Dr. Björn Geissler

Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Department Mathematik
Lehrstuhl für Wirtschaftsmathematik
Cauerstraße 11
91058 Erlangen

Mail: bjoern.geissler[at]fau.de
Phone: +49 (0)9131 85 - 67152
Office: 03.340


In preparation

  • B. Geißler, A. Morsi, L. Schewe, M. Schmidt
    Solving Highly Detailed Gas Transport MINLPs: Block Separability and Penalty Alternating Direction Methods

Submitted work / preprints

  • B. Geißler, A. Morsi, L. Schewe, M. Schmidt
    Penalty Alternating Direction Methods for Mixed-Integer Optimization: A New View on Feasibility Pumps.
    Submitted 04/2016. Preprint available at Optimization Online.
  • M. Kröhn, T. Gellermann, B. Geißler, A. Martin, N. Reuter
    Energy-efficient Sewage Sludge Incineration –A model-predictive approach.
    Submitted 06/2016.
  • N. Kanelakis, M. Sirvent, B. Geißler, P. Biskas
    A Linearized Model for the Optimization of the Coupled Electricity and Natural Gas System
    Submitted 06/2016.

Journal articles

Refereed articles in books and conference volumes



  • Lamatto++
    A Framework for Modeling and Solving Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Programming Problems on Networks

Selected talks

  • January 15, 2015
    NGB/LNMB Seminar "Operations Research in a Big Data age", Lunteren, Netherlands
    Applying Mathematical Optimization to Germany's Largest Gas Transport Network
  • March 03, 2014
    1st TOR Workshop "Operations Research in den Ingenieurwissenschaften", Annweiler, Germany
    MIP Techniques in Gas Network Optimization
  • July 15, 2013
    Seminar on Optimization, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
    A new Algorithm for MINLP applied to Gas Transport Energy Cost Minimization
  • October 16, 2012
    INFORMS Annual Meeting 2012, Phoenix, AZ, USA
    Towards Globally Optimal Solutions for MINLPs by Discretization Techniques
  • September 06, 2012
    OR 2012, Hannover, Germany
    Solving MINLPs with an MIP-solver.
  • August 21, 2012
    21st International Symposium on Mathematical Programming, Berlin, Germany
    A New Approach for Solving MINLPs Applied to Gas Network Optimization.
  • October 07, 2012 
    EURO XXV, Vilnius, Lithuania 
    The Gas Network Nomination Validation Problem  An MIP Approach.
  • November 23, 2011 
    9. VDI Jahrestagung "Optimierung in der Energiewirtschaft", Nürtingen 
    Optimale Schaltentscheidungen für Gasnetzwerke
  • July 14, 2010 
    EURO XXIV, Lisbon 
    An MIP Approach to Gas Network Optimization
  • August 28, 2009 
    20th International Symposium on Mathematical Programming, Chicago
    MIP Relaxations of Nonconvex MINLPs by Piecewise Linear Approximation
  • September 19, 2008 
    Jahrestagung der Deutschen Mathematiker-Vereinigung, Erlangen 
    MIP Techniques in Gas Network Optimization