Hannah Bast is a German computer scientist known for her work on routing in transport networks. She works as a professor at the University of Freiburg, where she holds the chair in algorithms and data structures and is dean of studies in the faculty of engineering.
Bast studied at Saarland University, earning bachelor's degrees in mathematics and computer science in 1990, a master's degree in computer science in 1994 under the direction of Torben Hagerup, and a doctorate in 2000. Her dissertation, supervised by Kurt Mehlhorn, was Provably Optimal Scheduling of Similar Tasks. She worked as a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics until 2007, and at Saarland University from 2008 to 2009, before moving to Freiburg in 2009. Bast was program chair for Track B (Engineering and Applications) of the 2018 European Symposium on Algorithms.
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