Prof. Dr. Tobias Friedrich


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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 to … > 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 Symposium on … > 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 in … > 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. Bundeswettbewerb … > 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 "Brauchen … > 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 (für … > more


Two new PhD students

Anna Melnichenko did her Master of Mathematics and Computer Science at Novosibirsk State University.  Ankit Chauhan did his … > 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 working … > 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 "Ant … > 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. Where: … > 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 Kötzing, … > more