Rudolf Bayer

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Rudolf Bayer
Born (1939-05-07) May 7, 1939 (age 84)
Alma materUniversity of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
Known forB-tree
red–black tree
AwardsCross of Merit, First class (1999),
SIGMOD Edgar F. Codd Innovations Award (2001)
Scientific career
InstitutionsTechnical University Munich
ThesisAutomorphism Groups and Quotients of Strongly Connected Automata and Monadic Algebras (1966)
Doctoral advisorFranz Edward Hohn[1]

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.

Bayer is a recipient of 2001 ACM SIGMOD Edgar F. Codd Innovations Award. In 2005 he was elected as a fellow of the Gesellschaft für Informatik.[2]


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