Pinar Heggernes

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Pinar Heggernes (born 1969) is a Turkish-born Norwegian computer scientist known for her research on graph algorithms, sparse matrix computation, and parameterized complexity. She is head of the Department of Informatics at the University of Bergen.[1]

Education and career[edit]

Heggerness was born in 1969 in Istanbul.[1] She was educated at the University of Bergen, earning bachelor's and master's degrees there in 1990 and 1992,[2] and completing her Ph.D. there in 1996. Her dissertation, Partitioning and Ordering Graphs for Sparse Matrix Computations, was supervised by Bengt Aspvall.[1][3]

After working at a research laboratory in Norway, and then as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Bergen, she became a faculty member in informatics in 2001, and head of the department in 2018. She has also been a visiting professor at the University of Oregon,[1] at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul,[1][2] and at the University of Primorska in Slovenia.[4]


Heggernes was elected to the Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences in 2014.[1][5]


Heggernes is also an amateur competitor in outdoor running events.[6][7]


  1. ^ a b c d e f A short CV of Pinar Heggernes, retrieved 2018-10-24
  2. ^ a b Pinar Heggernes, Ph.D., Professor, Boğaziçi University, retrieved 2018-10-24
  3. ^ Pinar Heggernes at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  4. ^ Prof. Pinar Heggernes, University of Primorska Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies, retrieved 2018-10-24
  5. ^ Heggernes, Pinar, Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences, retrieved 2018-10-24
  6. ^ "Slik lader du opp til et knalløp syv dager før konkurranse. Dette er ekspertens seks råd.", Fædrelandsvennen, September 18, 2018
  7. ^ Pinar Heggernes, Trondheim Marathon, 2018, retrieved 2018-10-24

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