The Chair for Algorithm Engineering was established at the Hasso Plattner Institute in April 2015. The interests of the research group members are the foundations of computer science and developing efficient algorithms in practice. Our working language is English. The group is currently growing and has a number of vacancies and offers. Applicants working in our group are expected to interact with group members and are encouraged to initiate research in their individual areas of specialization.
Bachelor and Master Students
For a list of courses offered by the group, see our teaching page. HPI master students are invited for a half-year master project and/or thesis. We are also constantly looking for HPI-students who are interested in a part-time job as scientific programmer. Please contact Timo Kötzing if you are interested.
We always welcome applications of prospective Ph.D. students, who are interested in working with us. There are a number of potential paths:
You can apply to one of the two HPI Research Schools, Service-Oriented Systems Engineering or Data Science and Engineering. The former focuses on building software systems, while the latter centers around data-driven analysis. Applications have to be submitted until February 1 and August 15 every year, positions start in October. If you plan to join our group funded by one of the the Research Schools, please specify this in the cover letter of your application.
You can apply for a Ph.D. scholarships offered directly by the group. The most recent opening has deadline March 2023. For questions about this, ask Timo Kötzing. Applications should be sent electronically via email to jobs-friedrich(at)hpi.de.
You can also bring your own funding. Also in this case, first contact Timo Kötzing.
Potential postdoctoral fellows may also consider applying for fellowships from external sources. In particular, Marie Curie Fellowships and Humboldt Research Fellowships. You may also consider fellowships offered by organizations from your home country or by the DAAD. For external fellowships, we will provide the necessary support as a host site to an application from a qualified individual with an appropriate research plan.
The group regularly hosts guest researchers. If you would like to visit us, send your CV and a short description of your plans for the visit to Tobias Friedrich.
For students with a strong mathematical background, we also offer summer internships. If you plan to apply for an internship, please contact Timo Kötzing with your CV, transcript of courses, and a short description of your plans for the internship.
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.