Christian Sommer

Christian Sommer

I work on Turn-by-Turn Navigation at Apple.
Before joining Apple in 2012, I was in academia for ten years, first as a student at ETH Zurich, then as a Ph.D. student (and briefly as an Assistant Professor) at the University of Tokyo, and later as a Postdoctoral Fellow at MIT.

This website is almost entirely about my academic research (publications), with some links to teaching materials.

I strive to be a «full-life-cycle» algorithmist: I researched and taught algorithms from a theoretical and mathematical perspective, I engineered algorithms for more applied and experimental research projects, and I designed, implemented, and shipped algorithms for Apple Maps.
My passion and interest for algorithms spans the whole cycle and I enjoy learning about and working on the specific challenges of each stage.