: Automotive, Industrial Automation, Smart Energy

Web: www.ei.tum.de/esi

ESM: Environmental Sensing and Modeling (Prof. Chen)

Main Topics:

  • Urban greenhouse gas and pollutant emissions
  • Sensor network development with differential column measurements
  • Fourier transform spectrometry
  • Solar-tracking instrumentation
  • Atmospheric modeling
  • VCSEL-based gas sensing
  • Tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy
  • Satellite-based remote sensing

Web: www.ei.tum.de/esm

EWK: Energy Economy and Application Technology (Prof. Wagner)

Main Topics:
Research and teaching at the chair lays in the field of analysis and management of energy supply systems, especially electricity:

  • Decentralized small scale power generation systems and their integration into the supply network
  • Analysis of energy demand patterns and load management
  • Integration of electric vehicles in the power supply system

Web: www.ei.tum.de/ewk

EWT: Energy Conversion Technology (Prof. Herzog)

Main Topics:

  • Electrical Machines and Actuators
  • Optimization of Drive Trains, their Topologies, and Operating Strategies
  • Electromobility
  • Energy and Power Management in Vehicles and Stationary Systems
  • Overall Efficiency of Drive Trains

Web: www.ei.tum.de/ewt

HCR: Human-Centered Assistive Robotics (Prof. Lee)

Main Topics:

  • Safe physical and social human-aware robot interaction and collaboration
  • Autonomous robot learning from observations in daily life
  • Humanoid robotics including realtime human motion mapping and walking control
  • Robot perception for modeling and tracking of human motions and objects

Web: www.ei.tum.de/hcr

HES: Hybrid Electronic Systems (Prof Kreupl)

Main Topics:

  • Electronic applications of new materials
  • Nano- and carbon-based materials (nanotubes, graphene, nanowires)
  • Emerging memory technologies

Web: www.ei.tum.de/hes

HFT: High Frequency Engineering (Prof. Eibert)

Main Topics:

  • Near-field measurements and field transformations for antenna characterization, imaging, and inverse problems
  • Numerical methods: integral equation solvers, specialized Green´s functions, finite element methods, preconditioners, ray-tracing
  • Antenna concepts and designs: ultra-wideband, compact arrays
  • Communications and sensor systems: radar technologies, ultra-wideband communications

Web: www.ei.tum.de/hft

HLT: Semiconductor Technology (Prof. Belkin)

Main Topics:

  • Semiconductor laser diodes for communications and optical sensing
  • Mid infrared and THz quantum cascade lasers
  • Epitaxy of compound semiconductors (MBE and MOVPE)
  • III-V semiconductor device technology (cleanroom facilities)
  • Simulation and design of active optoelectronic devices

Web: https://www.wsi.tum.de/views/groups.php?group=belkin

HOT: Microwave Engineering (Prof. Biebl)

Main Topics:

  • Automotive RADAR and LIDAR
  • RADAR-based wildlife protection
  • RADAR target simulator
  • RADAR system modeling
  • Cooperative sensors
  • Protection of vulnerable road users
  • Localization in RFID-system

Web: www.ei.tum.de/hot

HSA: High Voltage Engineering and Switchgear Technology (Prof. Witzmann komm.)

Main Topics:

  • Electrical insulating materials and electrical insulation systems for high voltage application
  • High voltage apparatus and switchgear for AC and DC systems
  • Electrical joints with high current ratings

Web: www.ei.tum.de/hsa

ICS: Cognitive Systems (Prof. Cheng)

Main Topics:

  • Neuroengineering
  • NeuroRobotics
  • Humanoid Robotics
  • Artificial Robot Skin
  • Cognitive Architectures
  • Biologically-Inspired Learning
  • Semantic Reasoning
  • Brain-Machine Interface (BMI)
  • Social Robotics
  • Physical Human-Robot-Interaction & Multi-modal sensor fusion

Web: www.ei.tum.de/ics

ITR: Information-Oriented Control (Prof. Hirche)

Main Topics:

  • Data-driven & learning control with guarantees
  • Control based on human models
  • Networked, cooperative & distributed control
  • Main application in human-machine-interaction,  teleoperation, haptics, autonomous robotics incl. multi-robot systems, cyber-physical systems

Web: www.ei.tum.de/itr

LBE: Biomedical Electronics (Prof. Hayden)

Main Topics:

  • Cell-based in-vitro diagnostics
  • Cell manipulation and function analysis
  • Microfluidics and sensors

Web: www.ei.tum.de/lbe

LDV: Data Processing (Prof. Diepold)

Main Topics:

  • Multimedia Signal Processing for 3D Audio-Visual Media
  • Quality of Experience (QoE) in Multimedia Systems
  • Machine Learning & Analysis of Big Data
  • Emotion Modeling for Social Robotics
  • Algorithmus for Structured Matrices

Web: www.ei.tum.de/ldv

LIS: Integrated Systems (Prof. Herkersdorf)

Main Topics:

  • Architectures and accelerators for application-specific multi-processor system-on-chip (MPSoC) and embedded systems
  • Design methods for multi-objective performance, dependability and energy efficiency optimization, design complexity governance and diagnosis
  • Rapid prototyping on reconfigurable hardware/software platforms

Web: www.ei.tum.de/lis

LKN: Communication Networks (Prof. Kellerer)

Main Topics:

  • Network architecture, modeling, protocol design and performance evaluation
  • Flexible networking based on SDN and network virtualization
  • Wireless network resource management
  • Network planning, resilience design and techno-economic analysis

Web: www.ei.tum.de/lkn

LMT: Media Technology (Prof. Steinbach)

Main Topics:

  • Multimodal Signal Processing
  • Multimedia Communication
  • Image and Video Compression
  • Haptic Data Communication
  • 3D Image Analysis and Synthesis
  • Information Retrieval

Web: www.ei.tum.de/lmt

LNT: Communications Engineering (Prof. Kramer)

Main Topics:

  • Coding and Modulation
  • Coding for Relaying and Networks
  • Cooperative Communications
  • Multi-User Information Theory
  • Fiber-Optic Channels and Capacity

Web: www.ei.tum.de/lnt

LSE: Circuit Design (Prof. Brederlow)

Main Topics:

  • Analog and Mixed-Signal IC Design
  • Non-volatile Memory Design and Neuromorphic Computing
  • Ultra-low Energy Circuit and System Design
  • Intelligent Sensor System Interfaces and Circuits (for IoT, Industry4.0, Medical, AI)
  • Reliability of Analog and Mixed-Signal Circuitry

Web: www.ei.tum.de/lse

LSR: Automatic Control Engineering (Prof. Buss)

Main Topics:

  • Adaptive, robust, and learning control
  • Optimal control
  • Control of hybrid and piece-wise affine systems
  • Dynamics over social networks
  • Identification and fault diagnosis
  • Robot action and manipulation in dynamic environments
  • Natural human-robot interaction and collaboration

Web: www.ei.tum.de/lsr

LTI: Theoretical Information Technology (Prof. Boche)

Main Topics:

  • Information Theoretic Security for Communication Systems
  • Quantum Information Theory
  • Information Theoretic Framework for Physical Unclonable Functions and Biometric Security
  • Cooperative Wireless Communication Systems
  • Sampling Theory in Signal Processing

Web: www.ei.tum.de/lti

LUT: Line Transmission Technology (Prof. Hanik)

Main Topics:

  • Communication Systems over Optical Fibers, Polymer-Optical Fibers and Copper
  • Modeling, simulation and optimization of components and systems
  • Investigation into advanced modulation, equalization and coding schemes
  • Information-theoretical evaluation of capacity-limits
  • Design and optimization of numerical simulation algorithms, rating of required hardware complexity

Web: www.ei.tum.de/lnt

MLI: Machine Learning (Prof. Heckel)

Main Topics:

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MMK: Human-Machine Communication (Prof. Rigoll)

Main Topics:

  • Multimodal User Interfaces
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Machine Learning
  • Signal Processing
  • Augmented Reality (AR)
  • Speech Processing
  • Virtual Reality (VR), Automotive Human-Machine Interfaces (HMI)

Web: www.ei.tum.de/mmk

MOL: Molecular Electronics (Prof. Tornow)

Main Topics:

  • Molecular electronics: integration with semiconductor technology
  • Semiconductor-molecule interfaces: charge transport in novel molecular architectures
  • Advanced nanofabrication technology for the sub-10nm range
  • Nanowires and nanopores: label-free biosensing and “lab-on-chip” devices

Web: www.ei.tum.de/mol

MST: Measurement Systems and Sensor Technology (Prof. Koch)

Main Topics:

  • Fiber-optical measurement systems
  • Spectroscopy
  • Surface measurement technology
  • Multi-sensor systems
  • Thin-film measurement
  • Fluorescence analytics

Web: www.ei.tum.de/mst

MSV: Signal Processing Methods (Prof. Utschick)

Main Topics:

  • Signal Processing, Communications and Information Theory
  • Wireless Communication Networks and Multiuser Communications
  • Communications in Interference Limited Networks and Cooperative Communications
  • Multiantenna Systems, MMO Systems and Radar Networks
  • Array Processing, Statistical Signal Processing and Convex Optimization

Web: www.ei.tum.de/msv

NAN: Nanoelectronics (Prof. Becherer, komm.)

Main Topics:

  • Organic electronics: solution-based technologies for the fabrication of organic devices, such as sensors, transistors and LEDs
  • Nanofabrication: nanoimprinting and nanotransfer printing for large scale patterning of electronic and optoelectronic devices
  • Nanomagnetics: novel devices for memory, logic and RF-applications

Web: www.ei.tum.de/nano

NAV: Communication and Navigation (Prof. Günther)

Main Topics:

  • Algorithms for the precise and robust estimation of position and attitude using satellite navigation signals and selected other sensors
  • Measurements for model development and for the verification of the algorithms
  • Broad spectrum of lectures in navigation Laboratories in satellite communications and navigation

Web: www.ei.tum.de/nav

NEL: Neuroelectronics (Prof. Wolfrum)

Main Topics:

  • Bioelectronic stimulation and recording devices
  • Printed electronics for sensors and neural interfaces
  • Electrochemical biosensor arrays
  • 3D-printed microfluidics for organ-on-a-chip systems

Web: www.ei.tum.de/nel

QEC: Quantum Electronics and Computer Engineering (Prof. Müller)

Main Topics:

  • Photonic quantum technologies
  • Tailoring light-matter interactions and the nanoscale
  • Engineering of sources and detectors for quantum states of light
  • Development of fully-integrated quantum photonic circuits

Web: www.wsi.tum.de/mueller

RCS: Real-Time Computer Systems (Prof. Müller-Gritschneder, komm.)

Main Topics:

  • Body-area sensor networks for health and activity monitoring
  • Automotive E/E architectures & software
  • Embedded systems for electric vehicles
  • Energy and thermal-aware systems design
  • Modeling and management of energy storage systems

Web: www.ei.tum.de/rcs

RSI: Robotics Science and System Intelligence (Prof. Haddadin)

Main Topics:

Web: https://www.msrm.tum.de/rsi/

 

SEC: Security in Information Technology (Prof. Sigl)

Main Topics:

  • IT security for embedded and cyber physical systems for the Internet of Things.
  • Unique identities and cryptographic keys for things through Physical Unclonable Functions.
  • Efficient cryptographic implementations protected against hardware attacks.
  • New attacks on cryptographic implementations, i.e. side channel and fault attacks.
  • Reverse engineering.

Web: www.ei.tum.de/sec

SNE: Simulation of Nanosystems for Energy Conversion (Prof. Gagliardi)

Main Topics:

  • Simulation of organic semiconductor electronic and photovoltaic devices, with particular interest on the third generation solar cells
  • Quantum transport simulation of nanoscale electronic devices
  • Multiscale simulations of nano-meso scale devices
  • Non equilibrium thermodynamics in nanoscale systems

Web: www.ei.tum.de/sne

TEP: Physics of Electrotechnology (Prof. Schrag komm.)

Main Topics:

  • Modeling methodologies for microstructured power devices, sensors, actuators and microsystems
  • Virtual prototyping of microsystems and power modules
  • Virtual reliability and robustness testing of high power devices micromechatronic components
  • Experimental characterization, model validation, parameter for MEMS,NEMS and semiconductor power devices

Web: www.ei.tum.de/tep