Portfolio Prof. Dr. Hans Peter Hauck
Among all mathematical disciplines, discrete mathematics is one with particularly strong ties to computer science. In research and teaching the department has its focus on algebraic and geometric-combinatorial parts of discrete mathematics (e.g. theory of finite groups, design theory) and their applications in cryptology, coding theory, complexity theory and theory of formal languages. In addition, the department contributes significantly to the basic mathematical training of students in computer science.