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Priv.-Doz. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Thomas Zemen

Priv.-Doz. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Thomas Zemen


Principal Scientist


Digital Safety & Security

Competence Unit

Security & Communication Technologies




+43 50550 4138


+43 50550 4150


Giefinggasse 4, 1210 Vienna


Field: Physical Layer Security

Main Research: Reliable wireless machine-to-machine communications

Experience: Thomas Zemen received the Dipl.-Ing. degree (with distinction) in electrical engineering in 1998, the doctoral degree (with distinction) in 2004 and the Venia Docendi (Habilitation) for "Mobile Communications" in 2013, all from Vienna University of Technology. Since 2014 Thomas Zemen has been Senior Scientist at AIT Austrian Institute of Technology. He took on the role of Thematic Coordinator for physical layer security in 2018. From 2003 to 2014 he was with FTW Forschungszentrum Telekommunikation Wien heading the "Signal and Information Processing" department since 2008. From 1998 to 2003 Thomas Zemen worked as Hardware Engineer and Project Manager for the Radio Communication Devices Department, Siemens Austria. He is the author or coauthor of four books chapters, 35 journal papers and more than 105 conference communications. His research interests focus on wireless ultra-reliable low-latency communication (URLLC) systems for autonomous vehicles and industrial production environments; 5G massive MIMO systems; time-variant channel measurements, modeling and real time emulation; software-defined radio rapid prototyping, and indoor localization. Dr. Zemen is docent at the Vienna University of Technology and served as Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications from 2011 - 2017.

  • 2014-: Principal Scientist sind 2021
    AIT Austrian Institute of Technlogy GmbH / Vienna Austria
  • 2008-2015: Key Researcher, Head of Department
    Signal and Information Processing, FTW Telecommunications Research Center Vienna / Austria
  • 2003-2008: Senior Researcher (2004), Key Researcher (2007), Thematic Coordination of intelligent transporation system (ITS) research (2007)
    FTW Telecommunications Research Center Vienna / Austria
  • 1998-2003: Hardware development, project management (2000)
    Siemens Austria
  • 2014 -: Strategic advisor to the Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (bmvit) for intelligent transportation systems
  • 2002 -: Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Signal Processing Society
  • 2002 -: Member, European Association of Signal Processing (EURASIP)
  • 2011 - 2017: Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications in the area of Antenna Systems and Channel Characterization


  • MIMO Communications (2011)
    Vienna University of Technology 2005
  • Cooperative Communications (2011)
    Vienna University of Technology 2009
  • Wireless Vehicular Communications (2018)
    Vienna University of Technology 2012
  • Advanced Wireless Communications 3 (2035)
    Technische Universität Wien 2014 -
  • Channel Estimation in an OFDM Transmission System
    Inventor: N. Czink, T. Zemen, L. Bernado, A. Molisch
    Submission Date: 06.01.2011
    Issue Date: 06.01.2012

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