## Short Biography of Joachim Rosenthal

Joachim Rosenthal is Professor of Applied Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics at
the University of Zürich
and Adjunct Professor at the
University of Notre Dame.

He received the Diplom in Mathematics from the University of Basel in
1986 and the Ph.D. in Mathematics from Arizona State University in
1990.

During the academic year 1989/1990 he was a Lecturer at
Washington University in
St. Louis.

From 1990 until 2006 he has been with the Department of
Mathematics at the University
of Notre Dame, where he has been last "The Notre
Dame Chair in Applied Mathematics" and Concurrent Professor of
Electrical Engineering.

In the academic year 1994/1995 he spent a sabbatical year at
CWI
the Center for Mathematics and
Computer Science in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
During the academic year 1999/2000 he was a Guest Professor at the
Swiss Federal
Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland,
affiliated with the School
of Computer & Communication Sciences .

His current research interests are in coding theory and
cryptography. In coding theory he is interested in
convolutional codes, LDPC codes and more general codes on
graphs. In cryptography his main interest lies in the
construction of new oneway trapdoor functions.

He is or has been on the editorial board of
Advances in Mathematics of Communications (AMC),
Journal of Algebra and Its Applications (JAA),
Journal of Mathematical Systems, Estimation, and Control,
Linear Algebra and its Applications,
Mathematics of Control, Signals, and Systems (MCSS),
SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization,
Systems and Control Letters,
and

In August 2002 he served as the Symposium Chair of the
International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of
Networks and Systems (MTNS).

*Publications and Talks:*

You can find detailed information on my Curriculum
Vitae.
*My family:*

I am married to Rebekka Rosenthal-Graber and we have 4 children.

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PostDocs and Ph.D. Students:

## Master Theses Supervised:

It is pretty interesting. Of course I am not quite sure in what
regard Lagrange was a student of Euler and for this you might
also read
the biography on Lagrange.

If you have access to MathSciNet then you can compute
my Erdos number.

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