Dr Arne K. Strauss is Associate Professor of Operational Research in the ORMS Group at Warwick Business School (WBS) since 2014.
Previously, he held positions as Assistant Professor in the same group (2011-2013) at WBS and as Senior Research Associate (2010-2011) under the LANCS Initiative at Lancaster University's Department of Management Science where he completed the Ph.D. programme in 2009. From October 2009 until September 2010, he held an EPSRC PhD Plus fellowship (now called EPSRC Doctoral Prize) at Lancaster. Before beginning his doctoral studies, he obtained a Master's degree in mathematics from Virginia Tech, USA, as well as a diploma (equivalent to Master degree) in mathematics and business administration from the University of Trier, Germany, in 2006.
During his doctoral studies, his main research area was revenue optimisation involving models of customer choice; an interest that he continues to pursue with various projects, including industrial collaborations e.g. with Lufthansa Systems. He won several prizes for his doctoral dissertation including the doctoral prize of the Operational Research Society for the best PhD dissertation 2009, and he was awarded the OR Society's Goodeve medal for the best paper published in the Journal of the Operational Research Society in 2012. He is a recipient of an IBM Faculty Award in 2015 worth $20k, jointly with two colleagues from Q-Step and Computer Science at Warwick. Furthermore, he was awarded a WBS Research Award as well as a WBS Teaching Award in 2017, and WBS merit awards in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
He serves as referee for for various international journals such as European Journal of Operational Research, Production & Operations Management or Operations Research, and is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Revenue & Pricing Management. He is a member of Revenue Management Pricing International, INFORMS, the British and German OR Societies, the EPSRC Peer Review College, the Research Panel of The Operational Research Society and the Warwick Data Science Institute.
He is the Academic Director of WBS' MSc Business Analytics programme and serves as external examiner in the MSc Business Analytics programmes at Imperial College and the University of Southampton. Furthermore, he is a member of the Analytics Curriculum Advisory Group of the accreditation body AACSB.