Short CV/Education and training

  • 2001 – 2003
    PhD Student, DFG Graduiertenkolleg, University of Paderborn, Germany

  • 2004 – 2006
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Faculty of Computer Science, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

  • 2006 – 2013
    Lecturer and Research Assistant (Akad. Rätin), Karlsruhe Institute Of Technology (KIT), Germany

  • 2012
    Habilitation in Applied Computer Science, Karlsruhe Institute Of Technology (KIT), Germany

  • 2013
    Visiting Scholar, Faculty of Computer Science, Yale University, USA

  • 2013 – 2014
    Dorothea-Erxleben Professor, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Faculty of Computer Science, Germany

  • Since 2014
    Full Professor of Computer Science, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Faculty of Computer Science, Germany

Selected publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Elected Member of the Administration Committee, IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (, since 2015

  • Chair Women in Computational Intelligence, IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, since 2015

  • Associate Editor IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation (Impact Factor 5,08), since 2012

  • Associate Editor IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, since 2012

  • Technical Chair IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence 2014 and 2016

  • Member of the Board of Trustees Angewandte Informatik Karlsruhe (AIK e.v.), 2010 – 2014

  • Chair and co-chair of several workshops and special session at diverse computer science conferences

  • Member of Program Committees in several conferences such as GECCO, CEC, SASO, Ants, EMO, MCDM, WCCI, since 2005

  • Reviewer for several journals such as IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, Journal of Artificial Evolution, Journal on Neurocomputing, Journal of Computational Intelligence Research, Journal of Heuristics, Journal of Optimization Methods and Software, International Journal of Soft Computing, International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence, International Journal of Systems Science, International Journal of Systems Science, Evolutionary Computation Journal, Swarm Intelligence Journal, Computational Optimization and Applications, Computational Intelligence, Operations Research


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