• Research foci

    • Multiobjective Optimization
    • Evolutionary Optimization
    • Automated Algorithm Selection and Configuration
    • Data Stream Mining
    • Data Science
    • Artificial Intelligence
  • Education

    07/2004- 01/2013
    Habilitation in Statistics: ”Statistical and Experimental Methods in Single- and Multi-Objective (Evolutionary) Optimization”, TU Dortmund, Germany
    10/2002- 06/2004
    PhD in Statistics "Qualitätskontrolle in der Industrie anhand von Kontrollkarten für Wünschbarkeitsindizes - Anwendungsfeld Lagerverwaltung“, Graduate School of Production Engineering and Logistics, University of Dortmund, Germany
    10/1997- 02/2000
    University studies in Statistics, University of Dortmund, Germany
    10/1996- 07/1998
    University studies in Economic Mathematics, University of Dortmund, Germany
  • Positions

    03/2021- 02/2026
    Professor of Data Science: Statistics and Optimization, University of Twente, NL
    02/2017- 01/2018
    Pascal Professor, LIACS, University of Leiden, The Netherlands
    since 10/2016
    Vice Dean for Internationalization, School of Business & Economics
    since 04/2013
    Professor for Information Systems and Statistics, WWU Münster, Germany
    10/2007- 03/2013
    Post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Computational Statistics, TU Dortmund, Germany
    10/2006- 09/2007
    DFG (German research foundation) research grant: "Der Einfluss von Modellunsicherheiten bei Wünschbarkeitsindizes und Pareto-Optimierung“, TU Dortmund, Germany
    07/2004- 09/2006
    Graduate School of Statistical Modeling, University of Dortmund, Germany, PostDoc research grant
    10/2002- 06/2004
    Graduate School of Production Engineering and Logistics, University of Dortmund, Germany, PhD scholarship
    03/2001- 09/2002
    Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, Munich, Germany, Business Analytics Consultant
    04/2000- 02/2001
    Marketing Systems GmbH, Essen, Germany, Consultant
  • External functions

    since 09/2018
    Confederation of Laboratories for Artificial Intelligence Research in Europe (CLAIRE), Key supporter
    since 2017
    ACM full member, ACM Sigevo
    since 09/2017
    Scientific Advisory Committee, Westphalia Data Lab (WDL), Münster
    since 2013
    Foundations of Genetic Algorithms (FOGA), program committee member
    since 2012
    ACM-SIGEVO, Special Interest Group for Genetic and Evolutionary Computation, Association for Computing Machinery
    since 2012
    EVOLVE - A bridge between Probability, Set Oriented Numerics and Evolutionary Computation, program committee member
    since 2011
    Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO) , program committee member
    10/2011- 03/2013
    Global Young Faculty, Mercator Research Center Ruhr
    since 2008
    International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving From Nature (PPSN) , program committee member
    since 2007
    IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC), program committee member