The research of Professor Bichler is concerned with solving business planning and decision-making problems using methods from the field of IT and operations research. One of his main focus areas is the development and analysis of auction processes for complex markets.

Professor Bichler studied information technology at Vienna University of Technology (TU Vienna). He later completed his PhD at Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien) where he also acquired his postdoctoral teaching qualification (habilitation) in 2000. He worked as a research fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, and as a research staff member at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in New York. Since 2003 he has been a full professor in the Department of Informatics at TUM as well as a member of the TUM School of Management.