About me

I am a professor of Computer Science at the University of Vienna. I am working on combinatorial algorithms and data structures and their applications. I received a Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1993 and a honorary doctorate from the Technical University of Dortmund in 2013.

Awards, Memberships, and Committees

Member of the EC President's Science and Technology Advisory Council, since 2014.
Member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, since 2014.
Corresponding member of the Austrian Academy of Science, since 2014.
Fellow of the European Association of Theoretical Computer Science, 2014.
Advanced Grant of the European Research Council, 2013.
Member of the Academia Europae, since 2013.
Editor of the book series Monographs in Theoretical Computer Science and of Texts in Theoretical Computer Science, an EATCS Series, since 2012.
Member of the EACTS Council, since 2011.
Member of the IEEE von Neumann Medal Award Committee, 2011 - 2014.
Member of the ACM Kanellakis Award COmmittee, 2010 - 2014, chair in 2012.
Member of the EACTS Presbuerger Award Committee, 2010 - 2013, chair in 2012.
Google Research Award, 2011.
Member of the Junge Kurie of the Austrian Academy of Science, 2010 - 2014.
Member of the Supervisory Board of the Technical University Munich, since 2008.
Member of the Editorial Board of the Research Highlights of the Communications of the ACM, since 2009.
European Young Investigator Award of the European Research Council, 2004.
Top 25 Women on the Web Award, 2001.
Best Paper Award at the ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles, 1997.
NSF CAREER Develpment Award 1995.