For achieve­ments in the field of the­or­et­ic­al com­puter sci­ence: Prof. Dr. Fried­helm Mey­er auf der Heide ap­poin­ted EACTS Fel­low 2024

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The European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS) has named Prof. Dr. Friedhelm Meyer auf der Heide, retired Professor of Computer Science at the Heinz Nixdorf Institute and the Department of Computer Science at Paderborn University, as a 2024 EATCS Fellow. Meyer auf der Heide is being honoured for "influential contributions to algorithmic and complexity theory problems in parallel computing, communication and data management in networks, network dynamics, algorithms in computer graphics and probabilistic analysis".

The EATCS is a non-profit organization founded in 1972. Its aim is to facilitate the exchange of ideas and results within theoretical computer science and to promote international cooperation between theoretical and practical computer science. Since 2014, the EATCS Fellow Program has recognized outstanding EATCS members for their scientific achievements in the field of theoretical computer science.

Meyer auf der Heide was Professor of Computer Science at the Heinz Nixdorf Institute and the Institute of Computer Science at Paderborn University from 1989 to 2023, where he headed the "Algorithms and Complexity" department. He is a member of the Heinz Nixdorf Institute's Board of Directors and was a member of Paderborn University's University Council from 2007 to 2023. As spokesperson, he headed the special research areas "Massive Parallelism" (1995-2006) and "On-The-Fly Computing" (2011-2023). Meyer auf der Heide has also been admitted to the Leopoldina - the German National Academy of Sciences, the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts and acatech - the Academy of Science and Engineering.

Foto (Heinz Nixdorf Institut): Prof. Dr. Friedhelm Meyer auf der Heide.