ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Günther Raidl


Institute of Logistic and Computation (E 192)
Faculty of Informatics
TU Wien
Room: HC0407
Favoritenstraße 9-11
1040 Vienna, Austria

phone: +43 1 58801 18616
web: personal homepage

Associate Professor, Head of the Algorithms and Data Structures Group

Research areas in the program

  • Combinatorial Optimization
  • Heuristic Optimization



  • Combinatorial optimization
  • Mixed integer linear programming
  • Metaheuristics, Hybrid Optimization Techniques
  • Matheuristics, Transport Optimization
  • Network Design
  • Cutting and Packing

Research Interests

Approaching large scale transport optimization, network design and cutting and packing problems by combining exact and heuristic techniques, decomposition methods, efficient algorithms and data structures.

Know-how and infrastructure of the research group

A broad spectrum of exact and heuristic techniques for combinatorial optimization, including in particular mixed integer programming methods, (meta-)heuristics, hybrid optimization approaches and matheuristics belong to the core expertise of the Algorithms and Data Structures Group, which is headed by Prof. Günther Raidl. Applications in different fields including transportation optimization, network design, cutting and packing, scheduling and timetabling, and bioinformatics are frequently considered.

The group is part of the Institute of Computer Graphics and Algorithms, Faculty of Informatics at the TU Wien and currently consists of 1 PostDoc, 8 funded PhD candidates, a secretary, a technician, and Guenther Raidl. It is located at Favoritenstraße 9, 1040 Vienna, where most of the Informatic Faculty groups can be found. The rooms provide enough space to host up to three additional collegiates or visiting professors to conduct the project. All offices are well equipped with PCs. The university will not charge project overheads for this infrastructure and the employment of collegiates.

The group has its own cluster for high performance computing and shared supercomputing facilities are also available; in particular, the Vienna Scientific Cluster (VSC) can also be used within this project. Additionally, the University supports the DK wit €20.000 that can be used for further personnel costs, guest professors, and travelling.

Collegiates will have the opportunity to participate in teaching, either by assisting in some of the existing courses of the Algorithms and Data Structures group, or possibly by giving own courses on special topics in later years.

Collaborations within the VGSCO

With Monika Henzinger, Vladimir Kolmogorov and Nysret Musliu on Combinatorial Optimization and with Nysret Musliu and Arnold Neumaier on Heuristic Optimization.

Scientific CV


Study of Computer Science at the TU Wien, Dipl.-Ing. (1992), Ph.D in Computer Science (1994), Research Assistant and Lecturer at the TU Wien (1992-2001), Assistant Professor (2001-2003), Habilitation in Practical Computer Science at the TU Wien (2003), Associate Professor at the Institute of Computer Graphics and Algorithms, TU Wien (since 2003), Head of the Algorithms and Data Structures Group, TU Wien (since 2003), Full Professorship for combinatorial optimization at the TU Wien (2005-2009).

Visiting Professor at the University of Malaga, Spain (2007) and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain (2008).

Academic Organizational Activities

Associate Editor: · INFORMS Journal on Computing · Evolutionary Computation Journal; · International Journal of Metaheuristics;

Editorial Board Member: · Journal of Artificial Evolution and Applications; · Memetic Computing, · the Journal of Applied Metaheuristic Computing; · Soft Computing and Networks

Conference organization: · Co-founder, co-chair, and now steering committee member of the annual European Conference on Evolutionary Computation in Combinatorial Optimization (EvoCOP), since 2001; · Co-Chair of the 10th Metaheuristics International Conference (MIC) 2013, Singapore; · Local (co-)organizer of EvoStar 2013 and Hybrid Metaheuristics (HM) 2010; • Editor-in-Chief and Program Chair of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO) 2009; etc.

(Co-)Editor of 12 books and author of more than 115 reviewed articles in journals, books, and conference proceedings,.such as: INFORMS Journal of Computing, Networks, Journal of Heuristics, European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of Mathematical Modelling and Algorithms, Advances in Operations Research, Annals of Operations Research, Evolutionary Computation Journal, Applied Soft Computing, Handbook of Metaheuristics, etc.


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