Visit from Italy @UTOPIAE_network

Lorenzo Gentile (left) and Prof. Bartz-Beielstein

Lorenzo Gentile, who will start working in November as a PhD student in the UTOPIAE project, visited Gummersbach.
UTOPIAE is a European research and training network looking at cutting edge methods bridging optimisation and uncertainty quantification applied to aerospace systems. The network will run from 2017 to 2021, and is funded by the European Commission through the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions of H2020.

The network is made up of 15 partners across 6 European countries, including the UK, and one international partner in the USA, collecting mathematicians, engineers and computer scientists from academia, industry, public and private sectors.

To train, by research and by example, 15 Early Stage Researchers in the field of uncertainty quantification and optimisation to become leading independent researchers and entrepreneurs that will increase the innovation capacity of the EU.

To equip the researchers with the skills they will need for successful careers in academia and industry. To develop fundamental mathematical methods and algorithms to bridge the gap between Uncertainty Quantification and Optimisation and between Probability Theory and Imprecise Probability Theory for Uncertainty Quantification to efficiently solve high-dimensional, expensive and complex engineering problems.

SPOTSeven Lab Stellenausschreibung: Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in im Projekt „Open Water – Open Source“

Das SPOTSeven Team sucht Verstärkung (Bewerbungsfrist: 14.09.2017):

An der Fakultät für Informatik und Ingenieurwissenschaften der Technischen Hochschule Köln, im Institut für Informatik am Campus Gummersbach, suchen wir zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt in Vollzeit (39,83 Stunden/Woche) befristet bis zum 30.06.2020 eine/n wissenschaftliche/n Mitarbeiter/in im Projekt „Open Water – Open Source“. Weitere Informationen finden Sie auf der folgenden Seite: Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in im Projekt „Open Water – Open Source“

Training School: Improving Applicability of Nature-Inspired #Optimisation

The COST Action CA15140 ‘Improving Applicability of Nature-Inspired Optimisation by Joining Theory and Practice (ImAppNIO)’ is organising a training school on the theme of the COST Action: bridging the gap between theory and practice and making nature-inspired search and optimisation heuristics (like for example evolutionary algorithms) more applicable. Participation is free but the number of participants is limited. Application deadline is the 1st of September 2017.  Continue reading

Trinkwasser-Sicherheit mit Predictive Analytics und Oracle


Verunreinigungen im Wassernetz können weite Teile der Bevölkerung unmittelbar gefährden. Gefahrenpotenziale bestehen dabei nicht nur durch mögliche kriminelle Handlungen und terroristische Anschläge. Auch Betriebsstörungen, Systemfehler und Naturkatastrophen können zu Verunreinigungen führen.
Zu dieser Thematik wurde in der Reihe “CIplus” das folgende Dokument auf dem OPUS4-Dokumentenserver der TH-Köln freigegeben:
https://cos.bibl.th-koeln.de/frontdoor/index/index/docId/486
Autor(en):
Moritz, Steffen
Bartz-Beielstein, Thomas
Strohschein, Jan
Seger, Ralf
Gross, Dimitri
Titel: Trinkwasser-Sicherheit mit Predictive Analytics und Oracle

Photos from the #GECCO2017 Industrial Challenge: Monitoring of #Water Quality

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Here are some photos from this year’s GECCO Industrial Challenge, which was held in Berlin.
All Result Information and Data is now available on the Result Page. The industrial partner is Thüringer Fernwasserversorgung (TFW), which provides the dataset. The challenge was organized by the following members of the SPOTSeven Lab:

  • Sowmya Chandrasekaran, TH Köln
  • Martina Friese, TH Köln
  • Jörg Stork, TH Köln
  • Margarita Rebolledo, TH Köln
  • Thomas Bartz-Beielstein, TH Köln

A description of the Challenge reads as follows: Continue reading