Peter Sanders (born 1967) is a German computer scientist who works as a professor of computer science at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. His research concerns the design, analysis, and implementation of algorithms and data structures, and he is particularly known for his research on finding shortest paths in road networks.
Sanders earned his Ph.D. from Karlsruhe in 1996, and worked for seven years at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Saarbrücken (completing his habilitation there in 2000) before returning to Karlsruhe as a professor in 2004.
Sanders was one of the winners of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize in 2012.Books
Mehlhorn, Kurt; Sanders, Peter (2008). Algorithms and Data Structures: The Basic Toolbox. Springer. ISBN 978-3-540-77977-3. MR 2444537.
Sanders, Peter; Egner, Sebastian; Tolhuizen, Ludo (2003), "Polynomial Time Algorithms for Network Information Flow", Proceedings of the Fifteenth Annual ACM Symposium on Parallel Algorithms and Architectures (SPAA '03), New York, NY, USA: ACM, pp. 286–294, doi:10.1145/777412.777464 .
Jaggi, S.; Sanders, P.; Chou, P. A.; Effros, M.; Egner, S.; Jain, K.; Tolhuizen, L. M.G.M. (2005), "Polynomial Time Algorithms for Multicast Network Code Construction", IEEE Trans. Inf. Theory, 51 (6): 1973–1982, doi:10.1109/TIT.2005.847712 .
Kärkkäinen, Juha; Sanders, Peter; Burkhardt, Stefan (November 2006), "Linear Work Suffix Array Construction", Journal of the ACM, 53 (6): 918–936, doi:10.1145/1217856.1217858 .
Geisberger, Robert; Sanders, Peter; Schultes, Dominik; Delling, Daniel (2008), "Contraction Hierarchies: Faster and Simpler Hierarchical Routing in Road Networks", Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Experimental Algorithms (WEA'08), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 5038, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, pp. 319–333, doi:10.1007/978-3-540-68552-4_24 .