Mercator Endowed Chair

of Demand Management & Sustainable Transport

About us

Welcome to the Mercator Endowed Chair of Demand Management & Sustainable Transport. Our work is focussed on developing innovative digital technologies to enable sustainable transportation. One major theme in that context is the combination of demand management concepts (such as dynamic pricing or availability control of services) and classic transportation/logistics management (such as route optimisation) so as to increase sustainability.

Our work encompasses planning and control problems in urban logistics, mobility as well as air traffic management. Typically, these applications involve customer choice modelling, optimal control, large-scale optimisation and optimal learning. We develop solutions in collaboration with various stakeholders.

Team

Our team

Professor Dr. Arne Strauss

Chairholder

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Johanna Häring

Personal Assistant

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Bahar Rezaei

Post-Doctoral Researcher

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Jan-Rasmus Künnen

Research Assistant / Doctoral Candidate

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Teaching

Our Teaching -
Courses offered in 2020/21

BSc Programme:

  • Data Science for Business
  • Pricing Analytics
  • Sustainable Urban Transport

Doctoral Programme:

  • Fundamentals of Optimisation
Research & Publications

Our publications –
A selection of journal articles.

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CADENZA project

Research project –
CADENZA has started

The CADENZA project has been successfully launched on June 1, 2020 under the direction of  Prof. Dr. Arne Strauss.

The CADENZA project, short for "Advanced Capacity and Demand Management for European Network Performance Optimization", aims to develop a detailed trajectory management concept for the European flight network.

With a share of approximately 360,000 euros of the total project costs of 2 million euros, the Mercator Chair of Prof. Dr. Arne Strauss at WHU will lead the development of innovative methodological approaches to the emerging issues as well as scalable optimization approaches.  The project runs until December 2022.

In addition to WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, the University of Belgrade, the University of Worms and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya as well as Eurocontrol are participating in the project.

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News & stories

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Two million Euro research funding.

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Online retailers face significant challenges due to the corona crisis.

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The European Commission has approved funding for the development of the CADENZA air traffic management system. In addition to WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, the University of Belgrade, the University of Applied Sciences Worms and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya as well as...

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Combination of demand management methodology and air traffic management leads to improved capacity planning.

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Contact

Get in touch with us –
We look forward to hearing from you.

Professor Dr.
Arne Strauss

Chairholder

+49 (0)261 6509 775
arne.strauss(at)whu.edu

Johanna Häring

Personal Assistant

+49 (0)261 6509 777
johanna.haering(at)whu.edu