Prof. Dr. Robert Klein: Analytics & Optimization
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
University of Augsburg
Faculty of Business and Economics
Chair of Analytics & Optimization
Building J, Room 2313
Phone: +49 821 598 -4150 (Office)
Fax: +49 821 598 -4226