Hasso-Plattner-Institut
Prof. Dr. h.c. Hasso Plattner
  
 

Dr. Rainer Schlosser

Postdoc

Phone: +49 (331) 5509-1309
Fax: +49 (331) 5509-579
Email:  rainer.schlosser(at)hpi.de
Room:  Hasso-Plattner-Villa, V-2.05
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Research Interests

Database Optimization

  • Optimal Resource Allocation
  • Workload-Driven Decision-Making
  • Index Selection
  • Data Placement
  • Partial Replication

Revenue Management

  • Optimal Control of Dynamic Systems
  • Stochastic Models & Simulation
  • Data-Driven Decision-Making
  • Dynamic Pricing Competition
  • Inventory Management

Data-Mining

  • Workload Anticipation
  • Analysis of Partially Observable Market Data
  • Demand Learning
  • Customer Choice
  • Estimation of Sales Probabilities

Projects

Education

  • Ph.D. in Operations Research (summa cum laude), Humboldt-University of Berlin, Germany (05/2014), Topic: Dynamic Pricing and Advertising Models; Elsa-Neumann-Scholarship, Berlin Senate (Ph.D. grant)
  • Master's degree (Dipl.-Math.) in Mathematics (very good), Humboldt-University of Berlin, Germany (10/2010), Focus: Optimization, Stochastics, Financial Mathematics
  • Master's degree (Dipl.-Kfm.) in Business Administration (very good), Humboldt-University of Berlin, Germany (02/2010), Focus: Operations Research, Econometrics, Risk Management

Reviewing

  • Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering
  • European Journal of Operational Research
  • International Journal of Production Economics
  • Journal of the Operational Research Society
  • Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control
  • IMA Journal of Management Mathematics
  • Transportation Research (Part E)
  • OR Spectrum
  • Economics E-Journal
  • Omega: The International Journal of Management Science
  • Expert Systems with Applications
  • Management Science

Publications

  • Schlosser, R., Boissier, M.: Dealing with the Dimensionality Curse in Dynamic Pricing Competition: Using Frequent Repricing to Compensate Imperfect Market Anticipations. Computers and Operations Research. 100, 26-42 (2018).
     
  • Schlosser, R., Richly, K.: Dynamic Pricing Competition with Unobservable Inventory Levels: A Hidden Markov Model Approach. Communications in Computer and Information Science, Springer (accepted for publication) (2018).
     
  • Schlosser, R., Boissier, M.: Dynamic Pricing under Competition on Online Marketplaces: A Data-Driven Approach. KDD '18 Proceedings of the 24th ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery & Data Mining. pp. 705-714 (2018).
     
  • Schlosser, R., Walther, C., Boissier, M., Uflacker, M.: Data-Driven Inventory Management and Dynamic Pricing Competition on Online Marketplaces. Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2018). pp. 5856-5858 (2018).
     
  • Boissier, M., Schlosser, R., Uflacker, M.: Hybrid Data Layouts for Tiered HTAP Databases with Pareto-Optimal Data Placements. IEEE 34th International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE 2018). pp. 209-220 (2018).
     
  • Schlosser, R., Richly, K.: Dynamic Pricing Strategies in a Finite Horizon Duopoly with Partial Information. 7th International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems, ICORES 2018. pp. 21-30 (2018).
     
  • Schlosser, R.: Stochastic Dynamic Multi-Product Pricing under Competition. Operations Research Proceedings 2017. pp. 527-533 (2018).
     
  • Schlosser, R., Boissier, M.: Optimal Repricing Strategies in a Stochastic Infinite Horizon Duopoly. Operations Research and Enterprise Systems 6th International Conference, ICORES 2017, Porto, Portugal, February 23–25, 2017, Revised Selected Papers. pp. 129-150. Springer (2018).
     
  • Schlosser, R., Boissier, M.: Optimal Price Reaction Strategies in the Presence of Active and Passive Competitors. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems (ICORES), Porto, Portugal. pp. 47-56 (2017).
     
  • Schlosser, R.: Stochastic Dynamic Pricing and Advertising in Isoelastic Oligopoly Models. European Journal of Operational Research. 259, 1144-1155 (2017).
     
  • Uflacker, M., Schlosser, R., Meinel, C.: Ertragsmanagement im Wandel - Potentiale der In-Memory Technologie. In: Gläß, R. and Leukert, B. (eds.) Handel 4.0: Die Digitalisierung des Handels. Strategien, Technologien, Transformation. pp. 177-190. Springer Gabler (2017).
     
  • Zimmermann, T., Djürken, T., Mayer, A., Janke, M., Boissier, M., Schwarz, C., Schlosser, R., Uflacker, M.: Detecting Fraudulent Advertisements on a Large E-Commerce Platform. Proceedings of the Nineteenth International Workshop on Data Warehousing and OLAP, DOLAP, Venice, Italy, March 21, 2017 (2017).
     
  • Serth, S., Podlesny, N., Bornstein, M., Lindemann, J., Latt, J., Selke, J., Schlosser, R., Boissier, M., Uflacker, M.: An Interactive Platform to Simulate Dynamic Pricing Competition on Online Marketplaces. 21st IEEE International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference, EDOC 2017, Quebec City, QC, Canada, October 10-13, 2017. pp. 61-66. IEEE (2017).
     
  • Boissier, M., Schlosser, R., Podlesny, N., Serth, S., Bornstein, M., Latt, J., Lindemann, J., Selke, J., Uflacker, M.: Data-Driven Repricing Strategies in Competitive Markets: An Interactive Simulation Platform. Proceedings of the Eleventh ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys '17). pp. 355-357. ACM, New York, NY, USA (2017).
     
  • Seiffert, M., Holstein, F., Schlosser, R., Schiller, J.: Next Generation Cooperate Wearables: Generalized Activity Assessment Computed Fully Distributed Within a Wireless Body Area Network. IEEE Access Journal. 5, 16793-16807 (2017).
     
  • Schlosser, R.: Stochastic Dynamic Multi-Product Pricing with Dynamic Advertising and Adoption Effects. Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management. 15, 153-169 (2016).
     
  • Schlosser, R., Boissier, M., Schober, A., Uflacker, M.: How To Survive Dynamic Pricing Competition in E-commerce. Proceedings of the Poster Track of the 10th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2016), Boston, USA, September 17, 2016 (2016).
     
  • Schlosser, R.: Joint Stochastic Dynamic Pricing and Advertising with Time-Dependent Demand. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control. 73, 439-452 (2016).
     
  • Boissier, M., Djürken, T., Schlosser, R., Faust, M.: A Cost-Aware and Workload-Based Index Advisor for Columnar In-Memory Databases. 22nd International Conference, ICIST 2016, Druskininkai, Lithuania, October 13-15, 2016, Proceedings, CCIS 639. p. 285--299 (2016).
     
  • Schlosser, R.: Dynamic Pricing and Advertising Models with Inventory Holding Costs. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control. 57, 163-181 (2015).
     
  • Schlosser, R.: A Stochastic Dynamic Pricing and Advertising Model under Risk Aversion. Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management. 14, 451-468 (2015).
     
  • Schlosser, R.: Dynamic Pricing with Time-Dependent Elasticities. Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management. 14, 365-383 (2015).
     
  • Helmes, K., Schlosser, R.: Oligopoly Pricing and Advertising in Isoelastic Adoption Models. Dynamic Games and Applications. 5, 334-360 (2015).
     
  • Helmes, K., Schlosser, R.: Dynamic Advertising and Pricing with Constant Demand Elasticities. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control. 37, 2814-2832 (2013).
     
  • Helmes, K., Schlosser, R., Weber, M.: Dynamic Advertising and Pricing in a Class of General New-Product Adoption Models. European Journal of Operational Research. 229, 433-443 (2013).