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Dr. rer. nat. Michael Hellwig

FH Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences
Research Center Business Informatics,
Room S012,
Campus V, Hochschulstr. 1,
6850 Dornbirn, Austria.

Phone: +43 (0)5572 792 7112
E-mail: michael_dot_hellwig_at_fhv_dot_at

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I am a postdoctoral researcher in the field of (Direct) Optimization, and primarily Evolutionary Computation. I have received the Diploma in Mathematics from the Technical University of Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany, in 2009 and the PhD degree (Dr. rer. nat.) in Computer Science from Ulm University, Ulm, Germany in 2017.

My work is concerned with the performance analysis of Evolution Strategies (ES). In particular, I am investigating the behavior of (meta-)ES on noisy and/or constrained optimization problems. My interests involve the theoretical description of the related dynamical evolutionary system, as well as the design of new algorithm variants that successfully deal with specific difficulties in the mentioned environments.

Another field of interest is the transfer of theoretical results to practice applications and the work on industrial real-world problems. In this context, I am especially engaged in investigating the synergy potential of concepts from machine learning and evolutionary computation. Moreover, the combination of optimization approaches with engineering design automation tasks has become a recent domain of competence.