Dr. Gido Haarbrücker Vice Director Dr. Haarbrücker heads the division 'Mathematical Optimization'. He develops concepts in applied research projects for the energy industry and realizes their algorithmic implementation in software applications. At the Institute for Operations Research and Computational Finance, Dr. Gido Haarbrücker engages in optimization approaches and algorithms as well as applied research projects in the fields of finance and the energy industry. Since 2000, he heads the institute's division 'Mathematical Optimization'. Current research and cooperation projects encompass the efficient running and bidding of pumped hydro power plants, the valuation and management of energy contracts and portfolios, and the generation of price-forward curves and prognoses for electricity and gas markets. Since 2001, Dr. Gido Haarbrücker is a lecturer at the University of St. Gallen. He has been holding various seminars on the Master and Ph.D. level.