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Holger Boche

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Technical University of Munich


Holger Boche (M’04–SM’07–F’11) received the Dipl.-Ing. and Dr.-Ing. degrees in electrical engineering from the Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany, in 1990 and 1994, respectively. He graduated in mathematics from the Technische Universität Dresden in 1992. From 1994 to 1997, he did Postgraduate studies in mathematics at the Friedrich-Schiller Universität Jena, Jena, Germany. He received his Dr. rer. nat. degree in pure mathematics from the Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany, in 1998. In 1997, he joined the Heinrich-Hertz-Institut (HHI) für Nachrichtentechnik Berlin, Berlin, Germany. Starting in 2002, he was a Full Professor for mobile communication networks with the Institute for Communications Systems, Technische Universität Berlin. In 2003, he became Director of the Fraunhofer German-Sino Lab for Mobile Communications, Berlin, Germany, and in 2004 he became the Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications (HHI), Berlin, Germany. Since October 2010 he has been with the Institute of Theoretical Information Technology and Full Professor at the Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany. Since 2014 he has been a member and honorary fellow of the TUM Institute for Advanced Study, Munich, Germany. He was a Visiting Professor with the ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, during the 2004 and 2006 Winter terms, and with KTH Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden, during the 2005 Summer term. Prof. Boche is a Member of IEEE Signal Processing Society SPCOM and SPTM Technical Committee. He was elected a Member of the German Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina) in 2008 and of the Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities in 2009. He received the Research Award ”Technische Kommunikation” from the Alcatel SEL Foundation in October 2003, the ”Innovation Award” from the Vodafone Foundation in June 2006, and the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation) in 2008. He was co-recipient of the 2006 IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award and recipient of the 2007 IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award. He was the General Chair of the Symposium on Information Theoretic Approaches to Security and Privacy at IEEE GlobalSIP 2016. Among his publications is the recent book Information Theoretic Security and Privacy of Information Systems (Cambridge University Press).