OR2015 Emerging Scholar Program

Emerging Scholar Program

When: Thursday, September 3, 2015, from 8:00 to 12:00

Where: Sitzungszimmer VAM, main building, first floor (see floor plans)


The Gesellschaft für Operations Research e.V. is committed to fostering the development of young professionals pursuing academic careers in the field of OR and has thus commissioned this special session of the conference for the second time. This half-day program is designed for young scholars who are beginning their academic careers. The goal is to provide junior OR professionals with career-building advice in developing excellence in their personal programs of teaching, research, and service in Operations Research. The program will consist of a set of guided discussions on topics relevant to academic career building in the field of Operations Research. The discussions will cover a broad range of topics such as (but not limited to): excelling in the classroom, new methodologies for research and teaching, book writing, charting and managing a winning research stream, choosing publication outlets, dealing with lazy editors, dealing with impertinent reviewers, funded research, professional service – getting involved with what and when, service opportunities in the GOR, consulting, juggling your activities – doing it all, setting priorities, etc.

Another goal is to facilitate a networking with junior colleagues as well as senior GOR members.


John Kanet (University of Dayton)
Peter Letmathe (University of Aachen)

Senior Scholars:

Erwin Pesch (University of Siegen)


Participation is by invitation only and limited to max. 15 participants. Participants must hold a PhD or must be at an advanced stage of their PhD process in a university department in Operations Research, be registered for the conference and committed to attend the full half-day program. Download invitation for more information on the application process.



  • Alois Pichler (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)
  • Danial Esmaeili (Sabanci University)
  • Simeon Hagspiel (University of Cologne)
  • Olga Rusyaeva (Kuehne Logistics University)
  • Christian Fikar (University of Natural Resources and Life Science)
  • Rainer Schlosser (University of Potsdam)
  • Radu Constantin Popa (TUM School of Management)
  • Daniel Tonke (Technical University Munich)
  • Daniel Huppmann (The John Hopkins University)
  • Mehdi Sam Piltan (University of British Columbia)
  • Igor Kozeletskyi (University of Duisburg-Essen)
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