• Research foci

    • Black-Box Optimization
    • Evolutionary Algorithms
    • (Evolutionary) Multi-Objective Optimization
    • Combinatorial Optimization
    • Algorithm Selection
    • Theory of randomized search heuristics
    • Evolutionary diversity optimization (EDO)
    • Evolving problem instance for NP-hard problems
  • Education

    10/2014- 11/2018
    Doctoral Studies in Information Systems (PhD), School of Business and Economics, University of Münster
    2009- 2013
    Studies in Statistics (Bsc.), Faculty of Statistics, TU Dortmund University
    2005- 2014
    Studies in Computer Science (Diploma), Faculty of Computer Science, TU Dortmund University
  • Positions

    since 04/2022
    Assistant Professor (Akademischer Rat) at the Chair for AI Methodology (AIM) at RWTH Aachen University
    10/2019- 09/2020
    PostDoc Researcher at the Optimisation and Logistics Group, School of Computer Science, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
    11/2018- 03/2022
    PostDoc at the Chair for Data Science: Statistics und Optimization, Department for Information Systems, WWU Münster, Münster, Germany
    02/2015- 11/2018
    Research Associate at the Chair of Information Systems and Statistics, Department of Information Systems, WWU-Münster, Münster, Germany
  • External functions

    since 2021
    Foundations of Genetic Algorithms (FOGA), program committee member
    since 2020
    Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO), program committee member
    since 2019
    ACM full member, ACM Sigevo
    since 2019
    IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC), program committee member
    since 2017
    ACM-SIGEVO, Special Interest Group for Genetic and Evolutionary Computation, Association for Computing Machinery