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Professor,ZJU-UIUC Institute in Mathematics

Research interests: 

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. 

University Education

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