Head of the Research Department Intelligent Networks

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans Dieter Schotten

  • Address (Kaiserslautern)
    Trippstadter Straße 122
    D-67663 Kaiserslautern

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans Dieter Schotten


Julian Ahrens, Lia Ahrens, Hans Dieter Schotten

In: ZTE Communications: An International Journal Special Issue on Computational Radio Intelligence Pages 1-10 Editorial Office of ZTE Communications 2020.

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Wei Jiang, Mathias Strufe, Hans Dieter Schotten

In: IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference. IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC-2020) January 10-13 Las Vegas Nevada United States IEEE 2020.

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Simon Duque Antón, Anna Pia Lohfink, Chistoph Garth, Hans Dieter Schotten

In: Proceedings of the Central European Cybersecurity Conference 2019. Central European Cybersecurity Conference (CECC-2019) November 14-15 Munich Bavaria Germany ACM New York, NY, USA 11/2019.

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Personal Information

Short Biography

Hans Schotten is Scientific Director of the Intelligent Networks Research Group at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) and holds the Chair for Radio Communication and Navigation at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern (TUK). He is chairman of the Informationstechnische Gesellschaft (ITG) and member of the board of the “Verband der Elektrotechnik” (VDE, Association of Electrical Engineering).

Within the scope of his research, Professor Schotten deals with mobile communication technologies and radio communication and develops new security technologies and communication infrastructures for industry.


1984 – 1990  Study of Electrical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University
1990 – 1999  Research Assistant at the Chair of Communications Engineering (Prof. Lüke) at the RWTH Aachen University
1997  PhD as Doctor of Engineering
1999 – 2003  Ericsson Eurolab Deutschland GmbH, Nürnberg. Senior Researcher, Ericsson Corporate Research
2003 – 2007  Qualcomm CDMA Technologies GmbH, Nürnberg. Research Coordinator, Qualcomm Europe, and Director, Technical Standards
2007 – today  Professor of Radio Communication and Navigation, Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
2012 – today  Scientific Director, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, and Head of the “Intelligent Networks” Research Department
2013 – 2014  Dean, Departement of Electrical Engineering, University of Kaiserslautern
2018 – today  Chairman of the Informationstechnische Gesellschaft (ITG) and member of the executive board of the Verband der Elektrotechnik (VDE)

Advisor and Expert to several international companies, the German Federal Court and the International Chamber of Commerce

Main areas of expertise

  • Mobile communications, in particular, 5G design
  • Industrial communication solutions and wireless automation
  • Security in industry 4.0
  • Communication solutions for automotive and railway


  • Member of VDI, VDE, IEEE, Member of ITG FA 5.1
  • Active standardization and committee work in 3GPP, IEEE, DKE, ETSI, EICTA, ZVEI TF 5G
  • Scientific Advisory Board of the IHP Leibniz Institute for Innovative Microelectronics (since 2016)


  • Chairman of the Information Technology Society (ITG) of VDE
  • Chairman of the VDE Verband der Elektrotechnik Elektronik Informationstechnik e.V.
    (Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies)



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