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Lenzen, Christoph

Christoph Lenzen

Head of Theory of Distributed and Embedded Systems Group

Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik
Department 1: Algorithms and Complexity
Campus E1 4, Room 308
66123 Saarbrücken

Email: clenzen@mpi-inf.mpg.de
Phone: +49 681 9325 1008
Fax: +49 681 9325 199


Jukka Suomela will visit our group in Frebruary and March.

I'm the contact person for BHons students from TU Vienna planning to do an internship at MPII. Further details.

Research Interests

Theory of Distributed Computing, in particular clock synchronization, randomized load balancing, routing, graph problems (e.g. dominating sets, maximal independent sets, coloring), fault-tolerance, and algorithms in hardware.

Short CV

since August 2017: I'm the PI of the ERC starting grant project "A Theory of Reliable Hardware."
since July 2014: Group Leader at MPI Saarbruecken.
2013 - June 2014: Postdoctoral fellow at MIT CSAIL, with Nancy Lynch.
2012: Postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, Weizmann Institute of Science, with David Peleg.
2011: Postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, with Danny Dolev.
2011: Ph.D. degree from ETH Zurich. Thesis: Synchronization and Symmetry Breaking in Distributed Systems.
2007-2010: Graduate studies, Distributed Computing Group, ETH Zurich. My advisor was Roger Wattenhofer.
2007: Diploma Degree in Mathematics, University of Bonn.


winter 2018/19: Theory of Distributed Systems

summer 2018: Keeping Time in Distributed Systems

winter 2017/18: Theory of Distributed Systems

winter 2016/17: Theory of Distributed Systems

winter 2015/16: Theory of Distributed Systems

winter 2014/15: Theory of Distributed Systems