Monika Henzinger

Monika Henzinger (born as Monika Rauch, 17 April 1966 in Weiden in der Oberpfalz) is a German computer scientist, and is a former director of research at Google.[1][2][3] She is currently a professor at the University of Vienna.[4] Her expertise is mainly on algorithms with a focus on data structures, algorithmic game theory, information retrieval, search algorithms and Web data mining.[5] She is married to Thomas Henzinger and has three children.


She completed her PhD in 1993 from Princeton University under the supervision of Robert Tarjan.[6] She then became an assistant professor of computer science at Cornell University, a research staff at Digital Equipment Corporation, an associate professor at the University of the Saarland, a director of research at Google, and a full professor of computer science at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. She is currently a full professor of computer science at the University of Vienna, Austria.[5]


Selected publications

  • Henzinger, Monika; King, Valerie (1995), "Fully Dynamic Biconnectivity and Transitive Closure", 36th Annual Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science (FOCS'95), pp. 664–672, doi:10.1109/SFCS.1995.492668 .
  • Bharat, Krishna; Henzinger, Monika R. (1998), "Improved Algorithms for Topic Distillation in a Hyperlinked Environment", Proceedings of the 21st Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR '98), New York, NY, USA: ACM, pp. 104–111, doi:10.1145/290941.290972, ISBN 1-58113-015-5 .
  • Silverstein, Craig; Henzinger, Monika; Marais, Hannes; Moricz, Michael (1999), "Analysis of a Very Large Web Search Engine Query Log", ACM SIGIR Forum, pp. 6–12, doi:10.1145/331403.331405 .


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  2. "Henzinger Brings Algorithm Expertise to Google". Retrieved 2014-06-14.
  3. "Monika Henzinger - Switzerland - Information". Retrieved 2014-06-14.
  4. Faculty profile, Univ. of Vienna, retrieved 2015-01-25.
  5. 1 2 3 "Academy of Europe: Henzinger Monika". Retrieved 2014-06-14.
  6. Monika Henzinger at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  7. "Academy of Europe: CV". Retrieved 2014-06-14.
  8. "Awards : European Science Foundation". Retrieved 2014-06-14.
  9. "Wolfgang Pauli Institute (WPI)". Retrieved 2014-06-14.
  10. "13 Österreicher in Academia Europaea aufgenommen", Der Standard, October 30, 2013
  11. "EATCS names 2014 fellows", Milestones: Computer Science Awards, Appointments, Communications of the ACM, 58 (1): 24, January 2015, doi:10.1145/2686734
  12. Member profile, Leopoldina, retrieved 2015-01-24.
  13. "ACM Recognizes New Fellows", Communications of the ACM, 60 (3): 23, March 2017, doi:10.1145/3039921.

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