Prof. Dr. Martin Bichler



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Academic Career and Research Areas

The research of Professor Bichler (b. 1971) is concerned with solving business planning and decision-making problems using methods from the field of IT and operations research. One of his main focus areas is the development and analysis of auction processes for complex markets.

Professor Bichler studied information technology at Vienna University of Technology (TU Vienna). He later completed his PhD at Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien) where he also acquired his postdoctoral teaching qualification (habilitation) in 2000. He worked as a research fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, and as a research staff member at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in New York. Since 2003 he has been a full professor in the Department of Informatics at TUM as well as a member of the TUM School of Management.


  • TeachInfAward für beste Lehrveranstaltung der Fachschaft für Informatik (2009)
  • IBM Faculty Award (2008)
  • INFORMS ISS Design Science Award (2008)
  • Senator Wilhelm Wilfling-Preis (2000)
  • Erwin Schrödinger-Stipendium (1997)

Scheffel T, Pikovsky A, Bichler M, Guler K: “An experimental comparison of linear and non-linear price combinatorial auctions”. INFORMS Information Systems Research. 2010; in press.


Speitkamp B, Bichler M: “A mathematical programming approach for server consolidation problems in virtualized data centers”. IEEE Transactions on Services Computing. 2010; in press.


Schneider S, Shabalin P, Bichler M: “On the robustness of non-linear price personalized combinatorial auctions”. European Journal of Operational Research. 2010; 206(1): 248-259.


Bichler M, Shabalin P, Pikovsky A: “A computational analysis of linear price iterative combinatorial auction formats”. INFORMS Information Systems Research. 2009; 20(1): 33-59.


Kiss C, Bichler M: “Identification of influencers - measuring influence in customer networks”. Decision Support Systems. 2008; 46(1): 233-253.