Dr. Thomas Weise

Students

I am an Associate Professor (副教授) at the School of Computer Science and Technology [计算机科学与技术学院] of the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) [中国科学技术大学] in Hefei [合肥], Anhui [安徽], China [中国]. I am happy to supervise undergraduate (Bachelor) and graduate (Master) students, to supervise projects, and to co-supervise PhD students. If you are interested to become my student, just contact me. Below you can find a list of my current and past students at USTC and the University of Kassel.

At the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) [中国科学技术大学], China

Master Students

  1. Ke Zhang [张可]
    • Supervised Master Student
    • 2016–2019 (soon to begin)
  2. Qi Qi [齐琪]
    • Supervised Master Student
    • 2015–2018 (ongoing)
  3. Liu Weichen [刘伟臣]
    • Supervised Master Student
    • 2014–2017 (ongoing)
    • Joint Publications: [1,2,3]
  4. Yan Jiang [江炎]
  5. Yuezhong Wu [吴越钟]
    • Supervised Master Student
    • 2013–2016
    • Joint Publications: [1,5,2,3,6,7]
  6. Wei Shi [施玮]
    • Supervised Master Student
    • 2012–2015
    • Obtained Awards: 研究生国家奖学金 (National Graduate Scholarship), as only student of her class
    • Thesis: “Novel Ant Colony Optimization Approaches to the Vehicle Routing Problem with Time Windows”
    • Following Occupation: Alibaba [阿里巴巴集团], Hangzhou, China
    • Joint Publications: [8,9]
  7. Mingxu Wan [万明绪]
    • Co-Supervised Master Student (Main Supervisor: Ke Tang [唐轲])
    • 2009–2012
    • Thesis: “Alternative Program Representations for Genetic Programming”
    • Joint Publications: [10,11,12,13]

Bachelor Students

  1. Lu Ma [马璐]
    • Supervised Bachelor's Thesis
    • 2015
    • Work Area: Extremal-Dynamics based Local Search Algorithms for the TSP
  2. Shan Lin [林杉]
    • Supervised Bachelor's Thesis
    • 2014
    • Thesis: 针对TSP 问题的交叉算子实验分析 (Experimental Analysis of the Crossovers for TSP)
    • Following Occupation: PhD Student at City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
  3. Wenxiang Chen [陈文祥]

Other

  1. Jiahui Liu
    • Visiting Student from Columbia University, USA
    • April–July 2015
    • Work Area: Simulated Annealing for the Traveling Salesman Problem
  2. Dan Xu [许丹]
  3. Kan Wu [吴衎]
    • Co-Supervised Project (Main Supervisor: Ke Tang [唐轲])
    • 2014/2015
  4. Chao Gao [高超]
    • Supervision Support for Research (Main Supervisor: Jinlong Li [李金龙])
    • 2012–2014
    • Following Occupation: PhD student at University of Alberta, Computer Science
    • Joint Publications: [16,17,18]
  5. Jin Ouyang [欧阳晋]
    • Research Assistant Graduate Student
    • 2012–2013
    • Work: Experiments on the TSP and work on the TSP Suite
    • Following Occupation: Alibaba [阿里巴巴], Beijing, China
    • Joint Publications: [19]
  6. Pu Wang [王璞]
    • Sub-Co-Assistance in Supervision Support for PhD Student (Main Supervisors: Ke Tang [唐轲] and Xin Yao [姚新])
    • 2009–2013
    • Following Occupation: Research Fellow at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    • Following Occupation: Algorithm Engineer at DianPing [大众点评], Shanghai, China
    • Joint Publications: [10,20,21,22]
  7. Hanmo Wang
    • Graduation Project
    • 2012
    • Title: “An Implementation of a Tabu Search Algorithm for the CARP Problem”
  8. Niu Li [牛力]
    • Undergraduate Project
    • 2009/2010
    • Title: “Implementation of Benchmark Functions for the Numerical Optimization Algorithm Benchmarking System AOAB”
    • Following Occupation: PhD student at Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, USA
    • Following Occupation: PhD student at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

At University of Kassel, Germany

Master Students

  1. Alexander Podlich
    • Supervised Master Student
    • 2008–2009
    • Thesis: “Intelligente Planung und Optimierung des Güterverkehrs auf Straße und Schiene mit evolutionären Algorithmen”
    • Following Occupation: Project Manager, Micromata GmbH, Kassel, Germany
    • Joint Publications: [23,24,25,26]
  2. Stefan Niemczyk
    • Supervised Master Student
    • 2008–2009
    • Thesis: “A Model Problem with Tunable Hardness for the Evaluation of Evolutionary Algorithms”
    • Following Occupation: PhD Student University of Kassel, Kassel, Germany
    • Joint Publications: [27,13,28]

Bachelor Students

  1. Christian Voigtmann
    • Supervised Bachelor Student
    • 2008
    • Thesis: “Integration of Evolutionary (trained) Classifiers into Weka”
    • Following Occupation: PhD Student University of Kassel, Kassel, Germany
    • Joint Publications: [29]

Other

  1. Stefan Niemczyk
    • Graduate Project
    • 2009/2010
    • Title: “A General Framework for Multi-Model Estimation of Distribution Algorithms”
    • Following Occupation: PhD Student University of Kassel, Kassel, Germany, [see above]
  2. Christian Voigtmann, Bernhard Grusie, and Mario Groß
  3. Sigita Andrulyte
    • Undergraduate Project
    • 2008
    • Title: “Evaluierung verschiedener EA-Einstellungen an einem Modellproblem”
  4. Stefan Achler, Martin Göb, and Christian Voigtmann
    • Undergraduate Project
    • 2007
    • Title: “Evolving Classifiers – Participation in the 2007 Data Mining Cup
  5. Mirko Dietrich, Lado Kumsiashvili, and Alexander Podlich
    • Graduate Project
    • 2006
    • Title: “Erstellung einer grafischen Benutzeroberfläche für das DGPF”
  6. Mark Kirchhoff
    • Undergraduate Project
    • 2006
    • Title: “Implementierung von Simulated Annealing in einem DGPF”
    • Joint Publications: [30]
  7. Stefan Niemczyk
    • Undergraduate Project
    • 2006
    • Title: “Lösen mathematischer Funktionen und Sudokus mit Hilfe des DGPF”
    • Following Occupation: [see above]

Joint Papers with my Students

  1. Yuezhong Wu, Thomas Weise, and Weichen Liu. Hybridizing Different Local Search Algorithms with Each Other and Evolutionary Computation: Better Performance on the Traveling Salesman Problem. In Proceedings of the 18th Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO'16), Denver, Colorado, USA, July 20–24, 2016, New York, NY, USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). accepted for publication
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  2. Weichen Liu, Thomas Weise, Yuezhong Wu, Dan Xu, and Raymond Chiong. Hybrid Ejection Chain Methods for the Traveling Salesman Problem. Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience accepted for publication on January 20, 2016.
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  3. Weichen Liu, Thomas Weise, Yuezhong Wu, and Raymond Chiong. Hybrid Ejection Chain Methods for the Traveling Salesman Problem. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Bio-Inspired Computing – Theories and Applications (BIC-TA'15), Maoguo Gong, Linqiang Pan, Tao Song, Ke Tang, and Xingyi Zhang, editors, September 25–28, 2015, Hefei, Anhui, China, volume 562 of Communications in Computer and Information Science. Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, pages 268–282, ISBN 978-3-662-49013-6.
    details / doi:10.1007/978-3-662-49014-3_25 / pdf icon pdf
  4. Yan Jiang, Thomas Weise, Jörg Lässig, Raymond Chiong, and Rukshan Athauda. Comparing a Hybrid Branch and Bound Algorithm with Evolutionary Computation Methods, Local Search and their Hybrids on the TSP. In Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Production and Logistics Systems (CIPLS'14), Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI'14), Orlando, FL, USA: Caribe Royale All-Suite Hotel and Convention Center, December 9–12, 2014, pages 148–155. Los Alamitos, CA, USA: IEEE Computer Society Press. ISBN 978-1-4799-5375-2.
    details / doi:10.1109/CIPLS.2014.7007174 / pdf icon pdf / pdf icon poster
  5. Thomas Weise, Yuezhong Wu, Raymond Chiong, Ke Tang, and Jörg Lässig. Global versus Local Search: The Impact of Population Sizes on Evolutionary Algorithm Performance. Journal of Global Optimization. accepted 12 February, 2016, published first online: 23 February, 2016.
    details / doi:10.1007/s10898-016-0417-5 / pdf icon pdf
  6. Dan Xu, Thomas Weise, Yuezhong Wu, Jörg Lässig, and Raymond Chiong. An Investigation of Hybrid Tabu Search for the Traveling Salesman Problem. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Bio-Inspired Computing – Theories and Applications (BIC-TA'15), Maoguo Gong, Linqiang Pan, Tao Song, Ke Tang, and Xingyi Zhang, editors, September 25–28, 2015, Hefei, Anhui, China, volume 562 of Communications in Computer and Information Science. Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, pages 523–537, ISBN 978-3-662-49013-6.
    details / doi:10.1007/978-3-662-49014-3_47 / pdf icon pdf
  7. Yuezhong Wu, Thomas Weise, and Raymond Chiong. Local Search for the Traveling Salesman Problem: A Comparative Study. In Proceedings of the 14th IEEE Conference on Cognitive Informatics & Cognitive Computing (ICCI*CC'15), July 6–8, 2015, Beijing, China, pages 213–220, ISBN: 978-1-4673-7289-3.
    details / doi:10.1109/ICCI-CC.2015.7259388 / pdf icon pdf
  8. Wei Shi, Thomas Weise, Raymond Chiong, and Bülent Çatay. Hybrid PACO with Enhanced Pheromone Initialization for Solving the Vehicle Routing Problem with Time Windows. In Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Production and Logistics Systems (CIPLS'15) Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI'15), ISBN: 978-1-4799-7560-0, pages 1735–1742, Cape Town, South Africa: Cape Town International Convention Center, December 8–10, 2015. Los Alamitos, CA, USA: IEEE Computer Society Press.
    details / doi:10.1109/SSCI.2015.242 / pdf icon pdf / pdf icon slides
  9. Wei Shi and Thomas Weise. An Initialized ACO for the VRPTW. In 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), pages 93-100, Hefei, Anhui, China: Empark Grand Hotel, October 20–23, 2013. ISBN: 978-3-642-41277-6, Berlin, Germany: Springer-Verlag GmbH.
    details / doi:10.1007/978-3-642-41278-3_12 / pdf icon pdf
  10. Thomas Weise, Mingxu Wan, Ke Tang, Pu Wang, Alexandre Devert, and Xin Yao. Frequency Fitness Assignment. IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation (IEEE-EC), 18(2):226-243, April 2014.
    details / doi:10.1109/TEVC.2013.2251885 / pdf icon pdf
  11. Thomas Weise, Mingxu Wan, Ke Tang, and Xin Yao. Evolving Exact Integer Algorithms with Genetic Programming. In Proceedings of the IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC'14), Proceedings of the 2014 World Congress on Computational Intelligence (WCCI'14), pages 1816-1823, 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.
    details / doi:10.1109/CEC.2014.6900292 / pdf icon pdf / pdf icon slides
  12. Mingxu Wan, Thomas Weise, and Ke Tang. Novel Loop Structures and the Evolution of Mathematical Algorithms. In Sara Silva, James A. Foster, Miguel Nicolau, Penousal Machado, and Mario Giacobini, editors, Proceedings of the 14th European Conference on Genetic Programming (EuroGP'11), volume 6621/2011 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), pages 49-60, Torino, Italy, April 27–29, 2011. ISBN: 978-3-642-20406-7, Berlin, Germany: Springer-Verlag GmbH.
    details / doi:10.1007/978-3-642-20407-4_5 / pdf icon pdf / pdf icon slides
  13. Thomas Weise, Stefan Niemczyk, Raymond Chiong, and Mingxu Wan. A Framework for Multi-Model EDAs with Model Recombination. In Proceedings of the 4th European Event on Bio-Inspired Algorithms for Continuous Parameter Optimisation (EvoNUM'11) in Applications of Evolutionary Computation – Proceedings of EvoApplications 2011: EvoCOMPLEX, EvoGAMES, EvoIASP, EvoINTELLIGENCE, EvoNUM, and EvoSTOC, Part 1 (EvoAPPLICATIONS'11), volume 6624 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), pages 304-313, Torino, Italy, April 27–29, 2011. Berlin, Germany: Springer-Verlag GmbH.
    details / doi:10.1007/978-3-642-20525-5_31 / pdf icon pdf / pdf icon slides
  14. Thomas Weise, Raymond Chiong, Ke Tang, Jörg Lässig, Shigeyoshi Tsutsui, Wenxiang Chen, Zbigniew Michalewicz, and Xin Yao. Benchmarking Optimization Algorithms: An Open Source Framework for the Traveling Salesman Problem. IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine (CIM), 9(3):40-52, August 2014. Featured article and selected paper at the website of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (http://cis.ieee.org/).
    details / doi:10.1109/MCI.2014.2326101 / pdf icon pdf
  15. Wenxiang Chen, Thomas Weise, Zhenyu Yang, and Ke Tang. Large-Scale Global Optimization Using Cooperative Coevolution with Variable Interaction Learning. In Robert Schaefer, Carlos Cotta, Joanna Kołodziej, and Günter Rudolph, editors, Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving From Nature, Part II (PPSN'10), volume 6239 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), pages 300-309, Kraków, Poland: AGH University of Science and Technology, September 11–15, 2010. ISBN: 978-3-642-15870-4, Berlin, Germany: Springer-Verlag GmbH.
    details / doi:10.1007/978-3-642-15871-1_31 / pdf icon pdf / pdf icon poster
  16. 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 1, 2015.
    details / doi:10.1016/j.ejor.2015.05.038 / pdf icon pdf
  17. 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, pages 27-35, Hefei, Anhui, China, October 17–20, 2014. Berlin, Germany: Springer-Verlag GmbH.
    details / doi:10.1007/978-3-319-11857-4_4 / pdf icon pdf
  18. 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.
    details / doi:10.1109/CEC.2014.6900355 / pdf icon pdf
  19. Jin Ouyang, Thomas Weise, Alexandre Devert, and Raymond Chiong. SDGP: A Developmental Approach for Traveling Salesman Problems. In Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Production and Logistics Systems (CIPLS'13), Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI'13), pages 78-85, Singapore: Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, April 15–19, 2013. ISBN: 9781467359054, Los Alamitos, CA, USA: IEEE Computer Society Press.
    details / doi:10.1109/CIPLS.2013.6595203 / pdf icon pdf / pdf icon slides
  20. Pu Wang, Ke Tang, Thomas Weise, Edward P.K. Tsang, and Xin Yao. Multiobjective Genetic Programming for Maximizing ROC Performance. Neurocomputing, 125:102-118, February 11, 2014.
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  21. Pu Wang, Thomas Weise, and Raymond Chiong. Novel Evolutionary Algorithms for Supervised Classification Problems: An Experimental Study. Evolutionary Intelligence, 4(1):3-16, March 2011.
    details / doi:10.1007/s12065-010-0047-7 / pdf icon pdf
  22. Pu Wang, Edward P.K. Tsang, Thomas Weise, Ke Tang, and Xin Yao. Using GP to Evolve Decision Rules for Classification in Financial Data Sets. In Fuchun Sun, Yingxu Wang, Jianhua Lu, Bo Zhang, Witold Kinsner, and Lotfi A. Zadeh, editors, Proceedings of the 9th IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Informatics (ICCI'10), pages 720-727, Beijing, China: Tsinghua University, July 7–9, 2010. ISBN: 978-1-4244-8040-1, Los Alamitos, CA, USA: IEEE Computer Society Press.
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  23. Thomas Weise, Alexander Podlich, and Christian Gorldt. Solving Real-World Vehicle Routing Problems with Evolutionary Algorithms. In Raymond Chiong and Sandeep Dhakal, editors, Natural Intelligence for Scheduling, Planning and Packing Problems, volume 250 of Studies in Computational Intelligence, chapter 2, pages 29-53. ISBN: 978-3-642-04038-2, Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, October 2009.
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  24. Thomas Weise, Alexander Podlich, Manfred Menze, and Christian Gorldt. Optimierte Güterverkehrsplanung mit Evolutionären Algorithmen. Industrie Management – Zeitschrift für industrielle Geschäftsprozesse, 10(3):37-40, June 2, 2009.
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  25. Thomas Weise, Alexander Podlich, Kai Reinhard, Christian Gorldt, and Kurt Geihs. Evolutionary Freight Transportation Planning. In Mario Giacobini, Penousal Machado, Anthony Brabazon, Jon McCormack, Stefano Cagnoni, Michael O'Neill, Gianni A. Di Caro, Ferrante Neri, Anikó Ekárt, Mike Preuß, Anna Isabel Esparcia-Alcázar, Franz Rothlauf, Muddassar Farooq, Ernesto Tarantino, Andreas Fink, and Shengxiang Yang, editors, Applications of Evolutionary Computing – Proceedings of EvoWorkshops 2009: EvoCOMNET, EvoENVIRONMENT, EvoFIN, EvoGAMES, EvoHOT, EvoIASP, EvoINTERACTION, EvoMUSART, EvoNUM, EvoSTOC, EvoTRANSLOG (EvoWorkshops'09), volume 5484/2009 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), pages 768-777, Tübingen, Germany: Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, Fakultät für Informations- und Kognitionswissenschaften, April 15–17, 2009. ISBN: 978-3-642-01128-3, Berlin, Germany: Springer-Verlag GmbH.
    details / doi:10.1007/978-3-642-01129-0_87 / pdf icon pdf / pdf icon slides
  26. Alexander Podlich, Thomas Weise, Manfred Menze, and Christian Gorldt. Intelligente Wechselbrückensteuerung für die Logistik von Morgen. Electronic Communications of the EASST, 17(205):1-11, Special Issue: Michael Wagner, Dieter Hogrefe, Kurt Geihs, and Klaus David, editors, “Kommunikation in Verteilten Systemen 2009”, KiVS'09, Proceedings, Workshops der Wissenschaftlichen Konferenz Kommunikation in Verteilten Systemen 2009 (WowKiVS 2009), Kassel, Hesse, Germany: University of Kassel, Fachbereich 16: Elektrotechnik/Informatik, March 6, 2009. Potsdam, Germany: European Association of Software Science and Technology (EASST; Universität Potsdam, Institute for Informatics).
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  27. Stefan Niemczyk and Thomas Weise. A General Framework for Multi-Model Estimation of Distribution Algorithms. Technical Report, Kassel, Hesse, Germany: University of Kassel, Fachbereich 16: Elektrotechnik/Informatik, Distributed Systems Group, March 10, 2010.
  28. Thomas Weise, Stefan Niemczyk, Hendrik Skubch, Roland Reichle, and Kurt Geihs. A Tunable Model for Multi-Objective, Epistatic, Rugged, and Neutral Fitness Landscapes. In Maarten Keijzer, Giuliano Antoniol, Clare Bates Congdon, Kalyanmoy Deb, Benjamin Doerr, Nikolaus Hansen, John H. Holmes, Gregory S. Hornby, Daniel Howard, James Kennedy, Sanjeev P. Kumar, Fernando G. Lobo, Julian Francis Miller, Jason H. Moore, Frank Neumann, Martin Pelikan, Jordan B. Pollack, Kumara Sastry, Kenneth Owen Stanley, Adrian Stoica, El-Ghazali, and Ingo Wegener, editors, Proceedings of the 10th Annual Conference on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO'08), pagran 795-802, July 12-16, 2008, Renaissance Atlanta Hotel Downtown: Atlanta, GA, USA. ISBN: 978-1-60558-130-9, New York, NY, USA: ACM Press.
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  29. Thomas Weise, Stefan Achler, Martin Göb, Christian Voigtmann, and Michael Zapf. Evolving Classifiers – Evolutionary Algorithms in Data Mining. Kasseler Informatikschriften (KIS) 2007, 4, Kassel, Hesse, Germany: University of Kassel, Fachbereich 16: Elektrotechnik/Informatik, September 28, 2007.
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  30. Thomas Weise, Steffen Bleul, Marc Kirchhoff, and Kurt Geihs. Semantic Web Service Composition for Service-Oriented Architectures. In Proceedings of IEEE Joint Conference on E-Commerce Technology (10th CEC) and Enterprise Computing, E-Commerce and E-Services (5th EEE) (CEC/EEE'08), pages 355-358, Washington, DC, USA, July 21–24, 2008. ISBN: 978-0-7695-3340-7, Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE Computer Society.
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