Gerhard J. Woeginger

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Gerhard J. Woeginger is an Austrian mathematician and computer scientist who works in Germany as a professor at RWTH Aachen University, where he chairs the algorithms and complexity group in the department of computer science. [1]

RWTH Aachen University university in Aachen, Germany

RWTH Aachen University or Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen is a research university located in Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. With more than 42,000 students enrolled in 144 study programs, it is the largest technical university in Germany.

Woeginger was born May 31, 1964, in Graz, Austria. He obtained a diploma from the Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) in 1987, [2] and completed his Ph.D. at TU Graz 1991 under the supervision of Franz Rendl. [3] He worked on the faculty of TU Graz from 1991 to 2001, completing his habilitation there in 1995, and then moved to the University of Twente from 2001 to 2004. He then moved to TU Eindhoven [2] , and from Eindhoven to Aachen in 2016.

Graz Place in Styria, Austria

Graz is the capital of Styria and the second-largest city in Austria after Vienna. On 1 January 2019, it had a population of 328,276. In 2015, the population of the Graz larger urban zone who had principal residence status stood at 633,168.

Austria Federal republic in Central Europe

Austria, officially the Republic of Austria, is a country in Central Europe comprising 9 federated states. Its capital, largest city and one of nine states is Vienna. Austria has an area of 83,879 km2 (32,386 sq mi), a population of nearly 9 million people and a nominal GDP of $477 billion. It is bordered by the Czech Republic and Germany to the north, Hungary and Slovakia to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west. The terrain is highly mountainous, lying within the Alps; only 32% of the country is below 500 m (1,640 ft), and its highest point is 3,798 m (12,461 ft). The majority of the population speaks local Bavarian dialects as their native language, and German in its standard form is the country's official language. Other regional languages are Hungarian, Burgenland Croatian, and Slovene.

Graz University of Technology institute of technology in Austria

Graz University of Technology is one of five universities in Styria, Austria. It was founded in 1811 by Archduke John of Austria and currently comprises seven faculties. The university is a public university. It offers 18 bachelors and 33 masters study programmes across all technology and natural science disciplines. Doctoral training is organised in 14 English-speaking doctoral schools. The university has more than 13,000 students, and approximately 2,000 students graduate every year. Science study programmes are offered in the framework of NAWI Graz together with the University of Graz.

He was program chair of the European Symposium on Algorithms in 1997, of the algorithms track of the International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming in 2003, and of several other conferences.

European Symposium on Algorithms

The European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA) is an international conference covering the field of algorithms. It has been held annually since 1993, typically in early Autumn in a different European location each year. Like most theoretical computer science conferences its contributions are strongly peer-reviewed; the articles appear in proceedings published in Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Acceptance rate of ESA is 24% in 2012 in both Design and Analysis and Engineering and Applications tracks.

ICALP, the International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming is an academic conference organized annually by the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science and held in different locations around Europe. Like most theoretical computer science conferences its contributions are strongly peer-reviewed. The articles have appeared in proceedings published by Springer in their Lecture Notes in Computer Science, but beginning in 2016 they will instead be published by the Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics.

In 1996, Woeginger won the Start-Preis, the highest Austrian award for scientists under the age of 35. [4] He won a Humboldt Research Award in 2011. [5] He was elected in 2014 to the Academia Europaea. [2]

The Start-Preis is the highest Austrian award for young scientists.

The Humboldt Prize, also known as the Humboldt Research Award, is an award given by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Germany to internationally renowned scientists and scholars who work outside of Germany. The prize is currently valued at €60,000 with the possibility of further support during the prize winner's life. Up to one hundred such awards are granted each year. Nominations must be submitted by established academics in Germany.

Academia Europaea pan-European academy of sciences

The Academia Europaea is an independent learned society and European Union’s Academy of Humanities and Sciences.

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