Short Biography of Joachim Rosenthal

Joachim Rosenthal is Professor of Applied Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Zürich. From 2011-2013 he served as Chair of the Mathematics Department and from 2016-2020 he has been Vice Dean of the College of Science.
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.

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 area of postquantum cryptography, in particular in the area of code based cryptography.

He serves currently on the editorial board of SIAM Journal on Applied Algebra and Geometry (SIAGA), Advances in Mathematics of Communications (AMC), Journal of Algebra and Its Applications (JAA), Journal of Algebra Combinatorics Discrete Structures and Applications, International Journal of Information and Coding Theory (IJOCT).
In the past he served on the editorial boards of 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.

From 2004 until 2018 he has been one of two moderators of the Information theory section of arXiv.
In August 2002 he served as the Symposium Chair of the International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems (MTNS).


Joachim Rosenthal is a Fellow of IEEE and a honorary professor of Universidad del Norte, Colombia.


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.


PostDocs and Ph.D. Students:


Master Theses Supervised:


My Academic Ancestors from the Mathematics Genealogy Project.

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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