Stefan Farthofer was born 1988 in Salzburg, Austria. He attended a technical high school (HTL Salzburg) where he graduated 2007 in electronics / computer engineering. He received the BSc. degree in electrical engineering and information technology (with distinction) in 2011 and the Dipl.-Ing. (equivalent to MSc.) degree in telecommunications (with distinction) in 2014, both from TU Wien, Vienna, Austria. In 2014, he joined the Communication Theory Group at the Institute of Telecommunications as a research and teaching assistant and PhD student.
He received the Dr. techn. (equivalent to PhD) degree in electrical engineering (with distinction) in 2019.