Algorithms, Geometry and Applications

Organization profile

Introduction / mission

The ALGA cluster (Algorithms, Geometry, and Applications) studies the design and analysis of algorithms and data structures, one of the core areas within computer science. 

Highlighted phrase

Studying the design and analysis of algorithms and data structures

Organisational profile

Research in ALGA ranges from curiosity-driven to motivated by concrete applications, and from purely theoretical to experimental. In all cases, the goal is to understand the underlying principles of the developed solutions and to formally prove their properties. Our approaches frequently combine the rigorous methods from algorithmic theory – which give performance guarantees with respect to both the quality of solutions and the running time of algorithms – with efficient engineering to achieve results of both theoretical and practical significance.

Within the broad field of algorithms, ALGA specializes in various areas:

  • Computational Geometry
  • Moving Object Analysis
  • Parameterized Complexity
  • Geovisualization
  • Massive Data
  • Mobile Agents
  • Networks
  • Digital Humanities

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


Dive into the research topics where Algorithms, Geometry and Applications is active. These topic labels come from the works of this organisation's members. Together they form a unique fingerprint.


Recent external collaboration on country/territory level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots or