Congratulations to Daniel Kráľ on the Humboldt Professorship

Published June 21, 2024

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The University of Leipzig, in cooperation with our institute, has once again succeeded in attracting one of the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Professorships. The most valuable research prize in Germany, endowed with 3.5 million euros, will be awarded to the Czech mathematician Daniel Kráľ. The 46-year-old professor from Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic, is expected to move to Leipzig next year.

Daniel Kráľ is a renowned expert in the field of extremal graph theory. Among other things, graphs can be used to map data sets and complex structures and, for example, to model social networks. Kráľ’s research is devoted to very large graphs and developing algorithms to analyze them better. This bridges the gap between theoretical mathematics and highly relevant everyday applications, which fits perfectly with the mission of our institute, "Mathematics in the Sciences". He will contribute his expertise to his own research group at the Max Planck Institute and to doctoral training within the framework of the International Max Planck Research School Mathematics in the Sciences.

Our institute is looking forward to expanding our existing collaborations with the University of Leipzig and the Center for Scalable Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence (ScaDS.AI) with Daniel Kráľ and strengthening the close connection of mathematics and applied computer science.