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Thomas A. Runkler
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas A. Runkler
Siemens AG
Corporate Technology
Otto-Hahn-Ring 6
81739 München / Germany
Otto-Hahn-Ring 6
81739 München / Germany
CV: Thomas Runkler received his MS and PhD in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany, in 1992 and 1995, respectively, and was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of West Florida from 1996-1997. He is teaching computer science at the Technical University of Munich, Germany, since 1999, and was appointed adjunct professor in 2011. Since 1997 he is working for Siemens Corporate Technology in various expert and management functions, currently as a Principal Research Scientist. Thomas authored and co-authored more than 150 scientific publications. His main research interests include machine learning, data analysis, pattern recognition, and optimization. He is speaker of the Fuzzy Systems and Soft Computing group of the German Association for Computer Science (GI), member of the Scientific Committee of the European Centre for Soft Computing, member of the IEEE CIS Fuzzy Systems Technical Committee, member of the IEEE CIS Intelligent Systems Applications Committee, and member of the IEEE CIS Industry Liaison Committee.
Teaching: Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
Some recent publications: T. A. Runkler, J. M. Keller: Sequential Possibilistic One-Means Clustering, IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems 2017

J. C. Bezdek, M. Moshtaghi, T. A. Runkler, C. Leckie: The Generalized C Index for (Internal) Fuzzy Cluster Validity, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems 24(6):1500-1512 (2017)

T. A. Runkler, S. Coupland, R. John: Interval Type-2 Fuzzy Decision Making, International Journal of Approximate Reasoning 80:217-224 (2017)

T. A. Runkler: Data Analytics - Models and Algorithms for Intelligent Data Analysis, Springer, 2016

D. Hein, A. Hentschel, T. A. Runkler, S. Udluft: Reinforcement Learning with Particle Swarm Optimization Policy (PSO-P) in Continuous State and Action Spaces, International Journal of Swarm Intelligence Research 7(3):23-42 (2016)

T. A. Runkler: Generation of Linguistic Membership Functions From Word Vectors, IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems 2016

T. A. Runkler: Constructing Preference Relations from Utilities and Vice Versa, International Conference on Information Processing and Management of Uncertainty in Knowledge-Based Systems 2016

J. Kroß, A. Brunnert, C. Prehofer, T. A. Runkler, H. Krcmar: Stream Processing on Demand for Lambda Architectures, European Workshop on Performance Engineering 2015

T. A. Runkler, S. Coupland, R. John: Properties of Interval Type-2 Defuzzification Operators, IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems 2015

T. A. Runkler, V. Ravindra: Fuzzy Graph Clustering Based on Non-Euclidean Relational Fuzzy c-Means, Joint IFSA World Congress and EUSFLAT Conference 2015

J. Kroß, A. Brunnert, C. Prehofer, T. A. Runkler, H. Krcmar: Model-based Performance Evaluation of Large-Scale Smart Metering Architectures, International Workshop on Large-Scale Testing 2015

S. Spieckermann, S. Udluft, T. A. Runkler: Data-Efficient Temporal Regression with Multi-Task Recurrent Neural Networks, NIPS 2015 Workshop on Transfer and Multi-Task Learning

T. A. Runkler, J. C. Bezdek: Multidimensional Scaling with Multiswarming, IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation 2014

S. Grimm, T. Hubauer, T. A. Runkler, C. Pachajoa, F. Rempe, M. Seravalli, P. Neumann: A CEP Technology Stack for Situation Recognition on the Gumstix Embedded Controller, INFORMATIK 2013, International Workshop on Applications of Semantic Technologies

T. A. Runkler, J. C. Bezdek: Topology Preserving Feature Extraction with Multiswarm Optimization, IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics 2013

H.-G. Zimmermann, C. Tietz, R. Grothmann, T. A. Runkler: Recurrent Neural Networks for Industrial Procurement Decisions, Künstliche Intelligenz 26(4): 403-406 (2012)

T. A. Runkler, R. Sollacher, A. Szabo: Learning and Self-Organization for Spatiotemporal Systems, Künstliche Intelligenz 26(3): 269-274 (2012)

T. A. Runkler, J. M. Keller: Fuzzy Approaches To Hard c-Means Clustering, IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence 2012

A. Flexeder, M. Putz, T. A. Runkler: Support Vector Machines for Program Analysis, IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence 2012

T. A. Runkler: Controlling Discrete Manufacturing Processes Using Kanban and Heijunka Approaches, IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics 2011

T. A. Runkler: Partially Supervised k-Harmonic Means Clustering, IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence and Data Mining 2011

T. A. Runkler, F. Steinke: A New Approach to Clustering Using Eigen Decomposition, IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence 2010

T. A. Runkler: Comparing Partitions by Subset Similarities, Computational Intelligence for Knowledge-Based Systems Design, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2010, Volume 6178/2010, pages 29-38

T. A. Runkler, R. Grothmann, J. Bamberger: Optimierung industrieller Logistikprozesse mit Verfahren der Schwarmintelligenz und rekurrenten neuronalen Netzen, Künstliche Intelligenz 24(2): 149-152 (2010)

P. Pinto, A. Naegele, M. Dejori, T. A. Runkler, J. M. Sousa: Using a Local Discovery Ant Colony Algorithm for Bayesian Network Structure Learning, IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation 13(4): 767-779 (2009)

H. G. Seedig, T. A. Runkler, R. Grothmann: Forecasting of Clustered Time Series with Recurrent Neural Networks and a Fuzzy Clustering Scheme, International Joint Conference on Neural Networks 2009, pages 1360-1367

T. A. Runkler: Fuzzy c-Means Herding, Joint IFSA World Congress and EUSFLAT Conference 2009, pages 149-154

T. A. Runkler: Optimal Attractors and Switched Kanban Control in Discrete Strange Billiards, International Journal on Bifurcation and Chaos 18(8):2437-2447 (2008)

T. A. Runkler: Wasp Swarm Optimization of the c-Means Clustering Model, International Journal of Intelligent Systems 23(3):269-285 (2008)

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