Dr. Thomas Weise

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Hi. I am Thomas Weise [汤卫思], the director of the new Institute of Applied Optimization [应用优化研究所] of the Faculty of Computer Science and Technology [计算机科学与技术系] of the Hefei University [合肥学院]. And with “new” I mean quite new, we are building it right now, which is also why my website is not yet fully up-to-date :-)

Before taking on this new challenge, I was a computer scientist at the USTC-Birmingham Joint Research Institute in Intelligent Computation and Its Applications (UBRI) belonging to the School of Computer Science and Technology (SCST) of the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) [中国科学技术大学] for seven years. I received my doctorate in 2009 at the Distributed Systems Group of the University of Kassel in Germany. For more than a decade, I have worked on research in the field optimization algorithms, mainly centered around Evolutionary Computation.

After all this time, I now look at the simple question: “How can we find out which optimization algorithm perform well, on which problem, and why (without investing much work)?” In other words, I am focusing on benchmarking.

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