Business Information Systems & Operations Research

Daniel Schermer, M. Sc.

Daniel Schermer studied Business Management and Engineering in the field of Electrical Engineering at the University of Kaiserslautern. He received his Bachelor's and Master's deegrees in 2016 and 2018, respectively.

In addition to his positions as undergraduate and graduate assistant, he gained practical experiences as an intern at the Robert Bosch GmbH in Homburg (Germany) and the Middle East Internet Group in Dubai (United Arab Emirates).

As of April, 2018 Daniel Schermer works as a research fellow at the chair of Business Information Systems & Operations Research.
His main research interests include: artificial intelligence, combinatorial optimization, and high performance computing.


Building 42 , Room 416
67663 Kaiserslautern


Telephone: +49 631 205 2936

Consulting hours

by appointment only


  1. A branch‐and‐cut approach and alternative formulations for the traveling salesman problem with drone.
    Daniel Schermer, Mahdi Moeini and Oliver Wendt
    Networks, Vol. 76, Nr. 2, (2020)
  2. A hybrid VNS/Tabu search algorithm for solving the vehicle routing problem with drones and en route operations.
    Daniel Schermer, Mahdi Moeini and Oliver Wendt
    Computers & Operations Research, Vol. 109, (2019)
  3. A matheuristic for the vehicle routing problem with drones and its variants.
    Daniel Schermer, Mahdi Moeini and Oliver Wendt
    Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, Vol. 106, (2019)


  1. The Drone-Assisted Traveling Salesman Problem with Robot Stations.
    Daniel Schermer, Moeini, Mahdi and Oliver Wendt
    Proceedings of the 53rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, (2020)
  2. Integration of Drones in Last-Mile Delivery: The Vehicle Routing Problem with Drones.
    Daniel Schermer
    Operations Research Proceedings 2018, (2019)
  3. The Traveling Salesman Drone Station Location Problem.
    Daniel Schermer, Mahdi Moeini and Oliver Wendt
    Optimization of Complex Systems: Theory, Models, Algorithms and Applications, Vol. 991, (2019)
  4. Algorithms for Solving the Vehicle Routing Problem with Drones.
    Daniel Schermer, Mahdi Moeini and Oliver Wendt
    Intelligent Information and Database Systems, Vol. 10751, (2018)
  5. A Hybrid Evolutionary Approach for Solving the Traveling Thief Problem.
    Mahdi Moeini, Daniel Schermer and Oliver Wendt
    Computational Science and Its Applications – ICCSA 2017, Vol. 10405, (2017)
  6. Swarm of agents for guarding an Art Gallery: A computational study.
    Mahdi Moeini, Daniel Schermer and Oliver Wendt
    2016 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI), (12/2016)


Project Proposals

If you want to do your Seminar, Bachelor, or Master thesis with me, here you will find several project proposals.¹ If one of these topics is of interest to you, you should get in touch with me² so we can turn it into a concrete assignment that is aligned with your personal interests and appropriate for your level of expertise.

Otherwise, I am also open to your own propositions, as long as they are suitable for an academic paper and in accordance with my own research interests. In any case, it is always beneficial to get in touch with my colleagues² as well, as they might have something that suits you better than what I can offer.

In case you do your work with me, you might use the following LaTeX template. If you use Microsoft Word, you might directly import the PDF from the archive in Word to turn it into a reasonably formatted document.

¹ After successful authentication with your RHRK-account, you may download the PDF. If your email address is "", you should use "account" and the corresponding password as credentials.
² In case of any communication related to university matters it is always preferable that you use the email account provided by the RHRK.

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