Ulrich Meyer

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Meyer

Research Area: Computer Science
Focuses: Algorithm Engineering, Big Data, High Performance Computing

Research Group


Office: 0|301 (FIAS)
Phone: +49 69 798 47691


Prof. Dr. Ulrich Meyer joined Goethe University Frankfurt as a full professor at the age of 35 in 2007. Since 2014 he is also the spokesperson of the DFG priority program “Algorithms for Big Data” (SPP 1736, www.big-data-spp.de) which spans more than 15 sites allover Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. He received his Ph.D. in computer science from Saarland University in 2002. Subsequently he was a postdoc and eventually senior researcher (W2) at Max-Planck Institute for Computer Science in Saarbrücken.

Meyer's work focuses on the design and engineering of algorithms and
data structures for very large data sets, especially in the context of
parallelism (Shared-Memory, clusters, GPUs, ...), memory hierarchies
(caches, SSDs, hard disks, ...), and energy efficiency. The spectrum
ranges from theoretical worst-case results and average-case analyses to experimental evaluation of heuristics.

Kontakt at Goethe University:

Robert-Mayer-Straße 11-15, Room 304,
60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Tel: +49-69-798-28433
Fax: +49-69-798-28357
Email: umeyer_at_ae.cs.uni-frankfurt.de




2020 - today Fellow

Selected Awards and Honors:

- 2019 ESA Test of Time Award for Delta-Stepping Algorithm (
http://esa-symposium.org/test-of-time-award.php )
- 2019 Best Paper Award at ESA 19 (Track A) for research on Fragile
Computing ( https://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2019/11123/ )
- 2019 Best Paper Award at ESA 19 (Track B) for research on Graph
Generation ( https://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2019/11142/)
- 2011 Award Germany Land of Ideas for Ecosort ( https://ecosort.de/)
- 2010, 2009 Records in the JouleSort Competition
- 2003 Best Dissertation Award, University of Saarland (