Monika Henzinger

Biography, awards, and more

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

·         Carus Medal of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina 2019

·         Price for Science by the City of Vienna 2018

·         SIGIR Test of Time Award, 2017

·         ACM Fellow, 2016

·         Fellow of the European Association of Theoretical Computer Science, 2014

·         ERC Advanced Grant, 2013 – 2019

·         Google Research Award, 2011

·         European Young Investigator Award of the European Research Council, 2004 (precursor to the ERC Starting Grant)

·         Top 25 Women on the Web Award, 2001

·         Best Paper Award at the ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles, 1997

·         NSF CAREER Development Award 1995

Memberships and Committees

·         Member of the Editorial Board of the SIAM Journal on Computing, since 2020

·         Member of the Swiss Science Council, since 2020

·         Member of the FOCS Test of Time Award Committee of the IEEE Computer Society 2019

·         Member of the Austrian Science Council, since 2018

·         Program Committee Chair of the 50th Annual ACM Symposium on the Theory of Computing (STOC), 2018

·         Member of the Austrian Academy of Science, since 2017

·         Member of the Senate of the Helmholtz Association, 2017 – 2019

·         Editor of the journal Theoretical Computer Science, 2015 – 2018

·         Editor of the journal Acta Informatica, since 2015

·         Member of the EC President's Science and Technology Advisory Council, 2014.

·         Member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, since 2014.

·         Corresponding member of the Austrian Academy of Science, since 2014.

·         Member of the Academia Europaea, 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, 2011 - 2019.

·         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 Presburger Award Committee, 2010 - 2013, chair in 2012.

·         Member of the Junge Kurie of the Austrian Academy of Science, 2010 - 2014.

·         Member of the Supervisory Board of the Technical University Munich, 2008 - 2015.