Wagner, Stefan

FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.
Stefan Wagner
HeuristicLab head architect, project management

Department of Software Engineering
School of Informatics, Communications and Media
University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
Softwarepark 11, A-4232 Hagenberg AUSTRIA

Phone: +43 50804 22030
E-Mail: stefan.wagner@heuristiclab.com

Short Biography

1979:   born in Bad Ischl, Austria
1997 - 1998:   Studies in Industrial Mathematics (Mathematical Computer Science) at the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
1998 - 1999:   Civilian Service at the Fire Brigade Head Quarters Linz, Austria
1999 - 2004:   Studies in Computer Science at the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
since 2002:   Member of Michael Affenzeller's research group "Heuristic and Evolutionary Algorithms Laboratory (HEAL)"
since 2002:   Project manager and chief architect of HeuristicLab
2003 - 2004:   Graduand at the Institute of Systems Theory and Simulation at the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
October 2004:   MSc in Computer Science (with distinction)
2004 - 2009:   PhD student at the Institute for Formal Models and Verification at the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
2005 - 2009:   Associate professor for Software Project Engineering at the Department of Software Engineering of the School of Informatics, Communications and Media - Hagenberg, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Austria
May 2009:   PhD in Technical Sciences (with distinction)
since 2009:   Professor for Complex Software Systems at the Department of Software Engineering of the School of Informatics, Communications and Media - Hagenberg, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Austria
since 2011:   CEO, FH OÖ IT GmbH, Austria

Research Interests

  • Applications and Theory of Evolutionary Algorithms
  • Software Engineering
  • Parallel & Distributed Computing
  • Genetic Programming
  • Machine Learning and Data Mining

Workshop Organizations

2016:   Workshop on Evolutionary Computation Software Systems (EvoSoft) at GECCO 2016
2015:   Workshop on Evolutionary Computation Software Systems (EvoSoft) at GECCO 2015
2014:   Workshop on Evolutionary Computation Software Systems (EvoSoft) at GECCO 2014
2013:   Workshop on Evolutionary Computation Software Systems (EvoSoft) at GECCO 2013
2012:   Workshop on Evolutionary Computation Software Systems (EvoSoft) at GECCO 2012
2007:   Workshop on Heuristic Problem Solving at EuroCAST 2007

Invited Talks

August 2008:   Guest lecturer at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.

Awards

July 2013:   Second place of the EvoRobocode competition at GECCO 2013
April 2011:   Second place of the Best Poster Award of the 5th Research Forum of Austrian Universities of Applied Sciences (FFH 2011) for the contribution "HeuristicLab 3.3: An Extensible and Flexible Software System for Heuristic Optimization"
December 2009:   Junior Researcher Award 2009 of the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
May 2009:   Second place of the Microsoft Innovation Award 2009 for HeuristicLab
October 2007:   Third place of the "Teacher of the Year Award" of the Department of Software Engineering, School of Informatics, Communications and Media, Campus Hagenberg, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
July 2005:   Best Paper Award of the session "Artificial Intelligence / Expert Systems" at WMSCI 2005 for the paper "SexualGA: Gender-Specific Selection for Genetic Algorithms"
July 2005:   Best Paper Award of the session "Management Information Systems" at WMSCI 2005 for the paper "Solving Multiclass Classification Problems by Genetic Programming"
April 2004:   Best Paper Award at EMCSR 2004 for the paper "Identifying Nonlinear Model Structures Using Genetic Programming Techniques"

Publications

Stefan Wagner's publications can be found on his Research Documentation page (external link).