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Prof.(FH) Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Stephan M. Winkler
Genetic Programming, Data Mining, and Bioinformatics

 

 

Professor at the Department for Medical and Bioinformatics, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Campus Hagenberg

 

 

Head of the Bioinformatics Research Group, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Hagenberg

 

 

Member of the Heuristic and Evolutionary Algorithms Laboratory (HEAL)

Biography, Research Activities, etc.:

A detailed CV (.pdf) can be found here as well as a list of my publications (.pdf). Information about me can also be found on my page at heal.heuristiclab.com.

Contact Information:

Department for Medical and Bioinformatics
Upper Austrian University of Applies Sciences,
School of Informatics, Communications and Media
Softwarepark 11
A-4232 Hagenberg
AUSTRIA
Phone: +43 (0)50804-22720
E-mail: stephan@heuristiclab.com

 News:

July 2016: Start of summer = time for GECCO! This year's GECCO was held in Denver at the Denver Tech Center. Once again it was a great conference, we saw very good talks and had lots of interesting discussions with some old friends and colleagues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We also got to see Denver Downtown...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

... and at the end of our stay in Colorado we visited Boulder, probably one of the nicest towns in the USA that has a very pretty and lively downtown center and the fascinating campus of the University of Colorado Boulder:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 28th, 2016: At University of Salzburg I held a talk on "Evolutionary Computation and Machine Learning in Biomedical Data Analysis".

June 2nd, 2016: At the 9th Imaging in the Life Sciences Meeting I talked about "Image Analysis and Machine Learning: Biomedical Applications".

Februar 2016: Spent some great days in Madrid meeting Prof. Hidalgo and colleagues at Universidad Complutense de Madrid as well as Prof. Rafa and his family:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 11, 2015: At this year's Christmas party of FH OÖ I was awarded the Researcher of the Year Award! Here you can see how proud we were:

 

July, 2015: HEAL members attended GECCO 2015 in Madrid:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April - May 2015: For three weeks I was a Guest Professor at Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, see loads of pictures here!

September 10-12, 2014: Attended the 26th European Modeling and Simulation Symposium (EMSS) and had some really nice days in Bordeaux. See our pictures (taken by Lisa, Susi, and me) here!

April-July 2014: I am guest researcher at BEACON, an NSF Center for the Study of Evolution in Action, at Michigan State University. Follow my updates and photos online!

February 2014: HEAL attended APCASE 2014 in Bali; see a selection of pictures taken by Gabe and me here. The presentation of our paper was awarded the Best Presentation Award!

July 2013: HEAL attended GECCO 2013; see a selection of my pictures here.

May 2013: Spent some days at the Department of Physics and Mathematics of the University of Alcalá de Henares. Together with Prof. Bonifacio Castaño I worked on prognosis models for stocks, indices and trading rules optimization implemented in HeuristicLab; in cooperation with Prof. J. Rafael Sendra I also researched on the optimization of polynomials using evolutionary algorithms. See some nice pictures of Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, and El Escorial here.

April 3 & 4, 2013: Attended the 7th Science Symposium of Austrian Universities for Applied Sciences in Dornbirn, Vorarlberg; see some nice pictures of this conference and Dornbirn here.

February 2013: HEAL attended EuroCAST 2013; see some fine pictures here.

January 2013: A delegation of the Bioinformatics Hagenberg Research Group visited the Stockholm Bioinformatics Center and met Erik Sonnhammer and Lukas Käll; see some pictures of our trip to Stockholm here.

August 2012: See some pictures of the new FH3 building of the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences, Campus Hagenberg.

July 2012: Attended ISMB 2012 in Long Beach, CA - see a selection of my pictures here.

February 2012: HEAL and colleagues at FH OÖ attended APCAST 2012 in Sydney, NSW, Australia; see a selection of our pictures here.

July 2011: HEAL attended GECCO 2011; see the official picture diary here and a selection of my pictures here.

February 2011: HEAL attended EuroCAST 2011; see some fine pictures here.

January 10, 2011: Today our workshop "Modeling and Simulation" took place at our university in Hagenberg - it was a real success, we had almost 100 persons attending the event! You can see some pictures (partially showing me giving the keynote speech) here.

October 13-15, 2010: Attended The 7th International Mediterranean and Latin American Modelling Multiconference; see some nice pictures of the conference and Fez, Morocco here.

July 7-11, 2010: Attended the Workshop on Medical Applications of Genetic and Evolutionary Computation at the 2010 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO2010); see some nice pictures of the conference and Portland, Oregon here.

May 26, 2010: I was officially appointed "FH-Professor"; see some pictures of the ceremony and me giving a speech here.

May 12-14, 2010: Attended the International Workshop on Nature Inspired Cooperative Strategies for Optimization (NICSO 2010) in Granada, Spain; see some pictures of this conference here and very nice pictures of Granada here.

April 7 & 8, 2010: Attended the 4th Science Symposium of Austrian Universities for Applied Sciences in Pinkafeld, Burgenland; see some nice pictures of this conference, Pinkafeld, and Stadtschlaining here.

March 10, 2010: Visited the Maria Ward Gymnasium in Altötting, Bavaria; see my photos here.

December 15, 2009: At the third Heureka! meeting presentations were given showing our R&D reseults achieved in the last months; see my photos here.

September 23-25, 2009: Attended the 21st European Modeling and Simulation Symposium (EMSS) and had some really nice days on Tenerife, Spain; see my photos here.

September 10-11, 2009: The 2nd International Symposium on Logistics and Industrial Informatics (LINDI) 2009 was held in Linz; see my photos here.

June 25, 2009: Prof. Enrique Alba from the University of Málaga visited FH OÖ and HEAL, and also gave a talk on "Metaheuristics for Bioinformatics: Gene Selection and Genomics"; see some of Gabriel's pictures here.

May 25-29, 2009: Attended IPDPS 2009 / NIDISC 2009 in Rome, Italy; see my pictures here.

May 7, 2009: The HEAL research group participated in the Microsoft Innovation Award 2009 at the Microsoft Innovation Center Vienna where Stefan presented the HeuristicLab framework. Eventually, we were elected by the jury and the audience to be the 2nd place winner! You can see photos taken at this event by Andreas here, mine here, and some official ones of fotodienst.at here.

May 6, 2009: Rigorosum of Stefan Wagner at Johannes Kepler University Linz; see my pictures here.

April 24 & 25, 2009: Martina and Martina (our ladies at the PR and internationalization office), Christoph, Michael and I represented FH OÖ, School of Informatics, Communications and Media, at the Azubi- und Studienmesse in Stuttgart, Germany; you can see some nice pictures taken by Richard here and mine here.

April 15 & 16, 2009: Attended the 3rd Science Symposium of Austrian Universities for Applied Sciences in Villach, Carinthia; see some nice pictures of this conference and Villach here.

April 2, 2009: Trip to Krems where I gave a talk on evolutionary algorithms and their use in bioinformatics to students of IMC Krems studying medical and pharmaceutical biotechnology. You can see some nice pictures of Krems here.

February 2009: HEAL attended EuroCAST 2009; see some fine pictures taken by Andreas and me here, even more of Andreas' pictures can be found here.

December 18, 2008: Christmas Party of the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences, where I was awarded the Junior Researcher Award 2008; see pictures (mine as well as official ones) here.

October 23, 2008: Opening ceremony of our Josef Ressel Center Heureka! in Hagenberg; you can find some official photos in the news section of the Heureka! website and some of my pictures here.

September 2008: Attended IFM 2008 in Stuttgart, Germany; see our pictures here.

September 2008: Attended EMSS 2008 in Campora San Giovanni, Calabria, Italy; see pictures taken by Veronika, Donna, Don Andre, and me here.

July 2008: Attended GECCO 2008 in Atlanta, GA; see my pictures here.

June 2008: Attended CHAOS 2008 at MAICh in Chania, Crete; see my pictures here.

May 15, 2008: Instructed by our trainers from the Olympiazentrum Linz, our project group had some really tough lessons in cross-skiing. See some of the photos taken by Armin here.

March 14, 2008: Open house day of FH OÖ, Campus Hagenberg; together with members of the Olympiazentrum Linz we presented our joint training data analysis project; see some of Andreas' pictures here.

September 2007: Attended XVI ICSS in Wroclaw; see my pictures here.

June 30, 2007: SpanFErkelei in Steyr; see the pictures here.

June 19, 2007: Michael Affenzeller is awarded the title Prof. (FH); see some pictures here.

April 2007: Attended FFH 2007, the first Symposium of Austrian Universities of Applied Sciences; see my pictures here.

February 2007: HEAL attended EuroCAST 2007; see a selection of Bernd Brandl's pictures here and my pictures here.

October 2006: DI Dr. Vorderwinkler, DI Stöcher (both from Profactor, Steyr), Roland and I went to Dornbirn and Friedrichshafen attending FAKUMA 2006; see my pictures here.

September 2006: Attended the IFAC Workshop on MMM 2006 on Automation in Mining, Mineral and Metal Industry in Cracow, Poland; see my pictures here.

July 2006: Attended GECCO 2006 in Seattle, WA; see my pictures here.

April 2006: Attended IPDPS 2006 / NIDISC 2006 on Rhodos, Greece; see my pictures here.

April 2006: Attended EMCSR 2006 in Vienna; see my pictures here.

March 2006: Dr. Affenzeller and I went on a business trip to Bregenz, Innsbruck and Hall; see my pictures here.

January 31, 2006: Saying Good-Bye to the Institute for Design and Control of Mechatronical Systems; see my pictures here.

October 2005: Attended CSM 2006 in Marseille; see my pictures here.

September 2005: Attended the FH Science Day in Steyr; see my pictures here.

September 2005: Attended AlaRT ’05 in Siegen, Germany; see my pictures here.

August 2005: Prof. Del Re and I visited Prof. David Murray-Smith at the University of Glasgow; see my pictures here.

July 2005: Junior GARG researchers attended WMSCI 2005 in Orlando, Florida; see my pictures here.