Department

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 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_2022Prof. Thomas Vetter (professor of computer graphics and vision) retires.
01_2022Prof. Aurelien Lucchi (tenure-track assistant professor of data analytics systems) begins his position.
08_2020Prof. Florina Ciorba receives tenure and becomes associate professor of high performance computing.
10_2019Prof. Ivan Dokmanić (professor of data analytics) begins his position
08_2019Prof. Chiara Saffirio (SNSF professor of Mathematical Physics) begins her position.
06_2019Prof. Giusi Moffa (assistant professor of statistics) begins her position. This appointment supports the development of the research focus on stochastics.
04_2019Prof. Julia Vogt (assistant professor of adaptive systems and medical data science) leaves the department to accept a position at ETH Zurich.
06_2018Prof. David Belius (SNSF professor of probability theory) begins his position.
05_2018A new assistant professorship in statistics (non-tenure track) is created to support the development of the research focus on stochastics.
02_2018Prof. Jiří Černý (professor of probability theory) begins his position. This appointment laid the foundation for developing the new research focus on stochastics.
01_2018Prof. 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_2017Prof. Pierre Le Boudec (SNSF professor of number theory) begins his position.
09_2017Prof. Luca Martinazzi (SNSF professor of analysis) leaves the department to accept a position at the Università degli Studi di Padova (I).
11_2016Mathematics and computer science hold their first Open Day together as a single department.
07_2016Prof. Helmar Burkhart (professor of high-performance and web computing) retires.
06_2016Prof. Malte Helmert receives tenure and becomes associate professor of artificial intelligence.
08_2015Prof. Jérémy Blanc (professor of algebraic geometry) begins his position.
08_2015Prof. Florina Ciorba (tenure-track assistant professor of high performance computing) begins her position.
02_2015Prof. Philipp Habegger (professor of number theory) begins his position.
01_2015Move to the shared location at Spiegelgasse 1/5.
01_2015Prof. Hans-Christoph Im Hof (professor of geometry) retires.
07_2014Prof. Hanspeter Kraft (professor of algebra) retires.
03_2014Prof. Evelina Viada (SNSF professor of number theory) leaves the department.
02_2014Prof. Enno Lenzmann receives tenure and becomes associate professor of analysis.
01_2014Prof. David Masser (professor of number theory) retires.
09_2013Prof. Luca Martinazzi (SNSF professor of analysis) begins his position.
08_2012Prof. Gianluca Crippa receives tenure and becomes associate professor of analysis..
08_2012Prof. Volker Roth, who has held an assistant professorship since 2007, begins his position as associate professor of biomedical data analysis.
07_2012Prof. Elisa Gorla (SNSF professor of algebra) leaves the department to accept a position at the Université de Neuchâtel.
02_2012Prof. Enno Lenzmann receives tenure and becomes associate professor of analysis.
01_2012Prof. David Cohen (assistant professor of applied and computational mathematics) leaves the department.
08_2011Prof. Gianluca Crippa (tenure-track assistant professor of analysis) begins his position.
06_2011Prof. Malte Helmert (tenure-track assistant professor of artificial intelligence) begins his position.
07_2011Prof. Norbert A'Campo (professor of geometry) retires.
02_2011Prof. Helmut Harbrecht (professor of computational mathematics) begins his position.
This professorship further expands the field of applied mathematics.