Short curriculum vitae

Apr 1968 to Jan 1974: studies in mathematics and physics, University at Cologne; Jan 1974: diploma in mathematics at the University at Cologne at the chair of Prof. Dr. R. Bulirsch

Feb 1974 to Oct 1984: assistant in applied mathematics at the chair of Prof. Dr. R. E. Burkard, University at Cologne; Dec 1976: Dr. rer. nat., University at Cologne; Jan 1979 to Sep 1979: research at the Department of Operations Research, Stanford University; Nov 1980: habilitation in mathematics, University at Cologne; 1980 to 1984: lecturing, University at Cologne.

Nov 1984 to Apr 1986: professor in mathematics, University Kaiserslautern; Apr1986 to Oct 1986: associate professor in mathematics, University Trier; since Oct 1986: full professor in applied mathematics, Institute of Optimization, Technological University Braunschweig.

 

Jun1984 to Dec 1989: book review editor of MMOR (Mathematical Methods of Operations Research); Dec 1986 to Dec 2006: associate editor of MMOR; since Jan 1995: international advisory board member of the Journal of Operations and Quantitative Management; since Jan 2000: associate editor of Operations Research; since July 2004: departmental editor of Zeitschrift für Betriebswirtschaftslehre; since Jan 2007: advisory board member of MMOR.


Some finished, current and starting research projects


Selected scientific publications

Published books

Linear and Combinatorial Optimization in Ordered Algebraic Structures, Annals of Discrete Mathematics 10, North Holland, Amsterdam (1981).

Algebraic and Combinatorial Methods in Operations Research, Annals of Discrete Mathematics 19, North Holland, Amsterdam, (1984), (Editor, together with R.E. Burkard and R.A. Cuninghame-Green).

Discrete Optimization, Special volume of Mathematical Methods of Operations Research, 1996 (Editor).

Proceedings of the Symposium of OR 96, Springer, 1997 (Editor, together with U. Derigs, W. Gaul, R.H. Möhring, and K.-P. Schuster).

Selected recent and forthcoming publications

On minimum k-modal partitions of permutations (full version), together with Gabriele Di Stefano, Stefan Krause, Marco E. Lübbecke, submitted in 2005.

On minimum k-modal partitions of permutations. In LATIN 2006, LNCS 3887, 374-385, 2006, J.R. Correa, A, Hevia, M. Kiwi (Eds.), together with Gabriele Di Stefano, Stefan Krause, Marco E. Lübbecke.

Cost Optimal Periodic Train Scheduling. Mathematical Methods of Operations Research, 2005 (62) 281-295, together with Thomas Lindner.
Postscript, PDF

Short note on complexity and approximability of unimodal partitions of permutations. Preprint of the Mathematical Institutes, TU
Braunschweig, Report 05/01, 11 p., 2005, together with Gabriele Di Stefano.
Postscript, PDF

Engine Routing and Scheduling at Industrial In-Plant Railroads. Transportation Science, 37 (2) 183-197, 2003, together with Marco E. Lübbecke.
Postscript, PDF

Computer Aided Scheduling of Switching Engines. In
Mathematics-Key Technology for the Future: Joint Projects
Between Universities and Industry, W. Jäger and H.-J. Krebs (Eds.), Springer, Berlin, 2003, pp.690-702, together with Marco E. Lübbecke. abstract, Postscript, PDF

Train Schedule Optimization in Public Rail Transport. In
Mathematics-Key Technology for the Future: Joint Projects
Between Universities and Industry, W. Jäger and H.-J. Krebs (Eds.), Springer, Berlin, 2003, pp.703-716, together with Thomas Lindner. Postscript

Combinatorial Online-Optimization in Real-Time, in M. Grötschel, S.O. Krumke, J. Rambau, editors, Online Optimization of Large Scale Systems, pages 679-704, Springer, Berlin 2001, together with Martin Grötschel, Sven O. Krumke, J. Rambau, and Thomas Winter.

Stowage and Transport Optimization in Ship Planning, in M. Grötschel, S.O. Krumke, J. Rambau, editors,
Online
Optimization of Large Scale Systems, pages 731-745, Springer, Berlin, 2001, together with Dirk Steenken and Thomas Winter. Postscript (52k), PDF (81k)

Dispatch of Trams in Storage Yards, Annals of Operations Research 2000, pages 287-315, together with Thomas Winter. abstract, Postscript


Optimale Disposition von Rangierlokomotiven bei Werks- und Industriebahnen -- vom Bedarf zum Produkt, in
Arbeitskreis
Mathematik in Forschung und Praxis: 18. Symposium "Modellierung und Simulation von Verkehr
, Bad Honnef, November 17-18, 2000, together with Marco E. Lübbecke. postscript

A polynomial cycle cancelling algorithm for submodular flows, Mathematical Programming 86(1), 1-15, 1999, together with C. Wallacher. abstract, Postscript


Discrete Online and Real-Time Optimization, in K. Mehlhorn, editor,
Fundamentals--Foundations of Computer Science, Proceedings of the 15th IFIP World Computer Congress, Österreichische Computer Gesellschaft, ISBN 3-85403-117-3, Budapest/Vienna, 1998, together with Thomas Winter. Postscript

Discrete Optimization in Public Rail Transport, Mathematical Programming 79(3), 415-444, 1997, together with Michael R. Bussieck, and Thomas Winter.
abstract, postscript

Linienoptimierung - Modellierung und praktischer Einsatz, Mathematik - Schlüsseltechnologie für die Zukunft, Springer,
595-607, 1997, together with Michael R. Bussieck, M. Krista, and K.D. Wiegand. abstract, Postscript


Optimal Lines for Railway Systems, European J. Oper. Res.~96, 54-63, 1996, together with Michael R. Bussieck, and P. Kreuzer. abstract, Postscript


Inequalities for the Gamma Function with Applications to Permanents, Discrete Mathematics 154, 53-62, 1996, together with R.J. Grabner, and R.F. Tichy. abstract, Postscript


Fast Algorithms for the Maximum Convolution Problem, Oper. Res. Letters 15, 133-141, 1994, together with Michael R. Bussieck, H. Hassler, G.J. Wöginger. abstract, postscript


On the complexity of the dual method for maximum balanced flows, Discrete Applied Mathematics 50, 77-88, 1994.

A combinatorial interior point method for network flow problems, Mathematical Programming 56, 321-335, 1992, together with Claus Wallacher.

Negative circuits for flows and submodular flows. Discrete Applied Mathematics, 39, 179-189, 1992.

Search Directions for a Class of Projective Methods. Mathematical Methods of Operations Research, 34, 353-379, 1990.

More than 55 scientific papers published since 1976.

 

Selected other publications

Zur Entwicklung des Zeitschriftenbestandes an mathematischen Fachbibliotheken (German),  together with T. Winter. postscript

Wissenschaftliche Information am Wendepunkt? Zwänge, Krisen und Chancen aus Sicht der Mathematik (German), together with M. Grötschel and J. Lügger. postscript

 

Address information

Prof. Dr. Uwe T. Zimmermann

Institut für Mathematische Optimierung
Carl Friedrich Gauß Fakultät
Technische Universität Braunschweig

Pockelsstraße 14,
D - 38106 Braunschweig,
Germany


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e-mail:
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