Kurt Mehlhorn - Curriculum vitae#

Education

  • 29.08.1949 born in Ingolstadt, Germany
  • 1968-1971 student of computer science and mathematics at TU München
  • 1971-1974 student at Cornell University, Ithaca, USA
  • 1974 Doctor of Philosophy, Computer Science, Cornell University, Dissertation Polynomial and Abstract Subrecursive Classes

Employment and Scholarships
  • 1971-1974 Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes
  • 1973-1974 Cornell University Fellowship
  • 1974-1975 Research Associate at Universität des Saarlandes, Dept. of Computer Science
  • 1975-present Professor of Computer Science,Universität des Saarlandes
  • 1990-present Director, Max-Planck-Institut for Computer Science in Saarbrücken
  • 1995 Cofounder (together with Stefan Näher and Christian Uhrig) Algorithmic Solutions GmbH

Awards
  • 1986 Leibniz-Award, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
  • 1989 Humboldt-Award for German-French Cooperation
  • 1994 Karl-Heinz-Beckurts-Award
  • 1995 Member of Academia Europaea
  • 1995 Konrad-Zuse-Medal
  • 1999 Fellow, Association for Computing Machinery
  • 2001 Member of Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften
  • 2002 Honorary Doctorate Degree, Otto-von-Guericke Universität
  • 2004 Member of Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina
  • 2004 Member of acatech, Konvent Technikwissenschaften
  • 2006 Honorary Doctorate Degree, University of Waterloo, Canada, picture
  • 2008 Honorary Doctorate Degree, Aarhus University,Denmark, announcement, pictures
  • 2010 EATCS-Award
  • 2011 ACM Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award
  • 2012 Korrespondierendes Mitglied, Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften

Editorial Responsibilities
  • 1981-1986 Information Processing Letters
  • 1985-2001 Algorithmica
  • 1985-2001 Information and Computation
  • 1988-2001 SIAM Journal of Computing
  • 1988-2001 Journal of Discrete and Computational Geometry
  • 1990-2001 International Journal of Computational Geometry & Applications
  • 1990-present Computational Geometry: Theory and Applications, electronic submission, Editor in Chief
  • 1999-2001 Computing
  • 2004-present ACM Transactions on Algorithms, Editor
  • 2004-present Japan Journal of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (JJIAM), Member of Advisory Board
  • 2008-present Mathematical Programming Computation, Member of Advisory Board

Other Responsibilities
  • 1976-1978 Chairman of Computer Science Department, Saarbrücken
  • 1987-1989 Chairman of Computer Science Department, Saarbrücken
  • 1986-1988 Speaker Sonderforschungsbereich 124, VLSI-Entwurfsmethoden und Parallelität
  • 1993-1999 Member of the Senate, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German National Science Foundation)
  • 1993-2000 Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Gesellschaft für Mathematik und Datenverarbeitung (GMD)
  • 1993-1996 Member of the Scientific Advisory Board, Siemens Corporate Research
  • 1994-1997 Prime Contractor, EU-Project ALCOM
  • 1995-1998 Member of the Senate, Helmholtz Gesellschaft der Großforschungseinrichtungen (National Research Labs)
  • 1998-2000 Prime Contractor, EU-Project GALIA
  • 1998-2004 Member of Board of Trustees, International Computer Science Institute, Berkeley
  • 2001 International Review Panel, UK research in Computer Science, Report
  • 2001 Review Committee, Computer Science Department, ETH Zürich
  • 2001-2002 Vice Chairman, Chemisch-Physikalisch-Technische Sektion der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
  • 2002 Chairman, Review Committee, Computer Science Department, Humboldt University, Berlin
  • 2002-2008 Vice President, Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
  • 2002-2014 Member of Senate, Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
  • 2005 Review Committee, CWI, Amsterdam
  • 2006 Review Committee, EPSRC ICT-Review
  • 2006-2012 Board of Governors, Jacobs University Bremen
  • 2008-present Principal Investigator, Cluster of Excellence, Multimodal Computing and Interaction
  • 2009-present Joint Advisory Board, Carnegie Mellon, Qatar
  • 2009-present Chairman, Scientific Board, IST Austria
  • 2010-present Co-Director, Indo Max Planck Center for Computer Science (IMPECS)
  • 2011-present Scientific Advisory Board, Simons Foundation
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