报告题目：How to do research and get it published
报 告 人：Prof Gerhard Wascher
The presentation will consist of two parts: In a first section, the situation of a young researcher is considered who has just graduated from a master program or has completed a PhD and would like to identify a promising area of future research. In a second section, questions are addressed which are related to presenting research results successfully and getting papers accepted by renowned journals. Operations Research will serve as the area which provides the background of the presentation. The questions addressed and the conclusions provided will be more general, though.
Gerhard Wäscher served as Professor and Chair of Management Science at Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg from 2002 to 2017. He received a PhD in Economic Sciences from Ruhr-University Bochum in 1981 and his Habilitation from the University of Stuttgart in 1990. Before he moved to Magdeburg, he has held positions of a full professor of management at the universities of Heidelberg (1990/91), Braunschweig (1991-1995) and Halle (1995-2002). He has also held guest professorships or visiting appointments at the University of Vienna, the University of St. Gallen, Tong-Ji University Shanghai, Monash University Melbourne, Macquarie University Sydney and others. In 2015, he was appointed as a permanent guest professor and adjunct professor by Beijing Jiaotong University.
Prof. Wäscher has (co-)authored five monographs more than 60 papers and (co-)edited more than 15 special issues of scientific journals or conference proceedings. He has also served and is still serving on the editorial boards of renowned international journals, e.g. the European Journal of Operational Research, OR Spectrum, Central European Journal of Operations Research and Business Research. His current research interests refer to the development and application of quantitative approaches to management problems in production and logistics management. In this field he has also been involved in various consulting projects for organizations in industry and administration.
Professionally, Prof. Wäscher has been a member of the Executive Committee of EURO – The Association of European Operational Research Societies for nine years, of which he served as its President in 2013 and 2014. From 2003 to 2006, he was also Chairman of the Executive Committee of GOR, the German Operations Research Society.