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Prof. Dr. Peter Sanders receives the Landesforschungspreis Baden-Württemberg 2011 (German only) in Applied Sciences.
Prof. Dr. Peter Sanders receives the DFG Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Award 2012 in Berlin.
Dr. Robert Geisberger receives the award of the Fördervereins des Forschungszentrums Informatik FZI for his dissertation "Advanced Route Planning in Transportation Networks" (2011).
- 02/02/2012: Prof. Dr. Peter Sanders, Prof. Dr. Dorothea Wagner and Prof. Dr. Hannah Bast (University of Freiburg) received the Google Focused Research Award with a research budget of 1 million dollars.
Prof. Dr. Peter Sanders is going to receive DFG's prestigious Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Award 2012 that consists of 2,5 million Euros in research funding. For further informations please see the KIT and the DFG press release.
Robert Geisberger receives his PhD, his dissertation is entitled 'Advanced Route Planning for Transportation Networks'.
- 07/27/2010: Two papers were accepted for the 17th String Processing and Information Retrieval Symposium (Spire 2010): Fischer et al. and Luxen et al.
Prof. Dr. Peter Sanders is going to receive DFG's prestigious Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Award 2012 that consists of 2,5 million Euros in research funding. For further informations please see the KIT and the DFG press release (both German only at this point).
- 07/12/2010: Two papers were accepted for the 10th Workshop on Algorithmic Approaches for Transportation Modelling, Optimization, and Systems (ATMOS 2010): Geisberger, Sanders and Geisberger, Luxen et al.
- 07/09/2010: After the final Sort Benchmark deadline for 2010, results from the group lead three subcategories of JouleSort, they are tied for the lead in one more. These results will also be presented at the Elektronik ecodesign congress.
Johannes Singler receives his PhD, his dissertation is entitled 'Algorithm Libraries for Multi-Core Processors'.
- 06/30/2010: A paper from the group was accepted, for the Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment 2010 (AIIDE) (Geisberger, Sturtevant).
- 06/07/2010: Three papers from the group were accepted, for the European Symposium on Algorithms 2010 (ESA) (Osipov, Sanders) and (Geisberger et.al), and for ALGOSENSORS 2010 (Sanders, Schieferdecker).
- 05/26/2010: Two papers from the group were accepted, for the Symposium on Combinatorial Search (Geisberger, Schieferdecker) and for the International Green Computing Conference (Sanders, Singler et al.).
The second order for Prof. Sanders' book for the Algorithmen I (German only) lecture was sent to Springer today.
Change of dates: The oral examinations in Algorithmen I are not going to take place on April 4, 2010, but on April 27, starting at 9 a.m.
According to Springer, Prof. Sanders' book "Data Structures and Algorithms - The Basic Toolbox" for the Algorithmen I lecture will be delivered in week 16.
Members of the group, in cooperation with colleagues from Frankfurt, set new worls records in sorting large data energy-efficiently. Please see the press release.
The order for Prof. Sanders' book "Data Structures and Algorithms - The Basic Toolbox" for the lecture Algorithmen I (German only) was sent to Springer today. According to Springer, the books will be delivered in the week after Easter.
The group will present three papers at the Symposium on Experimental Algorithms (SEA'10) in Ischia, Italy. (Batz et al., Geisberger, Luxen et al.)
The written Algorithmen I exam takes place on March 8, 2010, 9 a.m., in the Hörsaal am Fasanengarten (Building 50.35). Please bring your student ID and one DIN A4 sheet of paper with your handwritten notes.
The group homepage now features the new KIT design. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.
Frederik Transier received his PhD, his dissertation is entitled 'Algorithms and Data Structures for In-Memory Text Search Engines':
Prof. Dr. Peter Sanders was invited speaker at the ALENEX 2010 workshop, two of his group's papers (Singler et al., Geisberger et al.) were accepted there as well.
- November 2009
Interview with Dr. Dominik Schultes in the November edition of the KIT-Alumni-Newsletter.
Dr. Dominik Schultes receives the KIT-Doktorandenpreis 2009.
Dr. Dominik Schultes receives the Klaus-Tschira-Preis für verständliche Wissenschaft KlartText! which is awarded yearly for exceptional PhD-theses in biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, neurosciences and physics. The awardees present their theses in a special edition of the magazine "Bild der Wissenschaft".
Robert Geisberger finished his studies as the best graduate of the class of 2008/2009 and is honored at the Tag der Informatik 2009 (annual celebration of the faculty of computer sciences).
Prof. Dr. Peter Sanders, Johannes Singler, Dr. Mirko Rahn and Tim Kieritz win in two categories of the SortBenchmark 2009 competition, Indy Gray und Indy Minute (Press Release of the KIT).
According to Springer, "Data Structures and Algorithms - The Basic Toolbox" is being delivered at the moment.
The copies of "Data Structures and Algorithms - The Basic Toolbox" ordered on March 17, 2009, will be delivered between April 27 and 30, 2009. Until further notice there will not be another order.
The slides for the course "Algorithmen I" are now available.
Dr. Dominik Schultes received the award of the Förderverein des Forschungszentrums Informatik FZI for his dissertation "Route Planning in Road Networks" (2008).
- 9/15 to 9/19/2008
The ALGO 2008, one of the most important conferences in algorithmics which is held in a different country every year with varying workshops, took place in Karlsruhe, organized by the groups of Prof. Dr. Dorothea Wagner and Prof. Dr. Peter Sanders. 270 scientists from 23 countries attended the following workshops:
- 16th Annual European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA)
- 8th Workshop on Algorithms in Bioinformatics (WABI)
- 6th Workshop on Approximation and Online Algorithms (WAOA)
- 8th Workshop on Algorithmic Approaches for Transportation Modeling, Optimization, and Systems (ATMOS)
- PhD meeting of the DFG priority program SPP 1307 "Algorithm Engineering".
Five internationally renowned scientists were invited to give talks: Prof. Dr. Rolf Möhring (Technische Universität Berlin), Prof. Dr. Mark Overmars (Utrecht University), Prof. Dr. Eytan Ruppin (Tel Aviv University), Prof. Dr. Leslie Valiant (Harvard University) and Prof. Dr. David Williamson (Cornell University). Due to the high scientific quality and the smooth organization the ALGO 2008 was a great success.
For their research in route planning, Prof. Dr. Peter Sanders and Dr. Dominik Schultes received the Research Award 2008, which comes with 90 000 USD prize money (press statement of the Universität Karlsruhe).
- May 2008
Prof. Dr. Peter Sanders' and Prof. Dr. Kurt Mehlhorns book "Data Structures and Algorithms - The Basic Toolbox" is published by Springer.
- April 2008
The "Taschenbuch der Algorithmen" is published, the chapter "Kürzeste Wege" was written by Prof. Dr. Peter Sanders and Johannes Singler.
Dominik Schultes received the Scientific American 50 Award 2007 in the category "The fastest way to get there".
- 12/3 to 12/5/2007
At the very first colloquium of the new DFG priority program "Algorithm Engineering" 73 scientists from all over Germany introduced the 21 projects chosen for the program. Invited talks were presented by Dr. Lutz Kettner (Berlin) and Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Italiano (University of Rome "La sapienza") and the event was organized by the group of Prof. Dr. Peter Sanders, who is the coordinator of the priority program.
- 9/30 to 10/01/2007
The paper "Full Bandwidth Broadcast, Reduction and Scan with only two Trees" by Prof. Dr. Peter Sanders, Jochen Speck and Jesper Larsson Träff was chosen "Outstanding Paper"at the EuroPVM/MPI User's Group Meeting 2007.