Prof. Dr. Isolde Adler

Isolde holds the chair for Algorithms and Complexity Theory within the Computer Science Subject Group at the Faculty of Information Systems and Applied
Computer Sciences. 

She joined the University of Bamberg in 2022. Before moving to Bamberg, she was a Lecturer and later an Associate Professor within the Algorithms and Complexity Group at the University of Leeds in the UK (2016-2022). Prior to that she was a Junior Professor for Theory of Computer Science at Goethe University Frankfurt in Germany (2010-2016). Isolde held postdoc positions in the Algorithms Group at the University of Bergen in Norway and at the Chair of Logic in Computer Science at Humboldt University Berlin. In 2006 she received her PhD in Mathematics from the University of Freiburg in Germany.

In addition, she held visiting professorships at Humboldt University Berlin, Université Clermont Auvergne in Clermont-Ferrand, France, and Université Dauphine in Paris, France.  She was a Turing Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute in the UK, a Research Associate at the University of Oregon, USA, and currently she is a Visiting Researcher at the University of Leeds in the UK.

Research interests

Isolde's research interests include:

  • Graph and network algorithms and their applications

  • Logic in computer science and model theory

  • Parameterised algorithms

  • Sublinear time algorithms and property testing

  • Complexity theory and lower bounds

  • Combinatorics and the structure of graphs and hypergraphs

  • Database theory and model checking

  • Foundations of AI

  • Combinatorial games


My publication list on DBLP.


  • Gutenbergstraße 13, 96050 Bamberg, office GU/03.28
  • Telephone: 0951 / 863-3041
  • E-Mail: isolde.adler (at)

Office hours

  • By appointment