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I am currently working on an Open Source platform for Automated Optimization and Machine Learning ( The goal is to develop a platform that allows easy integration of new algorithms.


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  • Dirk Büche, Norbert Hofmann, (editors), First Invited COST526 Conference for Automated Process Optimization in Materials Technology (APOMAT), (pdf)




  • D. Karst, C. Cavalloni, D. Büche, N. Hofmann, "Minimizing the Error Signal of Automotive Pressure Sensors Using Finite-Element-Analysis and Automated Optimization", Sensor + Test, Nürnberg, Germany, 2007


  • D. Büche, N. Hofmann, and P. Sälzle, "A Finite Element Approach for Simulating the Quenching of Large Aluminium Compressor Wheels", NAFEMS World Congress 2005, Malta, 2005 (PDF)
  • D. Büche, N. N. Schraudolph, and P. Koumoutsakos, "Accelerating Evolutionary Algorithms with Gaussian Process Fitness Function Models", IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part C, Volume 35, Issue 2, Pages 183 - 194, 2005


  • D. Büche, N. Hofmann, and P. Sälzle, "Berechnung des Abschreckverhaltens großer Aluminiumverdichterräder und der resultierenden Eigenspannungen", Deutschsprachige ABAQUS Benutzerkonferenz, Königswinter bei Bonn, Deutschland, 20.-21. Sept. 2004
  • S. Kern, S. D. Müller, N. Hansen, D. Büche, J. Ocenasek, P. Koumoutsakos, "Learning Probability Distributions in Continuous Evolutionary Algorithms - A Comparative Review", Natural Computing, Volume 3, Issue 1, Pages 77 - 112, 2004


  • S. Kern, S.D. Müller, D. Büche, N. Hansen, and P. Koumoutsakos, "Learning probability distributions in continuous evolutionary algorithms". In Workshop on Fundamentals in Evolutionary Algorithms, Thirteenth International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming, Eindhoven, 2003
  • D. Büche, N. N. Schraudolph, and P. Koumoutsakos, "Accelerating Evolutionary Algorithms Using Fitness Function Models", Workshop On Learning, Adaptation, and Approximation in Evolutionary Computation, Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2003)
  • O. Paschereit, B. Schuermans, and D. Büche, "Combustion Process Optimization Using Evolutionary Algorithm", Proceedings of the ASME/IGTI Turbo Expo 2003
  • D. Büche, G. Guidati, and P. Stoll, "Automated Design Optimization of Compressor Blades for Stationary, Large-Scale Turbomachinery", Proceedings of the ASME/IGTI Turbo Expo 2003. (PDF)
  • D. Büche, S. Müller and P. Koumoutsakos, "Self-Adaptation for Multi-objective Evolutionary Algorithms", Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Evolutionary Multi-Criterion Optimization (EMO 2003)


  • D. Büche, P. Stoll, R. Dornberger, and P. Koumoutsakos, "Multi-objective Evolutionary Algorithm for the Optimization of Noisy Combustion Problems", IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part C, Vol. 32, No. 4, pp. 460-473
  • D. Büche, G. Guidati, P. Stoll, and P. Koumoutsakos, "Self-Organizing Maps for Pareto Optimization of Airfoils", Seventh International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature (PPSN VII), Granada, Spain, 2002
  • D. Büche, M. Milano and P. Koumoutsakos, "Self-Organizing Maps for Multi-Objective Optimization", Workshop on "Learning and Adaptation in Evolutionary Computation" at GECCO 2002


  • D. Büche, P. Stoll, P. Koumoutsakos, "An evolutionary algorithm for multi-objective optimization of combustion processes", CTR Annual Research Briefs, Stanford University, CA, 2001
  • D. Büche, P.Stoll, P. Koumoutsakos, "Multi-Objective Optimization of Combustion Processes", CISM, Udine, Italy, 2001
  • D. Büche, R. Dornberger, "New Evolutionary Algorithm for Multi-Objective Optimization and the Application to Engineering Design Problems", Proceedings of the Fourth World Congress of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, Dalian, China, 2001.
  • R. Dornberger, P. Stoll, Ch. O. Paschereit, B. Schuermans, D. Büche and P. Koumoutsakos, "Redundanzfreier Ansteuerungsmechanismus der Ventile zur Beeinflussung des Mischungsprofiles für die Kontrolle verbrennungsgetriebener Schwingungen", German Patent No. 101 04 150.0, ALSTOM Power (Schweiz) AG, 2001.
  • R. Dornberger, P. Stoll, Ch. O. Paschereit, B. Schuermans, D. Büche, P. Koumoutsakos, "Numerisch experimentelle Optimierung des Mischungsprofils für die Kontrolle verbrennungsgetriebener Schwingungen und Emissionen", German No. 101 04 151.9, ALSTOM Power (Schweiz) AG, 2001.


  • R. Dornberger, D. Büche and P.Stoll, "Multidisciplinary Optimization in Turbomachinery Design", CMNM 102, Eccomas 2000, Barcelona, 2000.
  • R. Dornberger, P. Stoll, D. Büche and A. Neu, "Multidisciplinary Turbomachinery Blade Design Optimization", AIAA 2000-0838, 38th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, 2000.
  • D. Büche, R. Dornberger, "Pareto-Optimierung", German Patent No. 100 52 115.0, ALSTOM Power (Schweiz) AG, 2000.
  • D. Büche, N. Sukumar and B. Moran, "Dispersive Properties of the Natural Element Method", Computational Mechanics, Vol. 25, Number 2/3, pp. 207-219, 2000.