The main focus of Frauke Liers‘ research lies on design, analysis and implementation of exact as well as heuristic methods for discrete mathematical optimization problems, in particular robust optimization. Frauke studied mathematics and obtained her doctoral degree in computer science at the University of Cologne in 2004. She then held a grant within the Emmy Noether Programme of the German Science Foundation. In 2012, she moved to the Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen-Nuremberg as a professor. Frauke serves in the Editorial Boards of Mathematical Methods of Operations Research, Discrete Optimization and Optimization and Engineering. She is involved in several third-party funded projects, in particular in the collaborative research center TRR154 on modelling, simulation and optimization using the example of gas networks. She currently coordinates the European Graduate College MINOA on mixed-integer nonlinear optimisation: algorithms and applications.