Hasso-Plattner-Institut
Prof. Dr. Tobias Friedrich
  
 

Dr. Pascal Lenzner

Chair for Algorithm Engineering
Hasso Plattner Institute

Office: A-1.5
Tel.: +49 331 5509-419

E-Mail: Pascal.Lenzner(at)hpi.de

Research Interests

My research interests are manifold and lie in the intersection of algorithms, game theory and computational complexity.
I'm especially interested in:

  • Algorithmic Game Theory, in particular the impact of selfish behavior in optimization problems
  • Modeling and analyzing network creation by selfish agents
  • Network Design and algorithmic problems on graphs in general

News

Short CV

Education:  

08/2014: PhD degree (Dr. rer. nat.) in computer science from Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany

07/2009: Diploma degree in computer science (Dipl.-Inf.) from Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany

09/2007 - 07/2009: Studies in theoretical computer science at ETH Zürich, Switzerland

10/2003 - 08/2007: Studies in computer science at Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany 

 

Positions:

Starting 08/2020: Principal Investigator for the project Geometric Selfish Network Creation (GEONET) funded by the German Science Foundation

Starting 10/2015: Researcher in the Algorithm Engineering Group at Hasso-Plattner-Institute Potsdam, Germany

10/2014 - 09/2015: Researcher in the Complexity and the Theoretical Computer Science I groups at Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany

08/2014 - 09/2014: Researcher in the Algorithms & Complexity Group at Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany

10/2009 -07/2014: PhD Student and Researcher in the Algorithms & Complexity Group at Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany

Publications

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2020 [ to top ]

  • On the Tree Conjecture fo... - Download
    Bilò, Davide; Lenzner, PascalOn the Tree Conjecture for the Network Creation Game. Theory of Computing Systems 2020: 422--443
     
  • A Strategic Routing Frame... - Download
    Bläsius, Thomas; Böther, Maximilian; Fischbeck, Philipp; Friedrich, Tobias; Gries, Alina; Hüffner, Falk; Kißig, Otto; Lenzner, Pascal; Molitor, Louise; Schiller, Leon; Wells, Armin; Witheger, SimonA Strategic Routing Framework and Algorithms for Computing Alternative Paths. Algorithmic Approaches for Transportation Modelling, Optimization, and Systems (ATMOS) 2020: 10:1--10:14
     
  • Fair Tree Connection Game... - Download
    Bilò, Davide; Friedrich, Tobias; Lenzner, Pascal; Melnichenko, Anna; Molitor, LouiseFair Tree Connection Games with Topology-Dependent Edge Cost. Foundations of Software Technology and Theoretical Computer Science (FSTTCS) 2020
     
  • Flow-Based Network Creati... - Download
    Echzell, Hagen; Friedrich, Tobias; Lenzner, Pascal; Melnichenko, AnnaFlow-Based Network Creation Games. International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) 2020: 139-145
     
  • Topological Influence and... - Download
    Bilò, Davide; Bilò, Vittorio; Lenzner, Pascal; Molitor, LouiseTopological Influence and Locality in Swap Schelling Games. International Symposium on Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science (MFCS) 2020: 15:1--15:15
     

2019 [ to top ]

  • From Hotelling to Load Ba... - Download
    Feldotto, Matthias; Lenzner, Pascal; Molitor, Louise; Skopalik, AlexanderFrom Hotelling to Load Balancing: Approximation and the Principle of Minimum Differentiation. Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS) 2019: 1949-1951
     
  • Geometric Network Creatio... - Download
    Bilò, Davide; Friedrich, Tobias; Lenzner, Pascal; Melnichenko, AnnaGeometric Network Creation Games. Symposium on Parallelism in Algorithms and Architectures (SPAA) 2019: 323-332
     
  • Convergence and Hardness ... - Download
    Echzell, Hagen; Friedrich, Tobias; Lenzner, Pascal; Molitor, Louise; Pappik, Marcus; Schöne, Friedrich; Sommer, Fabian; Stangl, DavidConvergence and Hardness of Strategic Schelling Segregation. Web and Internet Economics (WINE) 2019: 156-170
     

2018 [ to top ]

  • Schelling Segregation wit... - Download
    Chauhan, Ankit; Lenzner, Pascal; Molitor, LouiseSchelling Segregation with Strategic Agents. Symposium on Algorithmic Game Theory (SAGT) 2018
     
  • On the Tree Conjecture fo... - Download
    Bilò, Davide; Lenzner, PascalOn the Tree Conjecture for the Network Creation Game. Symposium on the Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science (STACS) 2018: 14:1-14:15
     

2017 [ to top ]

  • Selfish Network Creation ... - Download
    Chauhan, Ankit; Lenzner, Pascal; Melnichenko, Anna; Molitor, LouiseSelfish Network Creation with Non-Uniform Edge Cost. Symposium on Algorithmic Game Theory (SAGT) 2017: 160-172
     
  • Efficient Best Response C... - Download
    Friedrich, Tobias; Ihde, Sven; Keßler, Christoph; Lenzner, Pascal; Neubert, Stefan; Schumann, DavidEfficient Best Response Computation for Strategic Network Formation under Attack. Symposium on Algorithmic Game Theory (SAGT) 2017: 199-211
     
  • Brief Announcement: Effic... - Download
    Friedrich, Tobias; Ihde, Sven; Keßler, Christoph; Lenzner, Pascal; Neubert, Stefan; Schumann, DavidBrief Announcement: Efficient Best Response Computation for Strategic Network Formation under Attack. Symposium on Parallelism in Algorithms and Architectures (SPAA) 2017: 321-323
     

2016 [ to top ]

  • On Selfish Creation of Ro... - Download
    Chauhan, Ankit; Lenzner, Pascal; Melnichenko, Anna; Münn, MartinOn Selfish Creation of Robust Networks. Symposium on Algorithmic Game Theory (SAGT) 2016: 141-152
     

2015 [ to top ]

  • Network Creation Games: T... - Download
    Cord-Landwehr, Andreas; Lenzner, PascalNetwork Creation Games: Think Global - Act Local. Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science (MFCS) 2015: 248-260
     

2014 [ to top ]

  • On selfish network creati... - Download
    Lenzner, PascalOn selfish network creation. Doctoral Dissertation, Humboldt University of Berlin 2014
     

2013 [ to top ]

  • On Approximate Nash Equil... - Download
    Albers, Susanne; Lenzner, PascalOn Approximate Nash Equilibria in Network Design. Internet Mathematics 2013: 384-405
     
  • On dynamics in selfish ne... - Download
    Kawald, Bernd; Lenzner, PascalOn dynamics in selfish network creation. Symposium on Parallelism in Algorithms and Architectures (SPAA) 2013: 83-92
     

2012 [ to top ]

  • Greedy Selfish Network Cr... - Download
    Lenzner, PascalGreedy Selfish Network Creation. Web and Internet Economics (WINE) 2012: 142-155
     

2011 [ to top ]

  • On Dynamics in Basic Netw... - Download
    Lenzner, PascalOn Dynamics in Basic Network Creation Games. Symposium on Algorithmic Game Theory (SAGT) 2011: 254-265
     
  • Balanced Interval Colorin... - Download
    Antoniadis, Antonios; Hüffner, Falk; Lenzner, Pascal; Moldenhauer, Carsten; Souza, AlexanderBalanced Interval Coloring. Symposium on Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science (STACS) 2011: 531-542
     

2010 [ to top ]

  • On Approximate Nash Equil... - Download
    Albers, Susanne; Lenzner, PascalOn Approximate Nash Equilibria in Network Design. Web and Internet Economics (WINE) 2010: 14-25
     

Community Service

Program Committee Memberships: SAGT'16, IJCAI'18, IJCAI'19, AAAI'20, IJCAI'20, AAAI'21, IJCAI'21

Scientific Reviewer for various Algorithmic Game Theory (e.g. SAGT, WINE, EC), Algorithms (e.g. SPAA, STACS, ESA, ICALP) and Artificial Intelligence (e.g. IJCAI, AAAI) conferences and journals.

Organizer of the 6th Day on Computational Game Theory

Teaching

I'm proud and grateful to have received the 2017 FRITSE teaching award together with Thomas Bläsius and Timo Kötzing.

Courses:

Teaching (as TA)