Decision Sciences & Systems
Technical University of Munich

If you are interested in a particular topic for a Bachelor or Master thesis, please either contact the corresponding person from the list below. If you are interested in writing a thesis on another (non-listed) topic within the scope of our group or you want to participate in guided research or an interdisciplinary project, write an email to Stefan Waldherr. Please state your skills and interests and also attach a current CV and a recent grade report. First contact should be established at least one month before registration of the project in order to allow for sufficient time to settle for a suitable topic.

Optimization and Market Design
(BSc or MSc thesis)
various topics

Prof. Martin Bichler

Computational Social Choice and Algorithmic Game Theory various topics (having attended one of the courses "Computational Social Choice" or "Algorithmic Game Theory" or seminars "Multiagent Systems" or "Economics & Computation" is recommended)

Prof. Felix Brandt

Efficient simulation of load flexibility auctions for the smart grid Our preliminary simulation system is to be extended by efficient processing of publicly available real-world data for energy demand and supply for load balancing in the smart grid. Challenges include processing of the large amounts of available data (e.g., balancing power prices, wind generation) as well as extension to various pricing schemes (e.g., core-pricing, k-pricing).
required: advanced programming skills (python); helpful: auction theory, OR/Plebis

 Dr. Paul Karänke

Price Increments in Simultaneous Clock Auctions

In Simultaneous Clock Auctions multiple items are being auctioned off using individual price clocks for each good. Different approaches exist in the literature of how to raise prices in each round of the auction. The goal of this Master’s Thesis is to implement different price increment strategies and to check for which types of valuations these variants of the Simultaneous Clock Auctions terminate in the same/different allocations. As software written in C++ already exists for running Simultaneous Clock Auctions as well as generating valuation functions with different properties, profound knowledge in C++ is a prerequisite. Basic skills in auction theory are preferable. Gregor Schwarz
Dynamic and online Mechanisms Analysis and implementation of appropriate dynamic and online mechanism to solve an online display ad setting. Here, bidders bid on items in multiple, sequentially performed, second price auctions. Also, bidders are limited by budget constraints. Paul Sutterer
Combinatorial Exchanges for load balancing in the smart grid We want to analyze an exchange markets in which participants aim to either consume or produce energy (thus either want to buy or sell energy in the market) in order to ensure continuous load balancing of supply and demand in the smart grid. We aim at extending the work on single-sided auctions in order to design and analyze these combinatorial exchanges. (required: plebis / auction theory, discrete maths) Dr. Stefan Waldherr
Combinatorial Markets Various Topics, either theoretical or applied Dr. Stefan Waldherr
OR, Scheduling Various topics (required: Plebis/OR, good understanding of discrete maths and combinatorial optimization) Dr. Stefan Waldherr
OR, Matching Various topics (required: Plebis/OR, good understanding of discrete maths and combinatorial optimization) Sören Merting

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