Prof. Dr. Rainer Kolisch

Principal Investigator

Operations Management
TUM School of Management
Arcisstr. 21, 80333 Munich


  • Dissertation 1994, Habilitation 1999, Kiel University
  • 1999-2002: Associate Professor for Business Administration, Technical University Darmstadt
  • 2002: Full Professor for Industrial Management, Technical University Dresden
  • since 2002: Full Professor for Operations Management, Technical University Munich
  • 2015-2016: Visiting Professor, Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, North Carolina State University, USA.

Research interests:

Service operations management, with a current focus on airport and health care operations, as well as project management and scheduling.

Contact and furher information

List of published previous research relevant to AdONE (selection)

Column generation for outbound baggage handling at airports (with M. Frey and C. Artigues), Transportation Science,  Vol. 51.4 (2017), 1226-1241.

Optimizing inbound baggage handling at airports (with M. Frey and F. Kiermaier), Transportation Science, Vol. 51.4 (2017), 1210-1225.

The dynamic replica placement problem with service levels in content delivery networks: A model and a simulatied annealing heuristic (with A. Dahlmann), OR Spectrum, 37 (2015) 1, 217-242.

Planning towing processes at airports more efficiently (with J.Y. Du, J. Brunner), Transportation Research Part E, 70 (2014), 293-304.

Scheduling the hospital-wide flow of elective patients (with D. Gartner), European Journal of Operational Research, 233 (2014) 3, 689-699.

Hierarchical multi-skill resource assignment in the telecommunications industry (with C. Barz), Production and Operations Management, 23 (2014) 3, 489-503.

MIP models for resource-constrained project scheduling with flexible resource profiles (with A. Naber), European Journal of Operational Research, 239 (2014) 2, 335-348.

An efficient hybrid metaheuristic for integrated scheduling and staffing IT-projects based on a generalized minimum cost flow network (with C. Heimerl), Naval Research Logistics, 59 (2012) 2, 111-127.

Midterm scheduling of physicians with flexible shifts using branch-and-price (with J. Brunner and J. Bard), IIE Transactions, 43 (2011) 2, 84-109.

Project scheduling under partially renewable resource constraints (with J. Böttcher, A. Drexl, and F. Salewski), Management Science, 45 (1999) 4, 543-559.

Characterization and generation of a general class of resource-constrained project scheduling problems (with A. Sprecher and A. Drexl), Management Science, 41 (1995) 10, 1693-1703.