Prof. Dr. Thomas Neumann


Database systems

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Academic Career and Research Areas

Professor Neumann (b. 1977) conducts research on database systems, focusing on query optimization (computing efficient query strategies) and query processing (efficient query execution).

Professor Neumann studied business information systems at the University of Mannheim and received a doctorate in informatics from the same university in 2005. Before joining TUM (2010), Professor Neumann was a senior researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Saarbrücken. He acquired his postdoctoral teaching qualification (habilitation) in informatics from Saarland University (2010).


  • Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize, German Research Foundation (2020)

Neumann T, Weikum G: "The RDF-3X engine for scalable management of RDF data". VLDB Journal. 2010; 19(1): 91-113.


Kemper A, Neumann T: "HyPer: A hybrid OLTP&OLAP main memory database system based on virtual memory snapshots." ICDE. Hannover, Apr 2011; 195-206.


Neumann T: "Efficiently compiling efficient query plans for modern hardware". Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment. 2011; 4(9): 539-550.

Neumann T, Weikum G: "Scalable Join Processing on Very Large RDF Graphs". SIGMOD. 2009; 627-640.


Moerkotte G, Neumann T: "Analysis of two existing and one new dynamic programming algorithm for the generation of optimal bushy join trees without cross products". VLDB. 2006; 930-941.