FH-Prof. PD DI Dr. Michael Affenzeller
Michael Affenzeller is professor for heuristic optimization and machine learning at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria. He graduated in mathematical computer science and did his doctorate and habilitation in computer science with a special focus on applied systems science. He has published over 300 peer-reviewed papers in journals and collective volumes. Bringing together machine learning, simulation-based optimization and meta-heuristics with a special focus on adaptive search in dynamic environments in the context of prescriptive analytics is his recent research focus.
Concerning University administration, he served as the head of studies for the master’s degree program Software Engineering and as vice dean for R&D at the faculty of informatics, communications and media from 2014 to 2022. Between 2019 and 2022 Michael Affenzeller also acted as the scientific head of the Softwarepark Hagenberg. Since 2022 he took on the role of Provost of the Upper Austrian University of Applied Sciences.