Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Steven Adriaensen

Postal address
Institut für Informatik
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Sekretariat Hutter/Maschinelles Lernen
Georges-Köhler-Allee 074
79110 Freiburg, Germany
+49 761 203-74217
Building 074, Room 00-014


Since February 2020, I am a Postdoctoral researcher at the Machine Learning Group. Before that I completed my PhD in computer science at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium.

Research Interests

My research interests lie at the intersection of algorithmics and artificial intelligence. In particular, I am interested in how computers can help humans design better algorithms. During my PhD, I worked on automating the design of metaheuristics for solving hard combinatorial optimization problems. At Freiburg, my research is geared towards automating Machine / Deep / Reinforcement Learning. More precisely, my research areas include:



Adriaensen, Steven; Biedenkapp, André; Shala, Gresa; Awad, Noor; Eimer, Theresa; Lindauer, Marius; Hutter, Frank

Automated Dynamic Algorithm Configuration Journal Article

In: Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR), vol. 75, pp. 1633-1699, 2022.

Adriaensen, Steven; Rakotoarison, Herilalaina; Müller, Samuel; Hutter, Frank

Efficient Bayesian Learning Curve Extrapolation using Prior-Data Fitted Networks Inproceedings

In: Sixth Workshop on Meta-Learning at the Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems, 2022.


Eimer, Theresa; Biedenkapp, André; Reimer, Maximilian; Adriaensen, Steven; Hutter, Frank; Lindauer, Marius

DACBench: A Benchmark Library for Dynamic Algorithm Configuration Inproceedings

In: Proceedings of the Thirtieth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI'21),, 2021.


Shala, Gresa; Biedenkapp, André; Awad, Noor; Adriaensen, Steven; Lindauer, Marius; Hutter, Frank

Learning Step-Size Adaptation in CMA-ES Inproceedings

In: Proceedings of the Sixteenth International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature (PPSN'20), 2020.