Curriculum Vitae of Kurt Mehlhorn

Kurt Mehlhorn: Curriculum Vitae

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29.08.1949born in Ingolstadt, Germany
1968-1971student of computer science and mathematics at TU München
1971-1974student at Cornell University, Ithaca, USA
1972married to former Ena Friedrichson, three children
1974Doctor of Philosophy, Computer Science, Cornell University, Dissertation ``Polynomial and Abstract Subrecursive Classes''

Employment and Scholarships

1971-1974Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes
1973-1974Cornell University Fellowship
1974-1975Research Associate at Universität des Saarlandes, Dept. of Computer Science
1975-presentProfessor of Computer Science,Universität des Saarlandes
1990-8.2019Director, Max-Planck-Institut for Computer Science in Saarbrücken
9.2019-presentEmeritus, Max-Planck-Institut for Computer Science in Saarbrücken
1995Cofounder (together with Stefan Näher and Christian Uhrig) Algorithmic Solutions GmbH


Editorial Responsibilities

1981-1986Information Processing Letters
1985-2001Information and Computation
1988-2001SIAM Journal of Computing
1988-2001Journal of Discrete and Computational Geometry
1990-2001International Journal of Computational Geometry & Applications
1990-presentComputational Geometry: Theory and Applications, electronic submission, Editor in Chief
2004-2013ACM Transactions on Algorithms, Editor
2004-presentJapan Journal of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (JJIAM), Member of Advisory Board
2008-presentMathematical Programming Computation, Member of Advisory Board
2010-2013Journal of the ACM
2014-2015Communications of the ACM, News Board

Other Responsibilities

1976-1978Chairman of Computer Science Department, Saarbrücken
1987-1989Chairman of Computer Science Department, Saarbrücken
1986-1988Speaker Sonderforschungsbereich 124, VLSI-Entwurfsmethoden und Parallelität
1993-1999Member of the Senate, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German National Science Foundation)
1993-2000Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Gesellschaft für Mathematik und Datenverarbeitung (GMD)
1993-1996Member of the Scientific Advisory Board, Siemens Corporate Research
1994-1997Prime Contractor, EU-Project ALCOM
1995-1998Member of the Senate, Helmholtz Gesellschaft der Großforschungseinrichtungen (National Research Labs)
1998-2000Prime Contractor, EU-Project GALIA
1998-2004Member of Board of Trustees, International Computer Science Institute, Berkeley
2001International Review Panel, UK research in Computer Science, Report
2001Review Committee, Computer Science Department, ETH Zürich
2001-2002Vice Chairman, Chemisch-Physikalisch-Technische Sektion der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
2002Chairman, Review Committee, Computer Science Department, Humboldt University, Berlin
2002-2008Vice President, Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
2002-2014Member of Senate, Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
2005Review Committee, CWI, Amsterdam
2006Review Committee, EPSRC ICT-Review
2006-2012Board of Governors, Jacobs University Bremen
2008-presentPrincipal Investigator, Cluster of Excellence, Multimodal Computing and Interaction
2009-presentJoint Advisory Board, Carnegie Mellon, Qatar
2009-2017Chairman of the Scientific Board and Member of the Board of Trustees, IST Austria
2010-presentCo-Director, Indo Max Planck Center for Computer Science (IMPECS)
2011-2014Scientific Advisory Board, Simons Foundation
2014-2016Award Committee, KNAW Academy Professorship
2014-2017Award Committee, Goedel Prize
2015-2017Scientific Advisory Board, Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing
2015-2017Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of INRIA
2015-2017Award Committee, ESA Test-of-Time Award
2016-presentEuropean Research Council
2019-presentMember, Research and Innovation Advisory Board (RIAB), Tata Consultancy Services