Personal Details

Name:Mario Köppen
Birthday:June 5, 1964
Birthplace:Berlin, Germany
Legal Status:Married


  • 1971-79 General Polytechnical School
  • 1979-83 "Heinrich Hertz" Gymnasium for Mathematics
  • 1983-85 Military Duty
  • 1985-90 Humboldt University Berlin, Physics
  • 1990 Diploma in Physics, Humboldt University Berlin
  • 2005 Doctor in Engineering, Technical University Berlin


  • 1990-91 Researcher, ZKI, Academy of Sciences, GDR
  • 1992-2006 Researcher, Fraunhofer IPK, Berlin, FRG
  • 2006-08 JSPS Fellow, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
  • 2008-13, Professor, NDRC, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
  • 2013-, Professor, Graduate School of Creative Informatics, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan


Project Leader and Collaborator in Industrial Projects on:

  • Sewage Pipe Inspection System
  • Industrial Surface Inspection
  • Automated Document Processing
  • Texture Image Retrieval
  • Biometric Signature Verification
  • Digital Watermarking in Visa Stickers
  • Quality Assesment and ICAO compliance of Passport Photographs

Research fields:

  • Image Processing and Pattern Recognition
  • Neural Networks
  • Evolutionary Computation
  • Fuzzy Fusion
  • Mathematical Morphology
  • Algorithm Design and Complexity
  • Multi-Objective and Relational Optimization
  • Digital Content Management

Collaboration in Funded Projects

  • "VisionIC? - Intelligente Vision Plattform für den Massenmarkt" BMBF, 2003-2005
  • "Processing of Color and Textural Image Information," WTZ Chile CHL99?/026, 1999-2000
  • "EPISTO: Einsatz der evolutionären Programmierung in der Sichtprüfung technischer Objekte," DFG, Ni 473/1-2, 1995-2000
  • "Automatisierte visuelle Inspection von Werkstückinnenräumen mittels eines Neuro-Fuzzy-Systems," IKT, VB 1-7.66-7.10, 1997-1998

Major Academic Activities

  • General Chair "6th Online World Conference on Soft Computing in Industrial Applications" (WSC6?), September 2001, as well as "Hybrid Intelligent Systems" conferences 2001-2005
  • Editorial Boards: Elsevier "Applied Soft Computing", IOS "Journal of Hybrid Intelligent Systems", RPI "International Journal of Computational Intelligence Research", International Science Press "Journal of Hybrid Computing Research"
  • Plenary Speaker PRIA-5-2000, Samara, Russland
  • Chairman of the "Young Researcher Committee" of the "World Federation on Soft Computing"
  • Member Program Committee of intl. conferences (GECCO, EvoIASP?, EvoCOP?, EMO, ISDA, IBERAMIA, WSC, ICPR)
  • Plenary Speaker IWSCI99?, Muroran, Japan
  • Reviewer for internat. journals (Int. J. Fuzzy Sets and Systems, IEEE Trans. EC, IEEE Trans. SMC, Int. J. Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering)


  • IEEE
  • World Federation on Soft Computing
  • American Association for the Advances of Science
  • American Mathematical Society
  • Planetary Society
  • Gesellschaft für bedrohte Völker

Programming Experience

  • Administration of Operating Systems Windows, MacOSX?, Linux
  • Object-oriented and Procedural Programming (Smalltalk, C, Objective-C, Ruby, Python)
  • Web Development (HTML, PHP, XML, XSLT, SQL, Rails)


  • German (mother tongue)
  • English (fluent)
  • Spanish, Russian (reading)
  • Japanese (JLPT4?)


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Next conferences COMPSAC 2014 (Vasteras, Sweden, July 2014), INCoS-2014 (Salerno, Italy, September 2014).

New edited book "Soft Computing in Industrial Applications", V. Snasel, P. Kroemer, M. Koeppen, G. Schaefer, Springer AISC 223, July 2013.