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Heureka! Film Spot

We recently had a film team in Hagenberg for a short portrait about our work in Heureka! The resulting film was presented at the 4th Science Symposium of Austrian Universities for Applied Sciences in Pinkafeld, Burgenland and very well received.

First Place in Symbolic Regression Competition

We are proud to announce that team HEAL achieved the first place at the symbolic regression competition of the EvoCompetitions side event of Evo* 2010. The goal of the competition was to create a prediction-model for a variable that is expensive to measure based on 57 other variables that can be easily measured based on data from a real world chemical process.

In the modeling process we tried to find a simple model that can be readily interpreted and validated by the domain experts. We put more emphasis on the interpretability, the prediction error of our final model is thus relatively large.

To generate the models for this competition we used an internal pre-release candidate of our software framework HeuristicLab that will be released real soon now. The fact that we achieved first place in this competiton and also second place in the financial time series competition shows that HeuristicLab is powerful and flexible enough to achieve competitive results for real world applications with minimal preparation effort.

Finally we would like to thank the organizers of the symbolic regression competition and of the financial time series prediction competition for making the datasets available for reseach purposes and the EvoCompetitions chair Anna I Esparcia-Alcázar for the organization of the event.

Second Place in Financial Time Series Prediction

Team HEAL achieved second place at the financial time series prediction competition of the EvoCompetitions side event of Evo* 2010. The goal of the competition was to prognose the future values of ten financial time series for a horizon of ten time steps. We used HeuristicLab and genetic programming to create our forecast.

New team member

The HeuristicLab developement team is proud to announce the next expansion of the research group. Stefan Vonolfen is joining the team to work on projects in the field of logistic optimization. He has contributed to the upcoming HeuristicLab 3 and is eager to continue working with us. We are very glad to have him on board.

Exciting news

The HeuristicLab team would like to wish everyone a happy new year! By the end of this month we will be starting to release the next major version of HeuristicLab on this website and looking forward to hear about your experience in using HeuristicLab for teaching and about your innovative research results! We would be glad to get to know our users and the great things they are doing with HeuristicLab.

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