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Prof. Dr. Nicole Schweikardt

Postal address: Prof. Dr. Nicole Schweikardt
Institute for Computer Science
Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main
Postfach 11 19 32
D-60054 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Office: Room 115 (1st floor)
Robert-Mayer-Straße 11-15
D-60325 Frankfurt am Main
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In September 2014, I moved to Humboldt-Univ. Berlin. My new website is available at

Phone: +49-69-798 28155
+49-69-798 28119 (Secretary: Jutta Nadland)
Fax: +49-69-798 28334
Prof. Dr. Nicole Schweikardt

Research interest

Logic, Database Theory, Descriptive and Computational Complexity Theory, Finite Model Theory, Foundations of processing huge data sets and data streams


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Examination dates

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Diplom (master's degree) (1998) in mathematics (minor in computer science) and Ph.D. degree (2002) at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (PhD advisor: Prof. Dr. Clemens Lautemann). Post-Doc at the Laboratory for Foundations of Computer Science at University of Edinburgh (2002-2003). Wissenschaftliche Assistentin (Post-Doc) (2003-2005) and Assistant Professor (2005-2007) for Logic and Database Theory at the Institute for Computer Science at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Since 2007 Professor (Associate Professor in 2007; Full Professor since 2008) for Theory of Complex Systems at the Institute for Computer Science at Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main.

Honours and Awards: GI-Dissertationspreis (2002), Emmy Noether grant (2005, within the "DFG Aktionsplan Informatik"), elected member of the Young Academy (2005) at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the German Academy of Natural Scientists Leopoldina, Heinz-Maier-Leibnitz-Prize awarded by the German Research Foundation (2007).


Currently, I'm a member of the Scientific Directorate of Schloss Dagstuhl (since 2010), the Scientific Advisory Board of Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik in Saarbrücken (since 2013), the Awards Committee for the GI-Dissertationspreis (prize for the best PhD thesis) (since 2013), and the ICDT-Council (International Conference on Database Theory) (since 2007). I'm on the editorial board of Logical Methods in Computer Science (LMCS) (since 2010), and I'm on the executive board of the German Logic Society "Deutsche Vereinigung für Mathematische Logik und für Grundlagenforschung der Exakten Wissenschaften" (DVMLG) (since 2010).

I have been head of the advisory board of Bundeswettbewerb Informatik (2008-2013), publicity co-chair for the IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science (LICS) (2005-2010), publicity co-chair of the 4th Federated Logic Conference (FLoC 2006), and publicity chair of the 5th Federated Logic Conference (FLoC 2010).

I serve(d) on the program committees of the following conferences:

I am/was co-organizer of the following workshops: