Torsten Hoefler


School of Informatics Young Alumni Award (2014)
PhD '08


Torsten Hoefler received his Ph.D. in computer science from IU's School of Informatics in 2008.

His honors, particularly this year's Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' Young Achievers in Scalable Computing and the 2012 Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics/SIAG Supercomputing junior scientist prize, are among the highest and most respected in his field.

He now is assistant professor at ETH Zurich, consistently one of the highest-ranked universities outside of the U.S. and U.K., and among whose alumni is Albert Einstein.