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Prof.(FH) Priv.Doz. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Stephan M. Winkler

Head of Bioinformatics Research Group

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@fh-hagenberg.at
Private website: http://stephan.heuristiclab.com


Short Biography

Since 07/2022:

Scientific Head of Softwarepark Hagenberg
Since 02/2011:   Head of Bioinformatics Research Group at University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
Since 02/2009:   Professor at the Department for Medical and Bioinformatics, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
04/2008:   PhD in Technical Sciences (with distinction)
02/2006 - 01/2009:   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
10/2004 - 01/2006:   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
09/2004:   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


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

02/2010:   Best Teacher Award of the Department for Medical and Bioinformatics, Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences
12/2008:   Junior Researcher Award 2008 of the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences
07/2005:   Best Paper Award of the session "Management Information Systems" at WMSCI 2005 for the paper "Solving Multiclass Classification Problems by Genetic Programming"
04/2004:   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).