Dr. Gunnar Völkel


  • Discrete Optimization / Combinatorial Optimization
  • Metaheuristics, e.g.:
    • Ant Colony Optimization
    • Evolutionary Algorithms
    • Simulated Annealing
  • Optimization problems in Logistics



  • Gunnar Völkel, Markus Maucher, Uwe Schöning, Hans A. Kestler: Ant Colony Optimization with Group Learning, Proceedings of the sixteenth international conference on Genetic and evolutionary computation conference, S. 57-64, ACM, 2014.

  • Gunnar Völkel, Markus Maucher, Hans A. Kestler: Group-Based Ant Colony Optimization, Proceedings of the fifteenth international conference on Genetic and evolutionary computation conference, S. 121-128, ACM, 2013.

  • Tobias Eibach, Gunnar Völkel, Enrico Pilz: Optimising Gröbner Bases on Bivium, Mathematics in Computer Science Vol. 3, 2008, S. 159-172. (Python Quellcode zur Verwendung mit SAGE)

  • Tobias Eibach, Gunnar Völkel: Optimising Gröbner Bases on Bivium, Proceedings of SCC’08—First International Conference on Symbolic Computation and Cryptography, S. 83–94. LMIB Beihang University (2008)

  • Tobias Eibach, Enrico Pilz, Gunnar Völkel: Attacking Bivium Using SAT Solvers, SAT 2008,Vol. 4996 Springer (2008), S. 63-76

  • Gunnar Völkel: Gröbner Bases in Cryptography, Diplomarbeit, 2009


  • Automated Design of Search Algorithms for Feature Set Ensembles, Statistical Computing 2016, Schloss Reisensburg, Günzburg, 20.07.2016
  • Parallel Algorithms with Sputnik, Statistical Computing 2015, Schloss Reisensburg, Günzburg, 21.07.2015
  • Information Theoretic Measures for Ant Colony Optimization, Second European Conference on Data Analysis 2014, Jacobs University, Bremen, 04.07.2014
  • Information Theoretic Measures for Strategy Evaluation in Ant Colony Optimization, Statistical Computing 2013, Schloss Reisensburg, Günzburg, 25.06.2013
  • Group-Based Ant Colony Optimization, GfKl 2012 - The 36th Annual Conference of the German Classification Society on Data Analysis, Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery, Hildesheim, 01.08.2012
  • Group-Based Ant Colony Optimization, Statistical Computing 2012, Schloss Reisensburg, Günzburg, 27.06.2012
  • Gunnar Völkel, Johann M. Kraus, Hans A. Kestler: Algorithm Engineering with Clojure, European Lisp Symposium 2012, University of Zadar, Kroatien.

  • "Can ants solve optimization problems?", Talk at the annual meeting 2011 of the Graduate School, 17.02.2011

  • "Gutjahr's Convergence Proof (2002)", Talk, 13.08.2010

  • "Ant Colony Optimization - A survey of current research", Talk at Graduate School, 10.06.2010


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