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Welcome to the Website of the Chair of Analytics & Optimization!

 

In research and teaching, the Chair of Analytics & Optimization addresses the application of mathematical models and methods, particularly from operations research, for solving real-world decision problems. The main emphasis is on questions arising in the areas of pricing and revenue management, as well as last-mile logistics. To address these questions, we embrace methods from discrete choice analysis, integer programming, and approximate dynamic programming.
 
Students acquire substantiatal methodical skills and get to know recent applications in services, transportation, logistics, and retail. To this end, current research results are continuously integrated into teaching. In regular guest talks, practitioners provide insights into challenges and opportunities that companies face when implementing the models and methods presented in the chair’s courses.
 
State-of-the-art standard software packages are used for practical implementation in teaching, research, and industry projects.

Aug. 17, 2022

New Textbook "Decision Optimization with IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio"

The new textbook "Decision Optimization with IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio", co-authored by Dr. Wolfgang Burkart, has recently been published by Springer.

June 29, 2022

Last-Mile Delivery Workshop 2022

In June 2022, Prof. Klein, together with David Fleckenstein and Daniela Sailer, participated in this year's Last-Mile Delivery Workshop, which took place at WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar.

June 14, 2022

10th INFORMS Transportation Science and Logistics Society Workshop

In June 2022, Prof. Klein, together with Fabian Anzenhofer, David Fleckenstein, and Daniela Sailer, attended the 10th INFORMS Transportation Science and Logistics Society Workshop at the NHH Norwegian School of Economics in Bergen, Norway.

June 7, 2022

New Publication "Multitrip Vehicle Routing with Delivery Options: A Data-Driven Application to the Parcel Industry"

The working paper by Lukas Janinhoff, Robert Klein and Daniel Scholz, which examines the benefits of different delivery options from a parcel carrier's perspective based on real-world data, is available on SSRN.

June 4, 2022

New Publication "On the Concept of Opportunity Cost in Integrated Demand Management and Vehicle Routing"

The working paper written by David Fleckenstein, Robert Klein, Vienna Klein and Claudius Steinhardt on the formal definition and key properties of opportunity cost in the context of demand management in vehicle routing is available on SSRN.

April 26, 2022

New Publication "On-Demand-Plattformen für den Öffentlichen Personennahverkehr"

The article written by Fabian Anzenhofer and Robert Klein on the operational planning of on-demand services in public transport has been published in the current issue of the journal "WiSt - Wirtschaftswissenschaftliches Studium".

April 26, 2022

New Publication "Recent Advances in Integrating Demand Management and Vehicle Routing: A Methodological Review"

The cross-application survey on integrated demand management and vehicle routing problems is forthcoming in the European Journal of Operational Research.

Feb. 18, 2022

19th Annual Meeting of the GOR Working Group "Pricing & Revenue Management"

In February 2022, Prof. Klein, together with his team, attended the annual meeting of the GOR Working Group "Pricing & Revenue Management" in Munich as its deputy head. The meeting was held online and featured, e.g., talks on challenging pricing applications as well as choice modeling.

Feb. 28, 2021

18th Annual Meeting of the GOR Working Group "Pricing & Revenue Management"

In February 2021 Prof. Klein, together with his team, attended the annual meeting of the GOR Working Group "Pricing & Revenue Management" in Munich as its deputy head. The meeting was held online and divided into three sessions with more than 80 participants. The thematically diverse program included presentations on the analysis of customer choice behavior as well as pricing problems from logistics and energy distribution.

Feb. 24, 2021

Rouven Schur Assistant Professor at the University of Duisburg-Essen

Rouven Schur has accepted a tenure track Chair of Production and Logistics Planning at the University of Duisburg-Essen. The entire team congratulates him warmly and wishes him all the best in his further academic career.

Aug. 20, 2020

New Publication "Route-based approximate dynamic programming for dynamic pricing in attended home delivery"

A new publication on choice-based demand management in attended home delivery appears in volume 287, issue 2 of the European Journal of Operational Research.

June 9, 2020

New Textbook "Angewandte Optimierung mit IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio"

The new textbook "Angewandte Optimierung mit IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio", co-authored by Dr. Wolfgang Burkart, has recently been published by Springer. Further information as well as exercise solutions and program codes are available at www.opl-buch.de.

March 16, 2020

EJOR - Invited Survey

An invited survey on the application of revenue management in different industries, which has been written in cooperation with colleagues from the University of Warwick and the Universität der Bundeswehr München, will be published in volume 284, issue 2 of the European Journal of Operational Research.

Feb. 7, 2020

17. Annual Meeting of the GOR Working Group "Pricing & Revenue Management"

On February 7th 2020 Prof. Klein, together with five employees, attended the annual meeting of the GOR Working Group "Pricing & Revenue Management" in Munich as its deputy head. The meeting was hosted by the FlixMobility GmbH. Focus of various talks and discussions among the 120 participants was the application of machine learning methods in practice as well as the establishment of revenue management systems in rapidly growing companies.

Team

Information on current and former staff members.

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Teaching

Overview of lectures, tutorials, and software courses.

Vorlesung

Research

Description of research areas.

Ein auf einer Tafel aufgeschriebenes lineares Optimierungsmodell

Links

Compilation of links to textbooks, working groups, and relevant software.

Zusammenstellung der von Prof. Klein mitverfassten Lehrbücher

Final Theses and Seminars

Information on final theses and participation in seminars.

Aushang von Masterarbeitsthemen des Lehrstuhls

Publications

List of publications of current and former staff members.

Verschiedene Paper, die von Mitarbeitern des Lehrstuhls verfasst wurden

Contact:

Address:

University of Augsburg
Faculty of Business and Economics
Chair of Analytics & Optimization

Building J, Room 2313

Universitätsstr. 16
86159 Augsburg


Phone: +49 821 598 -4150 (Office)

Fax: +49 821 598 -4226

E-Mail: melanie.olk@wiwi.uni-augsburg.de

Office hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (9 to 12 a.m.) and by arrangement

 

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