Member Details | HEAL

Prof. (FH) Priv.-Doz. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Michael Affenzeller

Head of HEAL research group

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 22031
Fax: +43 50804 21599

Short Biography

1991 - 1997:   Studies in Industrial Mathematics (Mathematical Computer Science) at the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
10/1997:   MSc in Industrial Mathematics (Mathematical Computer Science)
1998:   Military Service at the Ostarrichi Kaserne Amstetten, Austria
1998 - 1999:   Designing Engineer at Voest Alpine Industrieanlagenbau, Linz, Austria
1999 - 2004:   University Assistant at the Institute of Systems Science, Department of Systems Theory and Information Technology at the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
10/2001:   PhD in Computer Science
04/2002:   Foundation of Michael Affenzeller's Genetic Algorithms Research Group
since 2002:   Core developer of HeuristicLab
06/2004:   Habilitation in "Applied Systems Sciences with particlular regard to Heuristic Optimization" at the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
2004 - 2005:   Assistant Professor at the Institute of Formal Models and Verification at the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
since 11/2005:   Professor for Applied Computer Science at the Department of Software Engineering of the Upper Austrian University of Applied Sciences in Hagenberg, Austria
2008  - 2013:  

Head of the Josef Ressel Center for Heuristic Optimization (Heureka!)

2014  - 2018:  

Head of the K Project for Heuristic Optimization in Production and Logistics 

2014 - 08/2022:  

Head of the Master Degree Program for Software Engineering 

2014 - 08/2022:   Vice dean for R&D
2019 - 06/2022:
Scientific Head of Softwarepark Hagenberg
since 07/2022:
Provost of the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria

Research Interests

  • Heuristic Algorithms
  • Evolutionary Algorithms
  • Algorithm Theory and Development
  • Production Planning and Logistics Optimization
  • Nonlinear Systems Identification
  • Structure Identification, Regression and Time Series
  • Heuristic Optimization Techniques in Bioinformatics / Chemoinformatics

Professional Activities

  • Workshop Organization
  • Reviewer for:
    • Journal of Heuristics
    • Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing
    • IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation
    • International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering
    • International Journal of Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines
    • Annals of Operations Research
    • IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks
    • Journal of Artificial Evolution and Applications
    • Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence
    • Journal of Computers
    • Journal of Paralled and Distributed Computing
    • International Journal of Computer Mathematics
    • Journal of Evolutionary Computation
    • International Journal of Parallel Emergent and Distributed Systems
    • Dutch Technology Foundation (STW)
    • National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences, Pakistan
    • Several program committee memberships such as GECCO, NIDISC, IWANN, IWINAC, EMSS,...
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Find a list of Michael Affenzeller's publications under:
or on his Research Documentation page (external link).