Emo Welzl#

Emo Welzl
Membership Number:2374
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWITZERLAND

Present and Previous Positions

  • 1996 Full Professor of Computer Science at the Institute for Theoretical Computer Science of the ETH Zurich
  • 2000 - 2005 chair (at site Zurich) of the Berlin-Zurich Graduate Program in "Combinatorics, Geometry, and Computation"
  • 1991 - 1996 chair of the graduate program "Algorithmic Discrete Mathematics" at Free University, Humboldt University, University of Technology, and the Konrad Zuse Center in Berlin
  • 1994 four-month research stay at the International Computer Science Institute, Berkeley, California, USA
  • 1987 - 1996 Full Professor of Mathematics (theory of computation) at Free University of Berlin
  • 1985 visiting professor at the University of Denver, Colorado, USA, for one semester
  • 1984 one-year post-doc at Rijks University Leiden, Netherlands

Fields of Scholarship
  • Foundations of computer science
  • Computational geometry and applications
  • Combinatorial models for optimization
  • Algorithms and data structures
  • Randomized methods
  • Analysis of geometric structures
  • Discrete geometry
  • Satisfiability

Honours and Awards
  • 1992 Max Planck Prize with Micha Sharir (Tel Aviv University)
  • 1995 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz-Prize
  • 1998 Fellow, Association for Computing Machinery
  • 2005 Member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina (Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina, Sektion Informationswissenschaften)
  • 2006 Member of the Academia Europaea (Section Informatics)
  • 2007 Member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences (Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse).

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