Information and Communication Theory Lab

We focus on the fundamental limits of information processing (transmission, storage, and sensing) underlying our modern digital society. Using information-theoretical frameworks, we study real-world problems aiming at fast, reliable, and secure processing of information.

Driving the future of information processing

The ICT Lab research focuses on data transmission and compression, modulation and error correction, multi-user information theory, information security, and sensing. We study information processing in a broad sense trying to determine fundamental limits, but also at developing the techniques that approach these limits. We use information-theoretical frameworks to model practical scenarios, and to find the optimal performance-complexity trade-offs. These scenarios result from close interaction with national and international industrial collaborators. Application areas include fiber optical communications, next-generation wireless systems, secret-key generation, and radar processing.

ICT lab is recruiting now!

TU/e is growing faster than ever and we are seeking talented candidates at all levels. Full career track opportunities are available.

The ICT lab, led by Prof. Frans Willems, is now hiring PhDs, PDEngs, Postdocs, Assistant Professors, Associate Professors and Full Professors in the general areas of Information and Communication Theory (ICT).

For details on the available positions:

PhD in Fundamentals of the Nonlinear Optical Channel (V36.4001)

PhD Energy efficient signal processing techniques for DM-MIMO systems (V36.3958)

Postdoc; information theory applied to the nonlinear optical fibre channel (V36.3934)

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Information and Communication Theory (V36.3965)

(Associate) Professor in Probabilistic Signal and Information Processing (V36.4089)

Irène Curie Fellowship

Meet some of our Researchers


  • Visiting address

    De Groene Loper 19
    5612 AP Eindhoven
  • Postal address

    Department of Electrical Engineering
    PO Box P.O. Box 513
    5600 MB Eindhoven
  • Teamlead

    Frans Willems