Ulm University is a young research university with a focus on natural sciences, medicine and technology. Located in an economically strong region, the University with its more than 10,000 students offers a dynamic work environment with attractive networking and development prospects.

The Faculty of Faculty of Engineering, Computer Science and Psychology, Institute of Communications Engineering, is seeking to fill the position of professor (§ 51 LHG BW) , starting as early as possible, of

Tenure-track-Professor (W1) ) of Coding- and Information-Theory (m/f/d)

The University is seeking to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and particularly encourages qualified female scientists to apply for this position.
Severely disabled applicants with equal aptitude will be given preferential consideration.

Communication and information technology are important basic areas of engineering science. The increasing networking and decentralization of storage and processing units require method-oriented research on reliable transmission and storage methods combined with mechanisms that guarantee confidentiality and authenticity. Coding and information theory provide the basis for this.

The professorship should therefore advance research in several of the following areas:
  • Algebraic coding theory, especially beyond the Hamming metric
  • Code-based cryptography
  • Coding for distributed storage and for networks
  • Information theory for security and networks
  • Security on the physical level and for AI systems
The results of the theoretical work should be applied to practical questions and systems, e.g. for decentralized, secure storage in future server services and for decentralized, authenticated processing in distributed sensor and control systems. Close cooperation with the neighboring disciplines and faculties as well as the non-university research institute DLR-QT is sought.

In addition to research, the tasks of the future position holder include teaching of German and English spoken lectures in the engineering Master programs of the faculty and the assumption of tasks in academic self-administration.

Employment is as a temporary civil servant or as an employee; as a rule, for a term of 6 years.

If the evaluation is positive, appointment to a tenured W3 professorship will be offered. Requirements for a later transition to a W3 professorship are defined in the Ulm University Statute on Quality Assurance in Appointing and Evaluating Tenure-Track Professors of 21 November 2018 and the subject-specific prerequisites for this professorship.

Employment requirements are completed university studies as well as teaching aptitude, a doctoral degree and further pertinent scientific achievements (§ 51 Abs. 2 LHG).

Seize the opportunity and join us in shaping the future of the University!

Your contact for further information:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Maurits Ortmanns, phone +49 731 50-26200

The fowllowing additional information is required as part of the application: complete list of publications, third-party funded projects in past five years, teaching activites specifying type, scope and including evaluation, research and teaching concept.

We look forward to your application via our online application portal

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