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  • Götz Eduard Pfander

    Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

Personal Information

Born August 20th 1970, in Mainz, Germany.

Married to Tijana Janjic Pfander, three children, Mila, born in 2003, Sava, born in 2006, and Teodora, born 2014. 


PhD in Mathematics awarded on August 20th, 1999, for thesis titled Periodic waveletgrams and periodicity detection. Advisor John J. Benedetto, University of Maryland at College Park.

Recipient Department of Mathematics Dissertation Fellowship, University of Maryland, spring 1999.

Master of Arts in Mathematics, University of Maryland, College Park, May 22nd, 1998.

Studies of Mathematics at the University of Maryland, College Park, fall 1995 --- summer 1999.

Recipient Freie Universität exchange stipend to spend academic year 95/96 at University of Maryland.

Studies of Mathematics and Psychology (minor subject) at Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, fall 1991 --- summer 1993, and Freie Universität Berlin, fall 1993 --- summer 1995.

Previous Professorships

Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Jacobs University Bremen September 2002 - August 2009.

College Master of College III, Jacobs University Bremen, September 2007 - December 2011.

Associate Professor of Mathematics at Jacobs University Bremen since September 2009.

Visiting Professor of Mathematics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, January 2012 - August 2012.

John von Neumann Visiting Professor at Technical University Munich, January 2014 - June 2014.

Lehrstuhlvertretung Wissenschaftliches Rechnen / Informatik, Katholische Universität Eichstätt, September 2014 - Januar 2015.

Associate Professor of Mathematics at Jacobs University Bremen, continuation, February 2015 - January 2016. 

Fellowships and Postdoctoral Appointments

Time--frequency analysis of operators with bandlimited symbol, Max Kade Fellowship to visit University of Maryland January 2004 --- August 2004.

Smart Modem: Advanced xDSL Technology for QoS, investigator. Principal investigator Kurt Jetter, project financed jointly by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and Siemens AG, Universität Hohenheim, September 1999 --- August 2002.

Health monitoring systems for jet engines, investigator. Principal investigator John J. Benedetto, project was based on my PhD thesis research and funded by the Maryland Industrial Partnership / NASA, 1999--2001. Received funding during the summer 1999.

Signal and Image processing based on the uncertainty principle, irregular sampling and finite fields, investigator. Principal investigator John J. Benedetto, funded by the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research, 1996 --- 1999. Received funding during the summer 1998.

Employment as Teaching Assistant at Freie Universität Berlin, October 1994 --- July 1995, and at University of Maryland, September 1995 --- December 1998. 



Newspaper article concerning our research on the epileptic seizure prediction problem (Berliner Zeitung, 29.10.97)

And on the light side:

My family's private webpage

Newspaper article describing my hot dog theory (Los Angeles Times, 20.8.00)

Planet Proctor cited the LA Times article (Planet Proctor 2000, Volume 20)