Decision Sciences & Systems
Technical University of Munich

Univ. Prof.
Dr. Martin Bichler

E-Mail: bichler at in.tum.de (S/MIME Certificate, RGB-CA)    
Phone: +49 (0) 89 289 - 17500    
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Office: Room 01.10.061
Boltzmannstr 3
85748 Munich, Germany
Hours: by arrangement    
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Short Bio

Martin Bichler received his MSc degree from the Technical University of Vienna, and his Ph. D. as well as his Habilitation from the Vienna University of Economics and Business. He was working as a research fellow at UC Berkeley, and as research staff member at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York. Since 2003 he is full Professor at the Department of Informatics of the Technical University of Munich (TUM), and also a faculty member at the TUM School of Management. He was a visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge (2008), at HP Labs Palo Alto (2008), Department of Economics at Yale University (2016), Department of Economics at Stanford University (2017). Martin is responsible for the Master's program in Information Systems at TUM and a faculty and board member of the Bavarian Elite Master program "Finance and Information Management". He is currently editor-in-chief of the BISE journal, vice president of the INFORMS Section on Auctions and Market Design and a fellow of the Agora Group on Market Design at the University of New South Wales, Australia. Martin is also a principal investigator in the DFG-funded research training group AdONE, which is at the intersection of Informatics, Management Science, and Mathematics.

Vita and Publications

Research (Details)

Martin has contributed to different areas in computer science, operations research, and information systems. In particular he is interested in market design, optimization and resource allocation for cloud computing providers, econometrics, and data analysis. Martin has published in journals such as Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), INFORMS ISR, Management Science, Production and Operations Management, Games and Economic Behavior, ACM TEAC, IEEE TCC, IEEE TSC, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Economics Letters, Experimental Economics, EJOR, OR Letters, Telecom Policy, IEEE Computer, CACM, Computer Networks, Distributed and Parallel Databases, and SIGMOD Records and is on the editorial board of a number or journals.

He received the EURO Excellence in Practice Award, the INFORMS Daniel H. Wagner prize (runner-up), the HP Labs eAward, the IBM Faculty Award, the INFORMS ISS Design Science Award, and he won the Siemens SCM Olympics. In 2019, he also won a DFG Koselleck project. Since 2012 he is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Business and Information Systems Engineering.

In 2019 Martin was ranked 3rd in publications overall in the 5-year ranking by the Wirtschaftswoche among 2500 scholars in the management sciences and 12th in the lifetime ranking. In 2014 he was ranked 19 overall and 3rd in terms of A+ publications in the 5-year ranking of the Handelsblatt among 2346 scholars in Europe. He was ranked 14 in terms of A+ publications in the lifetime ranking.

Research Transfer

He has been involved in the development of several software packages, which have been or are being used in industry practice. He has also been a consultant to policy makers and industry in different areas in the recent years:

  • Game-theoretical consulting on spectrum auctions for bidders and regulators in almost a dozen auctions in countries such as Australia, Austria, Canada, the Czech Republic, and Germany. Academic work has influenced decisions by the Australian regulator, the Canadian regulator, and the US Federal Communications Commission. He is co-editing the Handbook of Spectrum Auction Design with Cambridge University Press.
  • Design of environmental markets Implementation of a large scale combinatorial exchange for the trading of catch shares in Australia in 2017. The project won the EURO Excellence in Practice Award 2018.
  • Design of procurement auctions with industry partners such for direct and indirect materials. One of his projects won the Siemens SCM Olympics.
  • Development of algorithms and tools for server consolidation and resource allocation in virtualized data centers with a European IT service provider. Implementation of control algorithms for virtualized data centers of a multi-national Asian IT service provider.
  • Earlier contributions to open-source software projects such as the Prova rule engine or the Permoto performance modeling tool.

Recent Books

Selected Academic Activities


Martin Bichler is responsible for the Master program in Information Systems at TU München. He is also a board member of the ENB MSc Finance and Information Management. For a complete list of all offered courses, see the Teaching page. Martin received the TeachInf Award of the student union of the Department of Informatics five times for different courses.

  • Operations Research (5 ECTS)
  • Business Analytics (5 ECTS)
  • Auction Theory and Market Design (5 ECTS)


Working Papers

Recent Journal Publications

Community Service

  • SENIOR PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBER, ACM Conference on Economics and Computation, Phoenix, USA, 2019.
  • CO-CHAIR, Doctoral Consortium, International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Munich, Germany, 2019.
  • PC MEMBER, ACM Conference on Economics and Computation, Ithaca, NY, 2018.
  • FACULTY MENTOR, Doctoral Consortium, International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), San Francisclo, USA, 2018.
  • TRACK CHAIR, International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Seoul, Korea, 2017.
  • SENIOR PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBER, ACM Conference on Economics and Computation, Netherlands, 2016.
  • STREAM CHAIR,  International Conference on Operations Research, Aachen, Germany, 2014.
  • TRACK CHAIR, International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Milan, Italy, 2013.
  • FACULTY MENTOR, Doctoral Consortium, International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Milan, Italy, 2013.
  • PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIR, International Conference on Electronic Commerce (ICEC), Singapore, 2012.
  • CLUSTER CHAIR, for the Auction Cluster of the INFORMS Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC, USA, 2011.
  • ORGANIZING COMMITTEE, ICSE 2009 Workshop on Cloud Computing, Vancouver, BC, Canada, May 23, 2009.
  • ORGANIZING COMMITTEE, MKWI 2008, Munich, Germany, February 26-28, 2008.
  • PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIR, IEEE Conference on Service-Oriented Computing and Applications, Irvine, USA, June 19-20, 2007.
  • TRACK CHAIR, eServices: Applications, Service Management and Technologies, Wirtschaftsinformatik 2007, Karlsruhe, Germany, February 2007.
  • ORGANIZING COMMITTEE, „Service-oriented E-Commerce”, Multikonferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik (MKWI 2006), Passau, Germany, 20.-22.03.2006.
  • GENERAL CHAIR, IEEE Conference on E-Commerce (CEC 2005), Munich, Germany, July 2005.
  • PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIR, IEEE Conference on E-Commerce (CEC 2004), San Diego, USA, July 2004.
  • PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIR, DEXA E-Commerce and Web Technologies (ecWeb 2004), Zaragoza, Spain, Sept. 2004.
  • ORGANIZING COMMITTEE, „Coordination in Supply Networks" Track, Multikonferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik (MKWI 2004), Duisburg, Germany, 9.-11.03.2004.
  • ORGANIZING COMMITTEE, IEEE Conference on Electronic Commerce (CEC 2003), Newport Beach, CA, USA, June 26-28, 2003.
  • ORGANIZING COMMITTEE, Fourth International Symposium on Multimedia Software Engineering (MSE2004), Miami, FL, USA, Dec. 2004
  • ORGANIZING COMMITTEE/PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIR, 4th IEEE International Workshop on Advanced Issues of E-Commerce and Web-based Information Systems (WECWIS 02), Newport Beach, CA, USA, June 26-28, 2002.
  • ORGANIZING COMMITTEE, IBM Research Workshop on Dynamic Pricing in eBusiness, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA, July 16-17, 2001.
  • ORGANIZING COMMITTEE, ECIS 2000, Vienna, Austria, July 3-5, 2000.
  • Workshop CHAIR, CaiSE*00 Workshop on Infrastructures for Dynamic Business-to-Business Service Outsourcing (IDSO’00), June 6, 2000, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • WORKSHOP CHAIR, International Workshop on Component-based Electronic Commerce, Berkeley, California, USA, July 25, 1998.


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