The Max Planck Institute for Informatics – A spearhead of german computer science

Digital information processing has become indispensable in today’s world. The research areas of the Max Planck Institute for Informatics include some of the scientifically most challenging topics in the field of computer science. We are laying the foundations for future developments, but also transfer research advances directly into practice. We are training the next generation of intellectual leaders through our practice of edu­cating and guiding talented young scientists by entrusting them with ambi­­tious research projects. In addition to im­­proving existing algorithms, our goal is to inject new ideas into computing and to render those problems computable whose complexity was previously unman­ageable. Together with our partners on the university campus in Saarbrücken, we form a world-class centre of excellence. We exercise this role by publishing our scientific findings and by training top young scientists. We coordinate major research programmes, such as the “Multimodal Computing and Interaction” cluster within the framework of the German Excellence Initiative. Furthermore, we offer important advanced software services for research and therapy, such as drug selection procedures for AIDS patients. The scope and quality of our activities have made us a leading research institute, which attracts scientific talent and cooperation ­partners at an international level.

  1. Address

    Campus E1 4
    66123 Saarbrücken
    Tel +49 681 9325-0
    Fax +49 681 9325-5719
  2. Managing director

    Prof. Thomas Lengauer
  3. Year of establishment

  4. Employees

    Approximately 270
  5. Research areas

    Algorithms and Complexity, Logic of Programming, Computer Graphics, Geometric Computation, Constraint Solving , Programme Verification, Database and Information Systems, Bioinformatics, Automation of Logic