Prof. Dr. Tobias Friedrich


You can find all news of the Algorithm Engineering group in our archive below. An RSS Feed of this year's news can be found here.



Andreas Göbel receives "Eigene Stelle" grant

Dr. Andreas Göbel is granted the Module Temporary Positions for Principal Investigators (Modul Eigene Stelle) by the German Research Foundation (DFG) for his … > Go to article


Happy New Year

We wish the members and friends of the Algorithm Engineering group and their families a happy new year 2022. Stay safe and healthy! > Go to article


Two teams of HPI students successfully participate in NWERC 2021

The Northwestern Europe Regional Contest 2021 (NWERC), an official regional contest in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest, took place as … > Go to article


Three papers accepted at AAMAS

The International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS) is the most influential venue for research on behavior that emerges from the … > Go to article


Two new projects granted

The Algorithm Engineering group secured two new projects starting in 2021/beginning of 2022. Granted by the investment bank of Brandenburg (Investitionsbank des … > Go to article


PhD awarded to Karen Seidel

Congratulations to Karen Seidel for the successful defense of her dissertation for which she was granted a PhD from the Digital Engineering Faculty of the … > Go to article


Paper accepted at ITCS

The Innovations in Theoretical Computer Science (ITCS) conference aims at highlighting novel research directions in the theory of computing and facilitate the … > Go to article


Two additional PhD students joining

Besides the ones previously announced, there are two more PhD students joining the Algorithm Engineering group until the end of the year. Nadym Mallek … > Go to article


Three Papers accepted at HPEC and ComplexNetworks

The IEEE conference on High Performance and Embedded Computing (HPEC) deals with computing hardware, software, systems and applications where performance … > Go to article


Master thesis paper accepted at ALENEX

David Stangl wrote his master thesis with the Algorithm Engineering group under the supervision of Thomas Bläsius and Christopher Weyand (now at the KIT). In … > Go to article


Four new PhD students joining

There are four new PhD students joining at the beginning of the new academic year. The first three of them are starting in October. Nicolas Klodt is an HPI … > Go to article


Two papers accepted at ISAAC

The International Symposium on Algorithms and Computation (ISAAC) is the premier algorithms conference in Asia. Two of this year's ISAAC papers are co-authored … > Go to article


HPI+KIT team wins two tracks at PACE challenge

The Parameterized Algorithms and Computational Experiments (PACE) challenge is an international programming contest in which teams are tasked to solve as many … > Go to article


Student paper wins BPA at GECCO

Maximilian Böther and Leon Schiller combined their Bachelor theses to a paper at this year's Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO). It shows … > Go to article


Three papers accepted at FCT, WCP@ICML and MFCS

We are very happy to announce that our students recently published two papers showcasing the work they did in our seminars and projects. The International … > Go to article


Five papers accepted at ESA and APPROX

The European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA) is a premier conference on the design and analysis of algorithm and a central part of ALGO, Europe's largest meeting … > Go to article


Master project paper accepted at KDD

In the Winter 2020/21 Master Project the students Nicolas Klodt, Lars Seifert, and Arthur Zahn developed algorithms for the Chromatic Correlation Clustering … > Go to article


Two papers accepted at ICALP

The International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming (ICALP) is one of the prime theory venues in Europe and the annual meeting of the European … > Go to article


Three papers accepted, one paper each at ACDA, SAT and FGVC@CVPR

The new SIAM Conference on Applied and Computational Discrete Algorithms (ACDA) brings together researchers who design and study combinatorial and graph … > Go to article


Paper accepted at IJCAI

Simon Krogmann, who is now a PhD student with the group, wrote his Master's thesis on Facility Location Games on Networks under the supervision of Pascal … > Go to article


Paper accepted at SPAA

The Symposium on Parallelism in Algorithms and Architectures (SPAA) is one of the leading conferences on parallel algorithms and data structures. It also has a … > Go to article


A total of six papers accepted at MLPCP@ICLR and CiE

The Machine Learning for Preventing and Combating Pandemics (MLPCP) workshop (virtually, May 8th, 2021), part of the International Conference on Learning … > Go to article


Stefan Neubert writes 2nd CS book

Stefan Neubert, a PhD student with the group, wrote a new book Grundkurs Theoretische Informatik in which he introduces the basic concepts and methods of … > Go to article


Successful participation at ICPC NWERC

The Northwestern Europe Regional Contest 2020 (NWERC), an official regional contest in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest, was hosted by the … > Go to article


Two Papers accepted at GECCO

The Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2021), planned for July 10-14 in Lille, will be this year's most important scientific venue for … > Go to article


Scientific visitors in March & April

The Algorithm Engineering group hosts three scientific guests in March and April. At the beginning of the month, we welcomed Amirhossein Rajabi who is currently … > Go to article


UP teaching grant awarded to Timo Kötzing

Timo Kötzing received a Leitbild Lehre grant for innovative teaching from the University of Potsdam. In the upcoming summer term, Math II will be taught via a … > Go to article


Two new group members joining

We are happy to announce two new members joining the Algorithm Engineering group on April 1. Samuel Baguley is our new postdoc. He did his undergraduate studies … > Go to article


Paper accepted at SEA

The International Symposium on Experimental Algorithms (SEA) is a scientific conference on algorithm engineering with a strong focus on empirical performance … > Go to article


Paper accepted at AISTATS

The 24th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AISTATS) is an independent scientific conference for research at the junction of AI … > Go to article


Two Papers accepted at AAMAS

The 20th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS) will be held on May 3-7, 2021 in virtual London, UK. Being the largest and … > Go to article


Three Papers accepted at ICDT and AAAI

The International Conference on Database Theory (ICDT) is an established series of international conferences on research in the foundations and theory of data … > Go to article


Two papers accepted at SODA and TrustCom

The ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (SODA) is the most important scientific meeting on algorithms. Its 32nd edition, as well as all of its satellite … > Go to article


Group member appointed professor at KIT

We are very happy to announce that Thomas Bläsius has been appointed Junior Professor for Algorithm Engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, his … > Go to article


Three papers accepted at ICONIP, IPEC and FSTTCS

The International Conference on Neural Information Processing (ICONIP) provides a platform for researchers in neuroscience, neural networks, and deep learning. … > Go to article


MOOC on computational learning

Karen Seidel of the Algorithm Engineering group will give a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) titled Computational Learning Theory and Beyond, starting October … > Go to article


Three new group members joining

We are happy to announce that three new members are joining the Algorithm Engineering group. The first one is the new postdoctoral researcher Sarel Cohen. He … > Go to article


New DFG project TEDA granted

The German Research Foundation (DFG) granted a new research project on Theory of Estimation-of-Distribution Algorithms (TEDA). Commonly applied heuristics to … > Go to article


Two papers accepted at ATMOS and WAOA

The ALGO 2020 Meeting combines the European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA) and various other prestigious algorithmic conferences and workshops. As one of those, … > Go to article


New DFG project GEONET granted

The German Research Foundation (DFG) granted a new research project on Geometric Selfish Network Creation (GEONET). It examines how large real-world networks … > Go to article


HM at SIGEVO Dissertation Award

Every year the ACM Special Interest Group on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation (SIGEVO) award a prize for outstanding PhD theses in that area. Martin Krejca … > Go to article


Paper accepted at VLDB

The International Conference on Very Large Databases (VLDB) is the premier venue for research on databases. We contribute one work resulting from a close … > Go to article


Two papers accepted at ESA and MFCS

The European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA) is one of the leading European algorithms conferences, its 28th edition will be held online as part of the ALGO 2020 … > Go to article


New Research Unit funded by DFG

Tobias Friedrich will form a new Research Unit funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG-Forschungsgruppe) together with Petra Berenbrink (University of … > Go to article


HPI podcast on online teaching

The new episode of the HPI podcast Neuland - Der HPI-Wissenspodcast (in German) is about online teaching in times of Corona. Timo Kötzing and Ralf Teusner … > Go to article


Paper accepted at IJCAI

The International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) is one of the two leading international AI conferences. Our group contributes a paper to … > Go to article


Best paper award at EvoCOP

Benjamin Doerr and Martin Krejca received the 2020 Best Paper Award of the European Conference on Evolutionary Computation in Combinatorial Optimisation … > Go to article


Stay safe

In these difficult times we wish the members and friends of the Algorithm Engineering group all the best. We hope that you and your families stay safe and … > Go to article


Two papers accepted at GECCO

This years Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO) will, due to the world-wide coronavirus pandemic, be held online in mid July. Traditionally, … > Go to article


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 German). In the interview they talk … > Go to article


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 the first new entry, starting a … > Go to article


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 June in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. … > Go to article