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.
Every year in May, we take a new group picture including the researchers and students of the chair.
Photo credit: HPI/K. Herschelmann
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.