# Welcome

My name is Florian Kurpicz and I am a postdoctoral researcher. I work in in Prof. Dr. Peter Sanders’ Algorithm Engineering group at the Institute of Theoretical Informatics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, where I am currently leading the *Data Structures* subgroup.

I received my PhD in Computer science from the TU Dortmund University in 2020, with a thesis on parallel text index construction under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Johannes Fischer.

I am working in *Algorithm Engineering* with a focus on *Stringology* (algorithms and data structures for textual data) and *succinct data structures*. On this website, you can read more about me and my research, find a list of my publications, check out my open source software, take a look at my talks, and see a list of courses taught by me.

## News

**2023/12:**Our paper on faster queries on wavelet trees has been accepted at DCC 2024 (code)**2023/10:**This summer term 2023/24 I have a lectureship for the course Text Indexing (in German) and will be repsonsible for the Stringology part of the lecture Algorithms 2 (in German)**2023/09:**I presented our paper on block tree construction at ESA 2023 (slides, code)**2023/07:**Our two papers on minimal perfect hash functions on the GPU (code) and block tree construction (code) have been accepted for presentation at ESA 2023**2023/06:**I will be on the PC of ALENEX 2024**2023/04:**This summer term 2023 I have a lectureship for the course Advanced Data Structures (in German)**2023/01:**Finally, our open access book chapter, a survey of scalable text index construction, is available online**2023/01:**I presented our paper on PaCHash, a packed and compressed hash tables at ALENEX 2023 (slides, code)**2023/01:**Our paper on bit-parallel wavelet tree construction using vectorized instructions has been accepted at DCC 2023 (code)**2022/11:**I presented our paper on rank and select data structures on bit vectors at SPIRE 2022 (slides, code)