Prof. Dr. Tobias Friedrich

Janosch Ruff

Chair for Algorithm Engineering
Hasso Plattner Institute

Office A-1.3

E-Mail: Janosch.Ruff(at)hpi.de

Research Interest

I am interested in Theoretical Computer Science and algortihms. My current focus lies on the structures that are emerging in real world networks. Thus, I am drawn towards the source and process that create such networks to explain its origin. On the flip side, I am guided by models such as Hyperbolic Random Graphs to exploit its properties for an efficient algorithm design on real world networks.


Since 2021Ph.D. student at the chair for Algorithm Engineering, HPI Potsdam 
2017 - 2021Master of Science in Computer Science (minor studies in Neuroscience)
University of Göttingen, Göttingen
Thesis: “Kolmogorov Complexity, Recursive Enumerations and Universal Probability”
2012 - 2017Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems
University of Göttingen, Göttingen
Thesis: “Development of a Gateway for Protocol Translation in IoT with ICN”
Spring 2015Exchange Semester at UPAEP, Puebla, Mexico



Other Activities

During my studies I made extensive use of academic freedom and offers made by my university to study one semester abroad in Mexico and to travel for half a year in South America. During my Masters I did two internships in Iran and Brasil each two months. Besides Computer Science and in particular algorithms, I am very much interested in foreign languages. Next to English & German I speak fluently Spanish & Portuguese and have basic knowledge in French & Italian. I very much enjoy to play the piano particularly Chopin.