Univ.-Prof. Dr. Monika Henzinger (Deputy Speaker)

 

Faculty of Computer Science
University of Vienna
Room 6.32
Waehringerstrasse 29/6.32
1090 Wien-Vienna, Austria

email: monika.henzinger@univie.ac.at
phone +43-1-4277-78310
web: personal homepage

Full Professor (Computer Science), Deputy Speaker

Research areas in the program

  • Combinatorial Optimization
  • Dynamic Optimization
  • Parallel and Distributed Optimization

Keywords

  • combinatorial algorithms
  • efficient algorithms and data structures
  • approximation algorithms for combinatorial optimization problems

Research Interests

Combinatorial algorithms, especially on graphs, efficient algorithms and data structures, approximation algorithms for combinatorial optimization problems

Know-how and infrastructure of the research group

Monika Henzinger is a leading researcher in the area of combinatorial optimization and efficient algorithms and data structures. She is working on questions arising in graph algorithms, online algorithms, and approximation algorithms as well as graph games and algorithmic game theory. She is the principle investigator of the 2013 ERC Advanced Grant on graph algorithms and their applications.

In recent years she has focused on dynamic graph algorithms as well as optimization problems arising in computational biology, computer verification, and in internet advertisement. In a recent line of work (Henzinger, Krinninger, and Nanongkai 2013a, Henzinger, Krinninger, and Nanongkai 2013b, Henzinger, Krinninger, and Nanongkai 2014a, Henzinger, Krinninger, and Nanongkai 2014b,  Henzinger, Krinninger, and Nanongkai 2014c) she consecutively improved the running time for decremental graph algorithm for maintaining approximate shortest paths finally resulting in  the first decremental graph algorithm for maintaining approximate shortest paths in undirected weighted graphs that takes near-constant time per update (Henzinger, Krinninger, and Nanongkai 2014a) and the first such algorithm in directed weighted graphs that takes sublinear time per update   (Henzinger, Krinninger, and Nanongkai 2014b). 

She also gave the first constant-factor approximation algorithm for maximizing a submodular function under viablility constraints, which is a certain type of non-downward closed constraints arising in computational biology (Dvorak, Henzinger, and Williamson 2013). She also published a sequence of papers on optimization problems arising in internet advertising, especially in sponsored search auctions (Duetting, Henzinger, and Starnberger 2013, Duetting, Henzinger, and Weber 2013a, 2013b, Duetting, Henzinger, and Starnberger 2012, Colini-Baldeschi et al 2012, Henzinger and Vidali 2011, Feldman et al 2010).

She also gave recently the first decremental graph algorithm for maintaining approximate shortest paths in directed undirected uncapacitated graphs that takes sublinear time per update (Henzinger, Krinninger, and Nanongkai 2014). She also gave the first linear-time deterministic (1+ε) approximate shortest path algorithm (Henzinger, Krinninger, and Nanongkai 2013).She also recently gave the first constant-factor approximation algorithm for maximizing a submodular function under  viablility constraints, which is a certain type of non-downward closed constraints arising in computational biology (Dvorak, Henzinger, and Williamson 2013).

Collaborations within the VGSCO

With Vladimir Kolmogorov, Nysret Musliu and Günther Raidl on Combinatorial Optimization, with Birgit Rudloff on Dynamic Optimization and with Dan Alistarh on Parallel and Distributed Optimization.

Scientific CV

Study of Computer Science at the University of the Saarland (Saarbruecken), Diplom (1989), Ph.D. in Computer Science at Princeton University (1993). Assistant Professor Cornell University (1993-1996). Research Scientist at Digital Equipment Corporation (1996-1999). Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of the Saarland (1999). Director of Research at Google Inc (1999-2005), Professor of Computer Science at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (2005-2009). Professor of Computer Science at the University of Vienna (2009 -).

Editor of two books, and author of more than 40 publications in refereed journals and over 60 publications in refereed conferences, such as:  Journal of the ACM, SIAM Journal of Computing,  Journal of Computer and System Sciences, Algorithmica, Journal of Algorithms, Theoretical Computer Science, IEEE Transactions on the Web,  IEEE Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science,  ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing, ACM/SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms.

Publications

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Fichtenberger, H, Henzinger, M & Ost, W 2021, Differentially Private Algorithms for Graphs Under Continual Observation. in P Mutzel, R Pagh & G Herman (eds), 29th Annual European Symposium on Algorithms, ESA 2021., 42, European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA), Portugal, 6/09/21. doi.org/10.4230/LIPIcs.ESA.2021.42


Henzinger, M & Wu, X 2021, Upper and Lower Bounds for Fully Retroactive Graph Problems. in 17th Algorithms and Data Structures Symposium (WADS 2021). 17th Algorithms and Data Structures Symposium (WADS 2021) , Canada, 9/08/21. doi.org/doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-83508-834


Chatterjee, K, Henzinger, M, Kale, S & Svozil, A 2021, Faster Algorithms for Bounded Liveness in Graphs and Game Graphs. in N Bansal, E Merelli & J Worrell (eds), 48th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and Programming, ICALP 2021., 124, 48th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and Programming (ICALP), United Kingdom, 12/07/21. doi.org/10.4230/LIPIcs.ICALP.2021.124


Henzinger, M, Noe, A & Schulz, C 2021, Faster Parallel Multiterminal Cuts. in SIAM Conference on Applied and Computational Discrete Algorithms (ACDA21). SIAM Conference on Applied and Computational Discrete Algorithms (ACDA21), Unknown, 19/07/21. doi.org/10.1137/1.9781611976830.10


Henzinger, M, Paz, A & Schmid, S 2021, On the Complexity of Weight-Dynamic Network Algorithms. in 2021 IFIP Networking Conference, IFIP Networking., 9472803, 20th Annual IFIP Networking Conference 2021, Finland, 21/06/21. doi.org/10.23919/IFIPNetworking52078.2021.9472803


Chatterjee, K, Dvořák, W, Svozil, A & Henzinger, M 2021, Symbolic Time and Space Tradeoffs for Probabilistic Verification. in 2021 36th Annual ACM/IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science, LICS 2021., 9470739, 36th Annual ACM/IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science (LICS), Unknown, 29/06/21. doi.org/10.1109/LICS52264.2021.9470739


Bhattacharya, S, Henzinger, M, Nanongkai, D & Wu, X 2021, Dynamic Set Cover: Improved Amortized and Worst-Case Update Time. in ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (SODA21). ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms, United States, 10/01/21. doi.org/10.1137/1.9781611976465.150


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