# Welcome

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

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

**2023/01:**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)**2022/10:**This winter term 2022/23 I am independently teaching the lecture Text Indexing (in German)**2022/10:**Our paper on PaCHash (packed and compressed hash tables) has been accepted at ALENEX 2023 (code)**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)