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press, 07 July 2003

Award: Thomas Lengauer receives the acclaimed Konrad-Zuse-Medal

The "Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V." awards the director of the Max-Planck-Institute with the prize.

Every two years the "Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V." (GI) awards a prize for outstanding work in computer science. This year the bio-informatics expert and director of the Max-Planck-Institute for Computer Science in Saarbrücken, Dr. Thomas Lengauer, is the recipient of the Konrad-Zuse-Medal.

Prof. Dr. Thomas Lengauer
Born in 1952, Dr. Lengauer studied mathematics and computer science in Berlin and Stanford and was promoted to Professor at the Saarland University.In the seventies and eighties he carried out research contributions in theoretical computer science and in the methodology of computer-aided drafts for integrated circuits. His current scientific emphasis is in the area of the bio-informatics and the interdisciplinary use of information methods. Based upon his commitment, two key programms were established at the German research council: one for the draft of efficient algorithms, and a further for computer-aided genom analysis.

The Konrad Zuse medal is awarded every two years for special services to computer science. It has its name from the German "father of computers", Konrad Zuse. The award ceremony medal takes place on 1 October 2003 as part of "Informatik 2003" in the Poelzig Building in Frankfurt.

The GI was founded in Bonn in 1969 and brings together around 24.000 members from science, commerce, teaching and research. The association supports computer science and is involved in purely non-profit activities.

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