Wolfgang Gaul is Professor em. of Business Administration and Management Science and was Head of the Institute of Decision Theory and Management Science at the Faculty of Economics, University of Karlsruhe (TH), now KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), Karlsruhe, Germany.
He got his "Dissertation Dr.rer.nat." from the Institute of Applied Mathematics, Department of Probability Theory and Statistics, University of Bonn, in 1974.
In 1980 he received his "Habilitation" in Mathematics from the University of Bonn.
His publications and ongoing research interests include work in different areas:
– From a more theoretical point of view –
graph theory and network models, reliability theory, optimization, stochastic optimization, operations research, probability theory, statistics, sampling theory and data analysis.
– From a more application-oriented point of view –
applications of computer science, operations research and management science, e.g., in financial planning, in marketing about market research and consumer behaviour, product management, international marketing and management, innovation and entrepreneurship, pre-test and test market modeling, marketing management with emphasis on data analysis and operations research techniques, computer-assisted marketing and decision support, knowledge-based approaches for market research and marketing, e-business, recommender systems, and web intelligence,
as well as in other areas of business administration and economics.
He has published in, e.g.,
Advances in Data Analysis and Classification (ADAC)
Annals of Discrete Mathematics
Annals of Operations Research
Applied Stochastic Models and Data Analysis
Bulletin of the International Statistical Institute
Communication and Cognition
Computer Applications Karlsruhe
Decision Support Systems
Die Steuerliche Betriebsprüfung
International Journal of Research in Marketing
International Series of Numerical Mathematics
Jahrbuch für Absatz- und Verbrauchsforschung
Journal of Business Research
Journal of Classification
Journal of Combinatorics, Information, and System Sciences
Journal of Econometrics
Journal of Information and Optimization Sciences
Journal of Marketing Research
Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems
Management International Review
Management und Computer
Mathematische Operationsforschung und Statistik, Ser. Optimization
Methods of Operations Research
Operations Research Proceedings
Operations Research Verfahren
Proceedings in Operations Research
Studien zur Klassifikation
Studies in Classification, Data Analysis, and Knowledge Organization
Vierteljahreshefte für Mediaplanung
Zeitschrift für die Automobilwirtschaft
Zeitschrift für Betriebswirtschaft
Zeitschrift für betriebswirtschaftliche Forschung
Zeitschrift für Evaluation
Zeitschrift für Operations Research
Zeitschrift für Unternehmensentwicklung und Industrial Engineering
In 2001, his wife Helga and he founded the "Helga und Wolfgang Gaul Stiftung" with the purpose of supporting excellent scientific research as well as helping handicapped persons who cannot take part in scientific life.
"Ehrenmitgliedschaft" in GfKl (Gesellschaft für Klassifikation) was bestowed to him in 2007.
Since 2014 his wife and he are "Ehrenbürger" of KIT.
(Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
ehemals: Universität Karlsruhe (TH)
Tel.: +49 7 21/6 08-4 37 26
Fax: +49 7 21/6 08-4 77 65