Corinna Coupette

Max Planck Institute for Informatics
Department 1: Algorithms and Complexity
Theory of Distributed and Embedded Systems
 office: Campus E1 4, Room 327
Saarland Informatics Campus
66123 Saarbrücken
 email: Get my email address via email
 phone: +49 681 9325 3520

Research Interests

Anything graphs, e.g.:
  • Graph Algorithms
  • Graph Theory
  • Graph Mining
Anything at the interface between (theoretical) computer science and the social sciences.
As a recovering lawyer, I sometimes do legal data science projects, too.


  • Das Wertpapierhandelsgesetz (1994–2019) - Eine quantitative juristische Studie (with Andreas Martin Fleckner). Festschrift 25 Jahre WpHG (2019), 53-85. PDF Appendix
    A legal data science project investigating the evolution of Germany's Securities Trading Act over the first 25 years of its lifetime.

  • Juristische Netzwerkforschung : Modellierung, Quantifizierung und Visualisierung relationaler Daten im Recht.
    XVIII, 376 p. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck (2019). PDF Appendix
    Awards: Otto Hahn Medal of the Max Planck Society (2020), Bucerius Law School Dissertation Award (2018)
    My legal dissertation. I introduce network science to the German legal discourse and explore what "legal network science" could mean. This is how I got into graphs.

  • Quantitative Rechtswissenschaft : Sammlung, Analyse und Kommunikation juristischer Daten (with Andreas Martin Fleckner). Juristenzeitung 73 (2018), 379-389. PDF Appendix
    We explain what legal data analysis is and discuss how German legal research could profit from it.


  • 2019 (Fall Trimester)
    Lecturer, Introduction to Informatics (Bucerius Law School)
  • 2018 (Winter Semester)
    Tutor, Data Networks (Saarland University)
  • 2017 (Winter Semester)
    Tutor, Introduction to Informatics (LMU Munich)
  • 2017 - 2019 (Various Trimesters)
    Lecturer, Introduction to Programming (Bucerius Law School)


  • 2020 - Present
    Ph.D. Student in Computer Science (MPI for Informatics)
  • 2020
    M.Sc. in Computer Science (Saarland University)
  • 2018
    B.Sc. in Computer Science (LMU Munich)
  • 2018
    Ph.D. in Law (Bucerius Law School - Thesis Written at the MPI for Tax Law and Public Finance)
  • 2015
    First Legal State Exam (OVG Hamburg)