Szymon Albinski, M.Sc. Civ. Ing.


Room: 1569
Tel:  +49 (0)89 289 28208
Fax: +49 (0)89 289 28210


Office Hours

by appointment

Research interests

  • Methods:
    • Discrete Optimization
    • Prescriptive Analytics
    • Game Theory
  • Topics:
    • Truck Platooning
    • Autonomous Driving
    • Bike-Sharing / Car-Sharing
    • Vehicle Routing


  • Albinski, S., Fontaine, P. & Minner, S. (2018). Performance Analysis of a Hybrid Bike Sharing System: A Service-level-based Approach Under Censored Demand Observations, Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 116, 59 - 69, DOI 10.1016/j.tre.2018.05.011

Academic Career and Positions held to date

  • 09/2018 - 03/2019: Research visit at Interuniversity Research Centre on Enterprise Networks, Logistics, and Transportation (CIRRELT) in Montréal (Prof. Teodor Gabriel Crainic), Québec, Canada
  • Since 10/2017: Associated Researcher at the Research Training Group Advanced Optimization in a Networked Economy (AdONE); Technical University of Munich
  • Since 09/2015: Research associate at the Chair of Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Prof. Dr. Stefan Minner); Technical University of Munich

Academic Education

  • 2015: Graduation as Master of Science in Mathematics in Operations Research (M.Sc.) and Master of Science in Engineering (Civ. Ing.).
  • 2012 - 2015: Double Degree Studies in Mathematical Optimisation and Systems Theory at Technical University of Munich and Royal Institute of Technology (Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan, KTH), Stockholm.
  • 2012: Graduation as Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (B.Sc.).
  • 2009 - 2012: Undergraduate studies in Mathematics with Minor in Economics at Technical University of Munich.


  • 2018: Runner-up Best Student Paper Award of the International Society for Inventory Research (ISIR)
  • 2017: INFORMS TSL Cross-Region Doctoral Grant
  • 2016: 2nd Prize Poster Presentation, 4th TUM School of Management Research Fest
  • 2016: IWA Jena e.V. prize for excellent Master Theses
  • 2015: Stockholm Mathematics Centre Prize for excellent Master Theses

Ongoing supervision

  • Master's Theses:
    • Predictive Analytics for Car-Sharing
  • Project study:
    •  Competitive Analysis and Development of Pricing Monitor - EV Charging Infrastructure Operators (in co-operation with Ionity)
    •  Optimizing the supermarket layout in car-production (in co-operation with Porsche Consulting)

Supervised theses

  • Master's theses:
    • 2019:
      • The Data-Driven Vehicle Routing Problem with Time Windows and Uncertain Service Times
    • 2018:
      • Optimal Pricing and Rebalancing in Car-Sharing Networks
      • Designing and Scheduling Cost-Efficient Tours by Using the Concept of Truck Platooning. Awarded with the BVL Master Thesis Award 2018.
      • Car-sharing demand analysis (joint supervision with DTU Kopenhagen)
    • 2017:
      • Task Allocation for fleets of mobile autonomous picking robots (in cooperation with Magazino GmbH)
      • A data-driven approach for the capacitated Vehicle Routing Problem with stochastic demand
      • Integrated Routing and Scheduling of Carsharing Service Requests (in cooperation with BMW AG). Awarded with the GOR Master Thesis Award 2018.
      • Optimization of an overseas supply chain with consolidation points
      • Designing and scheduling cost-efficient tours by using the concept of truck platooning
    • 2016:
      • Big Data Analytics of Spatio-Temporal Car-Sharing Data
      • Identification of Influencing Factors on Carsharing Demand and Development of a Demand Model by Using Big Data Analytics (in cooperation with BMW AG)
      • Optimization of the USA Overseas Supply (in cooperation with BMW AG)

  • Bachelor's theses:
    • 2019:
      • Design of cost-optimal tours by using truck platooning
    • 2018:
      • Clustering heuristics for home-attended beverage delivery (in cooperation with drinknow GmbH)
      • Data-based analysis of the global car-sharing market
      • Hyperloop Network Design
    • 2017:
      • Queuing systems for automated mobility-on-demand systems
      • Planning and Optimization Problems in Collaborative Trucking
      • Marketing of Platform-Business Models New Approaches for the Chicken-and-Egg Problem (in cooperation with LoadFox GmbH)
      • Network design for the Hyperloop in Germany
    • 2016:
      • Planning and Optimiziation Problems in Car-Sharing
      • Planning and Optimiziation Problems in the Asian Shared Mobility Market
      • Analysis of Car Sharing Booking Data
      • Customer Based Relocation of Car-Sharing Vehicles
      • A Relocation and Dispatching Problem for Automated MoD Systems
      • Evaluation of assignment rules for automated parking
      • Sales and Operations Planning as Group Decision Processes
      • Comparison of the transportation costs between the BMW Group and its suppliers regarding the purchase of containers (in cooperation with BMW AG)
      • Simulated Annealing for Dynamic Lot Sizing. Development and Evaluation of a Heuristic for the Production Planning at BASF
    • 2015:
      • Auctioning Public Transportation Networks – Theory and Empirical Evidence
      • Evaluation of an Autonomous Mobility-on-Demand System for Munich
      • Evaluation of various layouts and assignment policies within a piloted parking car park  (in cooperation with Urban Standards GmbH)

  • Project studies:
    • 2018:
      • Tour planning in food delivery (in cooperation with drink now)
      • Optimizing cross-docking processes (in cooperation with the Andreas Schmidt Logistik AG)
    • 2016: Design and Simulation of the Munich Bike Network
    • 2015: Analysis of Carsharing in Munich

  • Interdisciplinary project:
    • 2016: Car Sharing Analysis

  • Practical Research Experience Program:
    • 2019: Advanced Analytics for New Mobility Concepts
    • 2018: Big Data Analytics on Car-sharing using Neural Network

Previous teaching

  • Summer 2019:
    • Modelling & Optimization (Bachelor)
    • Advanced Seminar Operations & Supply Chain Management (Master)
  • Summer 2018:
    • Modelling and Optimization in Operations Management (Bachelor)
    • Advanced Seminar Logistics & Supply Chain Management (Master)
  • Winter 2017 / 2018:
    • Transportation Logistics (Bachelor)
    • Advanced Seminar Logistics & Supply Chain Management (Master)
  • Summer 2017:
    • Modelling & Optimization (Bachelor)
    • Advanced Seminar Logistics & Supply Chain Management (Master)
  • Winter 2016 / 2017:
    • Transporation Logistics (Bachelor)
    • Advanced Seminar Logistics & Supply Chain Management (Master)
  • Summer 2016:
    •  Advanced Seminar Logistics & Supply Chain Management (Master)
  • Winter 2015 / 2016:
    • Transporation Logistics (Bachelor)
    • Advanced Seminar Logistics & Supply Chain Management (Master)


  • 2019:
    • Operations Research 2019, Dresden, Germany:
      "An Exact Solution Approach to the Day-before Truck Platooning Planning Problem"
    • 7th INFORMS Transportation Science and Logistics Society Workshop, Vienna, Austria:
      "Day-before Planning for the Restricted Truck Platooning Problem"
    • TRISTAN X - 2019 Triennial Symposium on Transportation Analysis, Hamilton Island, Australia:
      "Day-before Planning for the Restricted Truck Platooning Problem"
    • Brown Bag Seminar, TU Dresden, Dresden, Germany:
      "The Restricted Truck Platooning Problem"
    • Joint Seminar CRI²GS & ESQ UQÀM, Montréal, Canada:
      "A Network Design Approach for the Truck Platooning Problem"
  • 2018:
    • Joint Seminar CRI²GS & ESQ UQÀM, Montréal, Canada:
      "Application of Operations Research and Big Data to New Mobility Concepts and the Stochastic VRPTW"
    • ISIR 2018 - 20th International Symposium on Inventories, Budapest, Hungary:
      "Competitive Inventory Rebalancing with Application to Car-Sharing"
    • EURO 2018 - 29th European Conference on Operational Research, Valencia, Spain:
      "Spatio-temporal service performance of two car-sharing operators under customer substitution"
    • MSOM Conference 2018, Dallas, USA:
      "Competitive Rebalancing in One-Way Car-Sharing"
    • Odysseus 2018 - 7th International Workshop on Freight Transportation and Logistics, Cagliari, Italy:
      "A data-driven approach to the Vehicle Routing Problem with Time-Windows under uncertain traveling-times or service times"
  • 2017:
    • 34. Deutscher Logistik Kongress, Berlin, Germany:
      "The Truck Platooning Problem"
    • INFORMS Transportation and Logistics Society First Triennial Conference, Chicago, USA: "Competitive Rebalancing in One-Way Car-Sharing"
    • mobilTUM Conference 2017, Munich, Germany:
      "Usage Patterns and Demand Analysis in a Hybrid Bike Sharing System"
    • Operations Management Seminar, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Jena, Germany:
      "Matching Supply and Demand in Mobility-on-Demand Services"
  • 2016:
    • TUM School of Management Research Fest, Munich, Germany:
      "Applying Operations Research to Urban Mobility"
    •  IWA Symposium, Jena, Germany:
      "Optimized Rebalancing of Car-Sharing Vehicles"
  • 2015 Automotive Workshop, Munich, Germany:
    • "Looking behind the scenes - relocating car-sharing vehicles"