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 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.

Events in the Department’s Development since the Merger:
06_2018Prof. David Belius (SNSF professor in 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 professorship for Adaptive Systems and Medical Data Science) begins his position.
The second expansion phase in computer science was thus completed with a total of seven professorships.
09_2017Prof. Pierre Le Boudec (SNSF professor in number theory) begins his position.
09_2017Prof. Luca Martinazzi (SNSF professor in 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 (assistant professorship for high performance computing tenure track) begins his position.
02_2015Prof. Philipp Habegger (professor in number theory) begins his position.
01_2015Move to the shared location at Spiegelgasse 1/5.
01_2015Prof. Hans-Christoph Im Hof (professor for geometry) retires.
07_2014Prof. Hanspeter Kraft (professor for algebraic) retires.
03_2014Prof. Evelina Viada (SNSF professor in number theory) leaves the department.
02_2014Prof. Enno Lenzmann receives tenure and becomes associate professor of analysis.
01_2014Prof. David Masser (professor in number theory) retires.
09_2013Prof. Luca Martinazzi (SNSF professor in 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_2012 Prof. Elisa Gorla (SNSF professor for algebraic) 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 professorship for applied and computational mathematics) leaves the department.
08_2011Prof. Gianluca Crippa (assistant professorship for analysis tenure track) begins his position.
08_2011Prof. Malte Helmert (assistant professorship for artificial intelligence tenure track) begins his position.
07_2011Prof. Norbert A'Campo (professor for geometry) retires.
02_2011Prof. Helmut Harbrecht (professor for computational mathematics) begins his position.
This professorship further expands the field of applied mathematics.