Dr. Sebastian Herrmann

Research Assistant


Raum:
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Tel.: +49 6131 39-22017
Fax.: +49 6131 39-22185
E-Mail: s.herrmann( at )uni-mainz.de
Office hours: by appointment
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Research Interests

Complex Networks in various fields, e.g.:
  • Metaheuristics and Evolutionary Computation (Fitness Landscape Analysis, Local Optima Networks)
  • Transportation and Logistics, especially Aviation
  • Organizational Learning and Cooperation Networks
  • Complex Adaptive Systems / Agent-based models
  • Product Networks / Recommender Systems



Publications

  • Herrmann, S.; Herrmann, M.; Ochoa, G.; Rothlauf, F. (2017). Shaping Communities of Local Optima by Perturbation Strength. To appear in: Proceedings of the ACM Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2017), Berlin, Germany, July 15-29, 2017. ACM Press, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1145/3071178.3071243
  • Herrmann, S.; Ochoa, G.; Rothlauf, F. (2017). PageRank Centrality for Performance Prediction: The Impact of the Local Optima Network Model. Accepted by: Journal of Heuristics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10732-017-9333-1
  • Reia, S.M.; Herrmann, S.; Fontanari, J.F. (2017). Impact of centrality on cooperative processes. In: Physical Review E 95, 022305. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.95.022305
  • Herrmann, S.; Ochoa, G.; Rothlauf, F. (2016). Coarse-Grained Barrier Trees of Fitness Landscapes. In: Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature (PPSN 2016), Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, 2016. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-45823-6_84
  • Herrmann, S.; Ochoa, G.; Rothlauf, F. (2016). Communities of Local Optima as Funnels in Fitness Landscapes. In: Proceedings of the ACM Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2016), Denver, Colorado, July 20-24, 2016. ACM Press, 2016. https://doi.org/10.1145/2908812.2908818
  • Herrmann, S. (2016). Determining the Difficulty of Landscapes by PageRank Centrality in Local Optima Networks. In: Proceedings of the 16th European Conference on Evolutionary Computation in Combinatorial Optimisation (EvoCOP 2016), Porto, March 30th - April 1st, 2016. Springer, 2016. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-30698-8_6
  • Wimmer, J., Ernst, C.-P. H., Herrmann, S., Rothlauf, F. (2016). Social Network Sites:
The Influence of the Number of Friends on Social Capital. In: Multikonferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik (MKWI) 2016 Proceedings, Ilmenau, March 09-11, 2016.
  • Herrmann, S.; Rothlauf, F. (2015). Predicting Heuristic Search Performance with PageRank Centrality in Local Optima Networks. In: Proceedings of the ACM Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2015), Madrid, July, 11-15, 2015. ACM Press, 2015. https://doi.org/10.1145/2739480.2754691.
  • Herrmann, S.; Grahl, J. & Rothlauf, F. (2014). Problem Complexity in Parallel Problem Solving. In: Fischbach, K.; Großmann, M.; Krieger, U.R. & Staake, T. (eds.). Proceedings of the International Workshop on Modeling, Analysis and Management of Social Networks and their Applications (SOCNET 2014). Bamberg: UB Press.

Talks & Poster Presentations


Teaching

  • Lecturer of "Grundlagen der IT" (IT Foundations) at Wiesbaden Business School (summer term 2017).
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  • Coordination of the Bachelor's Candidate Seminar (summer term 2013, winter term 2013/2014, summer term 2014, winter term 2014/2015, summer term 2015, winter term 2015/2016, summer term 2016)
  • Coordination of the Master's Seminar (summer term 2013, winter term 2013/2014, summer term 2014, winter term 2014/2015, summer term 2015, winter term 2015/2016, summer term 2016)
  • Lecturer of "Entwicklung betrieblicher Informationssysteme (EbIS)" (winter term 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017)
  • Coordination of Exercises in "Entwicklung betrieblicher Informationssysteme (EbIS)" (winter term 2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016)
  • Lecturer of "Grundlagen der Wirtschaftsinformatik" (Information Systems) at VWA Wiesbaden (summer term 2013, winter term 2013/2014, summer term 2014, winter term 2014/2015, summer term 2015, winter term 2015/2016, winter term 2016/2017)
  • Co-Lecturer of "Entwicklung von Informationssystemen" (Development of Information Systems) at VWA Wiesbaden (summer term 2013)
  • Lecturer of "Skills & Tools" (summer term 2014)
  • Lecturer of "SAP TERP10" (winter term 2013/2014, winter term 2014/2015, winter term 2015/2016, winter term 2016/2017)
  • Tutorial in "Einführung in die EDV" (Introduction to Information Systems, winter term 2011)

Professional Background

  • Since 2016: Head of Data Science @ Avinomics
  • PhD in Information Systems (Dr. rer. pol.)
  • Bachelor & Master of Science in Business Administration and Education ("Wirtschaftspädagogik")
    Majors: Information Systems, Operations Research, Vocational Education and Human Resources
  • Informatik-Betriebswirt (VWA)
  • Work Experience in Financial Process Modeling and Software Engineering (Informatikkaufmann, Debeka VVaG, Koblenz)
  • Vocational Teaching Experience in Business and Economics - Landesschule für Blinde und Sehbehinderte

Further Activities