Prof. Dr.-Ing. Anja Klein

Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

Head of Communications Engineering Lab


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  • 1996: Dr.-Ing. (Ph.D.) degree, University of Kaiserslautern
  • 1991: Diploma in Electrical Engineering, University of Kaiserslautern
  • Since 2004: Full Professor, Communications Engineering, Technische Universität Darmstadt
  • 1996-2004: Siemens AG, Mobile Networks Division, Munich and Berlin, Germany
    • Product and System Planning, Third Generation of Mobile Radio UMTS
    • Director of the Radio Concepts Group
    • Vice President, heading a Development Department, responsible for a UMTS trial system and for hardware and software components of a commercial UMTS Node B
    • Vice President, heading a Systems Engineering Department, responsible for the product strategy and technical concepts for the further development of GSM and UMTS Core network products
  • 1991-1996: Research Assistant, University of Kaiserslautern
  • Since 2020 Vice-Chair of HMWK LOEWE Center emergenCITY – The Emergency Responsive Digital City
  • Since 2019: Member of the Senate of the German Aerospace Center (DLR)
  • 2017-2022 Chair/Vice Chair IEEE Information Theory Society German Chapter
  • 2017 Technical Program Committee Chair, International Conference on Systems, Communications and Coding (SCC)
  • 2015-2018 Member of Directorate of HMWK LOEWE Research Cluster NICER – Networked Infrastructureless Cooperation for Emergency Response
  • 2015-2018: President / Vice President ITG Technical Committee KT1 “Applied Information Theory”
  • 2014-2016: Member of IEEE Communication Society Awards Committee
  • Since 2013 Member of Directorate of DFG Collaborative Research Center 1053 MAKI – Multi-Mechanisms Adaptation for the Future Internet
  • 2013: Tutorial session chair, IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC)
  • 2011-2014 Vice-Chair of HMWK LOEWE Research Cluster Cocoon – Cooperative Sensor Communication
  • 2010-2012: Dean of academic affairs, Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Technische Universität Darmstadt
  • 2008: General Chair, International Workshop on Smart Antennas (WSA)
  • Since 2004: Program committee member of several conferences in the area of Communication Technology
  • Since 2004: Member of editorial board: Journal of RF Engineering and Telecommunications
  • 1999-2000: Leading the TDD (Time Division Duplex) group in the international UMTS standardization (RAN group in 3GPP)
  • 1998-2001: Participation in international standardization of third generation mobile radio UMTS in ETSI and in 3GPP
  • Since 1997: Participation in EU projects, e.g., FRAMES, WINNER, MINTS
  • 2018 VDE Honorary Certificate for exceptional voluntary engagement for the ITG
  • One journal paper and seven conference papers won Best Paper Awards
  • More than 45 patents in the field of mobile communications
  • Inventor of the Year 1999 of Siemens AG
  • Dissertation won two prizes, one of them awarded by Information Technology Society (ITG) within Association for Electrical, Electronic and Information Technologies (VDE)