Applied mathematics (Operations Research)
Andreas Schulz is a world leader in the field of Operations Research (OR) and a driving force in the new research discipline of algorithmic game theory. Thanks to his interdisciplinary strategy he has become an expert in combining mathematical OR with established economic theory – an approach that has not been adopted very widely in Germany so far. At Technischen Universität München (TUM), Andreas Schulz is invited to accept a professorship in Quantitative Methods in Management at the TUM School of Management and also be involved in the TUM School of Mathematics. The aim of this interdisciplinary research is to put collaboration between the two departments on a new footing and thus steer TUM towards a vanguard position in fundamental research in Germany.
Nominating University: Technische Universität München (TUM)
Prof. Dr. Andreas S. Schulz
born in 1969, is a professor of Mathematics of Operations Research and holder of the Patrick J. McGovern Chair of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA. He was appointed to the professorship in 1998, at the age of 29. In 1996, his doctoral dissertation at Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin) was awarded the Carl Ramsauer Prize and the Dissertation Award of the German Society for Mathematics, Econometrics and Operations Research (GMÖOR). Between 2011 and 2013, he returned to TU Berlin as a Humboldt Research Award winner to teach and conduct research. He has already held numerous visiting professorships at institutions such as the University of British Columbia, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich and Maastricht University. Furthermore, he is a founding member of the “Junge Akademie” (academy of young academics) Berlin, Germany. He will take up his position as a Humboldt Professor at TUM in July 2015.