05. November 2020
In many businesses, the number and frequency of operational decisions to be madehas in-creased. Further, a competitive decision-making requires a comprehensive analysis of more and more data and cannotbe managed manually anymore. Hence, in recent years, the need for automated decision-making has become highly relevant. As current decision support sys-tems, which are typically rule-based, perform far from optimal more sophisticated decision sup-port has an enormous potential. The vision is to use self-tuning systems that are based on data-driven optimization models providing highly effective decisions. Naturally, to derive such solu-tions is challenging as in practical applications decisions typically have (i) a non-deterministic impact, (ii) mutually influence each other, and (iii) have to be managed according to different short-and long-term goals in changing environments. In this talk, Rainer Schlosser will give a brief overview about his research on data-driven decision making and his focus on applications in the areas of revenue management and database tuning. Hewill present deep dive examples for both research areas and discuss future research directions towards robust and self-tuning decision support.
Rainer Schlosser studied mathematics and business administration at Humboldt University of Berlin with a focus on optimization, stochastics, and quantitative methods. He worked as a research assistant at the Institute of Operations Research at HU Berlin. In 2014, he received his Ph.D. in operations research where he focused on dynamic optimization problems. In 2015, he joined the Hasso Plattner Institute working at the EPIC research group of Prof. Plattner where he specialized on data-driven decision support. He has taught methods of operations research at HU Berlin and data-driven decision-making at HPI. Dr. Schlosser has over 40 peer-reviewed publications in reputable international journals and conferences of different fields, such as op-erations research, economics, and data science (e.g., EJOR, JEDC, KDD) as well as database research (e.g., ICDE, VLDB, SSDBM, DAPD). Further, he serves as a reviewer for more than 30 journals.
Host: Prof. Dr. habil. Katharina Hölzle, MBA