TH Köln takes part in AI Graduate College Data-NInJA

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The State of North Rhine-Westphalia provides a grant for the AI Graduate College Data-NInJA („Trustworthy AI for Seamless Problem Solving: Next Generation Intelligence Joins Robust Data Analysis“), coordinated by Prof. Barbara Hammer, University Bielefeld. The grant consists of seven PhD tandems, which were selected out of 37 applications for this grant by an expert jury. TH...

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First Fully-Online PhD-Colloquium at Leiden University

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I am very happy to announce that on Wednesday, April 8th 2020, the PhD-colloquium of Samineh Bagheri, which I had the honor to supervise at TH Köln, successfully took place. Her thesis “Self-Adjusting Surrogate-Assisted Optimization Techniques for Expensive Constrained Black Box Problems” deals with state-of-the art optimization algorithms supported by RBF surrogate models.  In normal...

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Stifterverband Fellowship for Prof. Wolfgang Konen

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The GroupLearn proposal of Prof. Konen is one of the three proposals from TH Köln that wins a Stifterverband Fellowship in 2020.  This year only 10 of the 87 submitted Senior Fellowship proposals were selected for funding by Stifterverband. These fellowships were awarded with 50.000 Euro funding. Stifterverband NRW awards Fellowships for Innovations in Digital...

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General Board Game Playing as Educational Tool

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GBG (General Board Game Playing & Learning) is an Open Source software framework developed at TH Köln, University of Applied Sciences. GBG aims to ease the entry for the students into game learning and the reinforcement learning research area which is a very interesting sub-field of artifical intelligence. In 2018,

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Free download of our ASOC Article until November, 02, 2017

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If you are interested in our recent article Self-adjusting parameter control for surrogate-assisted constrained optimization under limited budgets  which appeared in the journal Applied Soft Computing (ASOC), please take the opportunity to follow this link: https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1Vj555aecSVnxb. For a period until November, 02, 2017, this link will provide the free download of the final journal article....

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TDMR 1.5 Available For Download Here

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Due to a major release change in SPOT, the newest package version SPOT 2.0 on CRAN is currently not compatible with TDMR 1.5 (and TDMR 1.4). Therefore TDMR is currently archived on CRAN. We are working on an update. For the time being: You can download TDMR 1.5 (and 1.4) together with the last compatible...

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Samineh Bagheri Wins Best Student Paper Award

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We are happy to announce that Samineh Bagheri has won the Best Student Paper Award at "IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence" (IEEE SSCI 2016), a conference held in Athens, Greece . Read more here ...

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"Online Selection of Surrogate Models for Constrained Black-Box Optimization" to be presented at SSCI 2016

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We are delighted to announce that our recent research work related to online model selection for constrained optimization has been accepted for publication and it will be presented at SSCI 2016.  The SSCI 2016 conference will be held in Athens, Greece, from 6th to 9th of December, 2016. Many plenary and keynote talks are planned in the wide...

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Young Author Award for Samineh Bagheri

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The 25th Workshop Computational Intelligence 2015, an annual conference held in Nov'2015 by the Computational Intelligence (CI) Chapter of VDI-GMA (Gesellschaft für Mess- und Automatisierungstechnik) in Dortmund, has attributed the Young Author Award to Samineh Bagheri, PhD, scientific member of the research group of Professor Konen at Campus Gummersbach. Congratulations!

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Modeling and Optimization Seminar at Leiden University

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The research group supervised by Prof. Wolfgang Konen from TH Köln has a collaboration with the Natural Computing group (head: Prof. Thomas H.W. Bäck) of the LIACS Computer Science department at Leiden University. On October,16th, 2015, a seminar took place in Leiden, Netherlands, in which both groups presented their recent research works.

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