Dr. Joerg Kliewer received the Dipl.-Ing. (MSEE) degree in Electrical Engineering from the Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg, Germany, in 1993 and the Dr.-Ing. degree (Ph.D.) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kiel, Kiel,  Germany, in 1999, respectively.

From 1993 to 1998 he was a Research Assistant at the University of Kiel, Germany, and from 1999 to 2004, he was a Senior Researcher and Lecturer with the same institution. In 2004, he visited the University of Southampton, Southampton, U.K., for one year, and from 2005 until 2007, he was with the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, as a Visiting Assistant Professor. From August 2007 until December 2013 he was with  New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, as an as an Assistant and then as an Associate Professor. In January 2014 he joined the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, where he is a Professor since August 2018. His research interests span coding and information theory, graphical models, and statistical algorithms, which includes application to networked communication and security, data storage, and neuroscience.

Dr. Kliewer was the recipient of a Leverhulme Trust Award and a German Research Foundation Fellowship Award in 2003 and 2004, respectively. He was an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications from 2008 until 2014, and since 2015 serves as an Area Editor for the same journal. He is also an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory since 2017 and a member of the editorial bord of the IEEE Information Theory Society Newsletter since 2012.