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7. April 2011, 08:00, Age: 5 yrs

Peter Schröder appointed to Humboldt-professorship in Bonn


As announced by Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation on 5 April 2011, Peter Schröder, professor at the computer science department of California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena (USA), has been appointed to one out of four Humboldt-professorships. Schröder was nominated for this award by the Rector of University of Bonn after the Institute for Informatics and the Hausdorff Center for Mathematics had suggested Schröder for the nomination. In 2010, Schröder had already been appointed to a professorship at the Institute for Informatics. A Humboldt professorship is the internationally awarded, German research award with the highest endowment (3.5 - 5 million Euros for five years). The intention of this award is to attract renowned scientists from abroad to permanent positions at German universities.

Peter Schröder is an internationally leading scientist in the field of computer graphics. He has done ground-breaking research on geometric modeling, data compression and physics-based simulation. Schröder was born in 1960 and has been living in the US since the early 1990s. After graduating from MIT with a master's degree, he did his PhD at the University of Princeton. In 1995 Peter Schroeder joined Caltech, one of the most renowned universities in the world. Since 2001 he has been full professor for computer science and applied mathematics at Caltech.

The Institute for Informatics congratulates Peter Schröder on this valuable award and hopes that the negotiations for the appointment will be completed soon. We are looking forward to welcoming him this year as a new colleague at our institute.