Friedrich Eisenbrand's main research interests lie in the field of discrete optimization, in particular in algorithms and complexity, integer programming, geometry of numbers, and applied optimization. He is best known for his work on algorithms for integer programming and the theory of cutting planes, which are an important tool to solve large scale industrial optimization problems. Before joining EPFL in March 2008, Eisenbrand was a full professor of mathematics at the University of Paderborn. He received the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz award of the German Research Foundation (DFG) in 2004, and the Otto Hahn medal of the Max Planck Society in 2001. He was a recipient of an Alexander von Humboldt professorship in 2011.