Decision Sciences & Systems
Technical University of Munich

Decision Sciences & Systems (DSS)
Department of Informatics (I18)
Technical University of Munich

Prof. Dr. Martin Bichler
Prof. Dr. Felix Brandt

mi_gebaeude1Source: TUM We dedicate our work to research and education on managerial decision and planning problems as well as on the foundations of auctions, social choice, and game theory. We conduct theoretical and experimental research and collaborate with industry partners in these fields.

Current research topics include market design, algorithmic game theory, computational social choice, and discrete optimization in various applications.

Call for the ACM SIGMIS Doctoral Dissertation Award is available (Committee Chairs: Baskerville, Bichler, Cecez-Kecmanovic) 
We are currently hiring a tutor (m/f/x) with a focus on the Analytics Cup and R for next semester's Business Analytics course.  Open Position
As part of the coursework for the Seminar on Data Mining, the student team "Tera Miners" has qualified for the world finals of the 2020 Teradata Data Challenge. The team "Legendary Data Miners" has received an honorable mention.
The BISE journal achieved an impact factor of 5.837 and a 5-year impact factor of 7.6. It is now one of the highest-ranking journals in the field by IF.
ACM SIGACT book review for "Market Design: A Linear Programming Approach" by Martin Bichler.
Several positions in the PhD program “Advanced Optimization in a Networked Economy
Martin Bichler is Cluster Chair for the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Washington DC, November 8-11, 2020.
Ágnes Cseh (Hungarian Academy of Sciences) will give a talk on Optimal Kidney Exchange with Immunosuppressants in our seminar on February 18, 2020 at 5pm.
Dirk Briskorn (Bergische Universität Wuppertal) will give a talk on Grantry Crane Scheduling in Seaports on February 12, 2020 at 5pm.
Martin Bichler and Felipe Maldonado co-organize a workshop on electricity market design on March 25 in Augsburg. Participants include Endre and Mette Björndahl (NHH), Peter Cramton (Cologne), Karsten Neuhoff (DIW), etc.
Felix Brandt has received the TUM TeachInf Award 2019 for the best elective course in computer science (Computational Social Choice).
Our group organized the joint reception of the BISE journal, the WISE and WITS conferences at Nymphenburg Palace with Paul Milgrom as keynote speaker. The event was followed by a two-day conference in the H4 hotel in Munich with Wl van der Aalst as keynote speaker. Co-organizers of WITS were Martin Bichler and Wolf Ketter. 
Felix Brandt has joined the board of TopMath (an elite doctoral program in mathematics within the Elite Network of Bavaria).
Anaëlle Wilczynski has received the Prix Jeunes Chercheurs 2019 de la Fondation Dauphine for her PhD thesis.
The DFG Research Training Group AdONE has open PhD positions for students interested in Operations Research. Call for Applications
M. Bichler will be a keynote speaker at the IFORS conference in Seoul, South Korea. IFORS is the peak body for Operations Research societies worldwide, and the conference is the world-wide meeting taking place every three years.
During the 81st Annual Meeting of the German Academic Association for Business Research, Layla Martin was awarded the "Best Master Thesis Award" by Junior Management Science for her thesis supervised by Paul Karaenke and M. Bichler.
Open PhD and Postdoc positions on operations research and market design in our group. Please contact M. Bichler.
M. Bichler will give an invited talk at the Vienna University at the Department of Statistics and Operations Reserach in May 2020.
A short article about market design and the NSW fishery rights exchange (designed by M. Bichler and V. Fux) apppeared in BusinessThink.
Dr. Waldherr has accepted a job offer as a tenure track professor at the VU Amsterdam.
We participate in the SynErgie Kopernikus project and contribute a market design of energy spot markets in 2050.
AdONE Retreat in Benediktbeuern with presentations by Martin Bichler and Maximilian Fichtl.
M. Bichler will be the new President of the INFORMS Section on Auctions and Market Design.
A paper by Paul Karaenke, Martin Bichler and Stefan Minner in Management Science was nominated by the SIG Logistics for the VHB Best Paper Award.
Felix Brandt will become managing co-editor of Social Choice and Welfare in 2020.
Felix Brandt will give an invited presentation at the CRM Workshop on Voting Systems in Montréal, Canada, in February 2020.
Felix Brandt will give an invited presentation in the Economic Theory Seminar at Tel Aviv University in June, 2020.
Anaëlle Wilczynski received the Doctoral College Paris Science & Lettres (PSL) prize in "Data Sciences, Artificial Intelligence and Interfaces" for her PhD thesis and will give an invited presentation in Paris in December, 2019.
Martin Bichler will give an invited presentation during the thematic semester on Optimization 2020: Mathematics of Decision Making in Montréal, Canada.
Felix Brandt will give an invited presentation at the International Conference on Mathematical Optimization for Fair Social Decisions: A Tribute to Michel Balinski in Paris, France, in December 2019.
Martin Bichler will give the opening talk at the BISE young scholars workshop at the University of Augsburg on September 27, 2019. 
TUM student teams supervised by G. Schwarz and C. Müller win places 1, 4 and 7 in the German Collegiate Programming Contest!
The BISE journal (EiC M. Bichler) reached an impact factor of 3.6 for 2018, one of the highest scores in its field, and more than 288,000 downloads. 
Call for papers for the Workshop on Information Technology and Systems (co-chair M. Bichler) is out! Paul Milgrom (Stanford Economics) and Wil van der Aalst (RWTH Aachen) will be keynote speakers for the conference. There will be a joint reception at Nymphenburg Palace with the WISE conference and the BISE journal.
The ICIS Doctoral Consortium (co-chair M. Bichler) will be held in Schloss Hohenkammer.
Program for the INFORMS Workshop on Market Design (co-chair M. Bichler) in Phoenix is online.
M. Bichler delivers the opening keynote at the INFORMS TLS meeting in July 2019.
Anaëlle Wilczynski received the 1st prize by the French Association for Artificial Intelligence (AFIA) for her PhD thesis and will give an invited presentation at PFIA 2019.
M. Bichler on the 5G spectrum auction in Germany in the Wirtschaftswoche magazin.
Felix Brandt will give an invited plenary presentation in the Highlights Beyond EC session at ACM EC 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Anaëlle Wilczynski will give an invited presentation at the 3rd ILLC Workshop on Collective Decision Making in Amsterdam.
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