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
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
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. In 2014 she became one of ten inaugural fellows of the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science.