Peter Braß - personal information
I was born in 1967 in Hannover, Germany, went to school 1974-1986
in Osnabrück and Braunschweig, and studied mathematics
with a minor in computer science at the Technical University Braunschweig.
There I got my `Dipl. math.' (comparable to M.Sc.) in 1990, and my
`Dr. rer. nat.' (Doctor rerum naturalium, latin for Doctor of Science)
in 1992. Then I accepted an assistant position in the
mathematics institute of Greifswald university, a small university
in the former east germany, where I stayed 1993-1996, and obtained
my `Habilitation' degree, with Paul Erdös as one of the external
referees. In Greifswald I did mostly discrete and convex geometry,
with some strange excursions to things like quantum logics added.
In 1997 I came to the Theoretical Computer Science Group of
the Free University Berlin, first funded as a Postdoc by the
graduate program `algorithmic discrete mathematics', then
as a Heisenberg research fellow by the DFG. Here, in the
Free University Theory Group, I slowly changed from
mathematics to computer science. Now I do mostly
computational geometry. September 2002 I moved
to the computer science department of the
City College New York.