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Dr. Ralf Bendlin


Dr. Ralf Bendlin is a Principal Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Labs in Austin, Texas. Before joining AT&T, he was a Senior Wireless Systems Architect with Intel Corporation and a Systems Engineer with Texas Instruments Inc. He has worked on algorithm development, performance prediction, optimization, systems architecture, spectrum research, and technology strategy for current and next-generation wireless networks and has actively participated in the definition of several global communications standards.

Dr. Bendlin holds a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree from the Munich University of Technology in Munich, Germany as well as a Master’s degree and a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. All degrees are in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology. 

He was a Guest Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking (TCCN) and the Technical Program Chair of both the IEEE GLOBECOM 2019 Workshop on High-Dimensional, Low-Resolution Architectures for Power-Efficient Wireless Communications and the 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks. He served as presidential appointee on the Advisory Council of the College of Engineering and is currently a member of the Industry Advisory Council of the Department of Electrical Engineering, all at the University of Notre Dame. During his career he has received several awards, most recently the AT&T Science and Technology Medal.


Dr. Bendlin joined the board of the German Texans Heritage Society in 2019 and currently serves as the board secretary. Before moving to Austin, he was a member of the Steering Committee of the Sophie Scholl Schule in Portland, OR. He currently serves as chair of the Austin-Koblenz Sister Cities Committee and is on the board of directors of Austin Sister Cities International (ASCI).


Fun Fact: Dr. Bendlin grew up around Koblenz, the sister city of Austin, and continues to visit Koblenz several times a year.

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