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.