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Dipl.-Math. Anne Zander

Group: Discrete Optimization and Logistics
Office Hours: by appointment
Room: 4A-11
Phone: +49 721 608-45776
anne zanderTec7∂kit edu

Kaiserstr. 89
Gebäude 05.20, 4. OG
D-76133 Karlsruhe

Curriculum Vitae

  • Since 04/2014: Research assistant and PhD-student at the Institute of Operations Research
  • 06/2013 - 03/2014: postgraduate scholarship student at the KSRI
  • 2007-2013: study of mathematics and physics at the KIT


Research Interests:

  • Discrete Optimization
  • Discrete Event Simulation
  • Planning under Uncertainty
  • Application of Operation Research Methods in Health Care
  • Appointment Planning
  • Patient Panel Management


  • Exercise instructor for the lecture „Operations Research in Health Care Management“
  • Exercise instructor for the lectures „Introduction to Operations Research I and II“
  • Co-organizer and co-supervisor for the „Practical Seminar: Health Care Management"
  • Co-organizer and co-supervisor for the seminar „Service Science, Management and Engineering“
  • Co-supervisor for the seminar „Current Topics of Operations Research“
Further activities:
  • Board member of the convent for PhD students at the faculty of economics since March 2015


  • KIT Mathematics Faculty Best Graduate Award 2013
  • Best Poster Award at the ORAHS (Operational Research Applied to Health Services) conference in July 2016

Supervised Bachelor/Master Theses (selection)

  • Integration of Appointment Schedules for Clinics using the Example of Betty24 and AGFA ORBIS, Tobias Dillig, 2016
  • Appointment Schedule Optimization under Consideration of Variable Service Durations and Time Preferences, Ming Daivid Luo, 2016
  • Online Appointment Management and Indirect Waiting Times for Different Patient Groups, Paula Breitling, 2016
  • Analysis of Indirect Waiting Times for Traditional Appointment Policies, Nadine Brakemeier, 2015
  • Study of Different Open-Access-Strategies in Consideration of the Patient Panel Size, Xiaoya Zhang, 2015
  • Trade-Off between Flexible Appointment Choice and Utilization, Uta Mohring, 2015
  • Simulation Model to Plan the Number of Patient Transfer Rooms in Hospitals, Carsten Messer, 2014


Due to the interdisciplinary activities of KSRI researchers publication lists also contain publications that have not explicitly been developed in the course of their activities at KSRI.

Journal Articles
The impact of electricity tariffs on residential demand side flexibility: results of bottom-up load profile modeling.
Hayn, M.; Zander, A.; Fichtner, W.; Nickel, S.; Bertsch, V.
2018. Energy systems, 9 (3), 759–792. doi:10.1007/s12667-018-0278-8
Conference Papers
Modeling Indirect Waiting Times with an M/D/1/K/N Queue.
Zander, A.
2017. Proceedings of the Second KSS Research Workshop : Karlsruhe, Germany, February 2016. Ed.: P. Hottum, 110–119, KIT, Karlsruhe
Journal Articles
Dynamic Appointment Scheduling with Patient Time Preferences and Different Service Time Lengths.
Zander, A.; Mohring, U.
2016. Lecture Notes in Management Science, 8, 72–77
The impact of electricity tariffs on residential demand side flexibility.
Hayn, M.; Bertsch, V.; Zander, A.; Nickel, S.; Fichtner, W.
2016. KIT, Karlsruhe. doi:10.5445/IR/1000054712