GECCO 2019 Follow Up Visit

As before in the past after major events, such as conferences, held in Central Europe, fellow research colleagues once again used the opportunity to visit us at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Campus Hagenberg. 

This time we were happy to welcome Prof. Eugene Semenkin and Prof. Nic McPhee - two renowned researches in the field of evolutionary algorithms and artificial intelligence - on neutral austrian soil;) 

HEAL at GECCO 2019, Prague

Our research group HEAL was again strongly represented with 7 participants at this years GECCO - The Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference 2019, that took place in Prague from July 13th-17th.

Among other things, Stefan Wagner organized the EvoSoft Workshop for the eighth time and Michael Affenzeller gave an invited lecture on Prescriptive Analytics as part of the Evolutionary Computation in Practice Workshop (ECiP).

Find out more about the GECCO -The Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference 2019 in Prague here. 

Find out more about the ECiP - The Evolutionary Computation in Practice workshops at the GECCO here.   

Find out more about the EvoSoft - The Evolutionary Comutation Software Systems workshop at the GECCO here.


Conferment of the title Prof. (FH) to Erik Pitzer

Our research team member Erik Pitzer received the title Prof. (FH) for his achievements in teaching and research during a ceremony at the Landhaus in Linz.

We would like to congratulate him whole-heartedly!

HEAL at Conference on GPTP 2019

Stephan Winkler, Lukas Kammerer and Susanne Schaller participated at the Conference on Genetic Programming in Theory and Practice XVII. Lukas Kammerer also presented his paper on “Symbolic Regression by Exhaustive Search” during a conference workshop. 

Genetic Programming Theory & Practice is a small, invitation-only workshop hosted 2019 by the BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI. This year’s conference was held May 16-19, 2019.

Afterwards Lukas Kammerer was invited by Jason Moore to the Institute for Biomedical Informatics at the University of Pennsylvania for a short scientific exchange and discussed his current research topics within the Josef Ressel Centre for Symbolic Regression.


Bogdan Burlacu is Upper Austrian champion in tournament chess

Even though this announcement is not exactly in the core area of our research interests, we are more than proud to announce that our research associate Dr. Bogdan Burlacu has won the Upper Austrian championship title in tournament chess.

Bogdan came from Romania to Upper Austria in 2011 as candidate of a dissertation program that was carried out as part of the Joint International PhD Project between JKU and FH Hagenberg. In addition to working on several R&D projects, he completed his doctoral studies with distinction in 2017 under the supervision of Professors Michael Affenzeller and Josef Küng.

Bogdan is currently working at the Josef Ressel Centre for Symbolic Regression as part of our research group. We are proud of your remarkable success in your favorite hobby!

Find the regional newspaper article here

Find the chess tournament results here and the official homepage entry of the Upper Austrian Chess association here


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