Ulrike Leopold-Wildburger#


Education:
  • 1967 Matura / High School degree summa cum laude.
  • 1967 . 72 Studies in mathematics, philosophy and logic, University of Graz with Rudolf HALLER and Edgar MORSCHER
  • 1971 University of Oslo, Norway with Dagfin FOELLESDAL
  • June 1971 Master of Science, summa cum laude, University of Graz
  • March 1972 Master of Philosophy, University of Graz
  • December 1975 Doktorate/Ph.D. summa cum laude, University of Graz
  • Spring semester 1975 Young Research Workers Interchange Scheme, (British Council), Dept. of Statistics, Univ. of Swansea, GB
  • Summer 1978 Scholar at the Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna
  • June 1982 Habilitation/Venia docendi for Operations Research and Mathematical Economics:
External referees:
Wolfgang EICHHORN, (KIT, University of Karlsruhe),
Reinhard SELTEN; (Bonn, Nobel Laureate in Economics 1994),
John HARSANYI; (Berkeley, Nobel Laureate in Economics 1994).

Regular Academic Employment:
  • March 1972 -1983 Research assistant and lecturer
  • Dept. of Mathematical Economics, University of Graz
  • July 1983-1992 Assistant Professor University of Graz
  • Spring 1986 Professor at the Dept. of Mathematics, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
  • 1988/89 Full Professor at the Department of Operations Research, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • 1991 Springterm Professor at University of Minnesota at Minneapolis, department of Economics invitation by John CHIPMAN and Lenonid HURWICZ (Nobel Laureate in Economics 2007)
  • Since 1992 Full professor University of Graz.
  • 1992-1995 Alternate head of the department of Statistics and Operations Research, University of Graz/Austria
  • 1996-1998 Head of the department of Statistics and Operations Research, University of Graz/Austria
  • 1998 -2000 Alternate head, Dept. of Statistics and Operations Research, University of Graz
  • 2000 - 2001 Alternate Vice Rector of Research, Univrsity of Graz
  • 10/2001 - 12/2003 Dean of Studies/ Studiendekan, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, University of Graz
  • Since 2010 Head of the department of Statistics and OR, with 33 co workers, University of Graz

National and International Distinctions and Research Awards:
  • Best paper award: Complex Dynamic Systems, University of Heidelberg, Germany, Max Weber Institute, September 2002
  • Best paper award: Soft Computing, Computational Intelligence and Learning: University of Liege, Belgium, July 2007
  • Science award of the Styrian Government: Grosser Josef Krainer Preis (for research), Graz, Austria, March 2008
  • Reseach Award of the International Institute of Liberal Politics, Vienna, October 2009
  • C3 Research Award of the Center for the Advanced Study of Algorithms, Las Vegas, Competence Center for Operations Research, Munich and Center for Network, Innovation and Experimentation, Monterey; Platinum Award, Munich, Germany, May 2010
  • Groses Ehrenkreuz fur Wissenschaft und Forschung der Republik Osterreich/Highest Austrian award for science and research, Vienna, June 2010

Other Academic Employment:
  • March-July 1991 Professor University of Minnesota at Minneapolis, USA, Department of Economics; invited by Leonid HURWICZ (Nobel laureate 2007) and John CHIPMAN
  • 1995 - 97 Visiting Professor Economic University of Vienna.
  • March-April 1996 Visiting Professor Institute Commercial de Nancy, University of Nancy, Grande Ecole, Nancy, France.
  • 1997 - 2004 Permanent Visiting Professor, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.
  • April-March 1998 Visiting Professor, Concordia College, Moorhead, MN, USA.
  • March 2000 Visiting Fellow, Harvard University, MA, USA.
  • April 2000 Visiting Professor, Concordia College, Moorhead, MN, USA.
  • Sept. 2000 Visiting Professor, Datalogistic Institute, University of Kopenhagen,
  • January 2001 Visiting professor, Dept. of Management, University of Kalmar, Sweden.
  • Spring 2004 Visiting professor, Dept. of Economics, European University Institute, Fiesole, Italy.
  • 2008-2011 Permanent Visiting Professor at Universitaet der Bundeswehr Munich, Department of Informatics

Grants and Projects:
  • 1992 -1993 Research Fellowship on Economic Problems of Austria, Data analysis, Grant: Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Sociology, Vienna, Austria.
  • 1997-1999 Project: Employment and Unemployment in Austria . Statistical analysis; grant by the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Science of Science.
  • 1999-2002 Conflict and Crisis Management, Grant by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Defense.
  • 2002- 2004 FWF-Project: Experimental Economics, P13919 grant of the Federal Austrian Science Foundation.
  • 2004-2006 FWF-Project: Modelling and Simulation of Expectation Formation
  • P 17156-N12 grant of the Federal Austrian Science Foundation.
  • 2006-2008 FWF-Project: Modeling Individual Expectation Formation
  • P 19211-N18 grant of the Federal Austrian Science Foundation.
  • 2008-2009 Project: Simulation of complex systems: Grant by the Austrian Government in cooperation with the Austrian Federal Ministry of Research,
  • 2010-2011 Project: Styrian government in cooperation with ELSA (European Law Student Association): grant for the project: New Market Structures for Matchings.
  • 2009-2011 ONB-Project: Experimental Economics . Simulation of Structural Changes
  • PNr 13173 Grant of the Austrian National Bank

Further Academic Acitivities:
  • 1982 - 1988 Chair, Program Committee, The Computer as an Instrument in Social Sciences and Economics Conferences
  • 1991 - 1993 Vice President of the Austrian Operations Research Society, Vienna
  • 1992 - 1996 Co-editor: Central European Journal of Operations Research and Economics
  • 1993 - 1997 President of the Austrian Operations Research Society
  • Since 1994 Member, Verein fur Socialpolitik, Sozialwissenschaftlicher Ausschuss, D.
  • 1996 - 1999 Associate Editor, Central European Journal of Operations Research and Economics. Springer, Heidelberg, New York
  • Since 1994 PC Member, German-Swiss-Austrian-OR Societies Four Annual Conferences
  • 1995 - 1998 Dean of Studies Affairs, Faculty for Social Sciences and Economics, Graz University
  • Since 1997 High Council Member European University Institute, Florence, Italy
  • 1997 - 2002 High Council Member of the Federal Austrian Science Foundation (FWF)
  • 1998 - Member, Senate Commission on Conflict Research, University of Graz
  • 1999 - 2004 Alternate Member of the Academic Senate Commission, University of Graz
  • 1999 - 2003 Research Council, member alternate, European University Institute, Fiesole, Italy
  • Since 1999 Member of the Federal National Research Council, Federal Austrian Ministry of Defence
  • 1999 - 2002 High Council Member, Federal Austrian Science Foundation
  • 2000 Foundation of the European Working Group: E- Cube: European Experimental Economics, WG of the European Association of the Operations Research societies; by Jakob KRARUP, University of Kopenhagen
  • Since 2000 Editor in Chief: Central European Journal of Operations Research
  • 2001-2003 Verein fuer Socialpolitik, Sozialwissenschaftlicher Ausschuss, alternate president
  • 2001-2004 Dean of Studies, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, University of Graz
  • 2003 - 2009 Research Council Member European University Institute, Florence, Italy
  • 2003 - 2005 Verein fuer Socialpolitik, Sozialwissenschaftlicher Ausschuss, president
  • 2003 - 2008 Member of the rector Ls board /Universitatsrat Technical University Graz, Austria
  • June 2009 Listed within the best 5% researchers in the field of business administration, Deutsches Handelsblatt: http://www.handelsblatt.com/politik/bwl-ranking

Editorial work:

Reviewer for several scientific journals.

Editor in Chief: Central European Journal of Operations Research: Springer, Heidelberg, New York. Abstracted/Indexed in: ABS Acad. Journal Quality Guide, EBESCO, ECONIS, EconLit, e- JEL, JEL on CD, Intern Abstracts in OR, ISI Alerting Service, Mathematical Reviews Database, Sci Search, Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Science Research Network, Statistical Theory and Methods Abstracts, Zentralblatt MATH and SCOPUS.

Editorial board member: European Journal of Operational Research; Elsevier; available online at: ScienceDirect. Journal of the Association of European Operational research Societies (EURO) within the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS)

Editorial board member: International Journal of Lean Thinking, open access journal of methodology of management engineering and lean manufacturing.

Scientific Presentations:

Approx.: 220 scientific presentations worldwide.

Several invited lectures, semi plenary and plenary lectures, as well as keynote talks at international conferences worldwide.

Recent keynote talks:
  • EURO International Conference of the European Operational Research Societies, Prague, University of Economics, July 2007
  • Robert Schuman Center at the European University Institute: International Conference Florence 2008
  • International Conference of the International Institute for Liberal Politics, Vienna, August 2009
  • International Conference of the Austrian Society of Operations Research - 30th anniversary meeting, Vienna, November 2009.
  • EURO International Conference on Operations Research University of Lisboa, July 2010;
  • GOR International Conference Munich, Joint International Conference of the German and Italian Operations Research Societies, September 2010

Biographical Listing: Who's Who in the World since 1995.
Who is Who - Business Women; Who is Who in Medicine.
Elected member of the American Bibliographic Society.

ERASMUS/SOKRATES coordinator of several networks and partner universities; Including extensive links with counterpart institutions in other countries in- and outside E U.

Teaching Experiences:

Regular courses and seminars on the following topics:

  • Mathematics for Economics,
  • Financial Economics and Simulation,
  • Game Theory and Experimental Economics,
  • Behavioural Economics,
  • Operations Research
  • Linear and Integer Programming, Optimization Theory, Non-linear Programming,
  • Queuing problems, Simulation, System Dynamics,
  • Statistics for Economics,
  • Time Series and Forecasting Methods,
  • Decision Theory

Current Activities and Fields of Research:

  • Seminars on Operations Research and Simulation,
  • Bounded Rationality,
  • Empirical Financial Data Analysis,
  • Research on Experimental Economics and Behavioural Economics:
    • Forecasting Models,
    • Expectation Formation,
    • Bargaining Behaviour
    • Principal Agent Models
    • Complex Dynamic Systems,
    • Management Game SINTO-Market,
    • European Monetary Unit Experiments

Additional seminars:
  • Decision theory
  • Game theory
  • Optimization
  • Simulation
  • Econometrics

Outside Research Support:
  • 1988 - 1990 Research Fellow on Decision Support; Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Science of Science, Vienna, Austria
  • 1991 Studies in game theory, National Science Foundation grant, Austria
  • 1992 -1993 Research Fellowship on Actual Economic Problems of Austria, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Sociology, Vienna, Austria
  • Since 7/1998: Project Group: Conflict and Crisis Management, Grant by the Austrian Ministry of Science and the Ministry of Defence
  • 2/ 2000 - 1/2002 Project Group: Experimental Economics: Models of Forecasting, Austrian National Science Foundation grant
  • Since 2/2001: Working Group of the European Operations Research Society EURO. E - CUBE: European Working Group on Experimental Economics and Empirical Financial Data Analysis
  • Since 1999 Cooperation within the CEEL Groups on Experimental Studies: University of Trento/Italy and Grand Ecole Grenoble/France
  • Since 2006 Vice President of the International Institute of Liberal Politics/Vienna
  • 2008 Foundation of the Max-Jung-Laboratory for Experimental Economics and Simulation of Real World Problems at University of Graz
  • Member of Program Committees of several national and international conferences and sessions.
  • Head of PC for EURO International Conference on Operations Research 2007, University of Economics, Prague with 2700 participants
  • Member of PC for EURO European Conference on Operations Research during 2004-2012
  • Member of PC for GOR, International Conference of German Operations Research Society GOR the on Operations Research 1998-2012
  • Member of PC for OEGOR, Intern. Conference on Operations Research by Austrian and Swiss since 1990
  • Member of PC, stream organizer and session chair: International Conference on Operations Research, Zurich, Switzerland, August/September 2011
  • Member of PC, stream organizer and session chair: EURO XXV, International Conference, Vilnius July 2012

Organization of International Scientific Conferences:
  • 1990-2004 Organizer of various events on Workshop Game theory and Workshop on Decision Support, University of Graz and University of Vienna
  • 1992 Coorganizator of Conference Mathematical Modeling at the Occasion of the Retirement of Prof. Otwin Becker
  • 1993 - 1996 Coorganizator of Workshop "Optimization - Structure and Stability of Dynamical Systems", University of Heidelberg. Germany
  • 1995 Member of PC for the Annual International German OR Conference at Technical University Berlin September 1995
  • 1999 Organization of the session Dynamic Systems: Theory and Applications of the conference "EURO 2001" on Operations Research in Rotterdam, July 2000
  • Since 2000 Member of Program Committee of Workshop E-CUBE: European Experimental Economics, annual meetings within Europe
  • Since 2002 Member of Organization Committee of regular workshops International issues on Liberalism, meetings in Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Turkey
  • 2003 Optimization in Theory and Applications in Rhodes, Greece, July 2-3, 2004 Organization of a sessions at EURO XX Conference, Rhodes, July 4-7
  • 2002 Member of PC for the International Conference on Operations Research SOR 2002, University of Klagenfurt, September 2002
  • 2003 - 2005 Head of the PC of the International Meeting of the Verein fur Socialpolitik, Sozialwissenschaftlicher Ausschus, University of Graz, Mai 2004 and April 2005
  • 2005 Head of PC for the Joint International Workshop on DDS, Experimental Economics and e-Participation, University of Graz, June 2005
  • 2005 - 2006 Member of PC for the International Conference of the European OR-Societies, EURO XXI, 2006, University of Reykjavik, July 2006
  • 2006 Stream Organizer for the German OR Conference GOR 2006, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Since 2006 Member of Program Committee of Workshop on Conflict Resolution
  • 2005-2006 Member of Program Committee and Plenary Chair of EURO XXI 2006, Reykjavik, Iceland, July 2-5, 2006; Stream and Session Organizer, Session Chair
  • 2006 Member of Organizing Committee of EURO Summer Institute 2006 - Optimization Challenges in Engineering: Methods, Software and Applications, Wittenberg, Germany, August 18 - September 2, 2006
  • 2007 Member of Program Committee of the International Conference on Complex Systems, University of Armed Forces, Munich
  • 2007 Member of Organizing Committee of Workshop
  • 2006 - 2007 Member of Program Committee of A Joint EUROPT-OMS Conference, University of Economics Prague, Czech Republic, July 4-7, 2007; Stream and session chair
  • 2008 Member of Organizing Committee of Workshop in OR : EURO Working Group Experimental Economics, University of Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2009 Member of PC and Stream organizer for EURO XXIII, 2009, University of Bonn, Germany, July 2009.
  • 2009 Stream and Session Organizer, Session Chair Workshop for Professor Georg Leitmann/ Berkeley
  • 2009 Member of Program Committee of the International Symposium of the Austrian Operations Research Society, University of Graz, Austria, December 2009
  • 2010 Member of Program Committee and member of Organizing Committee of EURO ORD Workshop on OR for Developing Countries - Young Researchers and PhD Symposium, University of Lisbon, Portugal, July 10, 2010.
  • 2011 Member of Program Committee and member of Organizing Committee of International Workshop on Operations Research and Simulation; University of Economics Vienna/Austria, November 2010
  • 2010 Member of Program Committee and member of Organizing Committee of International Conference Operations Research (OR 2010), Annual Conference of the German OR Society, Universitat der Bundeswehr, Munich, Germany, 104 September 1-3, 2010

Future Events (in Preparation):
  • Member of several Steering Committees
  • Member of International Program Committee of The International Conference on Operations Research, Zurich, Switzerland, august/September, 2011
  • Member of Steering Committee of Workshop of the Austrian Operations Research Society
  • Member in Program Committee, Session Chair and Stream organizer of EURO XXV, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2012.

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