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Prof. Dr. Götz Pfander
Prof. Dr.
Professor of Mathematics
Mathematics & Logistics

Campus Ring 1 28759 Bremen Germany

+49 421 200-3103
Research I, Room 112
Research Interests: 

Gabor frame theory

  • rectangular lattices
  • construction of Gabor frames for arbitrary lattices

Time-frequncy analysis of pseudodifferential operators

  • Gabor multipliers
  • operators with bandlimited Kohn-Nirenberg symbols

Communications Engineering

  • Slowly time-varying communication channels
  • Crest factor analysis of trigonometric polynomials
  • Design of multicarrier modulation schemes (wavelet, Gabor, Wilson bases)
  • Multiple input multiple output (MIMO) channels

Wavelet based periodicity detection

  • Applications to the early detection of epileptic seizures problem
University Education: 
  • Studies of Mathematics and Psychology (minor subject) at Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, 1991-1993
  • Studies of Mathematics and Psychology at Freie Universität Berlin, 1993-1995
  • Studies of Mathematics at University of Maryland at College Park, USA, 1995-1999
  • M.A. in Mathematics, University of Maryland at College Park, Spring 1998
  • Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of Maryland at College Park, August 1999
Fellowships and Awards: 
  • Awarded Freie Universität Berlin direct exchange stipend to study mathematics at the University of Maryland, 1995-1996
  • Awarded Department of Mathematics Dissertation Fellowship, University of Maryland, Spring 1999
  • Awarded Max-Kade-Foundation Fellowship for the project "Time-frequency analysis of operators with bandlimited symbol" performed at University of Maryland, College Park, 2004
Research and Teaching Positions: 
  • Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter at Universität Hohenheim, 1999-2002
  • Since fall 2002 Assistant Professor of Mathematics,Jacobs University (formerly IUB)
Funded Projects: 

Analysis and design of COFDM multicarrier modulation techniques in view of transmission stability in time variant channels, funded as DFG Pf450/1-1 within the DFG priority program 1163, 2004-2006

  • W. Kozek, G.E. Pfander, G. Zimmermann, Perturbation stability of coherent Riesz systems under convolution operators. Appl. Comput. Harmon. Anal. 12 (2002), No. 3, 286--308
  • J.J. Benedetto, G.E. Pfander, Periodic wavelet transforms and periodicity detection. SIAM J. Appl. Math. 62 (2002), no. 4, 1329--1368
  • K. Jetter, G.E. Pfander, G. Zimmermann, The crest factor for trigonometric polynomials. I. Approximation theoretical estimates. On the 60th birthday of Professor Werner Haußmann. Rev. Anal. Numér. Théor. Approx. 30 (2001), No. 2, 179-195 (2002)
  • W. Kozek, G.E. Pfander, Identification of operators with bandlimited symbols, to appear in SIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis, 2005
  • J.J. Benedetto, G.E. Pfander. Frame expansions for Gabor multipliers to appear in publication in Applied and Computational Harmonic Analysis, 2005