Rainer Burkard

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Rainer Ernst Burkard (born January 28, 1943, Graz, Austria ) is an Austrian mathematician. His research interests include discrete optimization, graph theory, applied discrete mathematics, and applied number theory.[1][2]

He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Vienna in 1967 and received his habilitation from the University of Graz in 1971. From 1973-1981 Rainer Burkard was full professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Cologne (Germany). Since 1981 Rainer Burkard is full professor with the Graz University of Technology.

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  • Methoden der ganzzahligen Optimierung, Springer Wien, 1972
  • with Ulrich Derigs: Assignment and Matching Problems: Solution Methods with FORTRAN- Programs. Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems, Band 184, Berlin-New York: Springer 1980.
  • Graph Algorithms in Computer Science. HyperCOSTOC Computer Science, Vol. 36, Hofbauer Publ., Wiener Neustadt, 1989.
  • With Mauro Dell' Amico and Silvano Martello: Assignment Problems, SIAM, Philadelphia, 2009. ISBN 978-0-89871-663-4