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Dr Sandra Kiefer

Roles and subjects

Junior Research Fellow in Computer Science



Academic Background

Sandra obtained her Ph.D. from RWTH Aachen University in Germany in 2020. For her work on combinatorial and logical approaches to graph comparison, she received the Ackermann Award 2021, the EACSL Outstanding Dissertation Award for Logic in Computer Science. After her Ph.D. studies, Sandra was a postdoctoral researcher at RWTH Aachen University and at the University of Warsaw in Poland, as well as a research group leader at Max Planck Institute for Software Systems in Saarbrücken, Germany.

She holds Bachelor’s degrees in Bioinformatics and Mathematics and a Master’s degree in Mathematics from Goethe University Frankfurt. She has also completed a Master’s degree in teacher education for Mathematics and Spanish.

Undergraduate Teaching

Theoretical computer science

Research Interests

Algorithmic and structural graph theory
Discrete mathematics
Logic in computer science
Applications of graph theory in bioinformatics


Subject notes for courses taught at Jesus College:

See also Dr Kiefer’s departmental webpage.