Peter Widmayer

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Prof. em. Dr. Peter Widmayer


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Professor emeritus

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ETH Zürich
Peter Widmayer
Inst. f. Theoretische Informatik
CAB  H 39.2
Universitätstrasse 6
8092 Zürich

Organisations Professor Emeritus at the Department of Computer Science
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Since 1992 Peter Widmayer has been full Professor of Computer Science at ETH Zurich (Chair of Algorithms, Data Structures, and Applications).

Prof. Widmayer, who was born in 1953, is from Ehningen, Germany. He studied at the Technical University in Karlsruhe, where he received his doctorate with a dissertation on algorithms and complexity in computer graphics and VLSI design. Afterwards, he spent a year at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights NY. He completed his habilitation at the University of Karlsruhe with his work on Approximation algorithms for Steiner's problem in graphs. As professor of Computer Science he taught at the University of Freiburg in Breisgau and has been lecturing in theoretical computer science at the ETH Zurich since 1992. His research interests lie in the area of data structures and algorithms.

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