WHU Appoints Professor Dr. Arne Strauss

On January 1, 2020, Professor Dr. Arne Strauss joins the faculty of WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management. He has been appointed as Professor for the Mercator Foundation Endowed Chair of Sustainable Urban Transport on Campus Vallendar.

"Finding solutions for sustainable means of transport and traffic is one of the great challenges of our time. We are delighted to have gained Professor Dr. Arne Strauss as an excellent expert on the forward-looking topic of Sustainable Urban Transport," explains Professor Dr. Markus Rudolf, Dean of WHU. Professor Dr. Strauss has taught analytics and operational research at Warwick Business School (WBS). He is the Academic Director of the MSc Business Analytics program at WBS and a member of the Analytics Curriculum Advisory Group of the accreditation body AACSB. Furthermore, he is a member of the Research Panel of the Operational Research Society and (starting January 2020) of the Strategic Advisory Team Mathematical Sciences of the British Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

Professor Dr. Strauss graduated from the University of Trier with a degree in business mathematics. He completed his master's degree in mathematics at the Virginia Polytech Institute and State University in the USA. He then received his Ph.D. in Management Science from Lancaster University Management School, UK. Starting in October 2011, he taught and researched first as Assistant Professor and later as Associate Professor at Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, UK. He has been an Associate Professor of Operational Research at Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, UK, since January 2014. He has also been a Turing Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute in London, the national center for artificial intelligence and machine learning, since October 2018.

Professor Dr. Arne Strauss focuses his research on demand management, yield optimization through models of customer choice, pricing, and links to the transportation domain. As Professor Dr. Strauss greatly appreciates the combination of research and practice, he collaborates on many of his projects with partners from industry. Currently, he has four STAR publications and his research has been published in leading international scientific journals such as Production and Operations Management, Transportation Science and European Journal of Operational Research.

He received various prizes and awards for his research such as the Doctoral Prize 2009 for the best Ph.D. dissertation from the Operational Research Society, or the international Jane’s Air Traffic Control Innovation Award 2019 for the Horizon 2020 research project COCTA. Furthermore, he received various teaching excellence awards from Warwick Business School as well as an IBM Faculty Award.