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.


  • Our PhD student Alexander Grosz will present his work "On the Smoothed Complexity of Combinatorial Local Search" at ICALP 2024. [arXiv]
  • Our PhD student, Matthias Brugger, has successfully defended his thesis on "Circuits, Cutting Planes, and Compact Formulations".
  • 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.

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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).