## History

In 2010, the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Computer Science merged to form the joint Department of Mathematics and Computer Science with a total of 14 professorships. With this merger, the Mathematical Institute with its centuries-old history and the young and growing Department of Computer Science were merged into a single organisational unit.

At the beginning of 2015, the department moved from its previous five locations to its new joint domicile at Spiegelgasse 1/5. At Spiegelgasse, the department has workplaces, seminar rooms, learning places for students, computer laboratories, and a library.

Currently the department has 16 professorships plus three SNFS professorships.

Events in the department’s development since the merger: | |

01_2022 | Prof. Aurelien Lucchi (tenure-track assistant professor of data analytics systems) begins his position. |

08_2020 | Prof. Florina Ciorba receives tenure and becomes associate professor of high performance computing. |

10_2019 | Prof. Ivan Dokmanić (professor of data analytics) begins his position |

08_2019 | Prof. Chiara Saffirio (SNSF professor of Mathematical Physics) begins her position. |

06_2019 | Prof. Giusi Moffa (assistant professor of statistics) begins her position. This appointment supports the development of the research focus on stochastics. |

04_2019 | Prof. Julia Vogt (assistant professor of adaptive systems and medical data science) leaves the department to accept a position at ETH Zurich. |

06_2018 | Prof. David Belius (SNSF professor of probability theory) begins his position. |

05_2018 | A new assistant professorship in statistics (non-tenure track) is created to support the development of the research focus on stochastics. |

02_2018 | Prof. Jiří Černý (professor of probability theory) begins his position. This appointment laid the foundation for developing the new research focus on stochastics. |

01_2018 | Prof. Julia Vogt (assistant professor of adaptive systems and medical data science) begins her position. The second expansion phase in computer science is thus completed with a total of seven professorships. |

09_2017 | Prof. Pierre Le Boudec (SNSF professor of number theory) begins his position. |

09_2017 | Prof. Luca Martinazzi (SNSF professor of analysis) leaves the department to accept a position at the Università degli Studi di Padova (I). |

11_2016 | Mathematics and computer science hold their first Open Day together as a single department. |

07_2016 | Prof. Helmar Burkhart (professor of high-performance and web computing) retires. |

06_2016 | Prof. Malte Helmert receives tenure and becomes associate professor of artificial intelligence. |

08_2015 | Prof. Jérémy Blanc (professor of algebraic geometry) begins his position. |

08_2015 | Prof. Florina Ciorba (tenure-track assistant professor of high performance computing) begins her position. |

02_2015 | Prof. Philipp Habegger (professor of number theory) begins his position. |

01_2015 | Move to the shared location at Spiegelgasse 1/5. |

01_2015 | Prof. Hans-Christoph Im Hof (professor of geometry) retires. |

07_2014 | Prof. Hanspeter Kraft (professor of algebra) retires. |

03_2014 | Prof. Evelina Viada (SNSF professor of number theory) leaves the department. |

02_2014 | Prof. Enno Lenzmann receives tenure and becomes associate professor of analysis. |

01_2014 | Prof. David Masser (professor of number theory) retires. |

09_2013 | Prof. Luca Martinazzi (SNSF professor of analysis) begins his position. |

08_2012 | Prof. Gianluca Crippa receives tenure and becomes associate professor of analysis.. |

08_2012 | Prof. Volker Roth, who has held an assistant professorship since 2007, begins his position as associate professor of biomedical data analysis. |

07_2012 | Prof. Elisa Gorla (SNSF professor of algebra) leaves the department to accept a position at the Université de Neuchâtel. |

02_2012 | Prof. Enno Lenzmann receives tenure and becomes associate professor of analysis. |

01_2012 | Prof. David Cohen (assistant professor of applied and computational mathematics) leaves the department. |

08_2011 | Prof. Gianluca Crippa (tenure-track assistant professor of analysis) begins his position. |

06_2011 | Prof. Malte Helmert (tenure-track assistant professor of artificial intelligence) begins his position. |

07_2011 | Prof. Norbert A'Campo (professor of geometry) retires. |

02_2011 | Prof. Helmut Harbrecht (professor of computational mathematics) begins his position. This professorship further expands the field of applied mathematics. |