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International Conference on Mathematical Optimization for Fair Social Decisions : A tribute to Michel Balinski

3-4 déc. 2019
The French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), 3 Rue Michel Ange, 75016 Paris, France - At The French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), 3 Rue Michel Ange, 75016 Paris (France)

The Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and the Ecole Polytechnique are happy to organise this international conference to honor the great scientific career of Michel Balinski. Michel Balinski passed away on February 4th 2019, at the age of 85. Michel studied in the United States with graduate degrees from MIT (MSc) and Princeton (PhD). He held professorial positions in mathematics, economics and administrative sciences at Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania, the Graduate School of the City University of New York, Yale and Stony Brook University. After he moved to France in 1980, he was appointed Research Director de classe exceptionnelle of the CNRS at the Ecole Polytechnique. He was Director of the Laboratoire d'Econométrie of the Ecole Polytechnique until his retirement in 1999. Since then, he was emeritus at the CNRS, associated with the Laboratoire d'Econométrie (now part of the CREST-Polytechnique). Michel was the founder and first editor of the influential journal Mathematical Programming and, having been one of the founders of the Mathematical Optimization Society also served as its president. His research was internationally recognized and earned numerous awards, including the prestigious John von Neumann Theory Prize in 2013. Known for his work in combinatorial optimization, Michel invented and established the theoretical underpinning of several fair voting and representation systems, each of which is having a significant practical impact. Michel was an exceptional man who will be sorely missed.
Discipline scientifique : Informatique - Mathématiques

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