Manuel Kutschka received his diploma degree in Mathematics and Business Studies (Wirtschaftsmathematik) from Technische Universität Berlin in 2007 and was awarded his Ph.D. with summa cum laude from RWTH Aachen University in 2013.
His research interests are in robust optimization, (telecommunication) network design, and methods and algorithms of (mixed) integer programming. He is a member of the Mathematical Optimization Society, former member of INFORMS and IEEE, and reviewer for several international journals.
During his studies in Berlin, Manuel was a student research assistant at the Optimization department of Zuse Institute Berlin focussing on cutting plane algorithms for solving mixed integer programs. In 2008 he worked as graduate research assistant on dynamic network admission algorithms in the Networks Research Centre of British Telecommunications in Ipswich, UK. In the same year he began his investigation of robust optimization as a Doctoral researcher at the Warwick Business School working in the Centre for Discrete Mathematics and its Applications (DIMAP), University of Warwick, UK. In 2009 he transferred his research to RWTH Aachen University and became a research assistant in the discrete optimization group of Arie Koster at RWTH Aachen University. Here, Manuel continued his research on robust optimization studying new robustness concepts, investigating the polyhedral structure of robust knapsack and network design problems, developing and evaluating (separation) algorithms, and adding telecommunications as application area while working in the German ROBUKOM project in 2010-2013.