Prof. Dr. Franz Rothlauf

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Room: 01/246 (Rewi neu)
Phone: +49 6131 39-22734
Fax: +49 6131 39-22185
E-Mail: rothlauf@uni-mainz.de
Office hours: Wednesday 13 - 14 h; during lectures period only
Sprechstunden: Mittwoch 13 - 14 Uhr; nur in der Vorlesungszeit

Short Biography

I received a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the University of Erlangen, Germany, a Ph.D. in Information Systems from the University of Bayreuth, Germany, and a Habilitation from the University of Mannheim, Germany, in 1997, 2001, and 2007, respectively.

Since 2007, I am professor of Information Systems at the University of Mainz. I published more than 100 technical papers in the context of artificial intelligence, planning and optimization, evolutionary computation, neural networks, e-business, and software engineering, co-edited several conference proceedings and edited books. I am author of the books "Representations for Genetic and Evolutionary Algorithms" and "Design of Modern Heuristics". At the University Mainz, I serve as Academic Director of the Executive MBA program (since 2013) and Chief Information Officer (since 2016).

My main research interests are the application and analysis of metaheuristics and neural networks. I am a member of the Editorial Board of Evolutionary Computation Journal (ECJ), ACM Transactions on Evolutionary Learning and Optimization (TELO), and Business & Information Systems Engineering (BISE). Since 2007, I am member of the Executive Committee of ACM SIGEVO. I served as treasurer of ACM SIGEVO between 2011 and 2019. Since 2019, I serve as chair for ACM SIGEVO. I have been organizer of a number of workshops and tracks on heuristic optimization, chair of EvoWorkshops in 2005 and 2006, co-organizer of the European workshop serieses on "Evolutionary Computation in Communications, Networks, and Connected Systems" and "Evolutionary Computation in Transportation and Logistics", and co-chair of the program committee of the GA track at GECCO 2006. I was conference chair of GECCO 2009 in Montreal.

 

Books

Franz Rothlauf (2011): Design of Modern Heuristics

Franz Rothlauf (2006): Representations for Genetic and Evolutionary Algorithms

Andreas Fink, Franz Rothlauf (2009): Advances in Computational Intelligence in Transport, Logistics, and Supply Chain Management

GECCO '09: Proceedings

Applications of Evolutionary Computing: EvoWorkshops 2009

Applications of Evolutionary Computing: EvoWorkshops 2008

Applications of Evolutionary Computing: EvoWorkshops 2007

Applications of Evolutionary Computing: EvoWorkshops 2006

Applications of Evolutionary Computing: EvoWorkshops 2005

Applications of Evolutionary Computing: EvoWorkshops 2004

Research Interest

  • Metahauristics and evolutionary computation (especially representations, genetic programming, grammatical evolution, Estimation of Distribution Algorithms)
  • Combinatorial optimization problems (especially network and airline problems)
  • Neural Networks and Machine Learning (especially deep networks)
  • Economic value of Internet-enabled business models (especially eBooks and social networks)
  • Indian casinos

Teaching

Undergraduate Classes

Graduate Classes

Professional Activities

Member of Editorial Board

Guest Editor

Chair

  • Stream Chair für die OR2016 und OR2017 zum Thema Metaheuristiken (zusammen mit Stefan Voss). (http://or2016.de/)
  • Track Chair für 2012 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence zum Thema Evolutionary Computation for Intelligent Network Systems (zusammen mit Shengxiang Yang, Jun Zhang und Biliana Alexandrova-Kabadjova).
  • Track Chair für MKWI 2012 zum Thema Intelligent Information Systems (zusammen mit Andreas Fink).
  • Track Chair für GOR 2011, zum Thema Metaheuristics and biologically inspired approaches (zusammen mit Luca Maria Gambardella und Walter Gutjahr), Zürich, 2011.
  • Conference Chair für ACM Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2009), Montreal, 2009.
  • TrackChair (GeneticAlgorithms) fürACMGeneticandEvolutionaryComputation Conference (GECCO2006), Seattle, 2006.
  • EvoWorkshops 2006, Budapest, Ungarn, 2006.
  • Topic Chair für IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, Edinburgh, UK, 2005.
  • EvoWorkshops 2005, Lausanne, Schweiz, 2005.
  • SIGEVO Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO2005) workshops and late breaking papers, Washington D.C., 2005.
  • ˆEvoComNet, EvoNets Working Group on telecommunication technologies and communication networks

Organizer

  • ACM Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2009), Montreal, 2009.
  • Third European Workshop on Evolutionary Computation in Transportation and Logistics (EvoTransLog2009) als Teil von Evo* 2009 (zusammen mit Andreas Fink, HSU Hamburg), Tübingen, April 2009.
  • Second European Workshop on Evolutionary Computation in Transportation and Logistics (EvoTransLog2008) als Teil von Evo* 2008 (zusammen mit Andreas Fink, HSU Hamburg), Neapel, Italien, April 2008.
  • First European Workshop on Evolutionary Computation in Transportation and Logistics (EvoTransLog2007) als Teil der EvoWorkshops 2007 (zusammen mit Andreas Fink, Universität Hamburg, und Stefan Minner, Universität Mannheim), Valencia, Spanien, April 2007.
  • Third European Workshop on Evolutionary Computation in Communications, Networks, and Connected Systems (EvoComNet2006) als Teil der EvoWorkshops 2006 (zusammen mit George Smith, University of East Anglia, UK), Budapest, Ungarn, April 2006.
  • Second European Workshop on Evolutionary Computation in Communications, Networks, and Connected Systems (EvoComNet2005) als Teil der EvoWorkshops 2005 (zusammen mit George Smith, University of East Anglia, UK), Lausanne, Schweiz, April 2005.
  • Minikonferenz (invited session) zum Thema Genetische Algorithmen auf der 2004 INFORMS Annual Meeting (zusammen mit Martin Pelikan, University of Saint Louis, USA), Denver, Oktober 2004.
  • First European Workshop on Evolutionary Computation in Communications, Networks, and Connected Systems (EvoComNet2004) als Teil der EvoWorkshops 2004 (zusammen mit George Smith, University of East Anglia, UK), Coimbra, Portugal, 2004.
  • Workshop on Analysis and Design of Representations and Operators (ADoRO'2003) at GECCO 2003 (zusammen mit Dirk Thierens, Universität Utrecht), Chicago, USA, 2003.
  • Workshop on Representations for Genetic and Evolutionary Algorithms at GECCO 2002, New York, USA, 2002.
  • Workshop on Representations and Operators for Network Problems at GECCO 2001, San Francisco, USA, 2001.

Tutorial Speaker

ACM GECCO 2020, ACM GECCO 2019, ACM GECCO 2018, ACM GECCO 2017, ACM GECCO 2016, ACM GECCO 2015, ACM GECCO 2014, ACM GECCO 2013, ACM GECCO 2012, ACM GECCO 2011; ACM GECCO 2010, Portland, 2010; ACM GECC 2009, Montreal, 2009; ACM GECCO 2008, Atlanta, 2008; ACM GECCO 2007, London, 2007; ACM GECCO 2006, Seattle, USA, 2006; SIGEVO GECCO 2005, Washington D.C., 2005; GECCO 2004, Seattle, 2004; Multi-Konferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik 2004, Essen, 2004; 2003 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man & Cybernetics, Washington D.C., 2003; GECCO 2003, Chicago, 2003; Parallel Problem Solving From Nature VII, Granada, 2002.

Member of Program Committee

ECIS 2016 (Associate Editor für Track Big Data, Business Analytics and Decision Support; ECIS 2016; ACM GECCO 2016; ACM GECCO 2015; ACM Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2014), Vancouver, 2014; Associate Editor für ECIS 2013 (Track Decision support and big data), ACM Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2013), Amsterdam, 2013; 2012 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (WCCI2012), Brisbane, 2012; Evolutionary Computation in Combinatorial Optimization (EvoCOP2011), Torino, 2011; ACM Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2011), Dublin, 2011; Associated Editor für Track IT in Industrie und Unternehmensanwendungen, WI 2011, Zürich; Evolutionary Computation in Combinatorial Optimization (EvoCOP2010), Istanbul, 2010; Evolutionary Computation in Transportation and Logistics (EvoTransLog2010), Istanbul, 2010; ACM Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2009), Montreal, 2009; ACM Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2008), Atlanta, 2008; International Symposium on Applications and the Internet, Turku, Finland, 2008; Wirtschaftsinformatik (Track Techniques of Operations Research in Business Information Systems), Karlsruhe, 2007; ECAI Workshop on Evolutionary Computation, Riva del Garda, 2006; IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC2006), Yancouver, 2006; First European Graduate Student Workshop on Evolutionary Computation (EvoPhd), Budapest, 2006; Evolutionary Computation in Combinatorial Optimization (EvoCOP2006), Budapest, 2006; Parallel Problem Solving from Nature (PPSN 2006), Reykjavik, 2006; Third German Conference on Multiagent System Technologies (MATES 2005), Koblenz, 2005; Joint Conference on Information Sciences (JCIS 2005), Salt Lake City, 2005; Genetic and Evolutionary Conference (GECCO 2005), Washington, 2005; Evolutionary Computation in Combinatorial Optimization (EvoCOP2005), Lausanne, 2005; Parallel Problem Solving from Nature (PPSN 2004), Birmingham, 2004; Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2004), Seattle, 2004; Evolutionary Computation in Combinatorial Optimization (EvoCOP2004), Coimbra, 2004; Doctoral Consortium im Vorfeld der Tagung WI 2003, Tautewalde, 2003; Logistics Management Conference (LM 03), Braunschweig, 2003; International Network Optimization Conference, Evry/Parix, 2003; Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2003), Chicago, 2003; Evolutionary Computation in Combinatorial Optimization (EvoCOP2003), 2003; Foundations of Genetic Algorithms VII, Malaga, Spanien, 2002; Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2002), New York, 2002; Evolutionary Computation in Combinatorial Optimization (EvoCOP2002), Kinsale, Ireland, 2002; Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2001), San Francisco, 2001; Evolutionary Computation in Combinatorial Optimization (EvoCOP2001), Como, 2001.

Refereeing

Österreichischer Wissenschaftsfond (FWF)
Science Foundation Ireland
The Icelandic Research Fund
Flämische Forschungsförderung (IWT-Flanders)
Netherlands Organisation for Scienti c Research (NWO)
Croatian Science Foundation
International Magazines (Management Science, INFORMS Journal on Computing, Journal of Heuristics, IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, Evolutionary Computation Journal, Computational Optimization and Applications, Engineering Optimization, Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines, Annals of Operations Research, European Journal of Operational Research, Operations Research Letters, Information Science, Computational Optimization and Applications, Wirtschaftsinformatik, OR Spectrum, Theoretical Computer Science, Transportation Science, International Journal of Production Reseach, International Journal of Bio-Inspired Computation, Journal of Air Transport Management und andere)

Administrative Duties

CIO der JGU (seit 2016)
Mitglied im Leitungsgremium des Gutenberg Forschungskolleg (2015-2017)
Mitglied im Koordinationsausschuss (Vorstand) der beiden universitären Forschungsschwerpunkte Medienkonvergenz sowie Interdisciplinary Public Policy (seit 2013; Medienkonvergenz bis 2017)
Mitglied im IT-Lenkungsausschuss der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (2014-2017)
Mitglied des Haushaltsausschusses des Fachbereichs Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften der Universität Mainz (seit 2013)
Leitung des Conveniats des Fachbereichs Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften der Universität Mainz (seit 2012)
Koordination und Betreuung des Frühstudierendenprogramm der Universität Mainz (seit 2007)
Akademischer Beauftragter für IT-Fragen im Prüfungsamt des FB 03 (seit 2010)
Verantwortlicher für CIP-Pools (ca. 100 Rechner), Anwenderbetreuung und Webauftritt am Fachbereich Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften (seit 2007)
Mitglied der Auswahlkommission des Preises der Teves Stiftung (seit 2010)
Mitglied des Prüfungssausschusses (seit 2009)
Mitglied der Raumkommission (seit 2009)
Mitglied der Auswahlkommission für den Studiengang Master of Management (seit 2010)
Mitglied des Teilprojekts Leadership 4 (3/2012-11/2012)
Leitung der Berufungskommissionen Logistikmanagement (2008-2009), Statistik (2009-2010) und Digital Finance (2014-2015)
Mitglied einer Vielzahl von Berufungskommissionen (seit 2007)

Others

Elected as chair of ACM Special Interest Group on Evolutionary Computation (SIGEVO) (2019)
Elected member of the Executive Committee of ACM SIGEVO (since 2009, re-elected in 2011 and 2017)
Treasurer of ACM SIGEVO (2011-2019)
ACM Senior Member (seit 2013)
Mitglied von IEEE (seit 1998), ACM (seit 2005), EvoNet (1998-2006), International Society for Genetic and Evolutionary Computation (seit 1999), Gesellschaft für Informatik (seit 1998), Verband der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft e.V. (seit 2002), Council of Authors der International Society for Genetic and Evolutionary Computation ( 2001-2006), GOR (seit 2007)
Ehrenmitglied Alumni Mainz e.V. (seit 2013)
Kurator der studentischen Unternehmensberatung berater e.V., seit 2008.

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