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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. 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.


Information on current and former staff members.


Overview of lectures, tutorials, and software courses.


Description of research areas.


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

Final Theses and Seminars

Information on final theses and participation in seminars.


List of publications of current and former staff members.



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


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