Operations Research at TUM

The Operations Research (OR) group at the Technical University of Munich is doing fundamental research on various aspects of mathematical optimization, (algorithmic) game theory, mechanism design, and AI. They use these technologies in applications of societal relevance, such as health care and humanitarian logistics. The multinational group is led by Alexander von Humboldt-Professor Andreas S. Schulz. It includes researchers spanning various backgrounds and disciplines, from mathematics to computer science and applications in engineering. The OR group maintains close ties with several other researchers at the Technical University of Munich, particularly within the Math and CS Departments and the School of Management, and with colleagues worldwide. In addition, several group members participate in the DFG Graduiertenkolleg “Advanced Optimization in a Networked Economy (AdONE).” Professor Schulz is currently serving as the Spokesperson of AdONE.


  • We have an open non-scientific position for the assistant to the chair: Wir suchen ab sofort, in Vollzeit oder Teilzeit, zunächst befristet (Elternzeitvertretung), eine Teamassistenz (m/w/d). (Ausschreibung.pdf , TUM Jobbörse)
  • TUM hosts the International Conference on Operations Research (OR2024 ) in the downtown campus during September 3-6, 2024.
  • Our PhD student Alexander Grosz has presented his work "On the Smoothed Complexity of Combinatorial Local Search" at HALG 2023 in Prague and at EC@EC'23 in London. [Poster] [arXiv]
  • Carolin Bauerhenne, PhD-student at the chair and member of the Research Training Group “Advanced Optimization in a Networked Economy (AdONE) has been accepted to the Graduate Center of the Bavarian Research Insitute for Digital Transformation (bidt). In her research, Carolin uses digital information in order to allocate scarce medical resources such as Computer Tomographs in a fair and timely way.

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  • We are constantly interested in hiring outstanding PhD students and postdocs in Math, OM, OR, or TCS. If you are interested, please send your application to or@tum.de.
  • We are part of the PhD program "Advanced Optimization in a Networked Economy," which is funded by the German National Science Foundation (DFG).