Center for Digital Transformation

Managing
Digital Transformation

How companies are changing
the way they operate

Digitalization is transforming vast areas of our live and new technologies are fundamentally changing the way companies work. From processes to business models and management styles – everything must be put to the test. The Center for Digital Transformation (CDT) researches issues related to digitalization, its challenges, and opportunities. Our goal is to develop solutions through practice-oriented research and thus generate direct benefits for the economy and society. New findings flow directly into teaching to prepare our students for the tasks of the future.

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News

18-19 NOVEMBER  2021
Prof. Müller hosts natural Language Processing Workshop

On November 18/19, 2021, an inspiring workshop on Textual Analysis and Natural Language Processing (NLP) was held at TUM Campus Heilbronn. Leading researchers and doctoral students from the fields of management, finance, and computer science accepted the invitation of Prof. Sebastian Müller. Read the summary here.

19ST NOVEMBER  2021
Prof. Wuttke at the Wiesbadener Compliance Day

Prof. Wuttke presents a supply chain management perspective on the new supply chain diligence act at the Wiesbadener Compliance Day

18ST NOVEMBER  2021
Study by Prof. Wuttke “Seeing the Bigger Picture? Ramping Up Production with the Use of Augmented Reality”

A study by Prof. Wuttke, Ankit Upadhyay (TUM), Enno Siemsen (University of Wisconsin) and Alexandra Wuttke-Linnemann has been accepted in “Manufacturing and Service Operations Management” for publication. The title is: “Seeing the Bigger Picture? Ramping Up Production with the Use of Augmented Reality”.

18ST NOVEMBER  2021
Prof. Wuttke at the Decision Sciences (DSI) conference

Prof. Wuttke participates in an invited panel on Teaching Industry 4.0 at the Decision Sciences (DSI) conference

17ST NOVEMBER  2021
Prof. Wuttke and Begimai Marlenova at the Decision Sciences (DSI) conference

Begimai Marlenova presents a study on “Supply Chain Finance and Supply Chain Resilience” at the Decision Sciences (DSI) conference together with Prof. Wuttke and Eve Rosenzweig (Emory).

17ST NOVEMBER  2021
Sairam Sriraman at the Decision Sciences (DSI) conference

Sairam Sriraman presents at the Decision Sciences (DSI) conference “Supply Chain Resilience through Supply Chain Finance”

2ND NOVEMBER  2021
PROF. Wuttke at the University Future Festival 

Prof. Wuttke presents at the University Future Festival on key take-aways from teaching in virtual reality

27ST October 2021
Prof. Wuttke presents a study “Supply Chain Finance during Corona: Increased Togetherness or Commercial Truth?”

At the INFORMS conference Prof. Wuttke,  together with Begimai Marlenova and Eve Rosenzweig (Emory) presents a study by “Supply Chain Finance during Corona: Increased Togetherness or Commercial Truth?”

2 November 2021
SUPPY CHAIN FINANCE HUB from 26-28 October 2021

The 3rd Supply Chain Finance Hub addressed the opportunities and challenges of supporting supply chain finance with blockchain technology. Participants gained new insights from the knowledge and experience of our top speakers coming from leading firms and universities as well as heard about the latest research on the topic, introduced by the host Prof. David Wuttke. More information at www.wi.tum.de/hub.

30th October 2021
Prof. Förderer sheds light on the opportunities and dangers of a “metaverse”

Following the renaming of Facebook to “Meta”, Prof. Förderer sheds light on the opportunities and dangers of a “Metaverse”. The metaverse allows people to interact as avatars and work, shop, learn and play in virtual reality without being physically together. Read the full article here (in German).

20th October 2021
Prof. Christos Makridis presents at the CDT Seminar Series

On 20 October 2021, Prof. Christos Makridis presented his recent work on The Rise of Decentralized Cryptocurrency Exchanges: Evaluating the Role of Airdrops and Governance Tokens during the CDT Seminar Series. Christos serves as the Senior Adviser on the National AI Institute at the Department of Veterans Affairs, a Research Professor at the W. P. Carey School of Business in Arizona State University, a Digital Fellow at the Digital Economy Lab in Stanford University and a Non-resident Fellow at the Institute for Religious Studies at Baylor University. Thank you for the insightful presentation!

7th September 2021
REGISTRATION FOR CDT SEminar SERIES

At CDT we host talks by leading experts as part of the CDT Seminar Series.
The talks take place 3-4 times per semester on a Wednesday from 1 to 2:30 PM German time.
Participation in our online seminars is now open to everyone – if you are interested, please register below.

Register now

News Archive

29th September 2021
Prof. Förderer defines 5 tips on how CIOs avoid dependencies

In his article in the CIO Magazine, Prof. Jens Förderer summarizes 5 tips for CIOs on how not to become dependent on cloud providers, as well as the benefits of a thorough analysis and exit strategy. Read the full article here (in German).

21st JuLY 2021
Research on esg risks and banking regulation

A research project by Prof. Sebastian Müller (CDT) and Prof. Gunther Friedl (Dean of the TUM School of Management, Munich) on ESG risks and banking regulation was funded by the Frankfurt Institute for Risk Management and Regulation (FIRM e.V.). The results were presented at the FIRM research conference in June 2021 and recently discussed in this article in the Börsenzeitung.

21st June 2021
Prof. Förderer comments in HANDELSBLATT on the antitrust investigations of Apple by the Bundeskartellamt (German Federal Cartel Office)

Prof. Jens Förderer comments on the investigations of the Bundeskartellamt (German Federal Cartel Office) on Apple’s market power, particularly the AppStore. Read the full article in the newspaper HANDELSBLATT here.

9th April 2021
Prof. Kiesmüller has joined Lund University as a guest Professor

Prof. Kiesmüller has joined Lund University (Sweden) as a guest professor where she collaborates with Prof. Marklund from the Division of Production Management. Their common research interests have resulted in joint research projects  about the coordination of inventory and transportation management.

04th February 2021
Review of Current Literature on Platforms

A recent literature review on platform management tactics has appeared as part of the Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems. The research project has been co-authored by Prof. Dr. Jens Förderer.

The review brings together work that has so far been dispersed over different academic disciplines and distills different types of management tactics that platform companies can use to manage their partners and ecosystems. Find more Information here.

27th January 2021
Research Grant on Competition in Platform Markets

The German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) has recently announced to fund a research project on the platform economy headed by Prof. Dr. Jens Förderer.

The project, titled “Competition with the Platform Owner: An Empirical-quantitative Investigation of Mobile App Platforms”, seeks to study the competition between platform companies and their partners. Platform firms such as Amazon and Apple have been criticized for being too powerful, and part of this criticism has been related to the observation that platform companies enter the markets of their partners with own rival products. Such entries can represent an existential threat for many firms that currently build their business on platforms. However, so far, it remains little understood when complementors face competition with platform companies. The research project will, amongst other questions, investigate the causes of competition between platform companies and their complementors.

20th January 2021
Research project on platforms and privacy presented at wise 2020

A recent research project of Prof. Dr. Jens Förderer and Tobias Kircher was presented at the 31st Workshop on Information Systems and Economics, held from December 16-19 2020.

The project, titled “Does Consumer Privacy Harm Innovation? Evidence from Google’s Enforcement of COPPA in Android’s Market for Kids-Games” investigates an important question faced by platform companies: should they encourage privacy on their platforms? While privacy fosters user adoption, it potentially harms complementary innovation. So far, little is known about the actual consequences of privacy on innovation. The paper is currently being finalized and will shortly appear as a working paper on this website.

WISE is the primary academic forum for the discussion of cutting-edge information systems research questions related to business and economic outcomes.

6th July  2021
Prof. Wuttke receives outstanding Reviewer Award

Prof. Wuttke has been selected for IJOPM’s 2020 Best Reviewer Award for his excellent reviews in 2020 for the International Journal of Operations & Production Management. The award acknowledges an outstanding set of reviewers who provided reviews not only consistently on time, but who also stood out in terms of the level of constructive and developmental feedback, the value added to the authors and the comprehensiveness and dedication of their reviews.

10th June 2021
Prof. Wuttke receives outstanding Reviewer Award

Prof. Wuttke receives the Outstanding Reviewer Award of the International Journal of Production Economics for his excellent reviews in 2020.

29th March 2021
Prof. Kiesmüller receives Outstanding Reviewer Award

Prof. Kiesmüller received the Outstanding Reviewer Award of the journal “OR Spectrum – Quantitative Approaches in Management” for her excellent reviews in 2020.

10th February 2021
Prof. Dr. Jens Förderer nominated for the VHB-Nachwuchspreis

Prof. Dr. Jens Förderer’s recent research paper “Interfirm Exchange and Innovation in Platform Ecosystems: Evidence from Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference” has been nominated for the VHB-Nachwuchspreis. The VHB-Nachwuchspreis honors outstanding research papers by junior faculty members and is awarded by the German Academic Association of Business Research (VHB). Find more information here.

26th October 2021
Participation of Prof. Kiesmüller in discussion panel of the Max Syrbe Symposium on 3 November 2021

Prof. Kiesmüller took part in the Max Syrbe Symposium of the Ferdinand Steinbeis Institute and the Steinbeis Foundation on 3 November 2021 at 3:30 PM. The topic of the discussion event was “Was bringt’s?! Vom Nutzwert der Wissenschaft” (“What’s the use?! On the Usefulness of Science”) and focused on the benefits that science brings to the economy and society and how these can be measured. Participants included representatives from research institutions as well as from companies and society. More information can be found on www.max-syrbe-symposium.de.

23rd/24th June 2021
Workshop on Digital Technologies in Operations Management

How do new technologies affect operations management? Will blockchain lead to better supply chain financing? Will augmented reality systematically improve the commissioning of new manufacturing processes? These were some of the questions discussed by researchers from around the world at the first Workshop on Digital Technologies in Operations Management, organized by Prof. Wuttke and Prof. Kiesmüller and held online due to the pandemic.

Virtual reality was also used for two interactive research-industry roundtables, where the 30 workshop participants met online with their VR headsets, represented by their avatars. The first roundtable focused on autonomous driving, while the second looked at virtual and augmented reality in research and education. The next Workshop on Digital Technologies in Operations Management will be held on site if possible.

15th June 2021
Supply Chain Finance Hub taken up in logistik heute

The journal LOGISTIK HEUTE takes up the important topic of sustainable supply chain finance and reports, among other things, on our Supply Chain Finance Hub on 19 May 2021, organized by Prof. David Wuttke. Read the full article here.

14th April 2021
Prof. Wuttke HOSTS the supply chain finance hub on 19-21 may 2021

Prof. Wuttke is organizing the Supply Chain Finance Hub on Increasing Sustainability Performance with Supply Chain Finance on 19 May 2021. Participants will learn from the knowledge and experience of top speakers from leading industries as well as hear about the latest research on the topic and interact in networking sessions and the two accompanying workshops on 20 and 21 May.
More information at www.wi.tum.de/hub.

22ND April 2021
Prof. KIESMÜLLER and prof. Wuttke took part in girls day at tum campus heilbronn on 22 April 2021

On Girls’ Day, colleagues at TUM Campus Heilbronn encouraged schoolgirls to take up professions that are not typical for their gender. The girls particularly enjoyed the many personal reports on the experiences of female students and professors like Prof. Gudrun Kiesmüller who also gave helpful advice to the girls. A highlight was the virtual reality lecture by Prof. David Wuttke who presented how school lessons might look like in the future. Read more in the newspaper article of Heilbronner Stimme (in German).

1St March 2021
Virtual Research day at the Center for Digital Transformation

On 26th February 2021, twelve young researchers of the Center for Digital Transformation presented their ongoing and planned research projects. The presentations on the impact of digital technologies on operations as well as the effect of digitalization on financial markets were followed by lively and constructive discussions. New opportunities for firms with digital platforms were the subject of debate, too, as they provide the infrastructure for example for supply chain finance. Further topics with a reference to the current situation included research on intensive care unit management decisions. The young scientists demonstrated their deep methodological knowledge in the fields of econometrics, game theory, robust optimization, Markov decision processes, and machine learning. The great success of the day was also achieved through the valuable feedback of the senior researchers from the Center for Digital Transformation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9th June 2021
Prof. Dr. Florian Weigert presents at the CDT Seminar Series

On 9 June 2021, Prof. Dr. Florian Weigert, Professor of Financial Risk Management at the University of Neuchâtel in Switzerland presented his recent work on Hedge Funds and the Positive Idiosyncratic Volatility Effect during the CDT Seminar Series. Thank you for your insightful talk and the Q&A session!

5th May 2021
Dr. Gar Goei Loke presents at the CDT Seminar Series

On 5 May 2021, Dr. Gar Goei Loke, Visiting Assistant Professor with the Department of Analytics & Operations at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School, presented his recent work on Inventory-Responsive Donor Management Policy – A Tandem Network Model during the CDT Seminar Series. Thank you for joining us for this interesting talk!

28th April 2021
Dr. Dominik Gutt presents at the CDT Seminar Series

On 28 April 2021, Dr. Dominik Gutt, Assistant Professor of Technology & Operations Management at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, presented his recent work on The Rise of Robo-Reviews – The Effects of Chatbot-Mediated Review Elicitation on Online Reviews during the CDT Seminar Series. Thank you for the insightful presentation!

 

 

 

 

 

Professors

Prof. Dr. Gudrun P. Kiesmüller
Director Center for Digital Transformation (CDT)
Professor of Operations Management

Prof. Dr. Jens Förderer
Professor of Innovation and Digitalization

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Müller, CFA
Professor of Finance

Prof. Dr. David Wuttke
Professor of Supply Chain Management

Prof. Dr. Jingui Xie
Professor of Business Analytics

Find out more by clicking on the Professors’ Profiles!

Affiliate Members

Prof. Dr. Helmut Krcmar
Professor of Information Systems & Delegate Officer of the President – TUM Campus Heilbronn

Scientific Staff

Research Interests:

  • Empirical Asset Pricing
  • Asset Management
  • Textual Analysis in Finance

 

Career:

  • Since 07/2020 Research and teaching assistant at the Center of Digital Transformation, Technical University of Munich
  • 08/2019 – 07/2020 Quantitative Consultant at d-fine GmbH
  • 03/2018 – 09/2018 Internship at Funding Circle (P2P Lender)
  • 02-2017 – 05/2017 Internship at KFW Bankengruppe

 

Education:

  • 10/2016 – 06/2019 M.Sc. Economics, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
  • 10/2013 – 03/2016 B.Sc. in Economics, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster

 

Phone: +49 7131 264 18 822
Email: christian.breitung@tum.de

Research Interests

  • Machine Learning in Finance
  • Empirical Asset Pricing
  • International Stock Markets

 

Career

  • Since 10/2020 Research and teaching assistant at the Center for Digital Transformation, Technical University of Munich
  • Since  07/2020 Research Assistent Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus-Senftenberg
  • 10/2019 – 03/2020 Internship at HSBC  Trinkaus & Burkhardt AG
  • 04/2019 – 09/2019 Internship at KPMG AG
  • 09/2018 – 04/2019 Internship at SAP SE
  • 02/2016 – 03/2016 Internship at China Construction Bank
  • 07/2014 – 08/2014 Internship at BOSCH

 

 

 

Education

  • 09/2017 – 07/2020 M.Sc. Business Research (Finance), University of Mannheim
  • 09/2014 – 08/2017 B.A. in Business Administration, Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
  • 09/2012 – 06/2014 B.A. in Business Administration, Hunan University

 

Phone: +49 7131 264 18 809
Email: zihan.gong@tum.de

Research Interests:

  • IT economics
  • The economic consequences of privacy
  • Platform governance

 

Teaching:

  • Empirical Research in Economics and Management (Bachelor)
  • Empirical Research in Economics and Management (Master)

 

Professional experience:

  • 2012-2019: working student jobs, internships and trainee program – e. g. with Munich Re, Deutsche Bank, KPMG, Bosch, Merck and Zeiss

 

International experience:

  • 2018 Semester abroad at the Polytechnic University of Hong Kong, China
  • 2016 Internship with Bosch in Charleston, SC, USA
  • 2014/15 Semester abroad at the Fudan University in Shanghai, China
  • Languages: German, English, French, Chinese

 

Academic career and education:

  • Since October 2019 Research Associate and Doctoral Candidate at the professorship for Innovation & Digitalization, Center for Digital Transformation, Technical University of Munich
  • 2016 – 2018 Master of Science in Management, University of Mannheim
  • 2012 – 2015 Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Ludwig-Maximilian-University of Munich

 

Phone: +49 7131 264 18 811
Email: tobias.kircher@tum.de

Research Interests:

  • Platform Economies & Digital Business Models
  • Hate Speech on Social Platforms

 

Teaching:

  • Economics and Management of Digital Platforms

 

Professional Career:

  • Since 05/2021: Research Assistant at the Center for Digital Transformation, TUM School of Management
  • 03/2021 – 05/2021: Consulting Intern at Oliver Wyman, Munich (Management Consulting)
  • 09/2019 – 03/2021: Working Student at Atos IT Solutions & Services GmbH, Vienna (IT Consulting & Project Management)
  • 02/2020 – 02/2021: Student Assistant at Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna
  • 07/2020 – 09/2021: Consulting Intern at KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, Munich (ERP Consulting)
  • 06/2019 – 07/2019: Intern at KUKA AG, Augsburg (Core Business Consulting)
  • 10/2016 – 06/2018: Working Student at MAN Energy Solutions, Augsburg (Quality Management)

 

International experience:

  • 2019 Semester Abroad at Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada)
  • 2018 Semester Abroad at Örebro Universitet (Örebro, Sweden)
  • Languages: German, English, French, Spanish, Italian

 

Education:

  • Since 05/2021 Doctoral Candidate at the Center for Digital Transformation, TUM School of Management
  • 10/2019 – 04/2021 Master of Science in Information Systems, Vienna University of Economics and Business
  • 10/2016 – 09/2019 Bachelor of Science in Global Business Management, Augsburg University

 

Phone: +49 7131 264 18 827
Email: michaela.lindenmayr@tum.de

Research Interests

  • Robust Optimization and Joint Stochastic Estimation

 

Career

  • Sept. 2020 – present: Research Assistant at Center of Digital Transformation, TUM School of Management.
  • Aug. 2019 – May 2020: Teaching Assistant at University of Southern California

 

Education

  • 2018 – 2020: Master of Science in Financial Engineering, University of Southern California
  • 2014 – 2018: Bachelor of Science in Statistics, University of Science and Technology of China

 

Phone: +49 7131 264 18 818
Email: zhiyuan.lou@tum.de

Research Interests

  • Supply Chain Finance
  • Supply Chain Risk Management
  • Econometric Analysis in Supply Chain Management

 

Professional Experience

  • 12/2020 – present Research Associate at Technical University of Munich
  • 05/2019 – 11/2019 Research Intern at European Research Center for Information Systems
  • 01/2018 – 03/2018 Intern at Deloitte
  • 09/2016 – 05/2018 Tutor at Writing and Academic Resource Center

 

Education

  • 12/2020 – present Doctoral Candidate in Supply Chain Management, Technical University of Munich
  • 09/2018 – 09/2020 M.Sc. in Public Sector Innovation and eGovernance, KU Leuven
  • 07/2018 Hansen Leadership Institute, University of San Diego
  • 08/2014 – 06/2018 B.A. in Business Administration, American University of Central Asia

Conference Presentations

Marlenova, B. (2020, October). A data model for semantic interoperability between government agencies delivering tax services. Research presented at SEMIC Conference 2020 organized by European Commission

 

Phone: +49 7131 264 18 824
Email: begimai.marlenova@tum.de

Research Interests

  • Predictive Maintenance
  • Mathematical optimization in practice

 

Career

  • 10/2021 – present: Research Associate and Ph.D. Candidate at the Center for Digital Transformation, TUM School of Management.
  • 04/2021 – 09/2021: Master Thesis Student at Infineon Technologies AG, Munich
  • 10/2020 – 03/2021: Advanced Analytics and Reporting for Demand management – Strategic Planning Internship at Infineon Technologies AG, Munich
  • 03/2020 – 08/2020: Data Analytics Internship at Robert Bosch GmbH
  • 10/2019 – 01/2020: Tutor for Project Seminar Quantitative Methods for Business at the Dozentur Production and Logistics, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg
  • 10/2029 – 12/2019: Tutor for scientific writing and presenting at the Chair of Management Science at Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg

 

Education

  • 03/2018 – 09/2021: M.sc. in Operations Research and Business Analytics at Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg
  • 10/2020 – 07/2014: B.A. in International Business, Foreign Trade University, Vietnam

 

Phone: +49 7131 264 18 829
Email: ung-thi.mitsakos@tum.de

Research Interests

  • Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality applications in supply chains
  • Empirical research methods

 

Career

  • November 2021 – present: Research Assistant at the Center of Digital Transformation, TUM School of Management, Heilbronn
  • November 2020 – May 2021: Thesis student at Schaeffler Technologies, Schweinfurt
  • May 2020 – October 2020: Intern in Product Management at Schaeffler Technologies, Schweinfurt
  • January 2020 – April 2020: Student Assistant at Welding and Joining Institute, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen
  • May 2017 – August 2018: Project Trainee at Spacewood Office Solutions, Nagpur

 

Education

  • October 2018 – September 2021: MSc in Management and Engineering in Production Systems, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • August 2014 – June 2018: BE in Mechanical Engineering, RTMNU, Nagpur

 

Phone: +49 7131 264 18 831
Email: mrunal.mohadikar@tum.de

Research Interests

  • Combinatorial Optimization
  • Applied Operations Research
  • Metaheuristics in Transportation Optimization
  • Urban Mobility Planning

 

Career

  • July 2020 – present: Research Fellow at Center of Digital Transformation, TUM School of Management.
  • August 2019 – June 2020: Intern in Mathematical Optimization at FlixBus.
  • October 2018 – July 2019: Student Assistant at Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg.

 

Education

  • October 2017 – June 2020: MSc in Operations Research and Business Analytics, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg.
  • September 2009 – September 2013: BSc in Business Administration, FPT University in Vietnam.

 

Phone: +49 7131 264 18 821
Email: dai-trong.pham@tum.de

Research Interests:

  • Empirical Asset Pricing
  • International Stock Markets

 

Teaching Experience:

  • Advanced Seminar in Finance & Accounting
  • Empirical Research Project

 

Working Papers:

  • International Factor Models. Available online here.

 

Career:

  • Since 04/20 Research and teaching assistant at the Center of Digital Transformation, Technical University of Munich
  • Since 08/19 Quantitative Consultant, EY Eschborn/Frankfurt
  • 09/2018-03/2019 Working Student, Business Intelligence & Risk Model Solutions, MEAG, Munich
  • 09/2017-02/2018 Internship, Data Scientist, AUDI AG, Neckarsulm
  • 01/2016-03/2017 Consultant, MHP – A Porsche Company, Ludwigsburg

 

Education:

  • 04/2017 – 04/2019: MSc in Mathematics in Operations Research, Technical University of Munich
  • 10/2012  – 01/2016: BSc in Physics, Ruprecht-Karls-University in Heidelberg

 

Phone: +49 7131 264 18 810
Email: fabian.preissler@tum.de

Research Interests:

  • Multi-echelon inventory management
  • Advance demand information

 

Working Paper:

  • Ralfs, J., Kiesmüller, G. P. “Inventory Management with Advance Demand Information and Flexible Shipment Consolidation”
  • Ralfs, J., Kiesmüller, G. P. „Optimal Outbound Shipment Quantities for an Inventory System with Advance Demand Information

 

Professional experience:

  • 04/2018 – 06/2018 Tutor for “Produktion, Logisitk und Operations Research” at the Chair of Operations Management, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg
  • 07/2017 – 09/2018 Student assistant at the Chair of Operations Management, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg
  • 04/2017 – 06/2017 Tutor for “Produktion, Logisitk und Operations Research” at the Chair of Operations Management, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg
  • 11/2015 – 09/2016 Internship, Daimler AG, Hamburg

 

Academic career and education:

  • since 04/2020 Research and teaching assistant at the professorship for Operations Management, Center for Digital Transformation, Technical University of Munich
  • 10/2018 – 03/2020 Research and teaching assistant at the Chair of Operations Management, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg
  • 10/2016 – 09/2018 Master-Study in Engineering Economics, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg
  • 10/2012 – 09/2016 Bachelor-Study in Engineering Economics, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg

 

Phone: +49 7131 264 18 816
Email: jana.ralfs@tum.de

Publications

  • Fochmann, M., Sachs, F., Sadrieh, A., & Weimann, J. (2018). The two sides of public debt: Intergenerational altruism and burden shifting. PloS one, 13(8), e0202963
  • Christens, S., Dannenberg, A., & Sachs, F. (2019). Identification of individuals and groups in a public goods experiment. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics
  • Kiesmüller, G.P., Sachs, F.E. (2019). Spare Parts or Buffer? How to Design a Transfer Line with Unreliable Machines. European Journal of Operational Research

 

Presentations

  • System Design of Unreliable Flow Lines with Critical Machine Components. 07/2020, GPOM
  • Spare Parts or Buffer? How to Design a Transfer Line with Unreliable Machines. 05/2018,
    POMS 2018, Houston
  • Evaluation of Unreliable Flow Lines with Spare Parts Provisioning.06/2019, EURO 2019, Dublin

 

Career

  • Since 03/2020 Research associate and doctoral candidate at the professorship for Operations Management, Center of Digital Transformation, Technical University of Munich
  • 06/2016 – 02/2020 Laborator Manager at the Magdeburg Experimental Laboratory of Economic Research, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg
  • 10/2015 – 12/2015 Internship, German Research Center for Artficial Intelligence, Kaiserslautern
  • 01/2015 – 05/2016 Student assistant at the Magdeburg Experimental Laboratory of Economic Research, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg
  • 07/2013 – 06/2015 Student assistant at the Faculty of Mathematics, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg
  • 07/2011 – 12/2014 Student assistant at the Chair in E-Business, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg

 

Education

  • 10/2017 – 02/2020 Research aassociate and doctoral candidate at the Chair of Operations Management, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg
  • 07/2015 – 07/2017 Master-Study in Business Mathematics, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg
  • 10/2010 – 06/2015 Bachelor-Study in Business Mathematics, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg

 

Phone: +49 7131 264 18 815
Email: florian.sachs@tum.de

Research Interests

  • Supply chain risk management
  • Supply chain finance
  • Application of game theory in supply chain

 

Career

  • August 2020 – Present: Research Associate at Center of Digital Transformation, TUM School of Management.
  • April 2018 – July 2020: Logistics specialist at Hella GmbH & Co. KGaA
  • January 2018 – March 2018: Supply Planner at Tempo Team Personaldienstleistungen GmbH.
  • August 2016 – December 2016: Intern at Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG.
  • July 2012 – July 2014: Design Engineer at Tata Technologies Ltd., Chennai (India)

 

Education

  • October 2014 – September 2017: MSc in Global Production Engineering, Technical University of Berlin
  • August 2008 – May 2012: BE in Mechanical Engineering, Anna University, Chennai (India)

 

Phone: +49 7131 264 18 814
Email: sairam.sriraman@tum.de

Research Interests

  • Platform Economics and Innovation
  • Empirical Methods

 

Teaching

  • Accompanying Seminar for Bachelor and Master Theses (Prof. Förderer)
  • Advanced Seminars in Innovation & Entrepreneurship: Digital Innovation

 

Professional experience

  • Since 06/2021: Research Assistant at the Center for Digital Transformation, TUM School of Management
  • 01/2021 – 03/2021 Student Assistant, Chair of Economic History, LMU-Munich
  • 01/2020 – 06/2020 Student Assistant, Chair of Internet Businesses and Services (IBIS), LMU-Munich
  • 02/2018 – 07/2018 Student Assistant, Department of Health Care Management, University of Hamburg
  • 08/2017 – 10/2017 Internship, CEG Europe, Düsseldorf
  • 06/2015 – 09/2015 Internship, Jet Tankstellen Deutschland GmbH, Hamburg

 

Academic career and education

  • Since 06/2021 Doctoral Candidate at the Center for Digital Transformation, TUM School of Management
  • 10/2018 – 03/2021 Master of Economics, Ludwig-Maximillian-University of Munich
  • 10/2015 – 09/2018 Bachelor of Economics (Volkswirtschaftslehre), University of Hamburg

 

Phone: +49 7131 264 18 828
Email: alexander.stolte@tum.de

Research Interests

  • Robust Optimization and Joint Stochastic Estimation
  • Machine Learning and its applications in healthcare

 

Career

  • 09/2019-12/2020: Research Assistant at the University of Pittsburgh, USA
  • 02/2018-05/2018: Computer Vision Algorithm Engineer Intern at SmartEye, Shenzhen, China

 

Education

  • 01/2021-Present: Ph.D. Candidate at the Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • 08/2019-12/2020: Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
  • 09/2015-05/2019: Bachelor of Science in Statistics, Chinese University of Hong Kong

 

Phone: +49 7131 264 18 825
Email: maotong.sun@tum.de

Research Interests

  • Heterogeneous treatment effect estimation and causal inference
  • Scheduling under uncertainty

 

Career

  • 02/2021-07/2021: Research Assistant at Singapore Management University, Singapore
  • 02/2018-06/2018: Data Analysis Intern at Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

 

Education

  • 10/2021-Present: Ph.D. Candidate at the Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • 09/2018-06/2021: Master of Management Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, China
  • 09/2014-06/2018: Bachelor of Information Management and Information System, Central China Normal University, China

 

Phone: +49 7131 264 18 819
Email: han.zhou@tum.de

Data Scientist

Career

  • August 2019 – January 2020: Data Science Intern at Munich Re Group.
  • March 2013 – October 2014: Event Executive at Harmony Trading Service.
  • July 2012 – February 2013: Business Development at The Central Art joint-stock Company.

 

Education

  • October 2017 – October 2020: MSc in Operations Research and Business Analytics, Otto von Guericke University
  • October 2014 – September 2017: BSc in International Business and Economics, Otto von Guericke University
  • July 2008 – July 2012: BSc in Language Studies, University of Finance and Marketing.

 

Phone: +49 713126418 826
Email: thikimnhung.phan@tum.de

Research Topics

At the Center for Digital Transformation, our research focuses on

  • Data-driven Decision Making
  • Digital Platforms
  • Impact of Digital Technologies on Business

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Center Management

Dr. Franziska Schmidt

Center Manager
Phone: +49 7131 264 18 865
Room: L4.10
E-Mail: franziska.schmidt.hn@tum.de

Interested in more Information and/or Collaboration?

  • With our strong expertise in Data-driven Decision-making, Digital Platforms and our research on the Impact of Digital Technologies on Business, we are striving to collaborate with academic and corporate partners.
  • If you are interested in more information about the Center for Digital Transformation and/or in collaborating with us, please get in contact with Dr. Franziska Schmidt.

Center Administration

Ayse Sandalci

Team Assistant
Center Administration
Phone: +49 7131 264 18 802
Room: L.2.30
E-Mail: ayse.sandalci@tum.de

Julia Zahn

Team Assistant
Finance & Controlling
Phone: +49 7131 264 18 803
Room: L.2.30
E-Mail: julia.zahn@tum.de

Charlotte Koch

Team Assistant
Human Resources
Phone: +49 7131 264 18 801
Room: L.2.30
E-Mail: charlotte.koch@tum.de

Katharina Scheible

Team Assistant
Center Administration
Phone: +49 7131 264 18 813
Room: L.4.30
E-Mail: katharina.scheible@tum.de

 

Post address:
Bildungscampus 9, 74076 Heilbronn

Office hours:
Monday 1 pm – 3 pm
Tuesday 9 am – 12 pm & 1 pm – 3 pm
Wednesday 1 pm – 3 pm
Thursday 9 am – 12 pm & 1 pm – 3 pm
Friday 9 am – 12 pm

Jobs

10 November 2021
PhD Position in Digital Marketing
(m/f/d)
(Pay Group 13 TV-L, 100%)

We are looking for a research fellow (PhD candidate) (m/f/d) in the field of Digital Marketing at the TUM Campus Heilbronn for a limited period of 3 years with the option of extension. The position is available as of January 1, 2022 or later. The possibility of a doctorate is given and desired. The research fellow will also engage in teaching.

In research, teaching and executive education, the Digital Marketing team led by Prof. Dr. Martin Meißner is particularly concerned with the research topics social media, virtual and augmented reality as well as decision research. In almost all research projects, we use a quantitative-empirical research approach and advanced methods, such as eye tracking or text mining. The research projects are geared towards interdisciplinary cooperation with the fields of information systems, innovation management and psychology.

For more information click here.

Teaching

Master Thesis at the CDT
Students being interested in writing their Master thesis in summer term 2021 at the Center for Digital Transformation are asked to apply not later than 15 September 2021. Further information can be found here.
General information
The team of the CDT contributes to the study programs offered by the TUM School of Management at the TUM Campus Heilbronn. More information about the Bachelor in Management & Technology can be found here. and about the Master in Management here.

Contact

  • Center Administration
  • Phone Phone +49 7131 264 18 802
  • Room L230
  • E-Mail office.cdt@wi.tum.de
  • Postadresse:

    Bildungscampus 9, 74076 Heilbronn