Susanne Albers

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Susanne Albers
Born 10 June 1965 (1965-06-10) (age 53)
Georgsmarienhütte, Germany
Nationality German
Alma mater Saarland University
Known for Approximation and online algorithms
Awards Leibniz Prize
Scientific career
Fields Computer Science
Institutions Technische Universität München
Doctoral advisor Kurt Mehlhorn

Susanne Albers is a German theoretical computer scientist and professor of computer science at Technische Universität München. She is a recipient of the Otto Hahn Medal and the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize.

Education and career[edit]

Albers studied mathematics, computer science, and business administration in Osnabrück and received her Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.) in 1993 at Saarland University under the supervision of Kurt Mehlhorn. Until 1999 she was associated with the Max Planck Institute for Computer Science and held visiting and postdoctoral positions at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley, Free University of Berlin, and University of Paderborn. In 1999 she received her habilitation and accepted a position at Dortmund University. From 2001 to 2009 she was professor of computer science at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg. From 2009 to 2013 she has been at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Since 2013 Albers holds a chair for efficient algorithms at the Technische Universität München


Albers’ research is in the design and analysis of algorithms, especially online algorithms, approximation algorithms, algorithmic game theory and algorithm engineering.

Awards and honors[edit]

In 1993 she received the Otto Hahn Medal from the Max Planck Society, and in 2008 the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize from the German Research Foundation, considered the highest German research prize and including a grant of 2.5 million euro. In 2011 she was elected as a fellow of the Gesellschaft für Informatik.[1] In 2014 she became one of ten inaugural fellows of the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science.[2]


  1. ^ GI-Fellow citation, retrieved 2012-03-09.
  2. ^ "EATCS names 2014 fellows", Milestones: Computer Science Awards, Appointments, Communications of the ACM, 58 (1): 24, January 2015, doi:10.1145/2686734 

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