21st Century - Computer Science

Angelika Steger

Angelika Steger (born 1962)[1] is a mathematician and computer scientist whose research interests include graph theory, randomized algorithms, and approximation algorithms. She is a professor at ETH Zurich.[2]

Education and career

After earlier studies at the University of Freiburg and Heidelberg University, Steger earned a master’s degree from Stony Brook University in 1985.[2] She completed a doctorate from the University of Bonn in 1990, under the supervision of Hans Jürgen Prömel, with a dissertation on random combinatorial structures,[3] and earned her habilitation from Bonn in 1994. After a visiting position at the University of Kiel, she became a professor at the University of Duisburg in 1995, moved to the Technical University of Munich in 1996, and moved again to ETH Zurich in 2003.[2]


Steger is the author of a German-language textbook on combinatorics:

Steger, Angelika (2007). Diskrete Strukturen Bd. 1. Kombinatorik, Graphentheorie, Algebra / Angelika Steger (in German). Berlin. ISBN 978-3-540-46660-4. OCLC 196449143.[4]
and a monograph on the Steiner tree problem:

Prömel, Hans Jürgen; Steger, Angelika (2002). The Steiner Tree Problem : a Tour through Graphs, Algorithms, and Complexity. Wiesbaden: Vieweg+Teubner Verlag. ISBN 978-3-322-80291-0. OCLC 851804416.


Steger was elected to the Academy of Sciences Leopoldina in 2007.[5] She was an invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians in 2014.[6]


  1. ^ Birth year from German National Library catalog entry, retrieved 2018-12-02.
  2. Jump up to:a b c Faculty profile, ETHZ, retrieved 2016-07-03.
  3. ^ Angelika Steger at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  4. ^ Steger, Angelika (16 August 2002). “Diskrete Strukturen konkret erklärt zum Ersten”Spektrum der Wissenschaft (in German). Retrieved 23 November 2022.
  5. ^ Member profileAcademy of Sciences Leopoldina, retrieved 2016-07-03.
  6. ^ ICM Plenary and Invited Speakers since 1897 Archived 2017-11-24 at the Wayback MachineInternational Mathematical Union, retrieved 2016-07-03.

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