The primary output of the Algorithm Engineering group are peer-reviewed research papers in conference proceedings and scientific journals. Unfortunately, most of this work is not very visual. This motivates us to collect some visual appearances of the research group on this page. Most headings and pictures link to their respective source. Recordings of research talks are in English. Most other videos are in German.
Martin Krejca successfully defended his dissertation on Theoretical Analyses of Univariate Estimation-of-Distribution Algorithms, supervised by Tobias Friedrich and advised by Timo Kötzing, awarding him a PhD in Computer Science.
June 2019: Closing ceremony of the HPI-Schülerkolleg
Tobias Friedrich handed out the certificates at the closing ceremony of this-years HPI-Schülerkolleg. The Kolleg is a yearly program of the HPI to teach school kids, aged 12-18, from Berlin and Brandenburg basics in computer science.
Oliver Brock (TU Berlin) is a leading researcher at the interface of robotics and biology. The Algorithm Engineering group invited him to give a talk about Artificial Intelligence: Does It Require A Body? at the HPI Colloquium on February 21, 2019. A recording is available on Tele-TASK.
Christopher Weyand and the HPI Competitive Programming student club hosted a contest site for the FAU Wintercontest 2019 enabling six HPI teams to participate. Two of them, Hexaflexagons and mosHPIt, reached the top 10.
The regional German television network MDR produced a TV programme on randomness. It aired September 28, 2017 as part of their LexiTV science magazine. The whole programme can be found here (in German). Tobias Friedrich gave a short interview on randomness in computer science.
The traditional beach volleyball tournament at the 2017 HPI Summer Party was won by a team made up of members and students of the Algorithm Engineering group. Thomas Bläsius, Fabian Dumke, Philipp Fischbeck, Jennifer Stamm, and Björn Zyska became this-years volleyball champions.
The ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM ICPC) is a team programming competition for university students. The HPI participated for the first time with the team "HexaFlexagons" in the Northwestern Europe Regional Contest (NWERC) in Bath, UK. Our team was recruited and trained in our course Competitive Programming.
Rolf Niedermeier from TU Berlin is one of the world-wide leading experts in parameterized and multivariate algorithm design and analysis. He gave a talk on Parameterized Algorithmics - On Interactions with Heuristics in the HPI Colloquium on November 10, 2016. A recording is available on Tele-Task.
Our bachelor project 2015/16 worked on an efficient algorithm to predict good parking spots based on estimated success probabilities of parking attempts from the past. Several local newspapers, radio and TV stations reported on their work.
The Digital Science Match is a platform for connecting research and high-tech economy, organized by The Tagesspiegel. The topics were big data and artificial intelligence, digital sovereignty, digital technologies, predictive simulation and high performance computing. Tobias Friedrich presented the research group.
The HPI-Schülerkolleg teaches high-school students from Berlin and Brandenburg the basics of programming and robotics. Tobias Friedrich gave the opening speech of the Schülerkolleg 2015/16.
Jun 2014: CEOI in Jena
The Central European Olympiad in Informatics (CEOI) was co-organized by Tobias Friedrich at the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics of the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena and the Carl-Zeiss-Gymnasium Jena. The regional TV station MDR broadcasted a short report on the programming contest.
Spring 2011: FSOC Cooperation with Adelaide
Some group members already cooperated with the HPI Future SOC Lab before the Algorithm Engineering group was found at HPI. The following short video describes a joint project with the University of Adelaide.
Our research focus is on theoretical computer science and algorithm engineering. We are equally interested in the mathematical foundations of algorithms and developing efficient algorithms in practice. A special focus is on random structures and methods.