Albers completed her doctoral degree in computer science at Saarland University and the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Saarbrücken in 1993. After professorship positions at the University of Dortmund (C3), the University of Freiburg (C4) and Humboldt Universität zu Berlin (C4), she joined the Technical University of Munich in 2013. Albers is an international expert in the area of algorithms, with emphasis on online and approximation algorithms, algorithmic game theory as well as energy-efficient computation. She serves on the editorial boards of several highly-ranked scientific journals. In 2008 Albers received the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize, the highest honour in German Research. She is Fellow of the GI (Gesellschaft für Informatik) and the EATCS (European Association for Computer Science). Moreover, she is member of Leopoldina, the German National Academy of Sciences, and Member of the Academy of Sciences and Literature, Mainz.