The BMS is very happy to welcome Friedrich Eisenbrand, a new professor at TU Berlin. Eisenbrand is an internationally renowned scientist in the field of algorithmic discrete mathematics working in a wide range of research from theoretical computer science to algorithmic geometry of numbers. He wrote numerous revolutionary articles in the field of integer programming. Today he is one of the leading experts in this field.

Friedrich Eisenbrand was born in Quierschied (Saarland) in Germany in 1971. He studied mathematics and computer science at the Universität des Saarlandes from where he also earned his doctorate in 2000. In his dissertation he solved a 15 year old problem posed by Alexander Schrijver. For this, he received the Otto Hahn medal from the Max Planck Society in 2001. After completing his habilitation in 2003, he was a guest professor at the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi. In 2004, he was awarded the Heinz Maier-Leibniz prize by the DFG (German Research Foundation).

In 2005, he was appointed as an associate professor of computer science at the TU Dortmund. From 2006 to 2008, he held the chair in discrete optimization as a full professor of mathematics at the Universität Paderborn. In 2008, he was appointed a full professorship at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).

In April 2011, he was awarded the Alexander-von-Humboldt professorship by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. As of March 2012 he is a Professor of Mathematics at TU Berlin.

Friedrich Eisenbrandt in wikipedia
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