PhD Candidate
Michigan State University
blankjul [at] msu.edu

Julian Blank is a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan State University. He received his B.Sc. in Business Information Systems from Otto von Guericke University, Germany in 2010. He was a visiting scholar for six months at the Michigan State University, Michigan, USA in 2015, and, finished his M.Sc. in Computer Science at Otto von Guericke University, Germany in 2016. He is the main developer of pymoo, an open source multi-objective optimization framework in Python. His research interests include evolutionary computation, multi-objective optimization, surrogate-assisted optimization and machine learning.


Teaching


Fundamentals of Information Technology
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Michigan State University
08/2019 – 12/2019
Computer Organization and Architecture
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Michigan State University
01/2019 - 05/2019
Data Warehouse Architecture
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg
10/2014 - 01/2015

Professional Experience


Ford Motor Company
Graduate Research Assistant
08/2017 - 12/2018
Researcher under a Ford Michigan State University Alliance Project with the focus on multi-objective design optimization of cylinder head water jacket.
Complex
Software Developer
12/2016 - 06/2017
Full stack developer for an innovative large-scale business application developed with Java Enterprise Edition.
SAP University Competence Center
Research Assistant
06/2011 - 06/2013
Developing and maintaining educational material for SAP

Education


Doctor of Philosophy
Michigan State University
08/2017 - Present
Computer Science - Multi-objective Optimization
Master of Science
Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg
04/2014 - 04/2016
Computer Science
Bachelor of Science
Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg
10/2010 - 05/2014
Business Information Systems