# Welcome

My name is Florian Kurpicz (kurpicz@kit.edu or florian@kurpicz.org) and I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Prof. Dr. Peter Sanders’ Algorithm Engineering Group at the Institute of Theoretical Informatics. 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* and *succinct data structures*. You can read more about me and my research here, find a list of my publications here, check out my open source software here, take a look at my talks here, and see a list of courses taught by me here.

## News

**2022/09:**I gave a talk on our preprint about packed and compressed hash tables at the 1. ACDA Workshop (slides, code)**2022/08:**Our paper on bit vector and rank and select data structures using SIMD has been accepted at SPIRE 2020 (code)**2022/06:**I presented results on massive text indices obtained in the SPP Algorithms for Big Data at the final meeting of this project (slides)**2022/04:**This summer term 2022 I am independently teaching the lecture Advanced Data Structures (in German)**2022/04:**I presented our group here at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology to new Master students (slides)**2021/10:**This winter term 2021/22 I am independently teaching the lecture Text Indexing and the Stringology part of the lecture Algorithms 2 (in German)**2021/07:**Our article on practical wavelet tree construction has been published in the ACM Journal of Experimental Algorithmics (code)**2020/11:**This winter term 2020/21 I am independently teaching the exercise for Text Indexing, the proseminar on Parallel Algorithms, and the Presentation Skills Course (in German)**2020/08:**Our video presentation for our paper on practical longest common extension data structures accepted at ESA 2020 is online (code)**2020/07:**Creating Teaching Videos (Videos in German) more