My name is Laura Ohrndorf and I'm from Paderborn, Germany. This is my small personal website.

I am a research assistant at the University of Paderborn. In my freetime I solve Rubik's Cubes, do some making and play badminton.

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According to Wikipedia, speedcubing is the “activity of solving a variety of twisty puzzles, the most famous being the Rubik’s Cube, as quickly as possible”. As of today, I have competed in more than 90 official competitions in 10 countries. You can find my official results profile here.

I am the leader of the WCA Regulations Committee (WRC), which is responsible for managing the regulations. Furthermore, I am also a WCA Delegate. Delegates are people who make sure that the regulations are applied correctly in competitions.

If you’re interested in how to solve a Rubik’s Cube I can recommend the Sexy move method.


I work as a research assistant in the field of computer science education at the University of Paderborn. You can find my homepage here (old page). I finished my PhD in October 2016, but please still call me ‘Laura’.

My main research interest is empirical research, especially data analysis. I am a huge fan of the statistical programming language R. I am also enrolled in the the Udacity Data Analyst Nanodegree. You can find my finished projects here.


In my free time, I also like doing stuff that is often called “Making”: printing things with my 3D printer, tinkering, programming…

My first 3D printer was an M3D Mini, which got too small and too slow soon, so I am now using a FlashForge Dreamer.

My probably biggest project was a Pocket PiGRRL - a small handheld game console using a Raspberry Pi.