Technical University of Munich
Technical University of Munich

Operations Research at TUM

The Technische Universität München (TUM) recently established a new Chair of Operations Research (OR), led by Alexander von Humboldt-Professor Andreas S. Schulz, who is holding a joint appointment in the Department of Mathematics and in the School of Management. He is also an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Study (TUM-IAS) as well as a Research Affiliate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he previously was the Patrick J. McGovern Professor of Mathematics of Operations Research. The group's research interests include all aspects of OR, especially the development of new theory and algorithms as well as applications of societal relevance.


  • Dr. Jannik Matuschke, “Akademischer Rat” (Lecturer) at our chair, has accepted an offer for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professorship at the Faculty of Economics and Business of KU Leuven in Belgium. He will start there on January 1, 2019.
  • Felix Happach, one of our PhD students, won Second Prize in the 2018 INFORMS Optimization Society Student Paper Competition for his paper "Good clusterings have large volume" (with Steffen Borgwardt, published in Operations Research).
  • Our postdoc Katherine E. Fitch, PhD, has been named Fellow of the Elisabeth-Schiemann-Kolleg of the Max Planck Society.

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  • We are offering PhD and Postdoc positions. Applications received by April 23, 2019 will be given full consideration. Late applications may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • There is a new round of the PreDoc-Program in Mathematics. The program addresses outstanding international students who want to prepare for their PhD in math, while being enrolled as a Master's student at TUM.
  • We are participating in the TopMath Elite Graduate Program of the Elite Network of Bavaria. Interested students are welcome to apply. Further information can be found on the TopMath homepage.
  • We are constantly interested in hiring outstanding PhD students and postdocs in math or theoretical cs. If you are interested, please send your application to
  • We are part of the new Research Training Group (Graduiertenkolleg) of the German National Science Foundation (DFG), "Advanced Optimization in a Networked Economy" which offers several positions for PhD students.
Supported by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation