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Dr. Karl Bringmann - Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prizewinner 2019

Theoretical Computer Science, Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Saarbrücken

Dr. Karl Bringmann
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Dr. Karl Bringmann

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Karl Bringmann has written two master’s dissertations, in computer science and mathematics, and published nine conference papers while he was still a student. As a doctoral and postdoctoral researcher, he presented his work on algorithms and complexity theory at many leading international congresses on theoretical computer science, where he was also invited on several occasions to serve on the programme committee. Bringmann has made extremely important contributions to his two fields of research, also addressing questions in many areas which are distantly related to one another. One of his most significant findings is the calculation of new fundamental ‘lower limits’ for important problems such as the Fréchet distance of curves.

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