Susanne Albers

Susanne Albers
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Born 10 June 1965 (1965-06-10) (age 56)
Georgsmarienhütte, Germany
Nationality German
Alma mater Saarland University
Known for Approximation and online algorithms
Awards Leibniz Prize
Academic career
Institutions Technical University of Munich
Doctoral students Frank Oliver Schulz, Stefan Eilts, Christian Gunia, Antonios Antoniadis, Pascal Lenzner, Tim Nonner
Notable students Markus Schmidt

Susanne Albers is a German theoretical computer scientist and professor of computer science at the Department of Informatics of the Technical University of Munich.[1] She is a recipient of the Otto Hahn Medal[2] and the Leibniz Prize.[3]

Education and career

Albers studied mathematics, computer science, and business administration in Osnabrück and received her Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.) in 1993 at Saarland University under the supervision of Kurt Mehlhorn. Until 1999, she was associated with the Max Planck Institute for Computer Science and held visiting and postdoctoral positions at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley, Free University of Berlin, and University of Paderborn. In 1999, she received her habilitation and accepted a position at Dortmund University.[4] From 2001 to 2009, she was professor of computer science at University of Freiburg. From 2009 to 2013, she has been at Humboldt University of Berlin.

Since 2013, Albers has held the Chair for Efficient Algorithms at the Department of Informatics of the Technical University of Munich.[5]


Albers' research is in the design and analysis of algorithms, especially online algorithms, approximation algorithms, algorithmic game theory and algorithm engineering.[6][7]

Awards and honors

In 1993, she received the Otto Hahn Medal from the Max Planck Society, and in 2008 the Leibniz Prize from the German Research Foundation, considered the most important German research prize that includes a grant of €2.5 million. In 2011, she was elected as a fellow of the German Informatics Society.[8] In 2014, she became one of ten inaugural fellows of the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science.[9]


  1. ^ Bayer, Ernst. "Susanne Albers". Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  2. ^ "SECOND PROGRESS REPORT 1993 / 1995 February 1995 INFORMATIK". MIT Press, in 1993. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  3. ^ "DFG, German Research Foundation - Honour, Prize Money and "Idyllic Freedom": 2008 Leibniz Prizewinners Announced". Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  4. ^ Unknown, Unknown. "KISSWIN.DE". KISSWIN.DE. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Institute for Advanced Study (IAS): Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prizewinners". Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Algorithms and Complexity (Freiburg)". (in German). Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  7. ^ Klaus, Jansen; Sanjeev, Khanna; José D. P., Rolim; Dana, Ron (2004). Approximation, Randomization and Combinatorial Optimization. Algorithms and Techniques: 7th International Workshop on Approximation Algorithms for ... (2004 ed.). Springer. p. 12. ISBN 9783540228943.
  8. ^ GI-Fellow citation, retrieved 2012-03-09.
  9. ^ "EATCS names 2014 fellows", Milestones: Computer Science Awards, Appointments, Communications of the ACM, 58 (1): 24, January 2015, doi:10.1145/2686734, S2CID 11485095

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