Several of our staff members come from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) [中国科学技术大学], so it is no wonder that we have strong research ties and collaborations to this university. Prof. Dr. Thomas Weise was a PostDoc and subsequently Associate Professor at the School of Computer Science and Technology [计算机科学与技术学院] of USTC, where Dr. Zhize Wu obtained his PhD. But there are also several active ongoing collaborations with USTC researchers.

With Assoc. Prof. Jinlong LI [李金龙] of the School of Computer Science and Technology [计算机科学与技术学院] of USTC, we have worked on a wide variety of classical optimization problems, including the Cutting Stock Problem and the Set Covering Problem as well as in the field of Evolutionary Algorithms. Jinlong is also member of the program committee of both our DD-BBOB workshops in 2018, BB-DOB@GECCO and BB-DOB@PPSN.

With Prof. Bin LI [李斌] of the School of Information Science and Technology [信息科学技术学院] of USTC, we have worked on a set of applied numerical optimization tasks and, most recently, on the benchmarking of optimization algorithms. Prof. Bin LI also co-chairs our Workshop on Benchmarking of Computational Intelligence Algorithms in 2018 and is co-guest editor of our Special Issue on Benchmarking of Computational Intelligence Algorithms in the Computational Intelligence Journal as well as member of the program committee of both our DD-BBOB workshops in 2018, BB-DOB@GECCO and BB-DOB@PPSN. He also hosts our supervised Master's student Ms. Qi Qi.

Finally, Prof. Thomas Weise is a team member of the project NSFC-funded research project "Operations Management in Compact Storage System Supply Chains in the Environment of Internet of Things," led by principal investigator Prof. Yugang YU [余玉刚] of the Department of Management Science [管理科学系] of USTC.

News

Co-Organized Events

  • Thomas Weise, Bin Li, Markus Wagner, Xingyi Zhang, and Jörg Lässig, eds. Special Issue on Benchmarking of Computational Intelligence Algorithms published in the Applied Soft Computing journal published by Elsevier B.V. and indexed by EI and SCIE. The special issue opens for submissions in July 2018 and closes in April 14, 2019. It is a virtual special issues, where papers will be published as soon as they are accepted.
    website / Call for Papers (CfP)

  • Thomas Weise, Bin Li, Markus Wagner, Xingyi Zhang, and Jörg Lässig. International Workshop on Benchmarking of Computational Intelligence Algorithms (BOCIA) at the Tenth International Conference on Advanced Computational Intelligence (ICACI 2018), March 29-31, 2018 in Xiamen [厦门], Fujian [福建省], China, IEEE, ISBN: 978-1-5386-4362-4.
    website / Call for Papers (CfP)

  • The 2014 International Workshop on Nature Inspired Computation and Applications (IWNICA’2014), November 3-5, 2014, Hefei, Anhui, China. Honorary General Chair: Guoliang Chen; Workshop Co-Chairs: Xin Yao, Ke Tang, and Bin Li. Workshop Publicity and International Liaison Co-Chairs: Thomas Weise and Jinlong Li

Joint Publications

  • Thomas Weise, Xiaofeng Wang, Qi Qi, Bin Li, and Ke Tang. Automatically discovering clusters of algorithm and problem instance behaviors as well as their causes from experimental data, algorithm setups, and instance features. Applied Soft Computing Journal (ASOC), 73:366–382, December 2018.
    doi:10.1016/j.asoc.2018.08.030 / share link (valid until November 6, 2018) / blog entry
    Indexing: EI, WOS, ESCI

  • Qi Qi, Thomas Weise, and Bin Li. Optimization Algorithm Behavior Modeling: A Study on the Traveling Salesman Problem. In Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Advanced Computational Intelligence (ICACI 2018), March 29-31, 2018 in Xiamen [厦门], Fujian [福建省], China, IEEE, pages 845–850. ISBN: 978-1-5386-4362-4. Appeared in the International Workshop on Benchmarking of Computational Intelligence Algorithms (BOCIA) at the ICACI 2018.
    pdf / slides / workshop website

  • Qi Qi, Thomas Weise, and Bin Li. Modeling Optimization Algorithm Runtime Behavior and its Applications. In Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO'17) Companion, July 15-19, 2017, Berlin, Germany, New York, NY, USA: ACM Press, pages 115-116, ISBN: 978-1-4503-4939-0.
    doi:10.1145/3067695.3076042 / paper / poster / blog entry 1 / blog entry 2

  • Chao Gao, Xin Yao, Thomas Weise, and Jinlong Li. An Efficient Local Search Heuristic with Row Weighting for the Unicost Set Covering Problem. European Journal of Operational Research (EJOR), 246(3):750-761, November, 2015.
    doi:10.1016/j.ejor.2015.05.038 / pdf
    Indexing: EI:20152400938829, WOS:000357754500008, SCI

  • Bo Yuan, Bin Li, Thomas Weise, and Xin Yao. A New Memetic Algorithm With Fitness Approximation for the Defect-Tolerant Logic Mapping in Crossbar-Based Nanoarchitectures. IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation (IEEE-EC), 18(6):846-859, December 2014.
    doi:10.1109/TEVC.2013.2288779 / pdf
    Indexing: EI:20144900299422, WOS:000345907800005, SCI

  • Chao Gao, Thomas Weise, and Jinlong Li. Improve the 3-flip Neighborhood Local Search by Random Flat Move for the Set Covering Problem. In Ying Tan, Yuhui Shi, and Carlos Artemio Coello Coello, editors, Advances in Swarm Intelligence: Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Swarm Intelligence, Part 1 (ICSI'14), volume 8794 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), ISBN 978-3-319-11856-7, October 17-20, 2014, Hefei, Anhui, China, pages 27-35. Berlin, Germany: Springer-Verlag GmbH.
    doi:10.1007/978-3-319-11857-4_4 / pdf
    Indexing: EI:20150400451475, WOS:000345009700004

  • Kai Zhang, Thomas Weise, and Jinlong Li. Fitness Level based Adaptive Operator Selection for Cutting Stock Problems with Contiguity. In Proceedings of the IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC'14), Proceedings of the 2014 World Congress on Computational Intelligence (WCCI'14), pages 2539-2546, July 6-11, 2014, Beijing, China: Beijing International Convention Center (BICC). Los Alamitos, CA, USA: IEEE Computer Society Press. ISBN: 978-1-4799-1488-3.
    doi:10.1109/CEC.2014.6900335 / pdf
    Indexing: EI:201446182765, WOS:000356684603067

  • Chao Gao, Thomas Weise, and Jinlong Li. A Weighting-Based Local Search Heuristic Algorithm for the Set Covering Problem. In Proceedings of the IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC'14), Proceedings of the 2014 World Congress on Computational Intelligence (WCCI'14), pages 826-831, Beijing, China: Beijing International Convention Center (BICC), July 6-11, 2014. ISBN: 978-1-4799-1488-3, Los Alamitos, CA, USA: IEEE Computer Society Press.
    doi:10.1109/CEC.2014.6900355 / pdf
    Indexing: EI:201446182585, WOS:000356684601029

  • Hujun Yin, Ke Tang, Yang Gao, Frank Klawonn, Minho Lee, Thomas Weise, Bin Li, and Xin Yao, editors, Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Intelligent Data Engineering and Automated Learning (IDEAL'13), volume 8206/2013 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), Hefei, Anhui, China: Empark Grand Hotel, October 20–23, 2013. ISBN: 978-3-642-41277-6, Berlin, Germany: Springer-Verlag GmbH.
    doi:10.1007/978-3-642-41278-3

  • Bin Li, Yu Wang, Thomas Weise, and Long Long. Fixed-Point Digital IIR Filter Design using Two-Stage Ensemble Evolutionary Algorithm. Applied Soft Computing, 13(1):329-338, January 2013.
    doi:10.1016/j.asoc.2012.09.004
    Indexing: EI:20124815716038, WOS:000311506900029, SCI

  • Yu Wang, Bin Li, and Thomas Weise. Two-Stage Ensemble Memetic Algorithm: Function Optimization and Digital IIR Filter Design. Information Sciences – Informatics and Computer Science Intelligent Systems Applications: An International Journal, 220:408-424, January, 2013.
    doi:10.1016/j.ins.2012.07.041
    Indexing: EI:20124515652734, WOS:000313146500027, SCI

  • Yu Wang, Bin Li, Thomas Weise, Jianyu Wang, Bo Yuan, and Qiongjie Tian. Self-Adaptive Learning Based Particle Swarm Optimization. Information Sciences – Informatics and Computer Science Intelligent Systems Applications: An International Journal, 181(20):4515-4538, October 2011.
    doi:10.1016/j.ins.2010.07.013 / pdf
    Indexing: EI:20113014172389, WOS:000293548900010, SCI, Google Scholar

  • Yu Wang, Bin Li, and Thomas Weise. Estimation of Distribution and Differential Evolution Cooperation for Large Scale Economic Load Dispatch Optimization of Power Systems. Information Sciences – Informatics and Computer Science Intelligent Systems Applications: An International Journal, 180(12):2405-2420, June 2010.
    doi:10.1016/j.ins.2010.02.015
    Indexing: EI:20101412821019, WOS:000277471400005, SCI, Google Scholar

Joint Funding

  • National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), International (Regional) Cooperation and Exchange Project "Operations Management in Compact Storage System Supply Chains in the Environment of Internet of Things," 2016 to 2020, Principal Investigator: Prof. Yugang Yu [余玉刚], Dr. Thomas Weise is a member of the research team