Inventor of the Sequential Parameter Optimization Technology
Since 2006, when he became a professor for Applied Mathematics at TH Köln, Thomas has built a research team of international status and visibility. He is head of the research center Computational Intelligence plus (CIplus) at TH Köln and initiator of the SPOTSeven team. His expertise lies in optimization, simulation, and statistical analysis of complex real-world problems. He is one of the leaders in the field of statistical analysis of optimization algorithms and the inventor and the driving force behind the sequential parameter optimization technology (SPOT).
Thomas has more than 100 publications on computational intelligence, optimization, simulation, and experimental research. His books on experimental research are considered as milestones in this emerging field. You can download his list of publications. Thomas serves as program chair for all major conferences in computational intelligence as well as a reviewer for several scientific institutions, e.g., Dutch National Science Foundation, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Academy of Finland, and Federal Ministry of Education and Research Germany. In addition, Thomas serves as a reviewer for leading journals in the field of Computational Intelligence, Optimization, and Simulation.
Thomas studied Mathematics and Computer Science at the TU Dortmund University, and Mathematics and Educational Science at the Institute Waldorf Education Witten-Annen. He enjoys jogging and relaxing with his family at the seaside when is not busy at work.
A short CV can be found here.