Alexander von Humboldt Professorship 2012

Friedrich Eisenbrand

Friedrich Eisenbrand is a world leader in the field of algorithmics and discrete mathematics.

  • Nominating University: Technische Universität Berlin in conjunction with the Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB)


Friedrich Eisenbrand works at the intersection between pure research and applications. He researches into integral optimisation, for example, which could be of use to both industry and telecommunications in capacity planning. Eisenbrand’s presence at TU Berlin, the Zuse Institute Berlin (co-nominator) and the DFG Research Centre Matheon is expected to promote the status of Berlin as a leading location for mathematics.

Brief bio

Prof. Dr. Friedrich Eisenbrand was born in Germany in 1971. Doctorate in 2000 at the Saarland University and the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Saarbrücken; subsequently junior research group leader and visiting professor at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, 2004; in 2005 professor at the Technische Universität Dortmund; from 2006 to 2008 professor at the University of Paderborn; since then, professor of mathematics and computer science in Lausanne. Awarded the Otto Hahn Medal by the Max Planck Society in 2001 and the Heinz Maier Leibnitz Award by the German Research Foundation (DFG) in 2004; member of various international scientific societies.
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