Norbert Görtz

Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.-Ing.
Tel.: +43 1 58801 - 38925
Room: CG0308
Address: Gusshausstraße 25 / E389
1040 Wien


Norbert Goertz received the Dipl.-Ing. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Ruhr-University of Bochum, Germany, in 1993 and the Dr.-Ing. degree from Christian-Albrechts University, Kiel, Germany, in 1999 for research work in coded speech transmission over noisy channels. In 2004 he received the Habilitation degree from Munich University of Technology, Germany, with a thesis on joint source-channel coding.

From 1999 until 2000 he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Network and Systems Theory of the Christian-Albrechts University, Kiel, Germany. After that he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Munich University of Technology, Institute for Communications Engineering until 2004. After a 3-months research visit of the IT department at Lund University, Sweden, and a temporary C4 professorship at the University of Kassel, Germany, he went to Scotland in October 2004 where he was a Lecturer and a Senior Lecturer at the Institute for Digital Communications in the School Engineering of The University of Edinburgh. Since September 2008 he has been a full professor for Multimedia Signal Processing at the Institute of Telecommunications of the Technische Universität Wien (TU Wien), and from 2010-2013 he was the head of the Institute of Telecommunications. During 2014 — 2019 he was the head of the faculty board of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology of TU Wien and since 2020 he has been dean of the department.

His research interests include Source coding of multimedia signals; Channel coding, LDPC codes in particular; Adaptive modulation; Cross-layer design and scheduling; Multiuser information theory; Source- and channel codes for user-cooperation and relaying; Compressed sensing with applications in signal processing and communications.


Contact / E- Mail

Tel.: +43-1-58801-38925
Fax: +43-1-58801-38999
Room: CG 03 08
Address: Gußhausstr. 25-29 // 389, 1040 Wien

Research Topics

Research topics include

  • Signal Processing for “Big Data”, in particular Compressed Sensing and Recovery Algorithms
  • Information Theory
  • Multimedia Source Coding
  • Error Correction Coding, LDPC codes in particular
  • Joint Source-Channel Coding
  • Adaptive Modulation and Coding
  • Cross-Layer Design, Scheduling and Resource Allocation


Winter Semester:

  • 389.012 – Computer oriented projects
  • 389.102 – Telecommunications Engineering, advanced course
  • 389.103 – Telecommunications Engineering Seminar
  • 389.124 – Diploma Thesis Seminar
  • 389.125 – Privatissimum für Dissertanten
  • 389.131 – Source-Channel Coding and Cross-Layer Design (replaced by Wiressless Communications 2, 389.156)
  • 389.132 – Source Coding
  • 389.139 – Bachelor Thesis and Seminar
  • 389.140 – Practical Course (Transitional Rules B.-Thesis)

Summer Semester: