Professor，ZJU-UIUC Institute in Mathematics
Prof.Thomas's research area is algebraic coding theory and its links with abstract algebra, combinatorics and geometry. Although being educated as a pure rather than applied mathematician, he have shifted his interests later (especially during his stay at Zhejiang university) towards applications and done application-specific research, for example on error-detecting codes for Industrial Communication, on LDPC codes and on network coding. The current project (since 2016) on subspace codes for network coding is supported by a grant from the National Natural Science Foundation of China.
1983–1986 Computer Science major, TU Munich, Germany
1986–1990 Mathematics major, TU Munich
4/1990 Diplom in Mathematics (A+), TU Munich
11/1994 Doctoral Degree in Mathematics (A+), TU Munich
11/2000 Habilitation in Mathematics, TU Munich