May 13, 2012
Herbert Edelsbrunner becomes Member of Austrian Academy of Sciences
Herbert Edelsbrunner has been elected Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, ÖAW). At the annual election meeting on May, 7 2012, when the ÖAW accepted 38 scientists from Austria and aboard, IST Austria Professor Herbert Edelsbrunner was appointed Corresponding Member of the mathematical-scientific class in Austria. The decree was bestowed upon him at the festive meeting on May, 9 2012 with Federal President Heinz Fischer and Federal Minister for Science and Research Karl-Heinz Töchterle attending.
Herbert Edelsbrunner, born in 1958, studied Mathematics at the Graz University of Technology and received his PhD in 1982. After a three-year employment at the Graz University of Technology, he joined the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he worked as Assistant, Associate and Full Professor. At Duke University, Durham, Edelsbrunner became Professor for Computer Science in 1999 and Professor for Mathematics in 2004. Herbert Edelsbrunner, whose research focuses on Computational Geometry and Topology, was appointed Professor at IST Austria in 2009.