Prof.(FH) DI Dr. Stephan Winkler

Head of Bioinformatics Research Group

Theory and Application of Genetic Algorithms and Genetic Programming, Machine Learning and Data Mining, Bioinformatics, Grey Box Identification of Nonlinear Systems (especially in the context of mechatronic applications),
Software Development




11/2016 - now LipoDrop
01/2013 - now Nano Detect
04/2011 - now MS Amanda
03/2013 - 02/2016 SESAM
10/2011 - 12/2013 Detector/MicroProt
10/2010 - 09/2013 OPMIN 2.0 - Opinion Mining
01/2010 - 10/2011 Opinion Mining and Biomedical Information Retrieval
10/2008 - 09/2013 Josef-Ressel-Zentrum for Heuristic Optimization
10/2006 - 03/2009 Heuristic Production Planning
02/2006 - 01/2009 GP-based techniques for the design of virtual sensors


Widok: See the entire list of publications here

Short Biography

02/2011 - presentHead of Bioinformatics Research Group at University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
02/2009 - presentProfessor at the Department for Medical and Bioinformatics, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
04/2009PhD in Technical Sciences (with distinction)
02/2006 - 01/2009Research Assistant within the Translational Research Program L284 "GP-Based Techniques for the Design of Virtual Sensors" funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF
Research Assistant at the Research Center Hagenberg of the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences
10/2004 - 01/2006Research Assistant at the Institute for Design and Control of Mechatronical Systems at the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria;
Research Assistant at the Linz Center of Competence in Mechatronics (LCM)
2004 - 2008PhD student at the Institute for Formal Models and Verification at the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
09/2004MSc in Computer Science (with distinction)
2003 - 2004Graduate at the Institute of Systems Theory and Simulation at the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
2003 - nowPlug-In developer for HeuristicLab
2003 - nowMember of Michael Affenzeller's Genetic Algorithms Research Group
1999 - 2004Studies in Computer Science at the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
1998 - 1999Military Service at the Kopalkaserne St. Pölten - Spratzern, Austria
1990 - 1998High School: Bischöfliches Gymnasium Kollegium Petrinum, Linz, Austria
1980born in Linz, Austria


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