Winkler, Stephan M.

Prof.(FH) Dipl.-Ing. Dr.
Stephan M. Winkler
Structure identification, bioinformatics

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

Phone: +43 50804 22720
E-Mail: stephan.winkler@heuristiclab.com
Private website: http://stephan.heuristiclab.com

Short Biography

Since February 2011:   Head of Bioinformatics Research Group at University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
Since February 2009:   Professor at the Department for Medical and Bioinformatics, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
April 2008:   PhD in Technical Sciences (with distinction)
February 2006 - January 2009:   Research Assistant within the Translational Research Program L284 "GP-Based Techniques for the Design of Virtual Sensors" funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF
Research Assistant at the Research Center Hagenberg of the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences
October 2004 - January 2006:   Research Assistant at the Institute for Design and Control of Mechatronical Systems at the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria;
Research Assistant at the Linz Center of Competence in Mechatronics (LCM)
2004 - 2008:   PhD student at the Institute for Formal Models and Verification at the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
September 2004:   MSc in Computer Science (with distinction)
2003 - 2004:   Graduand at the Institute of Systems Theory and Simulation at the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
since 2003:   Plug-In developer for HeuristicLab
since 2003:   Member of Michael Affenzeller's Genetic Algorithms Research Group
1999 - 2004:   Studies in Computer Science at the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
1998 - 1999:   Military Service at the Kopalkaserne St. Pölten - Spratzern, Austria
1990 - 1998:   High School: Bischöfliches Gymnasium Kollegium Petrinum, Linz, Austria
1980:   born in Linz, Austria

Research Interests

  • Theory and Application of Genetic Algorithms and Genetic Programming
  • Machine Learning and Data Mining
  • Bioinformatics
  • Grey Box Identification of Nonlinear Systems (especially in the context of mechatronic applications)
  • Software Development

Awards

February 2010:   Best Teacher Award of the Department for Medical and Bioinformatics, Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences
December 2008:   Junior Researcher Award 2008 of the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences
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 of the session "Theory and Applications of Artificial Intelligence" at EMCSR 2004 for the paper "Identifying Nonlinear Model Structures Using Genetic Programming Techniques" (pdf, ps, ps.gz)
2002 - 2003:   Scholarships of the Technical Faculty at the Johannes Kepler University for excellent merits in studies in the years 2002 and 2003

Publications, Patents, and Research Projects

Information about Stephan Winkler's research activities can be found on his Research Documentation page (external link).