Martin Grötschel is a professor in the Technical University of Berlin and the President of Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum
in Berlin. He has been the general secretary of the International Union of Mathematics since 2007.
Professor Grötschel is an international leading expert on combinational optimization. He works on problems in
graph theory, linear optimization, and operational research. He also works on the mathematical modeling of real
world problems in economy, in particular, in logistics, mobile network and frequency distribution, and public
Professor Grtötschel has received many distinguished awards and honors including the Gollfried Wilhelm Leibniz
Prize of German Science Foundation in 1995 and the John von Neumann Theory Prize of the Institute of Operations
Research and Management Science in 2006. He has been the member of Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences
since 1995 and German National Academy of Sciences since 2005.