Prof. Dr. Tobias Friedrich


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HPI podcast on mathematical structures on the Web

Thomas Bläsius and Tobias Friedrich are featured in the new episode of the HPI podcast Neuland - Der HPI-Wissenspodcast (in … > more


Three new group members joining

The Algorithm Engineering group will see three new members joining over the next couple of months. Minh Huyen Ly Le marks … > more


Two papers accepted at ECAI and EvoCOP

Europe’s premier AI Research venue, the European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI), holds its 24th edition in … > more


Happy New Year

We wish all members and friends of the Algorithm Engineering group and their families happy holidays and a great start of … > more


Paper accepted at STACS

Starting as a French-German collaboration, the International Symposium on Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science (STACS) … > more


New postdoc joining

With the beginning of the new year Davis Issac will join the Algorithm Engineering group. He is a researcher in … > more


HPI Teams sent to Northwestern Europe Regional Contest

In Competitive Programming, teams of three students solve and implement algorithmical riddles in limited time (usually five … > more


Paper accepted at ALT

The International Conference on Algorithmic Learning Theory (ALT) is the leading conference devoted to the research on … > more


Dagstuhl seminar organized

Tobias Friedrich together with Carola Doerr, Carlos M. Fonseca, and Xin Yao organized a Dagstuhl seminar about the Theory … > more


Two new PhD students joining

There will be two new PhD students in the Algorithm Engineering group in the next two months. Ziena Elijazyfer starts in … > more


Best Paper Award at ESA 2019

The contribution Efficiently Generating Geometric Inhomogeneous and Hyperbolic Random Graphs, lead-authored by Christopher … > more


Two papers accepted at WINE and MFCS

The students of our master project on Exploring Game-Theoretic Schelling Segregation will publish their results on the 15th … > more


PhD awarded to Martin Krejca

In the last week of August, Martin Krejca successfully defended his dissertation on Theoretical Analyses of Univariate … > more


Talk at the HPI New York

Tobias Friedrich gave a talk on The Intrinsic Geometry of Large Networks on August 20 at the HPI New York. He presented a … > more


International student achievements

As part of our teaching, we encourage our students to compete in national and international events, and in some cases even … > more


Two stipends awarded by the German Academic Scholarship Foundation

Philipp Fischbeck and Christopher Weyand were both awarded a stipend of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation … > more


Honors for HPI students at graduation ceremony

Several students associated with the Algorithm Engineering group received academic honors at this-years graduation ceremony … > more


Paper accepted at ESA

The European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA) is the premier algorithms conference in Europe, it will be held as part of the … > more


Paper invited to the IJCAI Sister Conference Best Paper Track

Since 2011, the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) has called the authors of outstanding … > more


Three papers accepted at FCT, CIAC & WAW

We contribute one paper each to the following conferences. The Symposium on Fundamentals of Computation Theory (FCT) is a … > more


HPI podcast on algorithms

The HPI produces a podcast Neuland - Der HPI-Wissenspodcast (in German) about innovations and challenges in the digital … > more


Three papers accepted at GECCO, ICALP‑A & ICALP‑B

The Algorithm Engineering group contributes three papers to the following tracks and conferences. They are the result of … > more


Paper accepted at SPAA

The ACM Symposium on Parallelism in Algorithms and Architectures (SPAA) is one of the top conferences for algorithms and … > more


Tutorial on Network Science at STACS

Tobias Friedrich will give an invited tutorial From Graph Theory to Network Science at the Symposium on Theoretical Aspects … > more


Three papers accepted at ICAPS, AAMAS & TACAS

We are contributing one paper each to the following three top-tier scientific conferences. The International Conference on … > more


Winter Contest 2019

On January 26, the U Erlangen (FAU) organized the FAU Wintercontest 2019 in competitive programming. Over 80 teams from 10 … > more


Game theory day @ HPI

The HPI hosts the 6th Day on Computational Game Theory (DCGT) on February 14/15. The workshop is organized by Tobias … > more


Research fellowship granted to Frank Neumann

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has granted Frank Neumann (U Adelaide) a Research Fellowship for Experienced … > more


New Year

As the old year is coming to a close, we wish all readers of this feed a great start into the new one. See you in 2019!  … > more


Paper accepted at ALT

Machine learning is at the heart of our approaches towards adaptive computing systems and artificial intelligence. The … > more


SPITSE teaching award

Timo Kötzing and Stefan Neubert received this-years SPITSE prize (Studierendenpreis IT-Systems Engineering). All HPI … > more


Two new research projects funded by DFG & ARC

Two new research projects have been granted, one each to the Algorithm Engineering group at the HPI and our partner group … > more


Three HPI teams @ ICPC NWERC 2018

The International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) is an annual programming contest where teams of 3 students compete … > more


Dagstuhl and Oberwolfach seminars in 2019/20

Over the next two years, Tobias Friedrich is co-organizing one event each in the two most renowned seminar series in … > more


Two papers accepted at AAAI

The AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence is the world-leading scientific venue on the advancement of AI. It will see … > more


President's prize for best thesis

Maximilian Katzmann, a PhD student with the Algorithm Engineering group, was awarded this-years President's prize for best … > more


PhD and postdoc joining

An HPI-own is joining the Algorithm Engineering group as a PhD student starting with the new Winter Term. Christopher … > more


Research grant for Aneta Neumann

Aneta Neumann of the University of Adelaide has been awarded the 2018 Hans-Jürgen and Marianne Ohff Research Grant. This … > more


Paper accepted at ALENEX

The SIAM Meeting on Algorithm Engineering and Experiments (ALENEX) is the world-leading conference on the empirical … > more


New PhD students receive perfect score

Over the course of this year, three former HPI Master students joinded the group to pursue their PhD. Philipp Fischbeck, … > more


New lectures @ HPI

The Algorithm Engineering group provides three completely new lectures in the upcoming winter term 2018/19 at the HPI. For … > more


Scientific visitor in September

This week Jacob Focke is visiting the Algorithm Engineering group and will present his research on counting surjective … > more


Two new professorships in AI (updated)

The Digital Engineering Faculty of the University of Potsdam is announcing two new joint professorships with the Hasso … > more


AE-Team runner-up in HPI volleyball turney

The last Friday of the lecture period is traditionally the date of the HPI Summer Party. Speaking of tradition, the party … > more


Best Paper Award at SAT 2018

Tobias Friedrich and Ralf Rothenberger received the 2018 Best Paper Award of the International Conference on Theory and … > more


Paper accepted at IPEC

The International Symposium on Parameterized and Exact Computation (IPEC) is the leading scientific conference focussing on … > more


Papers accepted at MFCS, SAGT & SMC

The Algorithm Engineering group contributes one paper each to three scientific meetings this fall. First, the … > more


GCPC 2018 @ HPI

The German Collegiate Programming Contest (GCPC) is a regional contest belonging to the ACM Interantional Collegiate … > more


Five papers accepted at PPSN

The International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature (PPSN) is a biennial meeting that brings together … > more


Scientific visitor in May

This week Luca San Mauro of the TU Wien is visiting the Algorithm Engineering group. He is a postdoctoral researcher at the … > more


Paper accepted at ICALP

The 45th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and Programming (ICALP) will take place in Prague on July 9-13, … > more


Two visitors from U Paderborn

April 16 to 20 we will host Alexander Skopalik and Matthias Feldotto of the Algorithm and Complexity group at the … > more


New postdoc and PhD joining

We are happy to announce two new members of the Algorithm Engineering group. Katrin Casel will join the Algorithm … > more


Invited talk at SFB Data Assimilation

The University of Potsdam is part of the collaborative research center SFB 1294 Data Assimilation. The project is funded by … > more


Paper accepted at SAT

The International Conference on Theory and Applications of Satisfiability Testing (SAT) is the primary annual meeting for … > more


Toby Walsh visits HPI

The Algorithm Engineering group welcomes another scientific guest in April. On April 9 Toby Walsh, the Scientia Professor … > more


Scientific visitors in April

The Algorithm Engineering group will host a total of four scientific visitors in April. Martin Gairing, the head of the … > more


Four papers accepted at GECCO

The ACM SIGEVO Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO) is the leading conference on evolutionary … > more


Three PhD students joining

Over the course of the summer three new PhD students will join the Algorithms Engineering group. Philipp Fischbeck will … > more


Paper accepted at WAW

The Workshop on Algorithms and Models for the Web Graph (WAW) is an annual conference dedicated to information retrieval … > more


COST meeting on nature-inspired optimisation

From March 7 to 9 the Algorithm Engineering group hosted a working meeting of the research project on Improving … > more


New research project and job opening

The German Research Foundation (DFG) granted a new project on The Hyperbolic Geometry of Networks. The project deals with … > more


Two scientific visitors

The new year starts out with two researchers from Spain visiting the Algorithm Engineering group. Jose-Manuel Velasco is … > more


Happy New Year

We wish all friends of the Algorithm Engineering group a great start into the new year 2018.  … > more


Paper accepted at STACS 2018

The 35th International Symposium on the Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science (STACS) will be held February 28 - March 03 … > more


Two HPI teams competed at NWERC 2017

The Northwestern Regional Contest (NWERC) is the official regional qualifier tournament for the ACM International … > more


Image film of research group

The current research and teaching activities of the chair are depicted in a short video. The image films are available in … > more


Paper accepted at ALENEX 2018

The 20th Workshop on Algorithm Engineering and Experimentation (ALENEX18) will be held 7-8 January in co-location with the … > more


TV interview on randomness

The regional German television network MDR produced a TV programme on randomness. It aired September 28, 2017 as part of … > more


Final round of BWINF at HPI

From Tuesday, September 19, until Friday the HPI hosts the final round of the 35th German Federal Computer Science … > more


openHPI course on mathematics of algorithms

The Algorithm Engineering group participates in the HPI's effort to provide key knowledge in computer science to the … > more


Final Contest in Competitive Programming

On August 1 the final programming contest of the (Advanced) Competitive Programming course was held at the HPI. In keeping … > more


HPI beach volleyball tournament

The traditional beach volleyball tournament at the 2017 HPI Summer Party was won by a team made up of members and students … > more


Group member appointed professor at UMD

We are happy to announce that Andrew Sutton, a postdoctoral researcher with the group, has been appointed Assistant … > more


Two papers accepted at ALT 2017

The 28th International Conference on Algorithmic Learning Theory (ALT 2017) is the world-leading conference dedicated … > more


Three scientific visitors in July

The Algorithm Engineering group hosts three scientific visitors this July. Leading up to the GECCO 2017 conference in … > more


Toby Walsh visits the HPI

Toby Walsh is a leading researcher in Artificial Intelligence. He was recently named in the inaugural Knowledge Nation 100, … > more


Five HPI Teams competed at GCPC 2017

The ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) is a multi-tiered, world-wide contest for students with local … > more


Two Papers accepted at SAGT 2017

The Symposium on Algorithmic Game Theory (SAGT) is one of the premier international conferences specialized on the thriving … > more


Paper accepted at ESA 2017

The European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA) is one of the premier conferences on algorithms. The symposium covers research … > more


HPI students write computer science text book

Arne Boockmeyer, Philipp Fischbeck, and Stefan Neubert, who have been working with and for the Algorithm Engineering group … > more


Two PhD students successfully defend dissertations

This May, two PhD students of the research group successfully defended their dissertations: Anton Krohmer was the first … > more


Scientific guests from the University of Adelaide

In 2017 there are in total eight weeks of mutual visits between our research group and the Optimisation and Logistics group … > more


FRITSE teaching award

The student representatives awared Thomas Bläsius, Timo Kötzing and Pascal Lenzner the FRITSE prize for their continuing … > more


Master Project paper accepted at SPAA

The result of our Master Project on "Strategic Network Formation under Attack" was accepted  at the 29th ACM … > more


Invited talk at University of Adelaide

The Algorithm Engineering group has a close relationship with the Optimisation and Logistics group at the University of … > more


Six contributions accepted at GECCO 2017

The ACM/SIGEVO Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO) is the leading conference in the area of … > more


Three new PhD students

In March and April 2017 there are a total of three people starting their PhD studies with the Algorithm Engineering group.  … > more


Scientific Guest from the University of Glasgow

Next week (March 13 and 14) Kitty Meeks will visit the Algorithm Engineering group at HPI. Ms. Meeks is a Personal Research … > more


Invited talk at Tel Aviv University

Tobias Friedrich visits the School of Electrical Engineering, Tel Aviv University (אוניברסיטת תל אביב) and gives a talk on … > more


Senior Researcher

Starting 1.1.2017 Timo Kötzing was named Senior Researcher of the HPI. After almost two fruitful years at the HPI, this … > more


Talk by Timo Kötzing in HPI Colloquium

Timo Kötzing will give a talk about "Optimization - From Classic Approaches to Black-Box Heuristics" in the … > more


HPI Team competed at ACM ICPC NWERC

The ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM ICPC) is a team programming competition for university students. … > more


Final Meeting of the SAGE Project

From November 14 to 16, the final meeting of the EU-funded SAGE project will be held at the HPI. The meeting is organized … > more


Two papers accepted at AAAI 2017

The Conference on Artificial Intelligence is one of the two leading conferences on artificial intelligence. The … > more


Talk by Rolf Niedermeier in HPI Colloquium

Prof. Dr. Rolf Niedermeier from TU Berlin is one of the world-wide leading experts in parameterized and multivariate … > more


Four papers accepted at FOGA 2017

The Workshop on Foundations of Genetic Algorithms (FOGA) is a biennial conference organized by the ACM Special Interest … > more


German national computer science competition

The final round of the German National Computer Science Competition („Bundeswettbewerb Informatik“) took place in Jena from … > more


Paper accepted at FSTTCS 2016

The Foundations of Software Technology and Theoretical Computer Science (FSTTCS) is the longest-running conference on … > more


Press coverage of on-street parking search project

Several local newspaper, radio and TV stations reported on our recently published ESA paper on "Probabilistic Routing for … > more


Start of new research project

The project "The Structure of Computational Learning", funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG) has started … > more


Paper accepted at IPEC 2016

The International Symposium on Parameterized and Exact Computation (IPEC) is the leading conference for parameterized and … > more


Invited Talk at MFCS 2016

Tobias Friedrich is invited speaker at the 41st International Symposium on Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science … > more


Two prizes for research and teaching

Two members of the group have been honored for their accomplishments in research and teaching in the last year by their … > more


ESA 2016 Best Paper Award

The paper Efficient Embedding of Scale-Free Graphs in the Hyperbolic Plane by Thomas Bläsius, Tobias Friedrich, Anton … > more


Paper accepted at SAGT 2016

The Symposium on Algorithmic Game Theory (SAGT) is one of the premier conferences on Algorithmic Game Theory and its … > more


Four papers accepted at ESA 2016

The European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA) is one of the premier conferences on algorithms. The symposium covers research … > more


Participation in German Collegiate Programming Contest

Two teams of students have successfully participated in this year's ACM German Collegiate Programming Contest (GCPC). For … > more


Start of DFG project TOSU

The project "Theory of Swarm Algorithms and Their Effectiveness in Uncertain Environments" is funded by the German Research … > more


Five papers accepted at PPSN 2016

With four accepted papers each, Tobias Friedrich and Timo Kötzing are the most prolific authors at this years International … > more


Multiple travel grants

Several travel grants have been awarded to PhD students of the Algorithm Engineering group. The Association for Computing … > more


Nomination of GI-Prize for best dissertation

The German Informatics Society (GI) awards annually since 1994 a prize for the best dissertation to Ph.D. works covering … > more


New course: Competitive Programming

Starting this semester, the group offers a new project seminar on Competitive Programming. Programming competitions are … > more


Two PhD students joining

Gregor Lagodzinski did his Master of Mathematics at Freie Universität Berlin. He joins our group on April 1st. Christian … > more


Four papers accepted at GECCO 2016

The Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO) the leading conference in the area of evolutionary computation. … > more


Fit-for-BWINF 2016

The Hasso Plattner Institute hosts a preparation seminar for the participants of the 2nd round of the "34. … > more


Talk at the high school workshop

As part of the High school workshop, Anton Krohmer is giving a talk presenting some of the research directions at the … > more


Paper accepted at STACS 2016

The 33rd International Symposium on Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science (STACS 2016) is a leading conference which … > more


Two new international research projects

Good news from the Australian Research Council and the European Cooperation in Science and Technology.  … > more


Inaugural lecture at University of Potsdam

Prof. Dr. Tobias Friedrich gives his inaugural lecture at University of Potsdam.  The German lecture is entitled … > more


Three scientific guests in November

In the upcoming weeks, our group welcomes three international scientific guests: Dr. Samadhi Nallaperuma from University … > more


HPI CodeNight: Talk about the four color theorem

As part of the HPI CodeNight on November 7, 2015, Dr. Thomas Bläsius gives a talk with the title "Der Vier-Farben-Satz … > more


Two new PhD students

Anna Melnichenko did her Master of Mathematics and Computer Science at Novosibirsk State University.  Ankit Chauhan … > more


PNN interview to the start of the semester

To the start of the semester, the local newspaper PNN published an interview with Dr. Pascal Lenzner describing our new … > more


Digital Science Match in Berlin

The German newspaper "Der Tagesspiegel" organizes a "Digital Science Match" for connecting IT-professionals working in … > more


Mercator Fellow from University of Cambridge

Dr. Thomas Sauerwald is visiting the research group from University of Cambridge already the second time this year. He is … > more


Three new group members

On October 1st, three new researchers joined our group: Thomas Bläsius did his PhD in graph drawing with Prof. Dr. … > more


Visit of Profs. Mike Fellows and Fran Rosamond

Professor Fellows is one of the founders of parameterized complexity, which has strong connections to algorithm engineering … > more


Two papers accepted at ISAAC 2015

The 26th International Symposium on Algorithms and Computation (ISAAC 2015) is a prime conference for researchers … > more


Group wins two best paper awards at GECCO 2015

The attendants of GECCO 2015 in Madrid voted two papers of our research group for the best paper award of the tracks … > more


10th Symposium on Future Trends in Service-Oriented Computing

Prof. Friedrich gives keynote about "Models of large real-world networks" on the first day of the 10th Annual Symposium on … > more


Two papers nominated for best paper award at GECCO 2015

Two papers nominated for best paper award of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2015)  … > more


Talk in HPI Colloquium

Prof. Friedrich addresses the question "Do we need randomness?" in the HPI Colloquium this Thursday, May 28.  … > more


Two scientific guests

Prof. Frank Neumann (Uni Adelaide, Australia) and Dr. Karl Bringmann (ETH Zürich, Switzerland) are visiting the research … > more


Prof. Friedrich gives talk at TU Berlin

The colloquium of the DFG Research Training Group "Methods for Discrete Structures" takes place every Monday with lectures … > more


Two papers accepted at ICALP 2015

Two papers accepted at the 42nd International Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and Programming (ICALP 2015)  … > more


Three papers accepted at GECCO 2015

Three papers accepted in the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2015) > more



The research group starts at HPI on April 1st, 2015.  The first group members are Prof. Tobias Friedrich, Dr. Timo … > more