Institute of Theoretical Informatics, Algorithmics

Laura Merker


affiliation Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute of Theoretical Informatics (ITI)
e-mail laura [dot] merker2 [at] kit [dot] edu
office Room 320, Computer Science Building 50.34
address Am Fasanengarten 5, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
phone +49 721 608-47330


I am a PhD student supervised by Torsten Ueckerdt. My research interests include

  • Linear layouts, e.g. stack layouts, queue layouts
  • Graph product structure


  • Apr 8–11, 2024 Marthe Bonamy is visiting. Bienvenue !
  • Nov 11, 2023 Study Information Day: Workshop together with Thomas Bläsius, Jean-Pierre von der Heydt, and Wendy Yi
  • Jul 9–12, 2023 Marthe Bonamy is visiting. Bienvenue !
  • Mar 21–30, 2023 Visiting Marthe Bonamy in Bordeaux
  • Dec 9–16, 2022 Barbados Graph Theory Workshop organized by Sergey Norin, Paul Seymour, and David Wood
  • Jun 26 – Jul 1, 2022 Workshop on Graph and Network Visualization (GNV2022) organized by Michalis Bekos and Michael Kaufmann in Heiligkreuztal, Germany
  • May 23–27, 2022 AlgoMaNet Summer School with lectures by Gwenaël Joret and Piotr Micek
  • Mar 14–18, 2022 Michał Seweryn is visiting. Witamy!
  • Jan 9–12 SODA 2022
    • Talk on A Sublinear Bound on the Page Number of Upward Planar Graphs arxiv slides
  • Nov 21–26, 2021 Online Workshop on Graph Product Structure Theory organized by Pat Morin, Vida Dujmović, Sergey Norin, and David Wood
  • Oct 22, 2021 Talk on A Sublinear Bound on the Page Number of Upward Planar Graphs in the seminar of the discrete math group, TU Berlin arxiv slides
  • Sep 13–17 GD 2021
    • Talk on Linear Layouts of Complete Graphs arxiv slides
  • Aug 30 – Sep 9, 2021 Online Workshop on Geometric Graphs and Hypergraphs organized by Torsten Ueckerdt and Lena Yuditsky
  • Apr 22, 2021 Girl's Day “Lass Deinen Rechner zeichnen!”, joint project with Paul Jungeblut und Torsten Ueckerdt
  • Apr 7–9 EuroCG 2021
  • Feb 12, 2021 Talk on Book embeddings of upward planar graphs and planar posets Abstract, Zoom link slides
  • Sep 16–18 GD 2020
    • Talk on The Local Queue Number of Graphs with Bounded Treewidth arXiv slides


Supervised Theses and Research Projects