Honors and Scientific activities

  • 2007 - 2014 Vice president of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
    • DFG-Senate Committee on Strategic Planning
    • Selection Committee Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize
    • Joint Committee for the Sino-German Center for Research Promotion Beijing
  • 2000 - 2007 Reviewer for theoretical computer science and from 2004 Speaker of the evaluation committee for computer science at the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
  • 2002 - 2005 Member of the selection committee for DAAD-scholarships

Co-Organizer of Dagstuhl Seminars on “Combinatorial Methods for Integrated Circuit Design” (1993), “Graph Algorithms and Applications (1996, 1998), “Link Analysis and Visualization” (2001), “Algorithmic Aspects of Large and Complex Networks” (2001, 2003, 2005), Data Structures (2004, 2006), “Algorithmic Methods for Railway Optimization” (2004), Algorithm Engineering (2013)

  • Responsibilities within Universität Karlsruhe (TH) resp. KIT
    • since 2011 Member of the KIT Supervisory Board
    • since 2011 - Member of the KIT Strategy and Research Board
    • 2010 - 2012 Member of the KIT working group for the “Excellence Initiative”
    • since 2007 Deputy speaker of the KIT-Focus COMMputation
    • 2007 - 2009 Speaker of the Competence Area Information, Communication and Organisation (ICO) and of the ICO-Field “Algorithm and Software Engineering”
    • 2006 - 2011 Member of the academic senate of the Universität Karlsruhe (TH) resp. Member of the KIT-Senate
    • 2006 - 2009 Member of the Council for the Promotion of Research and Young Scientists (CRYS)
    • 2004 - 2007 Vice dean Fakultät für Informatik