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Everyone has it, everyone needs it, everyone uses it: wireless communication technology

Prof. Dr. Matthias Schraml, the newest addition to Landshut University of Applied Sciences, wants to make digital information transfer more secure and further intensify cooperation in industry and with authorities.

"Wireless communication technology has become increasingly present in society in recent years," says Matthias Schraml, newly appointed professor at the Faculty of Electrical and Industrial Engineering (ETWI) at Landshut University of Applied Sciences since the summer semester of 2024. Whether in cell phones, cars, medical technology or Internet of Things devices - almost everyone uses them. Nevertheless, "digitalization and the amount of data associated with it is a major challenge for communication technology," says Schraml. Because everything should be digitally available everywhere - in the truest sense of the word, including the "milk can" often cited by former Federal Research Minister Anja Karliczek (CDU).

Schraml is on the lookout for further cooperation partners from industry and public authorities

As part of his professorship, Schraml aims to make wireless communication technology more secure and prevent malicious eavesdropping attempts. It is therefore important to him to expand and strengthen the information technology component of the Bachelor's and Master's degree course in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology. He wants to provide his students with a sound basic education in the fields of communication systems, including mobile communications, digital signal processing and channel and source coding. In addition, he wants to "further intensify cooperation in industry and with authorities", emphasizes the Upper Palatinate native, "in order to prepare students for the professional world in the best possible way".
University President Prof. Dr. Fritz Pörnbacher supports this: "Wireless communication technology is a teaching area that is becoming increasingly important and is of great interest to industry. This means that our graduates have ideal opportunities for an exciting job." He wishes Prof. Matthias Schraml every success in his new role as professor and in implementing his plans.

The career of a scientist in the German armed forces

Matthias Schraml studied "Computer Engineering and Communication Technology" at the University of the Federal Armed Forces in Munich and graduated with a Master of Engineering in 2015. Since then, he has worked in various federal authorities. He mainly dealt with topics related to signals intelligence and countermeasures, also known as eavesdropping defense.
Matthias Schraml pursued a part-time academic career at the chair of Prof. Andreas Knopp at the University of the Federal Armed Forces with a research focus on physical layer security in MIMO satellite communications, with which he successfully completed his doctorate in July 2023.

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