Opening of the Josef Ressel Center for Symbolic Regression in Hagenberg

On 2 March, the Josef Ressel Center (JRC) for Symbolic Regression was officially opened in Hagenberg. The subject of the JRC are mathematical models for propulsion systems. Partners of the project are the companies AVL List and Miba and the Federal Ministry for Digital an Economic Affairs funds it.

At the Josef Ressel Center for Symbolic Regression, algorithms for the mathematical modeling of technical systems are being researched and developed. These should lead to improvements in the development and optimization of drives and their components. The JRC is funded with 1.14 million €, whereby the Ministry of Economics and the partner companies AVL List GmbH and Miba Frictec GmbH each carry half of the financing.  "Like many other manufacturers, our partners AVL List and Miba Frictec are faced with the challenge that drives and their components, driven by hybridization, electrification and the resulting greater variety of variants, are becoming increasingly complex," explains the head of JRC Gabriel Kronberger. "At the same time, stricter emission standards must be adhered to, even in real driving conditions," continued the FH Upper Austria professor. That is why models and simulations play an increasingly important role in the development, configuration and optimization of drive components. In the new JRC in Hagenberg solution methods for symbolic regression are developed, which - integrated into the software systems of the partner companies - provide real-time models for the mentioned purposes. "The JRC gives us the opportunity to explore completely new approaches to symbolic regression. For industrial applications we need deterministic and efficient solution methods with few parameters," says Kronberger.

As keynote speaker Prof. Bartz-Beielstein was invited. He discussed the topic „Künstliche Intelligenz in industriellen Anwendungen“. Between the research groups HEAL and Prof. Bartz-Beielstein has been an intensive exchange of expertise for more than ten years. He also made a news entry on his homepage about the JRC opening. 


The media also reported about the Josef Ressel Center for Symbolic Regression:

ORF OÖ – Neues Forschungszentrum in Hagenberg:

Der Standard – FH Oberösterreich bekommt drei neue Josef-Ressel-Zentren:

Die Presse – Vier neue Labors eröffnet:

OÖN – Drei neue Forschungszentren für Fachhochschule:;art15,2827727

Mein Bezirk – Neues Forschungszentrum der FH OÖ in Hagenberg:

LT1 – Neues Forschungszentrum in Hagenberg:

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