Mercator Endowed Chair

of Demand Management & Sustainable Transport

About us

Welcome to the Mercator Endowed Chair of Demand Management & Sustainable Transport. Our work is focussed on developing innovative digital technologies to enable sustainable transportation. One major theme in that context is the combination of demand management concepts (such as dynamic pricing or availability control of services) and classic transportation/logistics management (such as route optimisation) so as to increase sustainability.

Our work encompasses planning and control problems in urban logistics, mobility as well as air traffic management. Typically, these applications involve customer choice modelling, optimal control, large-scale optimisation and optimal learning. We develop solutions in collaboration with various stakeholders.


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Professor Dr. Arne Strauss


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Johanna Häring

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Post-Doctoral Researcher

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Jan-Rasmus Künnen

Research Assistant / Doctoral Candidate

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Our Teaching -
Courses offered in 2020/21

BSc Programme:

  • Data Science for Business
  • Pricing Analytics
  • Sustainable Urban Transport

Doctoral Programme:

  • Fundamentals of Optimisation
Research & Publications

Our publications –
A selection of journal articles.

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Online retailers face significant challenges due to the corona crisis

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The European Commission has approved funding for the development of the CADENZA air traffic management system. In addition to WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, the University of Belgrade, the University of Applied Sciences Worms and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya as well as...

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Combination of demand management methodology and air traffic management leads to improved capacity planning.

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The British Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is one of the largest public funders in the UK.

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