Short biography

Monika Henzinger is professor of computer science at the University of Vienna, where she heads the Theory and Applications of Algorithms research group. Her current research focuses on developing more efficient algorithms with reduced run-time that thus lead to lower hardware costs and power consumption.
She holds a PhD in computer science from Princeton University (New Jersey, USA), has been assistant professor of computer science at Cornell University (New York, USA), research associate at the Systems Research Center of Digital Equipment Corporation in Palo Alto, California, USA, head of research at Google, and professor of computer science at EPFL.

Monika Henzinger is an ACM and EATCS Fellow and a member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina . She has received several awards, including an honorary doctorate from TU Dortmund University, an ERC Advanced Grant, the City of Vienna Award and the Leopoldina Carus Medal.
Ms Henzinger has been a member of the Swiss Science Council since 2020. She is married with three children.


University of Vienna
Department of Computer Science
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1090 Vienna
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