|Born||May 7, 1939|
|Alma mater||University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign|
|Awards||Cross of Merit, First class (1999), |
SIGMOD Edgar F. Codd Innovations Award (2001)
|Institutions||Technical University Munich|
|Thesis||Automorphism Groups and Quotients of Strongly Connected Automata and Monadic Algebras (1966)|
|Doctoral advisor||Franz Edward Hohn|
Rudolf Bayer (born 3 March 1939) is a German computer scientist.
He is professor emeritus of Informatics at the Technical University of Munich where he had been employed since 1972. He is noted for inventing three data sorting structures: the B-tree (with Edward M. McCreight), the UB-tree (with Volker Markl) and the red–black tree.