Portrait of Dr. Zhen LIU.

I am Prof. Dr. Rolf H. Möhring [默里·罗尔夫], a member of the Institute of Applied Optimization [应用优化研究所] of the Faculty of Computer Science and Technology [计算机科学与技术系] of Hefei University [合肥学院] as well as a professor emeritus at the Fachgebiet Kombinatorische Optimierung und Graphenalgorithmen (COGA) of the Institut für Mathematik at the Technische Universität Berlin (TUB) in Berlin, Germany and a member of the Board of Directors of the Beijing Institute for Scientific and Engineering Computing (BISEC) [北京科学与工程计算研究院] of the Beijing University of Technology (BJUT) [北京工业大学] in Beijing [北京], China. I received my Diplom (equivalent to MSc), Dr. rer. nat., and Habilitation in Mathematics at the RWTH Aachen in 1973, 1975, and 1982, respectively. I was assistant and associate professor at the University of Hildesheim and then at the University of Bonn, respectively, before joining the TUB in 1987 as full professor.

I received the Harris German-Dartmouth Distinguished Visiting Professorship of the Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA, the Wissenschaftspreis der Gesellschaft für Operations Research (GOR, 2005), the Gold Medal of the Association of European Operational Research Societies (EURO, 2010), and the Honorary Professor title of the Beijing University of Technology (BJUT) in 2014.

As member of the Editorial Board, I contribute to several journals, namely Discrete Applied Mathematics, the Journal of Scheduling, Management Science, Mathematical Methods of Operations Research (MMOR), Operations Research, ORDER – A Journal on Ordered Sets and its Applications, and the SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics. I organized and co-organized events such as the International Conference on Operations Research (OR'94) and the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM'98), as well as of several workshops and Dagstuhl Seminars. I also was the President of the Gesellschaft für Mathematik, Ökonomie und Operations Research (GMÖOR, 1994–1996), the Chair of the Executive Committee (1992–1995) and the President (2004–2007) of the Mathematical Programming Society (now Mathematical Optimization Society, MOS), and a member of the DFG Research Center Matheon "Mathematics for Key Technologies," where I was in charge of the Application Area "Logistics, Traffic, and Telecommunication Networks".

My research interests include graph and network algorithms, combinatorial optimization, scheduling, operations research, and their industrial applications.